Today was another travel day - from Tromsø to Trondheim. I seem to have hit some road blocks the last few days but tomorrow at the Statsarkivet (State Archives) I hope to find what I am looking for. The church in Hammerfest had said that their records from 1941 had been sent to the archives in Tromsø but it turns out that wasn't the case (the records need to be at least 80 years old and since the last year in the batch is 1950, they aren't there yet). I had hoped to find some notations about his cause of death in either the church books or police files, but that obviously didn't happen. My last chance is tomorrow searching the archives for the cremation records (I know his body was sent here) which may indicate some manner of death (gunshot wound perhaps). Wish me luck that there is something to discover tomorrow.
The photo below is of the old wharves which date to the 18th century. Trondheim is Norway's 3rd largest city with just under 200,000 residents, and a university with over 36,000 students (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).