Thursday, December 18, 2008

Countess Estelle Bernadotte arrives in the US

December 18, 1948

Countess Estelle Manville, the American-born widow of Count Folke Bernadotte, the UN Mediator who was assassinated in September in Jerusalem, arrived in New York today. She and her two sons, Folke, 17, and 13-year-old Bertil flew on a Scandinavian Airlines System flight from Stockholm to New York International Airport, Idlewild, Queens. The family was met at the airport by the Countess' brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Manville, Jr. The Countess told reporters that she and sons will return to Sweden on January 11.

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