• Short Summary

    GENERAL SEAN MCKEOWN, THE UNITED NATIONS MILITARY COMMANDER IN THE CONGO, WAS AT NDJILI AIRPORT, LEOPOLDVILLE, OCTOBER 3, TO INSPECT THE FOUR F86 SABRE JET FIGHTER LOANED BY THE ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT AS PART OF THE BUILD-UP OF U.

  • Description

    GENERAL SEAN MCKEOWN, THE UNITED NATIONS MILITARY COMMANDER IN THE CONGO, WAS AT NDJILI AIRPORT, LEOPOLDVILLE, OCTOBER 3, TO INSPECT THE FOUR F86 SABRE JET FIGHTER LOANED BY THE ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT AS PART OF THE BUILD-UP OF U.N. AIR POWER IN THE CONGO. GENERAL MCKEOWN WAS ACCOMPANIED BY GENERAL YASSU, SENIOR MILITARY ADVISOR TO THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT, GENERAL JACOB, DEPUTY U.N. COMMANDER AND MAJOR ASSEFA, COMMANDER OF THE IMPERIAL ETHIOPIAN AIR FORCE IN THE CONGO. AFTER TALKING TO THE ETHIOPIAN PILOTS, GENERAL MCKEOWN, HAD A CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE FIGHTERS' COCKFITS. LATER THREE OF THE PLANES FLEW PAST THE AIRFIELD.

    THREE SWEDEN JET FIGHTERS HAVE ALSO JOINED THE SABRE JETS IN LEOPOLDVILLE AND SIX CANBERRA JET BOMBERS ARE DUE FROM INDIA. THE JETS HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO LEOPOLDVILLE TO PROTECT U.N. TROOPS AND PLANES FROM THE STRAFING OF KATANGA'S TWO FOUGA MAGISTER FIGHTERS IN THE EVENT OF RESUMPTION OF FIGHTING IN THE BREAKAWAY PROVINCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAKN9EPV3WNZZZ1C5CKUMT2Y93
    Media URN:
    VLVAKN9EPV3WNZZZ1C5CKUMT2Y93
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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