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Bengt Rosenius
Born (1918-11-30)30 November 1918
Died 28 December 1979(1979-12-28) (aged 61)
Place of birth Stockholm, Sweden
Place of death Täby, Sweden
Buried at Norra begravningsplatsen
Allegiance Sweden
Service/branch Swedish Army (1927–33)
Swedish Air Force (1933–68)
Years of service 1941–1977
Rank Major general
Commands held Östgöta Air Force Wing
Attack Group
Battles/wars Congo Crisis
Other work Military Equipment Inspector

Bengt Rosenius (30 November 1918 – 28 December 1979) was a Swedish Air Force major general. Rosenius served as wing commander of the Östgöta Air Force Wing, Inspector of Flight Safety and commanding officer of the Attack Group. Later in his career he served two years as Military Equipment Inspector and head of the National Swedish War Materials Inspectorate.

Career[edit | edit source]

Rosenius was born in Stockholm, Sweden, the son of Nils Rosenius, an accountant, and his wife Edith (née Horwitz). He passed studentexamen in 1938. He was commissioned as an officer in the Swedish Air Force in 1941 with rank of fänrik. Rosenius was promoted to captain in 1948 and was the same year course director at the Royal Swedish Air Force College (Flygkadettskolan) in Uppsala.[1] Rosenius then attended the staff course at the Royal Swedish Air Force Staff College from 1948 to 1949. He was promoted to major in 1954 and to lieutenant colonel in 1957, the same year he attended the Swedish National Defence College. Rosenius was head of the Air Staff's Education Department from 1956 to 1958 and of the Defence Staff's Section III (Press Department) from 1958 to 1962.[2]

In 1961, Rosenius served as Senior Air Staff Officer in the United Nations (ONUC) Air Force in Congo during the Congo Crisis.[2][3] In 1962, he was promoted to colonel and appointed wing commander of Östgöta Air Force Wing in Linköping. In 1965, Rosenius was appointed Inspector of Flight Safety (Inspektör för flygsäkerhetstjänsten).[2] The same yar he became a board member of the Civil Aviation Administration.[2] Rosenius was promoted to major general in 1973 and was appointed commanding officer of the Attack Group.[4] Rosenius retired from active service in 1977 and on 1 July he took up the position as Military Equipment Inspector and head of the National Swedish War Materials Inspectorate. Rosenius held the position until his death on 28 December 1979.[5]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

In 1944, he married Ingela Hagner (born 1921), the daughter of Gustav Hagner and Hertha Hagner. They had two children; Marianne (born 1945) and Ulrika (born 1957).[2]

Rosenius died on 28 December 1979 and was buried at the Northern Crematorium at Norra begravningsplatsen in Stockholm.[6]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Åke Sundqvist
Östgöta Air Force Wing
1962–1965
Succeeded by
Olle Knutsson
Preceded by
Christian Nilsson
Inspector of Flight Safety
1965–1973
Succeeded by
Björn Hedberg
Preceded by
Gösta Odqvist
Attack Group
1973–1977
Succeeded by
Sven-Olof Olson
Government offices
Preceded by
Lage Thunberg
Military Equipment Inspector
1977–1979
Succeeded by
Sven Norberg

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