Service Details
Name:
HERBST
Given Name:
RICHARD ANTHONY
Initials:
R A
Service No:
79574554BG
Rank:
Rifleman
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Regiment:
South African Infantry Corps
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Unit:
3 South African Infantry Battalion
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Date of Death:
1981-09-29
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Date of Birth:
1961-05-28
Age:
20
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, at Oshakati after Operation Protea, crashed whilst bringing in casualties at night, in Aerospatiale SA330L Puma C #174. It is said that Lamprecht was disorientated and guided the pilot incorrectly, thus the tail rotor caught in a barb-wire fence. Sgt Lamprecht (Flight Engineer), the co-pilot, Lt D O'Connor, several medics and a doctor as well as the casualty, tragically died. Only the pilot survived
Additional
Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Herbst, of Durban.
Commemoration
Country:
South Africa
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Locality:
Kwazulu Natal
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Cemetery:
DURBAN (STELLAWOOD) CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
Block M. Grave 312.

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