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Who's Who In and During the War In Angola

The Who's Who In and During the War In Angola represents an extensive project that I had undertaken which is fast growing into a 'Mini Encyclopedia' of people and role players during and in the War In Angola. The complete list as it stands is only available to PREMIUM MEMBERS ON REQUEST at this time, but I have given REGISTERED USERS access to the alphabetical lists and the Search functionality.

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Ingham, K.A., Major-General
Chief Medical Force Support of the South African Medical Service from 1 January 1994 to 27 April 1994

South Africa
Ignatovich, Igor, Senior Lieutenant
Soviet Military Interpreter with SWAPO's Operational Command Headquarters (OCHQ) of the North West Front at Cahama from aound 1987 to 1988

USSR
Inglês "Mangurra", Pascoal Herbert Pereira, Captain
Commander of FAPLA's 19th Infantry Brigade at Mulondo from around January 1983 to February 1985

Angola, MPLA
Ihlenfeldt, Annemie, Captain
Chief Administrative officer at 202 Battalion circa 1983/84

South Africa
Inglesby, Sidney John Watkin, Commandant
Cornmended by the Commandant-General of the SADF for service of a high order in the Permanent Force of the South African Air Force, in Nov 1970, in accordance with the provisions of SADFO 119/68

South Africa
Iltchenko, Paul, Major
Founder and first Officer Commanding 72 Signal Unit from Oct 1974 to Jun 1977

South Africa
Itengula, Ruben
Member of the South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) found guilty on 15 July 1977 for infiltrating South West Africa to canvass for SWAPO; sentenced to 12 years

Namibia/SWAPO
Ihlenfeldt, C.J,, Captain
Staff Officer (3rd Grade) of Operations at Sector 20 Headquarters in 1983/84

South Africa
Iifo, Martin
North-Eastern Front Commissar of the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) and a member of the SWAPO Military Council.

Namibia/SWAPO
Ingersoll, Robert, S.
Ambassador to Japan from 1972 to 1973; Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State, from 1973 to 1974; Deputy Secretary of State from July 1974 to March 1976

USA
Ibarra, Abelardo Colomé, General
Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba. Chief of the Directorate of Military Counterintelligence circa 1972 He became Deputy Minister of the Armed Forces in 1972. Then Sent to Angola to replace Raul Diaz Arguelles (who died) in 1975, fighting against South African forces and UNITA.. In 1976 he was appojnted military chief of all Cuban troops in Angola Became Chief of the 10th Directorate of Military Intelligence and was responsible for conducting investigations and arrests in the case of General Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez . After the trial of General Jose Abrantes, he was appointed Minister of the Interior to the present. He has been awarded the title of Hero of the Republic of Cuba
Cuba
Iithete, Lameck Ekandjo
A combatant with the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), the military wing of the SWAPO liberation movement; one of the pioneers of the historic military clash at at Omugulugwombashe on 26 August 1966 between Swapo freedom fighters and South African forces.

Namibia/SWAPO
Iivula-Ithana, Pendukeni
Went into exile in 1974 and became one of the first woman fighters in the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN). She was active in the SWAPO Youth League and the SWAPO Women's Council whose Secretary she became in 1980.
Namibia/SWAPO
Inouye, Daniel K.
Democrat Senator from Hawaii from 1963

USA
Intamba, Andrew (Bongy)
Chief of Air and Air Defence of the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) and a member of the SWAPO Military Council.

Namibia/SWAPO
Introna, Piet, Major
Company Commander of Foxtrot Company, of 1 Parachute Battalion, in 1987 and 1988

South Africa
Irwin, John N., II
Under Secretary of State from September 1970 to July 1972; Deputy Secretary of State from July 1972 to February 1973

USA
Isherwood, H.B., Commandant
Officer Commanding 45 Survey Squadron from March 1976 to May 1985

South Africa
Iyalla, Joseph T. F.
Nigerian Ambassador to the United States from March 1968 to April, 1972; Permanent Secretary, Nigerian Ministry of External Affairs from May 1972, Acting Foreign Minister from

USA
Iyambo, Patrick (Lungada)
Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces of the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), and a member of the SWAPO Military Council.

Namibia/SWAPO

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Posted by

Lt Schoemies
on 22 May
 

General

If you would like to add persons involved or referenced in the War in Angola who may not already be in the database, please do add them here and upload a photo of the person, if at all possible! Please include his/her Surname, Initials (or full names), Nickname(s), Rank (as applicable for this entry), Position (e.g. Officer Commanding, etc.), the Unit /Formation /Service /Branch /Division he/she held the position in, and the Date From and Date To applicable (or at least the years the person was in this position). A short biography is also in order if that is available, as well as any links to pages where more information can be found.

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15682
Posted by

Lt Schoemies
on 17 August
 

Comment

I just heard that RSM Röhrbeck died at 1pm today [17 Aug 2016]. I never personally met him or knew him, because I was an Artillerist (Gunner), but his reputation as an armour soldier preceded him! Rest In Peace, RSM...
17026
Posted by

Lt Schoemies
on 23 January

Gerhardt, Dieter "Felix", Commodore:

Posted with permission from the South African Legion:
Dieter Gerhardt - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier ... SPY!!! School is still out in veteran circles as to reconciliation on his actions selling British and South African Naval intelligence to the Soviet Union during the Cold War – many still grappling with the enormity of what he did and the damage it caused both the United Kingdom and, more specifically, South Africa.
What is still a little unclear to many is the motive, was it pure money, or as he claimed in his defence, was it his father’s strong pro Nazi standpoint and membership of the Ossewabrandwag during WW2 along with a fierce socialisation and upbringing in highly conservative Afrikaner Nationalist values that drove him at a young age to embrace Communism and the Anti-Apartheid struggle?
For those not familiar with South Africa’s biggest and most damaging military leak, Dieter Gerhardt reads like a John Le Carre novel – you just can’t make this stuff up.
Dieter Gerhardt is a former Commodore in the South African Navy and commander of the strategic Simon's Town naval dockyard. He was arrested by the FBI in New York City in 1983 following information obtained from a Soviet defector. He was convicted of high treason as a Soviet spy in South Africa together with his second wife, Ruth, who had acted as his courier. Both were released prior to the change of government following the 1994 general election.
Born November 1, 1935, Gerhardt joined the South African Navy after his father successfully persuaded naval chief Hugo Biermann to take the troubled teenager under his wing to try to instill discipline in him, he graduated from the Naval Academy in Saldanha Bay in 1956, winning the Sword of Honour.
In 1962 he attended a Royal Navy mine school in Portsmouth and completed the parachute training course at RAF Abingdon. After his training in Britain, he was seconded to the Royal Navy.
He started his spying career in his late twenties, while still a junior naval officer, by offering his services to the South African Communist Party. Bram Fischer referred him to the Soviet embassy in London, where the "walk-in" was recruited into the GRU, the Soviet military intelligence branch, and instructed to continue his career in the South African military.
As part of his service in the Royal Navy, he trained at HMS Collingwood and served on HMS Tenby (F65), and passed classified information about the weapon systems there to the Soviets. Among the systems he compromised through these activities were the SeaCat and Sea Sparrow missiles. He was also responsible for passing the first intelligence information about the French Exocet missile to the Soviets.
British journalist and security services specialist Chapman Pincher maintained that, while in London in the late 1960s, he was able to interview Royal Navy Polaris submarine crews for potential candidates that the Soviets could approach. It was also during this time that he met his first wife, British-born Janet Coggin whom he married in 1958.
Coggin says she became aware of her husband's Cold War spying activities eight years later in 1966 but chose not to turn him in, fearing that he would be executed, leaving her children fatherless. She says Gerhardt eventually gave her an ultimatum to become a spy too, which she declined, forcing the couple's separation. She divorced him in 1966 and moved to Ireland with her children, claiming that she lived in constan
17028
Posted by

Lt Schoemies
on 23 January
 

Linford, Delville, Commandant:

RIV, Colonel. 23 July 1930 - 31 July 2015
17068
Posted by

Lt Schoemies
on 27 January
 

Andersen, R.C. "Roy" SSA SD SM MMM JCD, Major-General:

Our top gunner!
17164
Posted by

Lt Schoemies
on 5 February
 

Pols, B.J.W. (Bernie), Commandant:

Bernie Pols passed away this afternoon (5 February 2017). Rest In Peace, my battery commander during Operation Daisy in 1981
17229
Posted by

Lt Schoemies
on 13 February

Sass, Bill, Captain:

Information sent in by his son, Billy:
17259
Posted by

Anatoliy Shklyarenko
on 17 February
 

Kurochkin, Konstantin, Colonel-General:

Small specification:General Konstantin Kurochkin was Chief Military Advisor in Angola in 1982-1985.
17263
Posted by

Lt Schoemies
on 17 February
 

Kurochkin, Konstantin, Colonel-General:

Thank you Anatoliy I have changed the 1983 to 1982
17266
Posted by

Anatoliy Shklyarenko
on 17 February
 

Gusev, Pyotr (Peter), Lieutenant-General:

1984 - 1987 Chief of the Staff Carpathian Military Command (PrikVO)
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