The years 1960-62 - A time of Change on Jan Mayen

Olonkinbyen (Olonkin City)

The first plane landing on the airfield on Jan Mayen

The construction of the air field/landing strip started in august 1960. On the picture you can see the first plane landing on Jan Mayen air field - already on September 17th 1960. This was a Catalina from the Royal Norwegian Air Force sent to pick up a man with peritonitis. The first civilian plane landed on the air field Oct. 29. 1961. It was a DC4 Skymaster from Braathens SAFE

Photos from Tor Inge Mathiesen's private photo album

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