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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964) Series
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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.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Technical Assistance Project Files

Series consists of correspondence, monthly reports, tables, telegrams, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, memoranda, minutes, reports, journals, press clippings, maps, business cards, itineraries, and blueprints. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: agricultural advisory service; meteorology services; postal operations; telecommunications; educational services; monetary council; public finances; economic analysis; health services and training; mining and natural resources; police; public administration; public works programs; and social affairs. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief of Civilian Operations; A.C. Gilpin, Deputy Chief, Civilian Operations; M.D. Chaturvedi, Chief, FAO Mission; James R. Brooks, Deputy Chief, Civilian Operations; Godfrey K. J. Amachree, Under-Secretary in Charge of Civilian Affairs in the Congo; Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer; J.M. Correa, Chief, ICAO Mission; J.W. O'Bryne, Chief, WHO Mission; Cyrille Adoula, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo; Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary in Charge of Congo Civilian Affairs; B.F. Osorio-Tafall, Chief of Civilian Operations; and Gustav Cederwall, Controller of Public Finance. Arranged in filing number order.

Bukavu Branch Office - Cables

Series consists of incoming and outgoing cables, and code cables, administrative circulars, reports, correspondence, memoranda and message forms. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: logistics; situations reports; accommodations; flour file; movement control; air-ops; finance; political affairs; security issues; welfare issues; personnel issues; public works projects; evacuation plans; rabies epidemic; North Kivu refugee camp; violations of Rwanda's sovereignty; increase in illicit arms traffic; arbitrary arrest of ONUC personnel; provincial assembly activities; sale and purchase of UN bonds by U.S. and Swiss governments; strict control imposed on roads leaving Bukavu to prevent escape of people sought by Surete; suspension of Congo Advisory Meeting due to events of Cuban Missile Crisis; studies in an effort to integrate 40,000 Katangese Gendarmie into ANC or civilian life; employment of refugees; economic mission; and political and tribal differences in Kindu. Correspondents include F.W. Fitzgerald; Charles Brackenbury; John Grun; Sture Linner; B. Bernander; Klaas Cuperus; J. Podesta; C.A. Gaviola; Robert Gardiner; M. Khiary, S.H. Ahmed; V. Jerkovic; Robert Grindall; Nancy Gray; and Carey Seward. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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 - 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 - 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

Kamina Branch Office - Chronological

Series consists of correspondence, reports, cables, lists, translations, quarterly census returns, certificates, travel authoriztion forms, and information circulars. Subjects include personnel; visits by UN personnel; day trips for UN personnel; evacuation and replacement of UN personnel; theft from Officer's Mess; recruitment of personnel; purchase of second hand cars; custodial maintenance of Kamina base; rations for personnel; purchases from PX; procurement of coffins and gas masks; transport of food supplies; cold storage facilities and rooms; and meteorological station. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Base Administrator; C. Brackenbury, Chief, Field Administration Unit, Leopoldville; L. Bloch, Chief Administrative Officer; Maurice Gauvreau, Acting Base Administrator, Kamina Base; N. Lanser, Chief Administrative Officer; B. Kaplan, Chief of General Services, Leopoldville; C. Blom, Deputy Base Administrator; Nancy Gray, Chief of Civilian Personnel; and C.C. Von Horn, Supreme Commander, UNO in the Congo. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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