Early that morning of September 11th, 1962, the major Malmö incident occurred as the E. German air force (German: Luftstreitkräfte der NVA) The Swedish Air Force (Swedish: Flygvapnet) clashed over the cities of Malmö and Helsingbourg at 01.20 and 01.22 respectively.
The E. Germans were fed-up with the Kingdom of Sweden's peace talks and wanted to put the pressure on to King Gustaf VI Adolf in the hope he would back off.
The Luftstreitkräfte der NVA air-raid on Malmö and Helsingbourg lasted for 50 and 60 minuets respectivly, dropping several 500kg bombs. Anti-aircraft fire was fierce and the Swedish air force was trying to hold it's ground (2 Swedes had already rammed their aircraft in to on coming East German aircraft).
A East German defector flew his MiG-21 PFM fighter aircraft from Helsingbourg to the town Wilhelmshaven in the former West Germany at 01.25 Berlin time. Another defected to Denmark 6 minuets later.
The Swedish King Gustaf VI Adolf orders that the Swedish military is to go to its second highest alert and war readiness level.
The Royal Danish Air Force (Danish: Flyvevåbnet) and USAF sent aircraft from Aalborg Air Base to aid the Swedes as 2 more E. German fighters began to strafe the near by town of Höganäs for about 10 minuets. The Danish-America interventioned helped tip the balance and the remaining East Germans fled.
The GDR's bombs dropper in the conflict were- 6x 500 kg fell on Malmö, 4x 500 kg on Höganäs and 4x 500 kg Helsingbourg.
As the sun set over the now not so naïve Sweden, the USA agreed to there request for emergency membership of NATO. Sweden was let in at 00.10 on the 12th.
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