Operation Rype: A WWII OSS Railway Sabotage Mission in Norway

Operation Rype - A WWII OSS Railway Sabotage Mission in Norway book by Frode Lindgjerdet

Book by Norwegian author Frode Lindgjerdet (2022)

To prevent German occupying forces in Norway from reinforcing their defenses during the final months of World War II, the Office of Strategic Services launched Operation Rype, with the mission of sabotaging the Nordland Railway in Mid-Norway. Rype was led by Major William E. Colby, later director of the CIA.

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Filming Operasjon Rype in VR

Operasjon Rype i VR fra Trygg-Grunn Foto Per Erik Daviknes

Soon you can join the soldiers from OSS / NORSO (The Office of Strategic Services) during planning, reception of airdrops and sabotage actions against Nordlandsbanen in 1945. BRAK VR takes you back in time and you can experience the excitement and challenges the soldiers encountered during the sabotage actions. The VR company Trygg Grunn AS…

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Winthertrack from Ismenningen to Gjefsjøen

Vinterleden fra Ismenningen til Gjefsjøen fjellgård

Do you want to visit the headquarters of Operasjon RYPE, OSS Gjefsjøen and Gjefsjøen Fjellgård in the winter? You will now find a tour description for the winter track from Ismenningen to Gjefsjøen mountain farm in the Norwegian Tourist Association’s (DNT) tour planner UT.no.   The most common choice of route for Gjefsjøen in winter…

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The OSS Society memorial at Arlington National Cemetery

OSS monument at Arlington

In December 2021 The OSS Society installed a memorial last week at Arlington National Cemetery to honor OSS personnel killed in action. It’s located near the gravesite of OSS founder General William Donovan in Section Two. General Donovan said OSS personnel performed “some of the bravest acts” of World War II.   Operasjon Rype was…

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American War Memorials Overseas

American War Memorials Overseas works to document, promote, and preserve non-government supported War Memorials honoring Americans outside of the USA to ensure these monuments remain part of local communities forever. Visit the website for Operasjon Rype’s headquarter at Gjefsjøen mountain farm. You can also follow American War Memorials in facebook.

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Opening of the RYPE Headquarter September 3’th 2021

Foto: Kristian Kapelrud, Heimevernet

In 2018, a handful of veterans from the Armed Forces Special Command together with former head of the Home Guard in Trøndelag Ebbe Deraas established the association “ OSS Gjefsjoen ”. In the summer of 2021, the reconstruction of the building that was the headquarters for the operation is completed. Friday, September 3, it was…

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