Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen

Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen (7 June 1890 – 3 June 1965) was a Norwegian aviation pioneer, military officer, polar explorer and businessman. Among his achievements, he is generally regarded a founder of the Royal Norwegian Air Force.[1]

Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen
Riiser-Larsen in 1953
Born7 June 1890
Norway
Died3 June 1965 (aged 74)
AllegianceNorway
Years of service1909–1933, 1940–1946
RankMajor General
Commands heldRoyal Norwegian Navy Air Service
Royal Norwegian Air Force
Battles/warsWorld War II
Other workPolar exploration
Aviation leader

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