Aletta Susanna Johanna Kotze.
Spouse: Albertus Johannes Augustus van den Heever.
Posted by eGGSA member 2018 on Sun 04 Nov 2018 13:32:12 UTC
Arnoldus Lourens van den Heever.
Father: Albertus Johannes Augustus van den Heever.
Mother: Johanna Martha Alberta Maass.
[? Spouse: Aletta Johanna Coetzee]
Posted by eGGSA member 2018 on Sun 04 Nov 2018 13:07:01 UTC
GRAVE: 211 Wife of Cornelius Johannes [grave 206]
*Anna Susanna STASSEN 1 Sep 1877 + 12 Jun 1966.
Posted by eGGSA member 2018 on Sun 15 Apr 2018 05:43:11 UTC
GRAVE 206: Cornelius Johannes * 17 Aug 1873 + 20 Dec 1948
Posted by eGGSA member 2018 on Sun 15 Apr 2018 05:40:08 UTC
The Crew of Puma 17
Shot down at Mapai, Mozambique 6 September 1979
With the complete withdrawal of Frelimo and ZANLA troops from the Mapai area, the local headmen decided to bury the bodies of the fallen men where they lay, and placed them in two large graves, next to each other.
These graves remained unmarked and unkept for thirty years, their whereabouts unknown to all but the local population, who treated the crash area with reverence and respect, and no-one ventured anywhere near the grave site.
y 12 April 2009, a small search party led by former RLI Lieutenant Rick van Malsen discovered the crash site of Puma 164, and the graves of the seventeen brave men who died there. These men were finally laid to rest by their comrades-inarms, with a short service, and the placing of a memorial cross on the larger of the two graves.
The Roll of Honour of the fallen men was read out, whilst the haunting sounds of The Last Post rang out over the silent African bush.
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