Hakon Lunde

Male, Deceased Person

1918 – 2005


Who was Hakon Lunde?

Hakon Lunde was a Norwegian politician for the Progress Party.

He was born in Kristiania as a son of wholesaler Ragnvald Bredo Lunde and housewife Bergljot Iversen. He attended his first years of school in Nordstrand, and attended Oslo Commerce School from 1935 to 1937. During World War II he was a soldier, first in the Norwegian Campaign. After irregular resistance work he fled to Sweden where he worked in the Norwegian legation in Stockholm. He then continued to the United Kingdom, where he received further education in the Royal Norwegian Navy-in-exile and the Royal Navy. Among others, he participated in the D-Day invasion, surviving the sinking of his ship, the destroyer HNoMS Svenner. He became heavily decorated with the UK Defence Medal, the Norwegian Defence Medal with Star, the Atlantic Star, the Norwegian War Medal with Star as well as two French and one Soviet medal. He chaired the Marinens Reserveoffiserers Forbund from 1948 to 1957, and received four veterancy awards between 1976 and 1991. From 1994 he chaired the Royal Norwegian Navy veterans' association. He contributed to erecting D-Day monuments at Vippetangen in 1992 and Hermanville-sur-Mer in 2004.

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Oct 12, 1918
Oct 2, 2005

on July 23, 2013


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