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Force Commander - Headquarters Katanga Area, Air Base Operations - Cables

Series consists of cables, handwritten notes, lists, and routine orders. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: movement of civilian and military personnel; movement of equipment; inspection and servicing of equipment; repatriation; flight schedules; and base operations. Correspondents include Major Odd Christiansen, Air Base Commander, Elisabethville; and Major General John Ryg, Air Commander. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.7.5.2.0

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, 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, Engineering - Registry

Series consists of blueprints, cables, code cables, contracts, handwritten notes, letters, memoranda, lists, minutes of meetings, information circulars, maps, monthly reports, and translations. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: repair and maintenance of aircraft; procurement of aircraft; charter airlines; airlifts; audits; air personnel; technical instructions; fuel pumps; fuel supplies; movement of aircraft; equipment; and Katangese aircraft in UN custody. Correspondents include: Colonel W.K. Carr, Group Captain, Air Commander; Lieutenant Colonel G. Annerlov, Chief Air Engineering Officer; R. Bernard, Chief Procurement Officer; Captain U.C. de Oliveira, Air Logistics Officer; C.G.W. Chapman, Air Commander; General Kebbede Guebre, Force Commander; Lieutenant Colonel Rolf Jonsberg, Chief Air Engineering Officer; Major General Chr. R. Kaldager, 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; Major General John Ryg, Air Commander; Ben T. Twigt, Chief Administrative Officer; Lieutenant Colonel O. Unhamer, Chief Air Engineering Officer; Colonel A. Pasquali, Base Commander, UNATB, N'Djili; J.C. Varma, Air Commander; and Wing Commander G.G. Wright, 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 / 1.6.5.8.2.0

Force Commander - Air Division, Headquarters in Leopoldville - Chronological

Series consists of administrative circulars, cables, code cables, memoranda, letters, drafts, lists, summaries of major events, handwritten notes, reports, and translations. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: compassionate leave; postal service; airlifts; inspection of aircraft; landing fees; general policies; administrative matters; need for aircraft; troop movement; charter aircraft flights; UN Air Transport Force; supplies; violations of air traffic regulations; Kamina Base; fuel; problems with aircraft; and equipment needs. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; Colonel W.K. Carr, Group Captain, Air Commander; C.G.W. Chapman, Air Commander; Major General Chr. R. Kaldager, Air Commander; Lieutenant Colonel Helio Keller, Chief Air Administrative Officer; General Sean MacEoin, Force Commander; Major General John Ryg, Air Commander; Wing Commander W.F. Wiltshire, Chief Air Transport Officer; Wing Commander G.G. Wright, Chief Air Transport Officer; Ben T. Twigt, Chief Administrative Officer; H.A. Morrison, Air Commander; Lieutenant Colonel Rolf Jonsberg, Chief Air Engineering Officer; and Lieutenant Colonel O. Unhamer, Chief Air Engineering Officer. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.8.0.2.1

Force Commander - Headquarters in Leopoldville, Air Division - Registry

Series consists of administrative circulars, agendas, base orders, drafts, cables, code cables, forms, illustrations, diagrams, handwritten notes, lists, press releases, letters, memoranda, maps, minutes of conferences, inventories, reports, routine orders, nominal rolls, translations, rosters, tables, receipts, standing orders, operation orders, and progress reports. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: placement of air transport bases; requests for supplies and staff; air staff organization; types of aircraft needed; police services; budgets; transport priority board; staff reduction; civilian personnel; engineering of aircraft; Congolese Air Force; inspection of aircraft; United States Air Force Airlift; officer's duties; helicopters; repatriation; discipline of personnel; accidents; refugees; safety issues; boards of inquiry; badges of rank; commercial air travel; UNATB at N'Djili; administrative affairs; movement control; and incidents involving UN aircraft. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; C.G.W. Chapman, Air Commander; General Kebbede Guebre, Force Commander; Colonel J. Guha, Chief of Staff; General Chr. R. Kaldager, Force Commander; Major General Chr. R. Kaldager, Air Commander; Lieutenant Colonel Helio Keller, Chief Air Administrative Officer; General Sean MacEoin, Force Commander; Lieutenant Colonel N. N. Madan, Chief Logistics Officer; Brigadier B.A.O. Ogundipe, Chief of Staff; Major General John Ryg, Air Commander; Lieutenant Colonel G. Samuelson, Chief of Military Information; Ben T. Twigt, Chief Administrative Officer; General Carl Carlson Van Horn, Supreme Force Commander; Lieutenant Colonel A. Pappalardo, Base Commander, UNATB; Colonel W.K. Carr, Group Captain, Air Commander; John A. Olver, Chief Administrative Officer; J.C. Varma, Air Commander; Wing Commander G.G. Wright, Chief Air Transport Officer; Wing Commander W.F. Wiltshire, Chief Air Transport Officer; Colonel T. Testerini, Base Commander, UNATB, N'Djili; Captain I. Opdahl, Base Personnel Officer, UNATB, N'Djili; and Squadron Leader H.S. Chawla, Air Administrative Officer. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.8.0.0

Force Commander - Headquarters Katanga Area, Air Base Operations - Non-Registry

Series consists of code cables, illustrations, memoranda, diagrams, handwritten notes, inventories, letters, maps, situation reports, list of supplies, job descriptions, administrative circulars, and base orders. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: recipients of awarded medals; flying orders for the ONUC Air Force; looting; air reconnaissance missions, targets, dates, times and remarks; fighter operations around Kamina base; responsibilities for fighter operations staff; directions, diagrams, and charts for SARAH transmitter used in search and rescue missions. Correspondents include General Sean MacEoin, Force Commander; Major John O. Spiel, Air Base Commander; Captain Gerardo C. Protacio, PAF Intelligence Officer; and Captain L. Wanrud, Chief of Military Operations. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.7.5.1

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 - Headquarters Katanga Area, Military Operations Branch - Registry

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.
DAG 13/1.6.5.7.1.0

Force Commander - Headquarters Katanga Area, Administration - Non-Registry

Series consists of situation reports, letters, rosters, base orders, job descriptions, cables, routine orders, lists, and drafts. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: classification of prisoners; integration of UN, ANC, and gendarmerie forces; logistics; incidents involving military police; standing operation procedure for military police; movement of personnel; and requests for supplies. Correspondents include Major F.A. Manning, Chief Logistic Officer; Captain Ghulam Hussain, Chief Log Officer, and Major Hubert. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.7.0.1

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