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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

16 Aug 1960 :
A 1 Squadron, Canadair CL13B Sabre (376) written-off during accident in the Pretoria area. The pilot, 2Lt CN Venter ejected. The reported cause of the accident: flame-out due to fuel starvation, apparently the aircraft had not been refueled at Air Force Base Waterkloof.


16 Aug 1975 :
Filemon Elifas, Chief Minister of Owambo is shot dead by SWAPO insurgents


16 Aug 1975:
Under continuous attack, the UNITA-forces are driven from Lobito, Benguela, Moçamedes (Namibe) and Sá de Bandeira (Lubango)as well as to the east at Luso (Luena)


16 Aug 1983 :
The Fireforce at AFB Ondangwa is tasked to carry out at least one Butterfly operation per day within a radius of 25 km of the airfield until 26 August


16 Aug 1982 :
A rifleman from 201 Battalion (SWATF) was killed in action during a contact with PLAN insurgents in northern Owamboland.


16 Aug 1986 :
A lance corporal from 1 Special Service Battalion was killed in action after suffering shrapnel wounds during a PLAN stand-off attack on Ruacana.


16 Aug 1986 :
Ruacana is rocketed by a SWAPO team, killing one soldier and injuring four civilians


16 Aug 1986 :
Oshakati is mortared by a SWAPO team and three people are killed and ten injured at Okatena, 2 kms outside the town.


16 Aug 1986 :
Radio intercepts and visual reports from UNITA's Brigadier Renato established that the artillery bombardment rendered the airfield inoperative, and destroyed three of the six radar installations, the fuel depot and the ammunition depot, which burned for three days


16 Aug 1987 :
Deployment of the G5 battery and the anti-tank squadron is finally approved

 
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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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