2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 15, 2019 2:47 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking list of American pilots shot down over Sweden in WWII who were kept at Loka Brunn, Sweden until after the war?

    Jim Christianson Newbie

      Is there a list of American pilots shot down over Sweden in World War 2 who were placed at Loka Brunn in Sweden until after the war?

        • Re: Seeking list of American pilots shot down over Sweden in WWII who were kept at Loka Brunn, Sweden until after the war?
          Elliot Schneider Scout

          Jim,

           

          Try this book I found online may help you in your research.

           

          Making for Sweden : the story of the allied airmen who took sanctuary in neutral Sweden.P. 2,The United States Army Air Force: United States Army Air Force Pt. 2

           

           

           

           

          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.

           

           

          Synopsis

          Unlike other Scandinavian countries, Sweden maintained its neutrality throughout WW2. Nevertheless, the country played a vital role as the conflict unfolded. This book explores the relationship between the USAAF and Sweden during WW2.

           

           

           

          Elliot Schneider

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          • Re: Seeking list of American pilots shot down over Sweden in WWII who were kept at Loka Brunn, Sweden until after the war?
            Rebecca Collier Pioneer

            Dear Mr. Christianson,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 9 file units pertaining to neutral nations and POWs during WWII. For access to or copies of these file units, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

             

            Various data file listings of American prisoners of war are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records (RDE) and are available via AAD (Access to Archival Databases) on the National Archives website at: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/.  Click on "prisoners of war" under the "Genealogy/Personal History" category. A list of the databases will appear. Select the database pertaining to the war in which you are interested. Check the data files for the ability to search for Sweden or other neutral areas.

             

            We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

             

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