Deutsche Lufthansa in Norway, 1927-1945

Authors: Rob J. M. Mulder and Günther Ott


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Book Details


Rob J. M. Mulder & Günther Ott


xxx pages, xxx photographs, xx color profiles


210 x 297mm, hardback




European Airlines Rob Mulder




Kr. xxx +pp (not including local VAT and taxes)

About The Author

Günther Ott

Günther Ott

The aviation historian Günther Ott has published a long range of books and articles in Germany. He has an extensive archive with original documents and photographs from which he can write books and articles for many years to come.

He has already written one book with Dutch-Norwegian aviation historian Rob Mulder about the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor and now the next book, about the Deutsche Lufthansa in Norway will follow.

Rob J M Mulder

Rob J M Mulder

The aviation historian Rob J. M. Mulder (1958) has written and published numerous books about Norwegian and international aviation history. Four of his books ("Junkers for Scandinavia", "Fornebu Lufthavn - en lufthavn blir til", "The Beginnings of Norway's Airlines, Part 1: 1918-1922" and "Beauty of the Skies - The de Havilland DH91 Albatross") have been awarded "Best Norwegian Aviation Book of the Year", and he has also been awarded the title "Aviation Enthusiast 2013". He runs several websites and has written many articles for Norwegian and international aviation magazines.


Dornier Wal, D-1647 moored at Oslo/Gressholmen. (Norsk Luftfartsmuseum)

A book to look forward to. In 1927 Deutsche Luft Hansa AG (Germany) opened in co-operation with Norske Luftruter AS an air service between Oslo, Gothenburg, Copenhagen and Stettin. The year afterwards the end station was Travemünde, DLHs base for flying boats and seaplanes. The service was upheld with Dornier Wal and Superwal, with occassionally the Junkers G 24 and Rohrbach Rocco. In 1934 these aircraft were replaced by seaplanes of the type Junkers Ju 52/3m and the service changed into Copenhagen – Gothenburg – Oslo, with connection in Copenhagen to Hamburg and Berlin. The co-operation with Norske Luftruter terminated in 1934 and the new national airline Det Norske Luftfartselskap, Fred. Olsen & Bergenske took over as general agent. In 1937, DNL joined flying the service, but in 1938 was passive partner again. In 1938, DLH started to operate the service with landplanes and continued in Copenhagen to London. In 1939 with the opening of the new Oslo Airport Fornebu, DLH and Danish airline Det Danske Luftfartselskab opened the service Oslo – Gothenburg – Copenhagen – Hamburg – London flying with the sleek Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor. This service lasted until the beginning of the Second World War.

During the invasion of Norway (April-June 1940) Deutsche Lufthansa played a vital role in the transportation of troops and goods and this will also be described in detail. After the capitulation of Norway (June 1940), DLH re-opened in July a service between Berlin, Copenhagen and Oslo and in September 1940 between Trondheim and Kirkenes. Both services were operated throughout the war. In addition, DLH opened a service from Oslo to Stockholm and during parts of the war also to Aalborg and some Finnish cities, including Pori and Rovaniemi. All routes will be described in detail.

The book will have numerous previously unpublished photographs and profil drawings of some of the aircraft operated over the years, including the Dornier Wal, Superwal, Rohrbach Rocco, Junkers G 24, Junkers Ju 52/3m, Douglas DC-3, Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor and Junkers Ju 90.

In other words – a book to look forward to!