Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 09 Sep 2012 03:24

Angola 1976:
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The white mercenary walking in the front seems to be the same man than the one at wheel in the previous photo. Observe the faces: Col. Callan shouting from behind, the white mercenary with round hat seems to be afraid where to step (mines?) and the black soldier thinking: "you white cowards, I go first" :lol:
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Source: 1st and 3rd: Soldier of Fortune magazine, january 78
2nd: Mercenary wars and Soldiers of fortune
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 13 Oct 2012 20:01

Congo conflicts in colours:
The road to Albertville, 1964
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Pweto, Katanga, 1961. 4 cdo rest after a heavy night...in the bar
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Mike Hoare, right with his second in command, Alistair Wicks, at Shinkolobwe, Katanga, 1961
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Source: Soldier of fortune magazine, November 1985
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 29 Dec 2012 04:25

Hi,
Many portugues ex-colonial soldiers stayed in Angola and became mercenaries working for UNITA or FNLA. This guy should have been in FNLA files, but he looks more Cuban to me.
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Portugues mercenary in UNITA:
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Back to Biafre: Curious photo: 2 mercenaries from Rolf Steiner´s commando (note the sleeve badge of the rising sun) and a young biafran waitress.
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Sources: 1st Soldier of fortune magazine, June 1979. 2nd Militaryphotos.net. 3rd romanocagnoni.com
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 21 Mar 2013 04:47

Simba uprising, 1964-65
Lieutnant Fernando Calistrat from Romania. Curious, Also note the first class iron cross.
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Mercenary Gerry Moggach from Scotland.
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Lieutenant Roy Larsen from Sweden. I wonder what commando and what could like the beret insignia.
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 21 Mar 2013 04:56

Major Ian Gordon and Sergeant Major Jack Carton-Barb
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Captain Siegfried Muller alias Congo Muller
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in colours
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Source: the first five: dijitalmaj.com
last: Afripics.com
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 28 Apr 2013 19:29

Daniel Francisco Roxo (the white devil of Niassa), a legend full of facts and fiction. Roxo was born in 1933 in northeast Portugal. He emigrated to Mozambique in the early ´50s and worked there first as a civil servant. Later he became a big game hunter in Niassa Province. in ´60s his aims started to fight against FRELIMO (a communist-supplied) which was starting to destroy his way of life. Roxo offred his services to the Portuguese army, first as tracker, then as leader of an irregular band of 90. Hr was the only white man in the unit. His own autonomous unit was called the coluna infernal (column from hell). His unit is claimed to kill more FRELIMO members than the whole Portuguese army. He died stepping on landmine few months after when Mozambique got it independence 1976.
Roxo was not exactly a mercenary, because he didn´t fight for money, but more like a soldier of fortune. A portuguese Rolf Steiner.
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Source: Soldier of Fortune magazine, october 1979
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Source:laultimaguerra.wordpress.com
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Source: comandosdeaveiro.blogspot.com
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 28 Apr 2013 19:58

Jorge Jardim, a wealthy business, who had comercial interest in Mozambique organized a group of 1000 mercenaries together his daughter Carmo, a qualified parachutist. Here a photo of her together with black members of Portugues parachute unit. Unluckily the text doesn´t mention the year.
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Source: historyreveales.eu
Back to Angola: Mercenaries reprensented all nationalities: American, Hungarian, British, Argentine and Portuguese. This Portugues marine-turned mercenary was attached to an FNLA squadron on Nova Lisboa.
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Source: Soldier of Fortune magazine, february 1986
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 23 Jun 2013 20:32

Vehicles:
White mercs helping keep the Congo´s tenuous peace. Despite cries to make the Congo independent. Its political immaturoty plunged it into civil war. Note that the twin-mounted FN MAGs have anti-aircraft as well as direct fire sights.
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Source: Soldier of Fortune magazine, August 1985
Col. Hoare, center with binoculars, gives his point men final orders for the dash into Baraka, Congo, in 1965
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With only 48 hours of preparation, Hoare´s 5th Commando mine-proofed this truck on the front with leaf springs from a vehichle and 3/8 inch steel plate and concrete to protect the sides.
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Source SOF magazine November 1985
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 23 Jun 2013 20:46

Members of 5th Commando relax by an M8 armored car shortly after capturing Watsa,
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Source; SOF magazine, Summer 1975
ANGOLA:
This improvised armored car was used by white mercenaries fighting with FNLA/UNITA forces during the battle of Serpa Pinto in Southern Angola.
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Source: SOF magazine, Spring 1976
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 03 Aug 2013 02:41

Back to Biafra:An idealized photo of Flemish Marc Goosens
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Rolf Steiner
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Source; chamin-de-memoire-parachutistes.org
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 03 Aug 2013 02:51

Not necesariy used by white mercenaries, but still interesting; an armored vehicle
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Source; Images of Biafra, Land of the rising Sun
A wounded man (Italian?)
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Source: trelaonline.it
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 25 Nov 2013 03:56

Katanga: Source: DFI, Indian Defence Forum.
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Congo, Uniform insignias, Source: capetown.olx.co.za
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 25 Nov 2013 04:01

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by bronk7 » 09 Dec 2013 13:26

thanks very much for photos...I used to read SOF in the late 70's...very interesting military stories.....wasn't there an American that got killed joining some mercs from an ad in SOF mag??..by the way, I went to Peru in 88 and 89 for a few months in the military....Lima[callao?], been too long, can't remember the others, must've been small because I can't find them on maps...

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Post by Arto O » 12 Dec 2013 02:32

Hi bronk7,
The city of Lima (Lima metropolitana) is quite big. 10 millions habitants, is divided in districts, which are correctly cities themselves. One of these is Callao, where is Peruvian Naval base. The officers academy/school is in Chorillos district.
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