71. Kjeller, Norway, Handley-Page Aircraft Balchen 2nd from right.
72. Sparta Athletic Club 1919 Norway Balchen on the right seated.
73. Balchen’s civilianized B24 at Torslanda Air Field surrounded by Swedish observers 31 March 1944-Balchen’s first arrival
74. Balchen’s “Civilianized” B24 Aircraft with false civil registration numbers, “G-AYO, at the Airport at Gothenberg, Sweden,
31 March 1944.
75. Left to Right: Balchen arrives in Sweden for Operation Sonnie TSGT Cecil F. Grive ENGR, MAJ Keith Allen Pilot, 1st LT
Bob Durham NAV, Balchen Command Pilot, TSGT Albert Sage, Radio OP, CAPT David Schreiner Co-Pilot, 2DLT Robert Withrow Asst
NAV Note “V” near top of fuselage Gothenburg Torslanda Airfield March 31 1944.
76. Balchen, on left, with CDR of the Swedish Air force, General Bengt Nordenskiold to his left, then Colonel Felix Hardison,
US Military Attache, and Claes Forman, standing L to R: Hans Osterhus and US Press Attache Jenson 1044.
77. Balchen, Capt. Meyers and Brig General Earl Hoag, at Bellmans KRO, (Restaurant) Stockholm, Mar 45.
78. Capt Holliman and Col Balchen Kallaz, Sweden July 1945.
79. Norwegian Resistance receives air dropped supplies from Balchen’s aircraft fall 1944.
80. Norwegian Resistance receives supplies from Balchen’s aircraft fall 1944.
81. Balchen with LT Linde, at award ceremony for Distinguished Flying Cross, spring 1945.
82. Balchen visiting key officials working with the Danish Resistance, Hotel Lund, Southern Sweden, L to R: Balchen, Miss
Collins, Capt. Ahrenberg, Swedish Navy; Col Curtice Amley; Bob Collins, Manager of hotel; 8/1944.
83. USAF Crew Interned in Sweden at Bulltofta Airfield, 20 June 1944.
84. First USAF Aircraft to come down in Sweden.
85. Balchen designed this sledge for emergency transport of supplies in event the South Pole. Flight was forced to land. Here
he is working with Sverre Strom-1929.
86. Balchen lands the “Josephine Ford” at “Little America” after reaching South Pole November 29, 1929.
87. White House reception for the BYRD Antarctic Expedition in 1930.
88. Testimonial dinner for the transatlantic flyers given by Dr. Kimball, NY weather office 1931. Front L to R: Chamberlin,
Earhart, 5th from L Kimbell, standing Lindbergh 2D from L.
89. Balchen and the Northrop Plane, “Polar Star,” in preparation for the Ellsworth Antarctic Expedition 1934.
90. Bernt Balchen working on engine at Duneden, New Zealand Ellsworth Antarctic Expedition.
91. Balchen loading the Northrop “Polar Star” aircraft onboard and the “Wyatt Earp” at Duneden, New Zealand 1933.
92. “Wyatt Earp” ship caught in the Antarctic Pack Ice.
93. Crew of Norwegian Airlines “Havorn” 1935, Conrad Hegle, Lambrechts.
94. Bernt Balchen 1942 with PBY Seaplane in Greenland Official USAF photo.
95. Balchen and his unit at Bluie West-8 Greenland 1941 Balchen in center front.
96. B24 Aircraft and crew crash landed in Greenland rescued by Balchen 1942 Official USAF photo.
97. “Wyatt Earp” ship caught in the Antarctic pack ice.
98. Crew of Norwegian Airlines “Havorn” 1935, Conrad Hegle, Bernt Balchen and Finn Lambrechts.
99. Balchen loading the Northrop “Polar Star” aircraft onboard the “Wyatt Earp” at Duneden, New Zealand 1933.
100. Luncheon Sons of Norway presentation to Balchen of the Plaque of Achievement by Henry Borgessen, Director, Sons of Norway
Supreme Lodge 1/1967.
101. Balchen and Riiser-Larsen on the first polar crossing of a commercial SAS aircraft-1952.
102. Proposed polar flight route by SAS in 1952.
103. Harmon Trophy award winners with President L.B. Johnson, at the White House, 10/1967. L to R: Astronauts Aldrin & Lowell,
Test Pilot S. White, Balchen on right.
104. The exhausted crew of the “America: in France the morning after the successful night time ditching in the English Channel.
L to R: Noville, Byrd, Acosta, Balchen-1927.
105. Byrd signs Golden Register City of Paris, Balchen third from right.
106. Balchen at the top working on the engine of the “Floyd Bennett” Aircraft in preparation for the flight to the South Pole
with Byrd, 1929.
107. “America” crew waves to welcome in New York City on Board Yacht of the Mayor “Macon.”
108. Balchen skis off on the first survey for a camp upon arrival of the Byrd expedition in the Antarctica, Ship “City of
New York” in background, Bay of Whales.
109. Byrd and Balchen, on the right, visit a home for disabled French Servicemen as part of their official duties in Paris
following the flight of the “America”-1927.
110. German V2 rocket debris guarded by Swedish home guard soldiers, 13 June 1944. The V2 was test fired from the Peenemunde
and inadvertently landed in South Sweden, near Kalmar.
111. Balchen’s operation “Where and When” unit at Kallax in northern Sweden, January 1945.
112. Bernt Balchen and his C47 unit at their HQ in Kallax, Sweden, January 1945.
113. Norwegian “Police Troops” load a Balchen C47 for transport for north Norway in January 1945.
114. Kirkenese Air Field, north of Norway 19 April 1945 L to R: Prof Vogt (Norwegian) Balchen, Statsrad, Frihagen (Govt of
Norway) and senior Russian Officer.
115. Norwegian medical personnel load Balchen’s C 47 for flight to north Norway April 1945.
116. Balchen family portrait in 1907 Lauritz Balchen with his children L to R: Bernt standing, Marie in front Dagny on knee.
117. Balchen family portrait, 1903, Topdal Norway, L to R: Dagny ( in mother’s arms) Bernt, Marie (in father’s arms) Lauritz.
118. Horten Norwegian Naval Air Station, 1924 L to R: Lt. Balchen, Lt. Bron, Lt Wendelboe and Lt Harold Styhr.
119. Graduating class from the Norwegian Naval Air Service class of 1924, Balchen on the far right.
120. Floyd Bennett and Balchen on way to rescue crew of “Bremen” spring 1928.
121. Floyd Bennett and Bernt Balchen with Fokker Aircraft in 1928.
122. Balchen straddling skis at Le Pas, Manitoba Floyd Bennett 2D from right in front of Ford Tri-Motor 3/1928.
123. The “America” in the water after the successful ditching-1927.
124. The “America” in the takeoff ramp ready to fly to France.
125. Balchen at the wheel of “America: test flight Teterboro, NJ, in 1927.
126. Bernt Balchen at his art exhibition Grand Central Art Gallery, 6 January 1953 New York City.
127. General Jimmy Doolittle and Colonel Balchen at Balchen’s art exhibit, Grand Central Art Gallery, New York City, 6 January
128. Colonel Bernt Balchen, 1952 Official USAF Photo.
129. President Eisenhower presents Harmon Trophy to Colonel Bernt Balchen, 10 November 1953.
130. Balchen briefing on the strategic importance of Scandinavia, 1950.
131. Harmon Trophy Awards, Washington D.C, 12/15/1966, L to R: Balchen, Adminary Joseph Clark, Vice Pres Hubert Humphrey,
Col Edwin Aldren, and Vice Admiral Claes E. Rosendahl.
132. Tony Fokker and his employees, Teterboro, NJ, 1927, Fokker in the center in a suit, Balchen on his right.
133. Staff of Western Canada Airways Hudson, Ontario, spring 1927 operations office L to R: Wilson, Balchen, Fred Stevenson,
Kimmy McDougal, Al Cheeseman, and Rod Ron.
134. Bremen Rescue-L to R: Herta Junkers, Charles Murphy, Col Fitzmaurice of the Irish Air Corps, Balchen, Kaffen the German
mechanic March 1928.
135. Mitchell Field, Oct 8, 1926 “Josephine Ford” on the start of the tour of USA, Guggenheim sponsored, flew over 9000 miles
visited 50 cities ended at Tererboro, MJ, in Nov 1926 Floyd Bennett and Bernt Balchen pilots.
136. Balchen rebuilt and installed new skis for the Byrd aircraft in Spitsbergen, enabling Byrd to successfully take off for
his attempt to fly to the North Pole. Balchen is seen on the left with an assistant at the front of the ski. A Norwegian naval
officer stands to the right, 1926.
137. Balchen with the Amundsen-Ellsworth Expedition Aircraft in Spitsbergen in 1925 Advent Bay.
138. Per M. Backe and Balchen, co-directors of the Norwegian Airlines, DNL, and start up of Scandinavian Airlines System,
SAS, Feb 1946.
139. USAF PBY Aircraft belly landed on the ice in a rescue operation in Greenland, 1942, Official USAF photo.
140. C47 Aircraft of the 10th rescue squadron in Alaska, 1948.
141. Balchen repairs aircraft pontoons Alaska 1949.
142. Byrd and Balchen meet at Kittyhawk, NC, on 50th anniversary of first flight 10/13/1953.
143. Adm. Richard Byrd and Col Balchen at Kittyhawk in 1953 at the 50th anniversary of the first flight-10/13/1953 (This is
not a copy of #142, another pose).
144. Briefing on the construction of Thule AFB, Greenland, 8/1951 L to R: Gen Curtis Lemay and Balchen in center.
145. Thule AFB, Greenland, under construction, Aug 1951.
146. Balchen with the Chief of Staff of the USAF, Gen Hoyt Vandenberg, in route to Thule AFB, Greenland, August 1952.
147. Mt. Dunas, Thule, Greenland, exercise “Operation Windchill: March 1954.
148. Balchen Art Exhibit at the Grand Central Gallery, New York City, 6 January 1953 L to R: Keith Martin, Eddie Laga, Jimmy
Doolittle, Gen Hoyt Vandenburg, Balchen, Trygve Lie (Secy Gen of the United Nations), Mrs. Cary and Mrs. Doolittle.
149. Balchen working on a water color painting at home in Alexandria, in 1952.