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Timeline and Daily Headlines

I have tried to compile a database of daily events that were significant to the War In Angola so that they could be viewed on a daily and chronological basis. This is still very much a Work in Progress which already contains thousands of entries, but it still has a long way to go before being all-comprehensive.

As far as I can I will link entries to relevant sections or pages on the War In Angola portal for those users that would like to read a little bit more. Again, your participation and contribution to the information contained herein are invaluable and much appreciated.

I regret that I could only open up the Daily Headlines to Public (non-registered) and Registered users. Only Registered users with Credits and PREMIUM MEMBERS are able to access the functionality to view the events by selected year and month...

For more information about PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP, click here...

 

 
DAILY HEADLINES

24 Jan 1976 :
The French Premier, Jacques Chirac, denies that France had any involvement with Angola at all


24 Jan 1976 :
Battle Groups Orange and Boxer leaves for Grootfontein to release its personnel


24 Jan 1980 :
An Impala Mk II (serial 1056), piloted by Captain Leon Burger, was tasked to conduct a tactical Armed Reconnaissance (ARMRECCE) sortie in Southern Angola. During the mission, enemy forces launched a SA-7 (NATO Code Name: "GRAIL") shoulder launched infra-red surface to air missile at the aircraft. The missile struck the aircraft, and in the process when it detonated, the entire ventral fin of the aircraft was lost. Captain Burger continued to fly the aircraft to Air Force Base Ondangwa, and arrived overhead the airfield at night, he was then ordered to eject, rather than risk landing the Impala at an operational base, where a large number of aircraft were parked, in which the Impala might have crashed on landing, by loosing all directional control once on the runway.


24 Jan 1980 :
An Impala MkII is struck by a SA-7 missile while on a reconnaissance mission near Anhanca in Angola, but manages to fly back to AFB Ondangwa where the pilot is ordered to eject rather than risk the other planes upon landing


24 Jan 1985 :
A rifleman from 202 Battalion SWATF was killed in action during a contact with SWAPO/PLAN Insurgents


24 Jan 1987 :
A SWAPO member captured in the Kavango confirms the existence of a base west of Cassinga, as well as the Cassumbi base

 
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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

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