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Invasion of Norway
Part of European theatre of World War III
SA Prelude 4 Map 2
Date

September 29, 1989

Location

Northern Norwegian coast

Result

Soviet strategic victory

  • Destruction of NATO air defenses in Norway
  • Corridor opened for air raids by Soviet bombers against NATO targets in Western Europe
Belligerents
Ussr flag Soviet Union Flag NATO NATO
Flag Norway Norway
Commanders
Ussr flag Vladimir Orlovsky
Ussr flag Nikolai Malashenko
Ussr flag Romanov
Flag NATO Unknown NATO commander(s)
Forces
Ussr flag Soviet Army
Ussr flag Soviet Navy
Flag Norway Norwegian Army
Casualties and losses
Moderate Heavy

The Soviet Invasion of the Norwegian Coast was an operation led by Colonel Orlovsky to disable NATO anti-air missile launchers stationed in Norway that caused problems for Soviet aircraft to send in reinforcements and fire support in northern Europe.

They began the invasion on the Norwegian coast with heavily modified seaborne cargo planes attacking the coast and unloaded Soviet units onshore. Though the Norwegians fought valiantly, they were defeated thanks to the tactics of Lieutenant Romanov.

The result in the operation was a success: the anti-air defenses were neutralized, NATO forces were on retreat, and the Soviets gained access to aerial transport. But it came a heavy price: NATO bombers had bombed the oil rigs to deny the Soviets their resources, and the Soviets dealt with heavy resistance from Norwegian forces backed by NATO which caused heavy casualties.

See alsoEdit

VTE
Battles and engagements of World War III
European Theatre Invasion of West Germany · Invasion of France · Invasion of Norway · Raid on Severomorsk
American Theatre Battle of New York City · Invasion of Seattle · Retreat of Seattle · Battle of Pine Valley · Battle of Cascade Falls · Aftermath of Cascade Falls · Battle of Clearwater Creek · Liberation of Seattle