Series S-0822 - Force Commander - Headquarters Katanga Area, Military Operations Branch - Registry

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Force Commander - Headquarters Katanga Area, Military Operations Branch - Registry


  • 1961 - 1964 (Creation)

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Size/Number of Items/Parts: 7.5 linear ft. of textual records, No. of Boxes: 15

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Series consists of code cables, interview transcriptions, newspaper clippings, photographs, rosters, situation reports, diagrams, job descriptions, maps, minutes of conferences, movement orders, routine orders, translations, base orders, cartoons, lists, and resumes. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: the killing of Major Ajeet Singh and ensuing investigation; the downing of a UN plane on 20/09/1962; bombing of Kabolo by Katangese on 12/10/1962; attempts to unify North and South Katanga; clearance of mines in Kasenga; judgement on assassination of Irish soldiers in North Katanga; use of Red Cross symbol on military vehicles; Marathor mission including the Battle of Jadotville, 13/09/1961/ - 17/09/1961; mercenaries and other foreign involvement; speech made by Moise Tshombe re the involvement of the UN; agreement between the UN and Republic of the Congo; Operation Rum Punch; death of Mr. Olivet, Red Cross delegate; a statement by Prime Minister Adoula on Tshombe's scorched earth policy; casualties; troop movements; reconnaissance missions; integration of UN, gendarmerie, and ANC military personnel; and debriefing of pilots after reconnaissance missions. Correspondents include Robert K.A. Gardiner, Officer in Charge; Mr. Khiary, Chief of Civilian Operations; Major General Joseph D. Mobutu, Commander in Chief, ANC; Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga; Prime Minister Adoula; General Abebe, Commander of UN Forces, South Katanga; J. Ileo, Minister of State, Charge des Affaires Katangese; Brigadier Inderjit Rikhye, Military Adviser to Secretary-General; Jose Rolz-Bennett Norouha, Chief UN Representative ONUC, Elisabethville; E. Kimba, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Grand Chief Kasongo Niembo, Minister of State; and Major General D. Prem Chand, GOC, Katanga Area, Elisabethville. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
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