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Nils-Fredrik Palmstierna
Born(1919-03-08)8 March 1919
Eksjö, Sweden
Died5 August 1990(1990-08-05) (aged 71)
Danderyd, Sweden
AllegianceSweden
Service/branchSwedish Air Force
Years of service1942–1984
RankMajor General
Commands held
RelationsAnders Wall (son-in-law)

Friherre Major General Nils-Fredrik Palmstierna (8 March 1919 – 5 August 1990) was a Swedish Air Force officer. His senior commands include the post of Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Chief of Staff of the Eastern Military District and head of the Swedish Armed Forces Staff College.

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Career

Palmstierna was born on 8 March 1919 in Eksjö Parish, Jönköping County,[1] the son of Colonel, Friherre Henrik Palmstierna and his wife Inger (née Fåhræus).[2] Palmstierna passed studentexamen in Skövde in 1939. He graduated from the Swedish Air Force Flying School (F 5) in Ljungbyhed and was commissioned as an officer at the Västgöta Wing (F 6) with the rank of fänrik. Palmstierna served as a flight instructor at the Swedish Air Force Flying School (F 5) from 1943 to 1946 and was promoted to lieutenant in 1944.[3] He attended the Staff Course at the Royal Swedish Air Force Staff College in 1949 and was appointed captain the same year. From 1953 to 1955, he served as squadron commander at Halland Air Force Wing (Hallands flygflottilj, F 14).[3]

From 1955 he served as Aide-de-camp to Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland and the same year he was promoted to major.[2] He was posted as chief of staff of the First Air Group from 1955 to 1959 when he was promoted to lieutenant colonel, and the same year he studied at the Swedish National Defence College.[3] He was then posted to the Defence Staff from 1960 to 1963 as head of the Planning Department[3][4] during which time he served as an expert in the 1960 and the 1962 Defense Committees.[2]

In 1963, Palmstierna was promoted to colonel and appointed commanding officer of Svea Air Corps (F 8). He was an expert in the 1965 Defense Investigation and in 1967, Palmstierna was appointed chief of Section 4 in the Defence Staff.[2][5] Three years later, he assumed the position of Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and head of the Operations Command on 1 April 1970 and he was promoted to major general on 1 October the same year.[6] Palmstierna was then chief of staff of the Eastern Military District from 1973 to 1978 and commanding offier of the Swedish Armed Forces Staff College from 1978 to 1984.[2]

Palmstierna was chairman of the boards of the Military Literature Association (Militärlitteraturföreningen), Militärhistoriska Förlaget and the Military History Research Delegation (Delegationen för militärhistorisk forskning, DMF). He was also a member of the boards of directors of the HDF-bolagen in Halmstad, Stafsjö bruk and Starfors skogar.[3]

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Eksjö

Eksjö

Eksjö is a locality and the seat of Eksjö Municipality in Jönköping County, Sweden, with 9,701 inhabitants in 2010.

Jönköping County

Jönköping County

Jönköping County is a county or län in southern Sweden. It borders the counties of Halland, Västra Götaland, Östergötland, Kalmar and Kronoberg. The total county population was 356,291 inhabitants in September 2017. The capital and largest city is Jönköping. About one quarter of the total county population lives in the combined Jönköping-Huskvarna urban area around the southern point of Lake Vättern.

Ljungbyhed

Ljungbyhed

Ljungbyhed is a locality situated in Klippan Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden, with 2,046 inhabitants in 2010.

Fänrik

Fänrik

Fänrik is a company grade officer rank. In the army/airforce, it ranks above sergeant and below lieutenant. In the navy, it ranks above sergeant and below sub-lieutenant. It is equivalent to the specialist officers rank of översergeant. Fänrik means standard-bearer and has been used as a name for the lowest officer rank in the Swedish infantry since the 16th century, with the exception of the years 1835–1914.

Royal Swedish Air Force Staff College

Royal Swedish Air Force Staff College

Royal Swedish Air Force Staff College was established in 1939 and located in Stockholm. It was under the command of the Chief of the Swedish Air Force.

Aide-de-camp

Aide-de-camp

An aide-de-camp is a personal assistant or secretary to a person of high rank, usually a senior military, police or government officer, or to a member of a royal family or a head of state.

Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland

Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland

Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, was a member of the Swedish royal family. He was the third son of King Gustaf VI Adolf and his first wife, Princess Margaret of Connaught, as well as the uncle of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. From 1973 to 1979 he was heir presumptive to his nephew King Carl XVI Gustaf and the Swedish throne.

First Air Group

First Air Group

First Air Group, previously named Air Group and later named Attack Group was an air group unit in the Swedish Air Force. The First Air Group was the collective name given to the attack wings who would jointly carry out heavier attacks in the event of war. It was active in various formations from 1938 to 1995. It was directly subordinate to the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces and therefore nicknamed ÖB:s klubba.

Defence Staff (Sweden)

Defence Staff (Sweden)

The Defence Staff is the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces' staff body and command resource for military strategic command, mission dialogue and reporting to the Swedish government, as well as being responsible for the war organization's capability, availability and combat readiness. The latter with the support of the service branch commanders and the service branch staffs.

Chief of the Defence Staff (Sweden)

Chief of the Defence Staff (Sweden)

The Chief of the Defence Staff was from 1937 to 1993 the second most senior member of the Swedish Armed Forces and headed the Defence Staff. The position was held by a senior member of one of the three main branches of the Swedish Armed Forces.

Eastern Military District (Sweden)

Eastern Military District (Sweden)

Eastern Military District, originally IV Military District was a Swedish military district, a command of the Swedish Armed Forces that had operational control over Eastern Sweden, for most time of its existence corresponding to the area covered by the counties of Östergötland, Södermanland, Stockholm, Uppsala and Västmanland. The headquarters of Milo Ö were located in Strängnäs.

Halmstad

Halmstad

Halmstad is a port, university, industrial and recreational city at the mouth of the Nissan river, in the province of Halland on the Swedish west coast. Halmstad is the seat of Halmstad Municipality and the capital of Halland County. The city had a population of 70,480 in 2019, out of a municipal total of over 100,000. Halmstad is Sweden's 19th-largest city by population and located about midway between Gothenburg and Malmö. Timber framing architecture is common.

Personal life

In 1945, he married Louise Cavalli (born 1926), the daughter of colonel Evert Cavalli and Greta (née Berggren).[2] They had two children: Charlotte Marie (born 1946), married in 1985 to Anders Wall, and Klas Henrik (born 1949), who was married 1974–1981 to Countess Ylva Catharina Egilsdotter von Rosen.[7]

Palmstierna died on 5 August 1990 in Danderyd Parish, Sweden.[8] He was buried in Djursholm Cemetery on 17 December 1990.[9]

Dates of rank

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Fänrik

Fänrik

Fänrik is a company grade officer rank. In the army/airforce, it ranks above sergeant and below lieutenant. In the navy, it ranks above sergeant and below sub-lieutenant. It is equivalent to the specialist officers rank of översergeant. Fänrik means standard-bearer and has been used as a name for the lowest officer rank in the Swedish infantry since the 16th century, with the exception of the years 1835–1914.

Löjtnant

Löjtnant

Löjtnant is a company grade officer rank. In the army/airforce, it ranks above second lieutenant and below captain. In the navy, it ranks above acting sub-lieutenant and below lieutenant. It is equivalent to the specialist officers rank of förvaltare. The rank has been used in Sweden since the Middle Ages.

Kapten

Kapten

Kapten is a company grade officer rank. In the army/airforce, it ranks above lieutenant and below major. In the navy, it ranks above sub-lieutenant and below lieutenant commander. It is equivalent to the specialist officers rank of förvaltare. The rank has been used in Sweden since the Middle Ages.

Major (Sweden)

Major (Sweden)

Major (Maj) is a field grade military officer rank in the Swedish Armed Forces, above the rank of captain and below the rank of lieutenant colonel. It is equivalent to the naval rank of lieutenant commander in the Swedish Navy.

Överstelöjtnant

Överstelöjtnant

Lieutenant colonel (LtCol) is a field grade officer rank in the Swedish Armed Forces, just above the rank of major and just below the rank of colonel. It is equivalent to the naval rank of commander in the Swedish Navy.

Överste

Överste

Colonel (Col) is the most senior field grade military officer rank in the Swedish Army and the Swedish Air Force, immediately above the rank of lieutenant colonel and just below the rank of brigadier general. It is equivalent to the naval rank of captain in the Swedish Navy.

Generalmajor (Sweden)

Generalmajor (Sweden)

Major General (MajGen) is a two-star commissioned officer rank in the Swedish Army, Swedish Air Force and Swedish Amphibious Corps. Major general ranks immediately above brigadier general and below a lieutenant general. The rank is equivalent to rear admiral in the Swedish Navy.

Awards and decorations

Honours

Source: "Nils-Fredrik Palmstierna", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nils-Fredrik_Palmstierna.

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References
  1. ^ Landsarkivet i Vadstena: Eksjö kyrkoarkiv, Födelse- och dopböcker. Huvudserien (C I), volume 13 (1917–1927), spread 41 (digital imageing).
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  4. ^ Odelberg, Wilhelm (1990). "Minnesteckningar över bortgångna ledamöter". Kungl. Krigsvetenskapsakademiens handlingar och tidskrift (in Swedish). Stockholm: Kungl. Krigsvetenskapsakademien (6): 209. SELIBR 3417415.
  5. ^ Sveriges statskalender för skottåret 1968 (in Swedish). Uppsala: Fritzes offentliga publikationer. 1968. p. 100.
  6. ^ "Synnergren ny ÖB Lundvall marinchef". Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfartstidning (in Swedish). TT. 10 January 1970. p. 5. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  7. ^ "KNUT HENRIK PALMSTIERNA 1884-1962". www.palmstiernska.se (in Swedish). Palmstiernska släktföreningen. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
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Military offices
Preceded by Defence Staff's Planning Department
1960–1963
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Sven Uggla
Svea Air Corps
1963–1967
Succeeded by
Stig Bruse
Preceded by Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
1970–1973
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chief of Staff of the Eastern Military District
1973–1978
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Gustaf Peyron
Swedish Armed Forces Staff College
1978–1984
Succeeded by

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