Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby bronk7 » 12 Dec 2013 13:43

Arto O wrote: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.
with best regards
Arto
Yes, Callao, I was in the USMC on ship....thanks

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Arto O » 23 Dec 2013 04:32

Congo 1962-64:
5th Commando merc keeps tight grip on 84mm Carl Gustaf M2 RCL with Swedish 9 mm Model 45 SMG in foreground.
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Knowing how a jeep can draw fire, circumspect merc lieutenant Masy searches dead simba rebel for papers.
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Source: Soldier of Fortune magazine, june 82
Mercenaries employed by Congo goverment advance cautiously on building in Kindu where rebels put up last-ditch defence in 1964. Weapons are 7.62mm FNS.
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Arto O » 23 Dec 2013 04:41

Two mercs check out 9mm Browing automatic in Leopoldville before joining comrades fighting Congo rebels in 1964.
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Source: Soldier of Fortune magazine, october 1981.

5 Commando in formation one hour after the capture of Stanleyville.
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Two members of the 5 Commando pose with the first Chinese Communist .50 cal heavy machine gun captured in Stanleyville.
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Source: Soldier of Fortune magazine, Summer 1975.
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Arto O » 23 Feb 2014 19:03

From Congo crisis:
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Source: Tullio Moneta - actor and mercenary
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Arto O » 23 Feb 2014 19:28

From Katanaga:
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Arto O » 22 Apr 2014 02:53

From Congo:
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Arto O » 22 Apr 2014 03:00

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Source: http://www.zonamiltar.com.ar
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Lyss Hode » 18 Jul 2014 23:35

Hi I'm Danny I wonder would any other site members have any information on a French mercenary named Michel de Clary? I am researching the siege of Jadotville which took place in The Congo in 1961.

Any information would be most appreciated.

Thanks

Danny

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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Arto O » 09 Sep 2014 03:24

From france-airsoft.fr. From Katanga crisis, unluckily I cannot understand french.
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Arto O » 12 Dec 2014 02:27

Congo crisis: Information about vehichles used: cj3b.info
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A nice photo of French Bob Denard somewhere in Congo:
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Source: weaponsandwarfare
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby 4thskorpion » 17 Feb 2015 11:07

Polish mercenary Rafał Gan-Ganowicz

In 1965, Brussels, Rafał Gan-Ganowicz enlisted in the Katanga army of Czombego Moses. There commanded one of the battalions, fighting with other Polish mercenaries Joseph Swara, Kazimierz ax-Staszak and Stanislaw Krasicki.

An avowed anti-communist, Gan-Ganowicz co-organised in Yemen 1967 the defence against the comunist supported rebellion. Ganowicz's activities included shooting down Russian combat aircraft piloted by Colonel Kozlov, the leader of "Soviet advisers" who fought in Yemen on the side of the Communists. Documents found at Kozłów (included a list of Russian soldiers in Yemen) were used as evidence of active support of military rebellion by the Soviet Union, which the Russians strenuously denied at the United Nations.

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Rafał Gan-Ganowicz biography in Polish: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafa%C5%82_Gan-Ganowicz
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Arto O » 24 Feb 2015 04:05

Thanks 4thskorpion,
for interesting information and photos. Here a picture of Rolf Steiner. Interesting
is the flag of his commando.
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Source in the photo.
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby 4thskorpion » 25 Feb 2015 17:07

Another Polish mercenary fighting for the Congolese breakaway state of Katanga, was PAF fighter pilot and ace Jan Zumbach.

During WWII Jan Zumbach flew with Polish Squadron 303 during the Battle of Britain. Carried an emblem of Donald Duck on his Spitfire because he sounded like a squeaky duck when he spoke...according to his fellow Squadron 303 pilots!

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In January 1962, Zumbach was contracted to organise and command Avikat, the air force of Congolese breakaway state of Katanga, commanding it until December 1962. He went on to deal in second-hand aircraft before again becoming a mercenary in 1967, as he organised and commanded the air force of Biafra, flying the Douglas B-26 Invader, using the nom de guerre of John Brown.
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby Arto O » 15 Mar 2015 05:05

Simba uprising 1964-1965:Source: alamy.com
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Biafra: Rolf Steiner giving last salute to dead soldiers. Source in the photo.
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Vehicles from Congo 1964: Source: matakishi.com
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Re: Photos of mercenaries in 1960s and 70s

Postby kryst » 10 Apr 2015 18:47

Tadeusz Kowalski (Lt, CPN) in the PSZ (Polish Armed Forces) then legion 3REI or 1BEP Indochina - RC4, Katanga 1961Groupe Mobille D & C ? Congo - Operation Omengang 1964 Stanleyville winning column Lima 2 62 armored platoon "Kowalski".... From March 1965 to December/January 1966 commander Commando Kivu CODOKI in Bukavu.

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