Register  Login
..::  » About The War » > » About The War In Angola » OPERATION SAVANNAH, 1975-1976 » PREMIUM CONTENT » THE CONFLICT IN NORTHERN ANGOLA » The battle of Quifangondo ::..

 
About The War In Angola
 
The battle of Quifangondo, 10 November 1975

Brigadier Roos had contacted Truter early on the morning of 9 November and asked him to convince Roberto to not proceed with his attack before 06h00. He travelled back to Ambriz by cargo plane on Sunday night, 9 November, and he left for the front immediately after his arrival. Truter remained at Ambriz to man the radio.

Close to the two 140 mm guns which were deployed in the quarry left of the road just behind the crest of the Morro da Cal hill, the FNLA’s artillery was also deployed. It comprised of two 130 mm guns of Chinese origin. They were deployed just south of the crest in plain view of the enemy. Then, there were also Roberto’s six 120 mm mortars that were deployed at the foot of the hill west of the road.


PREMIUM CONTENT: The rest of the content on this page is intended for PREMIUM MEMBERS only!

If you would like to become a PREMIUM MEMBER, or find out more about the services and information offered to PREMIUM MEMBERS, go to our Premium Membership Page....


Keywords found in the Premium Content of this page: Brigadier Roos; Truter; 9 November 1975; Ambriz; Angolan northern front; 140 mm guns; quarry; Morro da Cal hill; FNLA’s artillery; 130 mm guns of Chinese origin; 120 mm mortars; H-Hour; pre-bombardment; South African Defence Force; Quifangondo; airburst shells; infantry in trenches; ELNA infantry; South African Air Force; Commandant Steenkamp at 06h05, night flight; Commandant Snowball; experienced air navigator; secrecy of the mission; pre- and air bombardments; President Holden Roberto; FAPLA soldiers; Portuguese; armoured vehicles; Portuguese Comandos Espciaes; ZAIWA soldiers; Lagoa Panquila; Bengo River; small-arms fire; Heavy machine guns; rocket launchers; mortars; bridge; guns; multiple rocket launchers; Bengo bridge; Luanda; weapons unserviceable; sabotage; CIA; American instructors; Kinshasa; Monday 10 November 1975; barrel burst; pre-registered target; 122 mm rockets; ELNA-crews; South Africans; National Servicemen; “Stalin-Organ”; Quifangondo waterworks; Gunner W.J. Visser; ZAIWA parachute battalion; crossfire; main road; heavy losses; disorder; observing the battle; observation post; withdraw; Dande River; Rundu; two trucks; Commandant Radmore; infantry climbing on the gun barrels; no defences; North of the Dande; ZAIWA; Colonel Mamima; fleeing infantry; MPLA; fireworks; celebrate; day of independence; 11 November 1975; Major Bosch; salvo of rockets; ship; Forte do Tentativa; Caxito; fleeing soldiers; control point; deploy to positions; gunners; 11 November 1975; temporary bridge heavy traffic; radio broadcast; 12 November 1975; ELNA; two battalions from Zaire; company South African soldiers; company of mercenaries; capture Luanda; Cuban reinforcements; Operation Carlotta

 

Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET

GET YOUR SADF OUMAN STICKER HERE

@ 2007 War In Angola - Veridical Solutions