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In memory of those who did not return - L2167 #2

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Hidden : 05/09/2013
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

[NOR] Her hviler 10 britiske flysoldater som mistet livet i kampene om Norge i 1940. 9 av dem da en Sunderland flybåt ble skutt ned over Sylling, 9. april.

[ENG] Here rests 10 British airmen who lost their lives in the Battle of Norway in 1940. 9 of them when a Sunderland flying boat were shot down over Sylling, 9 April.




17. mai

[NOR] Historien
Den 9. april 1940 om ettermiddagen ble en britisk Short Sunderland flybåt på rekognoseringsoppdrag skutt ned over Sylling av to tyske jagerfly. Dette skjedde bare timer etter at Tyskland hadde invadert Norge. Av besetningen på 10 omkom 9. Radiooperatør og skytter Ogwyn George overlevde på mirakuløst vis et fritt fall på 1000 meter. De 9 ble de første briter som falt i kampen om Norge i 1940. De ble senere gravlagt her ved Sylling kirke sammen med en flysoldat fra et annet nedskutt britisk fly. For den fulle historien om hendelsen, se «He had a guardian angel - L2167 #1».

Historien om Ogwyn George har i ettertid fått betydelig oppmerksomhet, og han fikk blant annet møte sin redningsmann Johan T. Braaten i et av Erik Byes TV-show i 1972. Historien om de som ikke kom tilbake er også vel dokumentert, gjennom den dypt personlige beretningen i den Australske dokumentarfilmen «A Very Short War» som ble sendt på NRK i 2012 under tittelen «En kort innsats for Norge». Hver 17. mai er det markeringer her ved de britiske krigsgravene.



L2167

[ENG] The story
On the 9th April 1940 in the afternoon a British Short Sunderland flying boat on a reconnaissance mission was shot down over Sylling by two German fighters. This happened just hours after Germany had invaded Norway. Of the crew of 10, 9 were killed. Radio operator and gunner Ogwyn George survived miraculously a free fall of 3000 feet. The 9 became the first Brits to miss their lives in the battle of Norway in 1940. They were later buried here at Sylling church together with an aircraftsman from another downed British aircraft. For the full story, see «He had a guardian angel - L2167 #1».

The story of Ogwyn George has subsequently received considerable attention, and he did meet his rescuer Johan T. Braaten in one of Erik Bye's TV shows on Norwegian TV in 1972. The story of those who did not return is also well documented through the deeply personal story in the Australian documentary film «A Very Short War» that was sent on Norwegian TV in 2012. Every 17 May there are seremonies here at the Commonwealth war graves.

[NOR] Om cachen:
Cachen er en godt kamuflert micro som er plassert på utsiden av gjerdet som omkranser kirkegården, men med utsikt til krigsgravene. Cachen inneholder kun en logg, ta med egen blyant. Vær nøye med å replassere cachen akkurat slik den var plassert når du fant den. Vis den respekt stedet krever!

[ENG] About the cache:
The cache is a well camouflaged micro located outside of the fence surrounding the cemetery, but with a view to the war graves. The cache contains only a log, bring your own pencil. Put the cache back exactly as it was placed when you found it. Show the respect the place requires!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[NOR] Zntargvfx
[ENG] Zntargvp

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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