After a long struggle to learn to walk properly again without his toes, Baalsrud eventually got his own way and was sent to Norway as an agent, where he was still in active service at the time of the war's end, in The end of the war signalled the end of German occupation, and he was able to travel to Oslo and reunite with his family, whom he had left 5 years before.
Olav's medal with Oak Branch. He was a Second Lieutenant Fenrik.
After the war, Baalsrud contributed to the local scout and football associations, as well as the Norwegian Disabled Veterans Union of which he was chairman from to In , he moved to Tenerife , Spain , where he lived for the most of the remainder of his life. He returned to Norway during his final years.
He lived there until his death on 30 December , aged His ashes are buried in Manndalen, in a grave shared with Aslak Aslaksen Fossvoll — , one of the local men who helped him escape to Sweden. An annual remembrance march in Baalsrud's honour takes place on July 25 in Troms , where the participants follow his escape route for nine days.
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