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The Air Attack on Calueque, 27 June 1988

Extract taken with the author's permission from: “War In Angola - The Final South African Phase“, by Helmoed-Römer Heitman (See Bibliography) For the Background and the Run-up to Intervention, get the book! *


At 13h55 on 27 June, a patrol from 102 Battalion in the hills above Ruacana reported that four MiG-23s had just flown over them heading south-east. At 13h57 more were reported flying from Ruacana towards Calueque. Hougaard was in his tactical headquarters at the time. He sent out a quick warning over the radio and ran outside in time to see the MiGs fly along the river and bank as they lined up for their attack. Then he heard the bombs and saw the smoke and dust of the explosions. Four of the MiGs dropped three bombs each while the other four covered them.

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Battle Roll of Honour (A Work In Progress - please send more information)
YearForce NumberName and RankDate of DeathUnitService
198885434181BGEls A.S.J., Rfn1988/06/278 South African Infantry BattalionSouth African Army
198884432756BGErasmus E., Tpr1988/06/2710 Armoured Car Squadron; 2 Special Service BattalionSouth African Army
198884481994BGHolder J.R.G., L/Cpl1988/06/278 South African Infantry BattalionSouth African Medical Service
198884247501BGKoorts E.P., Cpl1988/06/278 South African Infantry BattalionSouth African Army
198884458074BGMarx P.R., Rfn1988/06/278 South African Infantry BattalionSouth African Army
198884448141BGRudman T.B., Rfn1988/06/278 South African Infantry BattalionSouth African Army
1988.Savinga J., Rfn1988/06/27101 BattalionSouth West African Territory Force
198884246024BGScott G., Tpr1988/06/2710 Armoured Car Squadron; 2 Special Service BattalionSouth African Army
1988.Semba G.K., Rfn1988/06/27101 BattalionSouth West African Territory Force
198880468341BGTucker N., Lt1988/06/278 South African Infantry BattalionSouth African Army
198884382407BGVan Heerden M.J., Rfn1988/06/278 South African Infantry BattalionSouth African Army
198884450683BGVan Wyk W.A., L/Cpl1988/06/2710 Armoured Car Squadron; 2 Special Service BattalionSouth African Army
198884241694BGVenter J.M.S., Rfn1988/06/278 South African Infantry BattalionSouth African Army

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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