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Storm-Johnsen.pngFridtjof Storm-Johnsen (?-?)

Storm-Johnsen was a radio operator and telegraphist on the airship Norge in 1926

Fridtjof Storm-Johnsen was working in a temporary position at the Kings Bay radio station in Ny-Ålesund during the preparations for the airship Norge expedition. When Roald Amundsen decided to exchange the Maud telegraphist, Russian Gennadij Olonkin, for a Norwegian, Storm-Johansen was chosen. It was Birger Gottwaldt who had the main responsibility for the radio service on the Norge.

"Victory awaits him, who has everything in order - luck we call it.  Defeat is definitely due for him, who has neglected to take the necessary precautions - bad luck we call it"

Roald Amundsen

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