Karlsson, Nils Erik

Date of birth:
April 18th, 1914 (Södra Sörby-Kristinehamn/Värmland, Sweden)
Date of death:
October 2nd, 1942 (20 miles off Georgetown, British Guiana)
Nationality:
Swedish

Biography

On the photo is seen Nils E. Karlsson in 1935 as military with the Infantry Regiment I3. Örebro, Sweden.

Nils Erik Karlsson was the son of Karl Johan Nilsson (1872-1950) and Augusta Nilsson-Svensson (1875-1950). Besides Nils Erik, in this family were born Anna Karlsson, married Löfstedt (1895-1979), Albin Karlsson (1897-1977), Olga Karlsson, married Elfström (1899-1986), Elin Karlsson, married Norgren (1904-1979), Einar Karlsson (1908-1986) and Astrid Karlsson, married Andersson (1911-1974). In 1916 the family moved (without Anna Karlsson) to Allétorp.

Military service:
National service training. Troop unit:I3. Company: 2nd company. 1/6 - 10/6 1935.
Company: Special company. 11/6 - 11/9 1935.
Military refresher course. Troop unit: I3. Company: Special company. (I) 13/9 - 7/10 1935. (II) 7/10 - 21/10 1936.

Nils E. Karlsson signed on his first vessel SS Kjell Billner as an ordinary seaman 10 June 1937 and signed off 26 June 1937 (ran away).
Further ships:
- SS Bifrost, coal passer, 5 July 1937 - 14 April 1938.
- SS Alfa, fireman, 7 July - 24 August 1938.
- SS Largo, fireman, 7 October - 10 December 1938.
- SS Trione, fireman, 30 December 1938 - 6 June 1939.
- SS C. F. Liljevalch, fireman, 22 September - 15 December 1939.
- same, oiler, 15 December 1939 - 7 June 1940.
- SS Polcirkeln, fireman, 9 August - 18 September 1940.
- SS Abisko, fireman, 30 September 1940 - 27 January 1941.
- shipyard Götaverken, Gothenburg, 31 January - 29 April 1941.
- MS Glimmaren, second engineer, 17 May - 23 September 1941 (ran away).
- SS Bonita, fireman or oiler ?, October - 28 December 1941.
- SS Aneroid, oiler, the end of July or August - 2 October 1942.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oiler
Unit:
SS Aneroid
Awarded on:
1945
Action:
Nils E. Karlsson received Mariner's medal after his death 2nd October 1942 when his vessel SS Aneroid was torpedoed by U-175 (Heinrich Bruns) outside British Guiana, South America.
Mariner's Medal
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 9th, 2009
Arctic Emblem

Sources

  • Photo 1: Sören Löfstedt
  • - Sören Löfstedt

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