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Raaby, Torstein Pettersen

    Date of birth:
    October 6th, 1918 (Dverberg/Vesteralen, Norway)
    Date of death:
    March 23rd, 1964 (Greenland)
    Nationality:
    Norwegian

    Biography

    Raaby was a Secret Intelligence Service Officer during the Second World War. His radio work helped sinking the Tirpitz.

    After the Second World War he kept working as a radion controller. He was in 1947 part of the Thor Heyerdahl "Kon-Tiki" expedition. Worked as radio operator at Bear Island and from 1959 tot 1961 on the Island Jan Mayen. He died on March 23rd, 1964 during an expedition trying to reach the North Pole. Het was buried in Dverberg

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Fenrik (2nd Lieutenant)
    Awarded on:
    1944
    Details:
    Awarded woth sword on the ribbon.
    Krigskorset

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