Born: Bergen, Norway, on May 9, 1921

Died: Saranac Lake, on March 6, 1944

Anker Emil Halvorsen was one of the Norwegian Sailors who cured in Saranac Lake during World War II. He was an able seaman and gunner from Bergen, Norway, who went to sea in the summer of 1939.

On 8/24/1943, Dr. J. N. Hayes saw Anker Halvorsen from Bergen, Norway, who was a seaman, age 22. His address in Saranac Lake was 90 Riverside Drive. 1

Halvorsen died at the Spears Sanatorium after having been sick for a year and a half. He is buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery with the other Norwegian sailors.

Source: - A Norwegian site (in English) that gives brief biographies and photos of each of the sailors



1. "Report of a Case of Tuberculosis," on file in the Adirondack Collection, Saranac Lake Free Library.