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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...

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DAILY HEADLINES

21 Sep 1956:
Capt John Inglesby, flying a newly assembled CL-13B Sabre (352), became the first South African pilot to break the sound-barrier in South Africa, at 40 000 feet (12 000 m), after taking-off from Air Force Base Waterkloof. The rest of the flight, Captains Larry Eager, Ed Pienaar and Ronnie Nienaber also climber to 40,000 feet and followed his example. Four loud bangs on that crisp Spring morning heralded a new era in military aviation in South Africa.


21 Sep 1971 :
An Impala Mk 1 (504) allocated to the Flying Training School Langebaanweg crashed in the Citrusdal area, fatally injuring CO HOM Odendaal


21 Sep 1978 :
A sergeant from 1 Reconnaissance Commando, while attached to "D" Squadron Rhodesian Special Air Service, was killed in action when he was hit in the throat by enemy rifle fire while participating in an attack on a ZANLA base in the Chimoio area of Mocambique during Operation Snoopy.


21 Sep 1983 :
A member of KOEVOET, together with a woman and her child, are murdered, placed in a hut, and the hut then burned down, by terrorists in the Kavango


21 Sep 1983:
An Angola Air force (FAPA) MiG-21R flown by Capt Chacón crashed at Luena.
War In Angola General Forums: Angolan/Cuban Air Force losses in Angola

21 Sep 1984:
Capt Guillermo Merino, flying an Angolan Air Force MiG-21 of unspecified version, was shot down and killed at Lubango.
War In Angola General Forums: Angolan/Cuban Air Force losses in Angola

21 Sep 1984 :
The prototype Dassualt Falcon 900 flew for the first time in France.


21 Sep 1987 :
C47B (6843) crashed in the Bloemfontein area.


21 Sep 1987 :
Four Buccaneers launch a series of air strikes against 47 Brigade, followed by four Mirages and later again by the four Buccaneers

 
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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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