• Short Summary

    ONE OF FOUR UNITED STATES HERCULES TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT WHICH ARRIVED IN LEOPOLDVILLE ON THURSDAY NIGHT (AUGUST 13) HAS FLOWN A MISSION FOR THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    ONE OF FOUR UNITED STATES HERCULES TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT WHICH ARRIVED IN LEOPOLDVILLE ON THURSDAY NIGHT (AUGUST 13) HAS FLOWN A MISSION FOR THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT.

    THE AMERICAN PLANES ARRIVED FOLLOWING TALKS BETWEEN AMERICAN AND CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES OF THE POSSIBILITY OF INCREASED MILITARY AID IN THE FACE OF REBEL THREATS AGAINST THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT.

    ONE OF THE HERCULES, PUT AT THE DISPOSAL OF THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY, FLEW FROM LEOPOLDVILLE TO THE RUANDA AIRPORT AT KABEMBE, WHICH SERVES THE BORDER TOWN OF BAKAVU NOW UNDER REBEL THREAT.

    THE OBJECT OF THE FLIGHT HAS NOT BEEN ANNOUNCED.

    THE FOUR AMERICAN HERCULES C-130 ARRIVED CARRYING AN OPERATIONAL COMMAND FORCE AND A TOTAL OF FORTY PARATROOPERS PROTECTING THE 'PLANES, AND OTHER MILITARY EQUIPMENT.

    THE AIRLIFT FROM FORT BRAGG, IN NORTH CAROLINA, WAS CARRIED OUT BY STRIKE - THE UNITED STATES MOBILE SPECIAL COMMAND FORCE, BASED IN FLORIDA.

    LATER THREE MORE AMERICAN AIRCRAFT, C-24'S WERE FLOWN IN TO LEOPOLDVILLE, EACH CARRYING HELICOPTERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3GT6D5HZQ7E9U9MJAIW5J6G8V
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GT6D5HZQ7E9U9MJAIW5J6G8V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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