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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.

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DAILY HEADLINES

25 Nov 1958 :
A North American Harvard (7636) crashed after suffering an engine failure during landing.


25 Nov 1971 :
A Westland Wasp HAS Mk 1 (83) of 22 Flight crashed in the area of Luanda (Angola). The following persons were fatally injured: Capt C.J. Tiedt, Sgt J.G. Blom, Cpl J. Stark and Cpl J. van Rensburg.


25 Nov 1975 :
Two members from 11 Squadron and one from 8 SAI were Reported Missing during Operation Savannah when their Cessna 185D, Serial Number 739 took off from Cela airfield in central Angola to carry out a visual reconnaissance over the Massaba River area. The aircraft disappeared without trace and was presumed to have been shot down over or near the town of Ebo in central Angola. Their mortal remains were repatriated back to South Africa nearly 31 years later, on Tuesday 11 July 2006.


25 Nov 1975 :
The South African 5.5inch guns do a final stand-off bombardment on Barra do Dande (at the estuary of the Dande river), and was surprised when FAPLA also bombards the place with rocket launchers. The guns were taken back to Ambritz.


25 Nov 1975 :
The Task Force HQ was notified that it was impossible to recover Tpr Lombaard's body from the battlefield.


25 Nov 1975 :
8 Squadron became the first Air Force squadron to be equipped with the new Impala Mk II.


25 Nov 1975 :
The MPLA's counter-offensive, backed by a Soviet airlift and Cuban 'advisers', halted the UNITA advance.


25 Nov 1979 :
A rifleman from 2 South African Infantry Battalion was killed in action during a contact with SWAPO/PLAN insurgents in northern Owamboland.


25 Nov 1982 :
A special constable from the South West Africa Police Counter-Insurgency Wing: Ops-K Division (KOEVOET) was killed in action during a contact with SWAPO/PLAN insurgents in northern Owamboland.


25 Nov 1983 :
"Gharra", the codename for the remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), was deployed at Xangongo, aimed at monitoring the Cahama area for Operation Fox.


25 Nov 1983 :
The first combat deployment of a Gharra Unmanned Aerial Vehicle took place, to conduct a mission to locate a SA-8 missile system in the Cahama area, with the aim of `capturing' the SA-8 for technical intelligence evaluation purposes.


25 Nov 1985 :
An "Aeroflot" Antonov AN-12 cargo airplane in route from Cuito Cuanavale to Luanda was shot down and crashed approximately 43 km of Menongue, the provincial center of the Cuando Cubango province, Angola.


25 Nov 1985 :
An Antonov AN-26 aircraft (unknown registration number) of the Angolan Air Force, Forca Aérea Popular de Angola (FAPA), crashed near Luassingua in Angola, killing all 22 passengers on board.


25 Nov 1987 :
A trooper from 32 Battalion was killed in action during a contact with enemy forces in south-eastern Angola.


25 Nov 1994 :
A Mil Mi-17 helicopter (registration number H584) of the Angolan Air Force, Forca Aérea Popular de Angola (FAPA), crashed near Cuito in Angola, killing all 22 passengers on board.


25 Nov 1997 :
1 Squadron operating Mirage F1AZs (Air Force Base Hoedspruit) was disbanded.

 
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