Michal Muller

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Anthony Michal Muller
Nickname(s) Mike
Born (1930-07-28) 28 July 1930 (age 86)[1]:163
Allegiance  South Africa
Service/branch South African Air Force
Years of service 1948 – 1984
Rank Lieutenant General
Battles/wars Korean War

Lieutenant General Michal Muller SSAS SD was a South African military commander, who held the post of Chief of the South African Air Force[2]

He joined the Union Defence Force in 1948, training as a Pilot. He served with 2 Squadron SAAF in the Korean War, flying a P-51 Mustang. After his return to South Africa he served in various posts, including as Commanding Officer of 1 Squadron SAAF, 24 Squadron SAAF and Fighter Command.

He was appointed Chief of Air Staff operations in July 1978[3] before becoming Chief of the Air Force in December 1979.[1]:164

After his retirement he served as Ambassador to Chile.[4]

Awards and Decorations[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Uys, Ian (1992). South African Military Who's Who 1452-1992. Fortress Publishers. ISBN 0-9583173-3-X. 
  2. ^ "SADF.info". 
  3. ^ Nöthling, C.J.; Meyers, E.M. (1982). "Leaders through the years (1912-1982)". Scientaria Militaria. 12 (2): 95. 
  4. ^ South African Defence Force Review 1991. Walker-Ramus. 1991. p. 263. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Jack Dutton
Ambassador to Chile
1985 – 1988
Succeeded by
Pieter van der Westhuizen
Military offices
Preceded by
Robert 'Bob' Rogers
Chief of the South African Air Force
December 1979 – 1984
Succeeded by
Denis Earp
Preceded by
Chief of Air Staff Operations
July 1978 – November 1979
Succeeded by