Einar Lundborg

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Einar Paul Albert Muni Lundborg
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Einar Lundborg during the Estonian War of Independence as the commander of armored car "Kalevipoeg".
Born (1896-04-05)April 5, 1896
Calcutta, India
Died January 27, 1931(1931-01-27) (aged 34)
Malmslätt, Sweden
Buried at Linköping, Sweden
Years of service 1914–1931
Rank Captain
Battles/wars Finnish Civil War
Estonian War of Independence
Awards Cross of Liberty (Estonia)
Order of the Cross of Liberty
Order of the White Rose
Order of St. Vladimir
Order of St. Anna
Iron Cross

Einar Lundborg (April 5, 1896 – January 27, 1931) was a Swedish aviator.

Biography[edit]

He was born on April 5, 1896.

In 1928 he rescued Umberto Nobile after Nobile's airship crash on the ice north of Spitsbergen. He was later promoted to captain in the Swedish Air Force.

Before joining the airforce, Lundborg participated in the Finnish Civil War in 1918 and in the Estonian War of Independence in 1919–1920.

Lundborg was killed during a test flight of the Jaktfalken airplane at Malmslätt in 1931. He was survived by his wife Margareta, née Malmberg (1900–1981). He is buried in Linköping, Sweden.

Honours and awards[edit]

Estonian War of Independence
Finnish War
Russian Army in the Northwest
German Army