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)5 April 1896
Calcutta, India
Died27 January 1931(1931-01-27) (aged 34)
Malmslätt, Sweden
Years of service1914–1931
Battles/warsFinnish Civil War
Estonian War of Independence
AwardsCross 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 Paul Albert Muni Lundborg (5 April 1896 – 27 January 1931) was a Swedish aviator.


He was born on 5 April 1896.

In 1928 he rescued Umberto Nobile after Nobile's airship crashed 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


  • När Nobile Räddades: Mina Upplevelser Under Den Svenska Spetsbergs Expeditionen 1928 (published in 1928 in Swedish) - Title in English: 'When Nobile Was Rescued: My Experiences During The Swedish Spetsbergs Expedition 1928'. The publication includes a fold-out map of Spitsbergen.