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Curt Göransson
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Birth name Curt Ture Engelbrecht Göransson
Born (1909-07-15)15 July 1909
Died 11 November 1996(1996-11-11) (aged 87)
Place of birth Stockholm, Sweden
Buried at Lidingö cemetery, Lidingö, Stockholm (59°21′56″N 18°9′40″E / 59.36556°N 18.16111°E / 59.36556; 18.16111Coordinates: 59°21′56″N 18°9′40″E / 59.36556°N 18.16111°E / 59.36556; 18.16111)
Service/branch Swedish Army
Years of service 1930–1969
Rank General
Commands held Chief of Defense Staff (1957–61)
I. Military Area (1961–63)
Chief of Army (1963–69)
Awards Order of the Sword
Order of Vasa
Order of the Polar Star
etc
Spouse(s) Eva Nordlinder (1909–1991)

Curt Ture Engelbrecht Göransson (15 July 1909 – 11 November 1996) was a Swedish officer. He was Chief of Army from 1963 to 1969.

Military careerEdit

Göransson was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and was the son of lieutenant colonel Erik Göransson and Elsa, née Engelbrecht.[1] He became second lieutenant at the Uppland Infantery Regiment (I 8) in 1930. He studied first at the War College from 1935 to 1937, and later at the Prussian Military Academy in Berlin from 1938 to 1939. Göransson was promoted to captain of the General Staff Corps in 1940 and was a teacher at the War College from 1942 to 1945. He served at the Svea Life Guards (I 1) from 1945 to 1947 and was appointed major of the General Staff in 1948.[1]

He was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the General Staff Corps in 1952 and served at the South Scania Infantry Regiment (I 7) in 1953. Göransson was promoted to colonel and commander of the Hälsingland Regiment (I 14) in 1955.[1] He remained in that position until 1957, when he was promoted to major general and appointed acting Chief of Defence Staff. Göransson was then Chief of Defence Staff from 1957 to 1960 and was the military commander of the I. Military Area from 1961 to 1963. He was promoted to lieutenant general in 1963 and was Chief of Army from 1963 to 1969, when he was promoted to full general.[1]

Other workEdit

Göransson acted as a military expert at the Scandinavian defense negotiations from 1948 to 1949 and in defense investigation from 1949 to 1950 as well as in the 1960 defense committee.[1] Göransson was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences from 1949.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1933, Göransson married Eva Nordlinder (1909–1991), the daughter of banker Ferdinand Nordlinder and Annie Hedberg.[1] He was the father of Kjell (born 1934) and Christer (1938–1995).[2][3] Göransson died in 1996 and was buried at Lidingö cemetery.[3]

Awards and decorationsEdit

Göransson's awards:[2]

  • Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Sword
  • Knight of the Order of the Polar Star
  • Knight of the Order of Vasa
  • Commander 1st Class of the Order of St. Olav
  • Order of the Cross of Liberty, 4th Class with swords
  • Knight of the Order of the German Eagle
  • Central Association for Officer Training's goldmedal (Centralförbundet for befälsutbildnings guldmedalj)
  • Voluntary Automobile Club's gold medal (Frivilliga automobilklubbens guldmedalj)
  • Voluntary Motorcycle Corps gold medal (Frivilliga motorcykelkårens guldmedalj)
  • Home Guard Gold Medal of Merit (Hemvärnets förtjänstmedalj i guld)
  • Swedish Women's Voluntary Defence Service' gold medal (Riksförbundet Sveriges lottakårers guldmedalj)
  • Gävleborg Shooting Federation's gold medal (Gävleborgs skytteförbunds guldmedalj)
  • Central Association for Officer Training's silver medal (Centralförbundet för befälsutbildnings silvermedalj)
  • Swedish Shooting Federation's National Board's silver medal (Sveriges skytteförbunds överstyrelses silvermedalj)
  • Swedish Reserve Officers' Association's bagde of honor (Svenska reservofficersföreningens hederstecken)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Uddling, Hans; Paabo, Katrin, eds (1992) (in Swedish). Vem är det: svensk biografisk handbok. 1993. Stockholm: Norstedt. p. 412. ISBN 91-1-914072-X. http://runeberg.org/vemardet/1993/0412.html. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Davidsson, Åke, ed (1968) (in Swedish). Vem är vem?. 5, Norrland : supplement, register (2nd ed.). Stockholm: Vem är vem. p. 668. http://runeberg.org/vemarvem/norr68/0692.html. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Curt Thure Engelbrecht Göransson" (in sv). Finngraven.se. http://finngraven.webdoc.nu/(S(l4s34cryffxetaezfbg1vbjp))/DisplayInfo.aspx?id=1563264. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Richard Åkerman
Chief of Defence Staff
1957–1961
Succeeded by
Carl Eric Almgren
Preceded by
Viking Tamm
Commander of I. Military Area
1961–1963
Succeeded by
Tage Ohlin
Preceded by
Thord Bonde
Chief of Army
1963–1969
Succeeded by
Carl Eric Almgren

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