Gold 16 - from fighter aircraft to cultural memorial

On the 15th of December 1943, the German fighter aircraft Gold-16 took off from Fliegerhorst in Herdla. It returned 64 years later. You can see Gold-16 in its own exhibition at Herdla fort. Here you can also learn the entire story of the aircraft's fate. 

A fascinating wreck

Gold-16 is exhibited in its own hall at Herdla fort. The wreck is fragile and deformed after a dramatic accident and many years on the seafloor, but it is still easy to identify as a Focke Wulf 190 – one of the most legendary fighter aircraft from World War II. An AV presentation tells the aircraft's story, from when it took off from Herdla in 1943, to its return in 2007. Weapons and other special parts are able to be studied in their own showcases. 

 

 

Facts: 

 

  • Gold 16 (Gelbe 16) was the operative callname of the aircraft.
  • Aircraft type: Focke Wulf 190 A-2
  • It crashed on the 15th of December 1943
  • It was found on the seafloor at Misje in May 2005
  • It was raised the 1st of November 2006