Haakon Sørbye, Norwegian engineer and resistance member, Died at 96

Haakon Sørbye was born on March 16, 1920, and died on September 15, 2016.

He was a Norwegian engineer and resistance member during World War II.

Haakon Sørbye was a member of the radio group Skylark B during the war.

Following the war, he was a professor at the Norwegian Institute of Technology.

He resumed his studies, and finally graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1948.

Haakon was hired by the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, and stationed at their radar in Bergen.

In the 1950s, he stayed abroad to research; at the UK Post Office Research Station in 1951 and the SHAPE Air Defence Technical Centre (SADTC) from 1957 to 1960.

During 1964 Haakon was hired as a lecturer in telephone technology at the Norwegian Institute of Technology.

Following a period as professor of communication technology at the Technical College Twente from 1970 to 1972, he was a professor of telematics at the Norwegian Institute of Technology from 1972 to his retirement in 1987.

Sobye was a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.

Following his retirement he has spent much time as a guide with the White Buses.

Sørbye has also practiced as a radio amateur.

Haakon Sørbye wife Ruth was a skilled geologist

Haakon Sørbye passed away at 96 years old.