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Karl Eisele, Jr. in internment in Sweden at Hummlebacken, near Falun, Sweden. On his 20th mission (over Hamburg), the “Full House” had been hit by flak. 2 engines were damaged, and the pilot flew to the Bulltofta airfield near Malmo, where they crash landed. The co-pilot’s back was broken in the landing, and he died the next day. The rest of the crew were kept in Hummlebacken from that time (Jan. 1945) until Germany surrendered (May 1945).

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  • Karl Eisele

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier; Pathfinder Navigator
    Initially on B-24 42-95024, the “Gypsy Queen” piloted by Leo Baumann. After its crash, reassigned to other planes. On the 20th mission in January 1945, plane was hit by flak and landed in Sweden. Interned in Sweden until 8 May 1945. B-24 42-51523, the...

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    17 January 1945

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Date Contributor Update
29 April 2018 22:02:02 GratefulSonOfFlierEisele Created entry with collection, caption, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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I am Karl’s son (1 of 5, actually). We have extensive albums and copies of Stars & Stripes that Dad kept and annotated, as well as his war letters.

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