During World War 2 Florida sykehus (hospital) was requisitioned by the German navy and named "Marine Lazarett Bergen". Barracks were built in the vicinity, and two were still standing in 1951. The building nearest the hospital, housed St. Paul's school from 1963 to 1991. The building was demolished when the new roads on Nygårdstangen were built in the 1990's, as can be seen in the photo from 2005.
On the 29 October 1944 Lancaster MkIII ND332 from RAAF 463 Squadron was shot down by anti-