TC Riiser-Larsen (resources)
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A series of short biographical sketches of polar exploration personalities . . .
Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen
1890 - 1965
Organizer of Norwegian Aviation
Suggestions for further reading . . .
 
Norwegian language:
Fasting, Kåre. Fra Kontraskjæret til Tokio - norsk sivilfyging gjennom 50 år. Oslo, 1959. Quite good.
 
Henriksen, Vera. Luftforsvarets historie. Bind 1 Oslo, 1994 and bind 2 Oslo, 1996. The best written and researched book.
 
Lunde, Reidar. Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen 1890 - 1965. Norsk Aero Klubbs minnerskrift. Oslo, 1975. Some facts, but otherwise a lot of glorifying.
 
Nerdrum, Johan. Fugi Fønix - en beretning om Det Norske Luftfartsselskap. Oslo, 1986. Quite good.
 
Riiser-Larsen, Hjalmar. Femti år for Kongen. Gyldendal Norsk Forl., Oslo, 1958. Riiser-Larsen's autobiography; it has for many years been hald as a good source as to the early development both of Norwegian civil aviation, polar exploration, military aviation and the Norwegian exile government during WWII. But in later years it has been treated with more caution, as perhaps being intended as a defense for the personal intriques he was involved with after the war.
 
English language:
Amundsen, Roald, and Lincoln Ellsworth. Our Polar Flight. New York: Dodd, 1925. Includes Riiser-Larsen's role in the 1925 Amundsen-Ellsworth flight to 88ºN.
 
Amundsen, Roald, et al. First Crossing of the Polar Sea. New York: Doran, 1927. Includes a chapter by Riiser-Larsen, who was second-in-command and navigator on the 1926 Norge trans-polar flight.
 
Heyerdal, Thor, et al. Great Norwegian Expeditions. Oslo: privately printed, no date. Includes a chapter by Riiser-Larsen.
 
Simmons, George H. Target Arctic. New York: Chilton, 1979. The best and most extensive history of north polar aviation; this book covers in detail Riiser-Larsen's role. Highly recommended.
 
 
Links to more information . . .
 
POLAR FLIGHT
The aerial exploration of the north polar regions, 1897-1939. Covers Riiser-Larsen's role in the 1925 flight to 88ºN and the 1926 Norge trans-polar flight.
 
NORWEGIAN AVIATION MUSEUM
An excellent source of information on polar aviation. This link is to the English lanuage version.
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For a biographical sketch of polar pioneer Louise Boyd, leader of a 1928 search for Roald Amundsen who disappeared on a flight from Tromso to Spitsbergen, click here.
For a biographical sketch of polar airship pioneer Walter Wellman who made two attempts to reach the North Pole by air, click here.
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