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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964) Series
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Albertville Branch Office - Chronological Reference

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, cables, and circulars. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: termination of contracts; housing; stolen furniture; construction of latrines; office space; accidents; officers mess; problems with Indian Brigade; utilities; PX; salaries; theft; refrigerators; ancillary services; and missing persons. Correspondents include R. Magloire, Finance Officer; David Renwick, Accomodations Officer; Captain K.K. Puri, Indian Brigade; G.R. Tomalin, Chief Security Officer; R. Bonner, Administrative Officer; R.E. Grindall, Chief Accomodations Officer; Samuel Last, Labour Supervisor; Nils Gussing, Chief Coordinator, Refugee Camp; G. Reinle, Inventory Controller; L. Weisberg, Chief PX Officer; and J.H. Amonoo, Acting Deputy Civilian Officer. Arranged chronologically.

Bukavu Branch Office - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, cables, maps, reports, budgets, memoranda, charts, handwritten documents, curriculum vitea, and bulletins. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: personnel; travel of UN personnel; missing medicine for Ruandan refugees; theft; food supplies; tea plantations; refugees; and hospital supplies. Correspondents include C.A. Gaviola, Chief of the Civil Mission; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; M. Khiary, Officer-in-Charge; A. Gilpin, Deputy Chief of Civilian Operations; J. Azzam, Chief, Administrative Services; F. Sanz Sancho, Chief Engineer of Public Works; A.N. Nachaat, Chief, Administrative Services; and A.E. Larcher, Chief of Public Works Section. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Katanga Government Security Administration - Investigations - Identification Cards

Series consists of index cards with information regarding individuals, both nationals and foreign nationals. Arranged alphabetically by name.

Restrictions: Series contains sensitive personal information. Please consult an archivist for access details.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Katanga

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, bulletins, photographs, newsclippings, handwritten notes, administrative circulars, maps, magazines, brochures, contracts, messages, personal identification materials, date books, business cards, receipts, lists, transcripts, questionaires, and unopened mail. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: instructions to maintain or establish public order; tribal conflicts; military movements; propaganda; information on various political parties; individuals suspected of communist activities; prisioners; investigations; UN personnel; mercenaries; and amateur radio. Correspondents include Mr. Rosio, Consul de Suede; A. de Ryckman de Batz, Vice-Consul de Suede; U. Thant, Secretary-General; Paul Kazembe, Le Commissaire Principal; Dr. Sture Linner, Officer-in-Charge; N. Kanakaratne, Legal Advisor; G. Munongo, Minister of the Interior. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Non-Registry

Series consists of a wide variety of non-registry files, including political matters, reports and correspondences, political situation files, telex conversations and cables, personal papers, Civilian and Technical Operations files, Technical Assistance files, Congo Fund files, Conferences and meetings, visits and inspections by UN officials, military matters (extensive), structure and functioning of the Congolese Government files, Armee Nationale Congolaise files, weekly situation reports, mercenaries files, foreign nationals and undesirable persons files, refugees, prisoners, and requests for UN protection files. Types of records are correspondence, cables, code cables, newspaper clippings, progress reports, speeches, minutes of meetings, handwritten documents, aides-memoires, forms, press releases, memorandas, summary records, telegrams, maps, and notes verbale. Correspondents include: Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer; R. Gorge, Principal Legal Advisor and Political Advisor; Dag Hammarskold, Secretary-General; Mr. Gardiner; Philippe de Seynes, Under-Secretary for Economics and Social Affairs; Andrew Cordier, Special Representative of the Secretary-General; E.W. Mathu, Chief, UN Representative in Elisabethville; B.F. Osorio-Tafall, Chief of Civilian Operations; Ralph Bunch, Under-Secretary; Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge; and S. Linner, Acting Special Representative, ONUC, Leopoldville. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Restrictions: Series contains sensitive personal information. Please consult the archivist for access details.

Force Commander - Headquarters in Leopoldville, Air Division - Non-Registry

Series consists of diagrams, handwritten notes, maps, illustrations, handbooks, memoranda, monthly reports, incident reports, log book, nominal list, end of tour report, monthly progress reports, graphs, organizational charts, war diary, routine orders, and base orders. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: organizational orders for UNOC Air Transport at various air bases; establishment of UN Air Transport Force in the Congo; ceremony for presentation of Congo medal and change of command from Lieutenant Colonel A. Pappalardo to Colonel L. Nimis at Leopoldville; instructions for Argentine Air Force; logistics; air staff instructions; search and rescue procedures; standard operating procedure for C-119 aircraft; flight schedules; and maintenance schedules. Correspondents include General Carl Carlson Van Horn, Supreme Force Commander; Brigadier General I.J. Rikhye; A.J. Mackie, Wing Commander, Chief Air Operations Officer; J.C. McCarthy, Wing Commander for Air Commander; Jesus Orlando Cappellini, Vice Commander, Chief of the Argentina Delegation in the Congo; and F.S. Carpenter Air Commander, Air Officer Commanding, RCAF Air Transport Command. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.8.0.1

Force Commander - Air Division, Fighter Operations - Registry

Series consists of appendices, cables, code cables, press statements, situation reports, diagrams, handwritten notes, maps, mission orders, squadron orders, graphs, duty rosters, nominal rolls, indexes, minutes of conferences, reports, routine orders, base orders, and drafts. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: prevention of civil war; photo reconnaissance; training pilots; objectives of ONUC; offensive air support; SARAH equipment for search and rescue missions; repatriation of ACT; reconnaissance by jet fighters; food supply; standard operating procedure for search and rescue missions; flight schedules; flying restrictions/safety; logistics and logistic requirements; and reports on missions, troop positions, UN operations, photo interpretation, daily debriefing, and radar. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; General Kebbede Guebre, Force Commander; General Chr. R. Kaldager, Force Commander; and Major General G.L. Yacob, Deputy Force Commander. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.8.3.0

Force Commander - Air Division, Air Transport Base N'Djili - Chronological

Series consists of appendices, cables, handwritten notes, information circulars, memoranda, monthly reports, receipts, rosters, letters, maps, movement orders, reports, routine orders, telephone list, job description forms, nominal rolls, invoices, radio messages, mission order forms, job description forms, applications for employment, and death certificates. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: complaints; letters of commendation; accident reports; use of offensive weapons; promotions; reduction of personnel; security and defense; salaries; payment of service allowance; nominal lists of recipients of UN medal for service in Congo; personnel movements; discipline of Congolese workers; theft reports; locally recruited staff; court inquiries; staff appointments; casualty reports; periodic reports of staff performance; repatriation of military personnel; emergency plans; and change of command. Correspondents include Colonel L. Nimis, Base Commander, UN Air Transport Base; Major R. Johnson, Base Administrative Officer, UN Air Transport Base, N'Djili; and Lieutenant Colonel A. Pappalardo, Base Commander, UN Air Transport Base. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.8.6.2.1

Force Commander - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, handwritten documents, administrative circulars, itineraries, agendas, forms, invoices, minutes of conferences, brochures, reports, aide-memoires, Congo medals designs, maps, diagrams, memoranda, business cards, resolutions, notes-verbale, photographs, and agreements. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: visits to the Congo by VIP's; phasing out of UN troops; resolution of Unity in the Congo; escape and capture of mercenaries; transfer of prisoners; organization of hospitals; detainment and abuse of UN personnel by ANC; situation in Katanga; mining in the Congo; security; personnel; Congolese Parliament; Congolese Government; incidents; and the railway system. Correspondents include Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge; Andrew Cordier, Special Representative of the Secretary-General; Ben Twigt, Chief Administrative Officer; U. Thant, Secretary-General; Major General Charles R. Kaldager, ONUC Force Commander, UN Headquarters, New York; S. Habib-Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Ralph J. Bunche, Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs; R. Gardiner, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC; C.C. Von Horn, Supreme Commander; Sture Linner, Chief of Civilian Operations; and Major General I.J. Rikhye, Military Advisor to the Secretary-General. NOTE: Expunge sensitive/personal information (e.g. medical information, national identity and passport information) before releasing records for access. Arranged in filing number order.

Kitona Branch Office - Chronological Reference

Series consists of correspondence, lists, memoranda, translations, and reports. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: transport of UN personnel; accidents; power supplies for Kitona base; recruitment of local civilians; gasoline supplies; seizure of vehicles by ANC; improvement of laundry complex; road maintenance; personnel attendence and leave information; visits to Kitona base by dignitaries; thefts of personal materials and stolen vehicles; security procedures for UN personnel; and water supply and maintenance. Correspondents include R. Polgar, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; W. Schmid, Acting Base Administrator, Kitona; William E. Rose, Administrative Assistant, ONUC; Amal Nachaat, Administrative Officer; Mr. Leckie, Chief Finance Officer, ONUC, Leopoldville; Col. Solihim, Base Commander, Kitona; Mr. Patti, Finance Officer; Mr. Abbas, Acting Special Representative of the Secretary General; G. Mollet, Base Administrator, Kitona; C. Brackenbury, Chief, Field Administration Unit; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; and C. Blom, Base Administrator, Kitona. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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