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Operation Rekstok
Part of the South African Border War
Location Angola
Operation Rekstok is located in Angola
Mongua
Mongua
Oncocua
Oncocua
Operation Rekstok (Angola)
Objective SADF forces entered Angola and attacked SWAPO bases at Mongua, Oncocua, Henhombe and Heque.
Date 7 March 1979

Operation Rekstok (Operation Horizontal Bar) was a series of South African raids into southern Angola on 7 March 1979 during the South African Border War and Angolan Civil War.[1]:86 The operation lasted six days. Operating from Ovamboland, SADF forces entered Angola and attacked SWAPO bases at Mongua, Oncocua, Henhombe and Heque.[1]:86[2] During the operation, a SAAF Canberra bomber was shot down, killing Lieutenant Wally Marais and Second Lieutenant OJ Doyle.[3] The SADF conducted Rekstok concurrently with Operation Safraan and later performed Operation Sceptic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Steenkamp, Willem (1989). South Africa's border war, 1966-1989. Gibraltar: Ashanti Pub. ISBN 0620139676. 
  2. ^ Hamann, Hilton (2001). Days of the Generals. eBook. Chapter 4.
  3. ^ Louw, Martin & Bouwer, Stefaan (1995). The South African Air Force at War. p. 154

Further reading[edit]

  • Hamann, Hilton (2001). Days of the generals (1st ed.). Cape Town: Zebra. ISBN 978-1868723409. 
  • Steenkamp, Willem (1989). South Africa's border war, 1966-1989. Gibraltar: Ashanti Pub. ISBN 0620139676. 

Preceded by
Battles and operations of the South African Border War
March 1979
With: Operation Safraan
Succeeded by
Operation Sceptic
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