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Count Carl Gustaf Ericsson von Rosen (19091977) was a Swedish pioneer aviator, son of the explorer Eric von Rosen (1879–1948) and nephew of Karin Göring, wife of Hermann Göring. 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Hermann Göring Hermann Wilhelm Göring (also Goering in English) (January 12, 1893 – October 15, 1946) was an early member of the Nazi party, founder of the Gestapo, and one of the main leaders of Nazi Germany. ...


Von Rosen was interested in mechanics at an early age and became fascinated by flying machines, partly through the influence of Hermann Göring. Göring was an ace during World War I, and briefly after the war a taxi pilot for Svenska Lufttrafik in Sweden, before his political career as a NSDAP leader and later head of the Luftwaffe. Combatants Entente Powers Central Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties > 5 million military deaths > 3 million military deaths {{{notes}}} World War I, also known as the First World War and (before 1939) the Great War, the War of the Nations, War to End All Wars, was a world... Svenska Luftrafik was a Swedish Airline. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Nazism. ... The Deutsche Luftwaffe or (help· info) (German: Air Arm, IPA: [luftvafÉ™]) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ...


Von Rosen's own flying career started as a mechanic and then pilot in a travelling aerial circus, in which function he became skilled at aerial acrobatics, which served him well later in life.


When the Italians under Mussolini attacked the independent empire of Ethiopia, von Rosen joined a relief mission, flying food and supplies for the Red Cross. In this he survived several attacks by the Italian Air Force as well as harsh terrain conditions. Benito Mussolini created a fascist state through the use of propaganda, total control of the media and disassembly of the working democratic government. ... The Anarchist Black Cross was originally called the Anarchist Red Cross. The band Redd Kross was originally called Red Cross. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


After his return from the war in Ethiopia, he went to the Netherlands to join the KLM, the first public air line in the world, and became one of their foremost pilots. He married a Dutch wife, but their happiness ended with the outbreak of the Second World War. When the Russians invaded Finland in the Winter War, von Rosen quit his job to fly bombing missions for the Finns. A year later, as the Germans attacked the Netherlands, von Rosen went to England and applied for service with the RAF but was turned down, on account of his family relation to Hermann Göring. von Rosen's Dutch wife joined the resistance and was killed during the war, while Carl Gustav continued flying for the KLM on the dangerous route LondonLisbon. KLM (in full: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before its (agreed) take-over by Air France, KLM was the national airline of the Netherlands. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Combatants Finland Soviet Union Commanders Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim Kliment Voroshilov, later Semyon Timoshenko Strength 180,000 450,000 Casualties 22,830 dead 43,600 wounded 1,000 captured 127,000+ dead or missing 265,000 wounded 3,100 captured, 2000+ tanks The Winter War (also known as the Soviet... The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... District Lisbon Mayor   - Party Carmona Rodrigues PSD Area 84. ...


After the war, von Rosen spent years in Ethiopia as an instructor for the Imperial Ethiopian Air Force. He left to become the pilot for the second secretary general of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld (19051961). By a strange twist of fate, Hammarskjöld was killed in an air crash (his plane was quite likely shot down), while mediating in the Congo Crisis, when von Rosen was grounded by illness. This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ... â–¶ (help· info) (July 29, 1905 – September 18, 1961) was a Swedish diplomat who served as Secretary-General of the United Nations from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in September, 1961. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... (You may be looking for the First Congo War, 1996-7, or the Second Congo War, 1998-2002) The Congo Crisis (1960-1965) was a period of turmoil in the First Republic of the Congo that began with national independence from Belgium and ended with the seizing of power by...


Von Rosen's involvement in Africa did not end with the Congo Crisis. He gained international fame seven years later when he flew relief missions for aid organistions into war torn Biafra, a break-away republic of Nigeria. Disgusted at the suffering the Nigerian government imposed on the Biafrans and the continuous harassment of the relief flights by the Nigerian Air Force, he hatched a plan in collaboration with the French secret service to hit back. He imported five small civilian single engine MFI-9B planes produced by SAAB, which he knew to have been originally designed for a ground attack role in warfare. He had the planes painted in camouflage colours, fitted with rockets and proceeded with a band of friends to form a squadron called 'Babies of Biafra' to attack the air fields from which the federal Nigerian Air Force launched their attacks against the civilian population in Biafra. On May 22, 1969, and over the next few days, Von Rosen and his five aircraft launched attacks against Nigarian air fields at Port Harcourt, Enungu, and other small airports. The Nigerians were taken by surprise and a number of expensive jets, including a few Mig-17 fighters and three out of their six Ilyushin Il-28 bombers, were destroyed on the ground. National motto: Peace, Unity, Freedom Official language Igbo, English Capital Enugu Largest city Port Harcourt Head of State Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Chief of General Staff (VP) Philip Effiong Area ?- Total ?- % water Population;- Total 13,500,000 (1967) Currency Biafran pound (BIAP) Created May 30, 1967 Dissolved January 15, 1970 National... Saab is an aircraft and automobile concern based in Sweden, founded 1937 in Linköping. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... MiG-17 at the Central Texas Airshow, USA, May 2003. ... The Ilyushin Il-28 is a jet bomber aircraft that was originally manufactured for the Soviet Air Force and was the USSRs first such aircraft to enter large-scale production. ...


The last action Count von Rosen saw was again in Africa in 1977, during the Ogaden war between Ethiopia and Somalia. Again flying relief for refugees, he was killed on the ground on 13 July 1977, during a sudden Somali guerrilla attack near Gode. Ogadēn flag Ogadēn is a region in Ethiopia. ... July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Guerrilla War redirects here. ...


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