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Making for Sweden...

The Story of the Allied Airmen Who Took Sanctuary in Neutral Sweden

Paperback (350 pages), kindle
Sweden maintained its neutrality throughout WWII, yet played a vital role as the war unfolded. This unique volume explores the relationship between the USAAF and Sweden during WWII.

Making for Sweden...

Unlike other Scandinavian countries, Sweden maintained its neutrality throughout WWII. Nevertheless, Sweden played a vital role as WWII unfolded. This unique volume explores the relationship between the USAAF and Sweden during WWII. More than 1,400 American airmen landed in Sweden or in its coastal waters during the War. For the majority, the country offered the sole chance of refuge when their striken aircraft were unable to make the return flight to their British bases. Each incident is highlighted in detail, along with accounts of the aircraft and crew.

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  • 27 May 38: Sweden reserves right to remain neutral
  • 11 Jun 40: Bomber downed in Norway, crewman crosses into Sweden
  • 08 Jul 40: Sweden allows German trains access to Norway
  • 31 Jul 40: Downed British crewman returned to England
  • 24 Jul 43: First of 162 US warplanes is interned in Sweden
  • 12 Mar 44: Mysterious German V-1 rocket detected from Sweden
  • 17 Mar 44: Operation ordered to smuggle Allied crews back to UK
  • 06 Apr 44: Operation SONNIE smuggles first Allied crews back to UK

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