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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964) Series
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Force Commander - Logistics Branch, Engineering Section, Pakistan Group - Registry

Series consists of cables, letters, lists, and reports. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: traffic accidents; vehicle repair; and vehicle inspection. Correspondents include Lieutenant Colonel E. Lund, Senior Staff Officer, EME; Colonel D.S. Sidhu, Chief Logistics Officer; Major N.C. Sinha, Senior Supply and Transport Officer; Lieutenant Colonel D.K.N. Soni, Senior Supply and Transport Officer; Major H. J. Nelson; and Captain Mohammed Taj, Pakistan Contingent.

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.

Force Commander - Headquarters Katanga Area, Military Information Branch - Non-Registry

Series consists of cables, strength and locations statements, leaflets, medical bulletins, newspaper clippings, photographs, handwritten notes, letters, maps, minutes of conferences, intelligence reports, military activity reports, and situation reports. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: check post procedure; repatriation of Ethiopians; Operation 'Bingo'; repatriation based on medical grounds; instructions for representatives of mixed commission of ONUC, ANC, and gendarmerie; requests for immigration to Ethiopia; troop movements of opposing forces; and movement of ONUC military personnel. Correspondents include Lieutenant Colonel Michael Tadesse, Mixed Commission of ONUC, ANC, Gendarmerie; General Abebe Teferi, Commander of ONUC forces, Katanga; Lieutenant Colonel V. Tham, Commanding Officer, Sector Kamina; J.C. Amisi, Mayor, Jadotville; Captain J.G. O'Shea, Military Information Officer; and Commandant J. Ryan, Chief Military Information Officer, Sector 'B', Elisabethville. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.7.2.1

Force Commander - Air Division, Engineering - Non-Registry

Series consists of charts, drafts, lists, cables, handwritten notes, code cables, letters, maps, forms, illustrations, memoranda, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, minutes of meetings, freight cargo waybills, proceedings of courts of inquiry, proceedings of boards of inquiry, and aircraft flight reports. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: helicopter accidents; airplane accidents; flight safety; theft of vehicles; salvage of parts from ruined aircraft; forced landings; rescue missions; administrative duties of officers; abandonment of helicopters; repatriation of UN staff; replacement of staff; and boards and courts of inquiry. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; C.G.W. Chapman, Air Commander; Lieutenant Colonel G. Annerlov, Chief Air Engineering Officer; General Kebbede Guebre, Force Commander; Major General Chr. R. Kaldager, Air Commander; Major General John Ryg, Air Commander; Lieutenant Colonel O. Unhamer, Chief Air Engineering Officer; Brian Urquhart; Wing Commander G.G. Wright, Chief Air Transport Officer; J.C. Varma, Air Commander; Lieutenant Colonel A. Holm-Johnsen, Chief Air Engineering Officer; Lieutenant Colonel Y. Allers Nilssen, Chief Air Engineering Officer; H.A. Morrison, Air Commander; Lieutenant Colonel M.M. Siedl, Base Commander, UNATB, N'Djili; and Colonel T. Testerini, Base Commander, UNATB, N'Djili. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.8.2.1

Force Commander - Air Division, Air Intelligence - Registry

Series consists of cables, code cables, letters, memoranda, charts, drafts, translations, lists, news summaries, interview transcriptions, maps, minutes of conferences, photographs, newspaper clippings, press statements, reports, handwritten notes, and radar reports. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: air activities; transportation; power lines; roads; bridges; railroads; ANC; gathering of air intelligence; airfields in Ruanda-Urundi and Angola; foreign aircraft in Katanga; non-UN aircraft in the Congo; mercenaries; debriefing of pilots; Katangese gendarmerie; and anti-aircraft fire. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; Major General Chr. R. Kaldager, Air Commander; J.C. Varma, Air Commander; Lieutenant Colonel P.B.O. Reuterswaerd, Chief of Military Information; Major General Diwan Prem Chand, General Officer Commanding, Headquarters Katanga Area; Lieutenant Colonel G. Samuelson, Chief of Military Information; Lieutenant Colonel Niles Borchgrevink, Chief of Military Information; Captain E. Borg, Military Information Officer, Headquarters Katanga Area; Robert K. A. Gardiner, Officer in Charge; General Kebbede Guebre, Force Commander; Major O.R. Monette, Acting Chief of Military Information; Commander M.I. O'Farrell, Chief of Military Information, Headquarters Katanga Area; and Wing Commander Kanvar Singh, Chief Fighter Operations Officer. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.8.4.0

Force Commander - Air Division, C-47 Squadron - Registry

Series consists of administrative circulars, base orders, agendas, cables, code cables, photographs, charts, lists, freight manifests, job descriptions, handwritten notes, letters, memoranda, maps, forms, illustrations, minutes of conferences, reports, routine orders, and rosters. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: flight training; fuel supply; boards of inquiry; flight operations; aircraft accidents; navigational equipment; weather forecasts; charter airlines; movement of personnel; airlifts; control tower operations; flight procedures; and aircraft maintenance. Correspondents include Major General Chr. R. Kaldager, Air Commander; Lieutenant Colonel A. Pappalardo, Base Commander, UNATB; Colonel T. Testerini, Base Commander, UNATB, N'Djili; Lieutenant Colonel Mauricio Martin Siedl, Commanding Officer, C-47 Squadron; Colonel L. Nimis, Base Commander, UNATB, N'Djili; Colonel G. Conti, Base Commander, UNATB, N'Djili; Wing Commander W.F. Wiltshire, Chief Air Transport Officer; Wing Commander K.L. Suri, Base Commander, UNATB, N'Djili; Wing Commander K.L. Suri, Commanding Officer, C-47 Squadron; Major Joel Rocio, Commanding Officer, C-47 Squadron; Lieutenant Colonel Adolfo Horacio Gonzalez Alberracin, Commanding Officer, C-47 Squadron; Wing Commander Gurbaksh Singh, Commanding Officer, C-47 Squadron; Lieutenant Colonel F. Bacha, Commanding Officer, C-47 Squadron; and Major Helio C. Campos, Commanding Officer, C-47 Squadron. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.8.7.0

Force Commander - Air Division, Operations - Registry

Series consists of appendices, cables, code cables, forms, memoranda, handwritten notes, letters, maps, minutes of conferences, reports, translations, drafts, information circulars, lists, news summaries, teleprinter printouts, brochures, field administration bulletins, division orders, newsletters, ONUC leave application forms, graphs, cargo manifests, and examinations. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: airlifts of personnel, equipment and supplies; debriefing of pilots; costs for airlift operations; air staff instructions; Congo phase-out/Sabena airlift; standing instructions; policy and correspondence with commercial airliners regarding contracts; agreements with chartered airliners; reports on troop strength, discrepancies, inspections, incidents, travel, aircraft status, and progress; movement control of troops, supplies and equipment; air missions; requests for supplies, equipment and personnel; air traffic control policy; and flying orders for UN air force. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; Dayal, Supreme Commander; Robert K. A. Gardiner, Officer in Charge; General Kebbede Guebre, Force Commander; General Chr. R. Kaldager, Force Commander; General Sean MacEoin, Force Commander; W.K. Carr, Group Captain, Air Commander; and J.C. McCarthy, Wing Commander, Chief Air Transport Officer. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.8.1.0

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

Series consists of correspondence, cables, memoranda, lists, routing slips, minutes of meetings, job descriptions, handwritten documents, resumes, tables, travel authorization forms, accident reports, registers of death, standing orders, information circulars, terms of reference, press statements, diagrams, map overlays, translations, certificates, and forms. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: administration; accidents; incidents; manning tables; duties; privileges; translation services; treatment of ONUC personnel by military police; taxation; thefts; appointments; missing personnel; salaries; local recruitment of staff; insurance; and medical issues. Correspondents include Carey Seward, Acting Director, Office of General Services; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC; Nancy A. Gray, Chief of Civilian Operations; Remy Gorge, Principle Legal Advisor and Political Advisor; U. Thant, Secretary-General; Maurice Gauvreau, Chief of Personnel; H. Pichler, Administrative Officer, Congo Fund; A.C. Gilpin, Deputy-Chief, Civilian Operations; and Jacques Schoellkopf, Chief of Civilian Personnel. Arranged in filing number order.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Registry - Political and Security

Series consists of correspondence, cables, laws, routing slips, memoranda, declarations, forms, mandates, agreements, drafts, press statements, handwritten documents, translations, invitations, receipts, statements, lists, postcards, annexes, monthly reports, administrative circulars, press clippings, programs, situation reports, maps, and speeches. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: maintaining peace and security; Liaisons with countries that are a part of the UN; work with local goverments; death of Mr. Lumumba; requests for UN Asylum; evacuation of refugees; arrests; military armed attacks; assassinations; activities of fact-finding commission; hydro-electricity; labour issues; relief projects; sabotage; tribal clashes; and constitution of Congo. Correspondents include C. Adoula, Prime Minister, Republic of the Congo; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; Ramon Prieto, Legal Advisor; D.B.H. Vickers, Special Legal Counsel; U. Thant, Secretary-General; Jacques Poujoulat, Chief, Civilian Affairs; Z. Marcella, Legal Advisor, ONUC; S. Linner, Chief, Civilian Operations; and A.C. Gilpin, Deputy-Chief, Civilian Operations, ONUC. Arranged in filing number order.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Registry - Public Information

Series consists of correspondence, statements, reports, minutes of meetings, cables, code cables, draft reports, contracts, translations, surveys, handwritten notes, aide-memoires, press releases, press conference materials, press clipplings, publications, speeches, interviews, radio programmes, and maps. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: radio equipment problems; dissemination of information to the public; visual matarials generated for release to the public; relations with radio network stations and organizations; UN Day; and public relations activities. Correspondents include: Ralphe J. Bunche, Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs; M.P. Chevalier, Chef de l'OPI; Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC, Leopoldville; Subhash C. Rashi, Acting Administrative Officer; and Konstantine Smirnov, Deputy-Director, Exernal Relations Division, Office of Public Relations. Arranged in filing number order.

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