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The Swedish DC-3 & The Destiny of its Crew

    On June 13, 1952 a Swedish Air Force C-47, the military version of the famous DC-3, disappeared while on a secret mission over the Baltic Sea.  After an interrupted code-signal from the plane at 11:25 Swedish time, the plane and its crew of eight men were never heard from again.  The disappearance of this plane, much later known as the “DC 3 Affair,” is still a sensitive chapter in Sweden’s Cold War history.  In spite of evidence from intensive research in the archives of a number of nations, some facts in the DC 3 Affair are still classified or unknown.  Thus the destiny of these men remained unresolved for more than fifty years.

    Stuck in Neutral, Susanne Berger’s analyse on Raoul Wallenberg

      Stuck in Neutral

      In March 2003 the first independent, non-governmental Commission in the Raoul Wallenberg case presented its findings in Stockholm.1 Headed by Ingemar Eliasson, a centrist politician and the current Swedish ‘Riksmarskalk,’ the group had the task of examining the Swedish political leadership’s actions in the Raoul Wallenberg case from 1945-2001.

      Report on the activities of the Russian-Swedish working group for determining the Fate of Raoul Wallenberg (1991-2000)

        In almost ten years of work the Russian part of the joint Russian-Swedish group has carefully checked and analysed all the most important archives of the Russian Federation and discovered quite a lot of new documentary information relating to the fate of Raoul… 

        Russia closes book on Wallenberg, saviour of Jews

          Thursday, December 4, 1997 Published at 07:51 GMT

          World

          Raoul Wallenberg: saved thousands of Jews from Nazis

          Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov has said the Russians have done everything possible to discover the fate of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazi holocaust.

          Wallenberg disappeared in 1945 after being arrested by occupying Soviet troops. He was aged 32.

          Mr Primakov, for the first time, described Wallenberg’s arrest as “criminal”. But he said there was no reason to doubt that Wallenberg died in a Moscow prison in 1947 of a heart attack.

          Many people, including his family, question the official version of his fate. There were a number of unsubstantiated reports of sightings of Wallenberg into the 1970s. This led to the belief that he may have survived.

          If he were alive now, he would be 85. But another suspicion is that he may eventually have been executed by Soviet security forces.