Norway – Lake Jonsvatnet near Trondheim

Jonsvatnet is a lake in the municipality of Trondheim in Sør-Trøndelag. The lake is the main drinking water source for Trondheim municipality. Jerfir is an older name for the sea.

Jonsvatnet consists of three parts, Litjvatnet, Storvatnet and Kilvatnet. The outflow from Jonsvatnet located in Litjvatnet, and the water level is controlled by a dam. Municipal border to Malvik follows the eastern shore of the lake on two short stretches.

Trout, char and pike are found in the lake, and it was also set out crayfish in the 1930s and 1970s.

In the years 1936 to 1939 were “Trondheim Airport Jonsvatnet” in rolled Gulf. The Norwegian Aviation Company (DNL) had a seaplane route between Bergen and Tromsø in the summer season. The main reason for the creation of this route was the postal service needs for faster shipment by mail. In 1935 it was trial operation in July. Trondheim-in release and ekspedisjonshus.

During the German invasion of Norway in 1940 Jonsvatnet used as prominent German Field Airport, and up to 60 German planes used the improvised base. When spring came and the ice melted there were at least three flights again, a Heinkel He 111 and Junkers Ju 88 bombers and a Junkers Ju 52 transport aircraft. The wreck of the latter aircraft was later destroyed by development by a water line in the 1980s. The other two planes were following several years of preparation raised in 2005. Among one of the spectators was Artur von Casimir who participated as a pilot of one of the aircraft that sank in 1940. During the search for the planes was also found a German Arado Ar 196 reconnaissance aircraft that crashed later during the war. This plane is, however, listed as a war cemetery, and was not investigated further.

On Jonsvatnet is Trondheim Airport, Jonsvatnet that Trondheim municipality has wanted to lay down.


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