|Part of the South African Border War|
|Objective||SADF forces entered Angola and attacked SWAPO bases at Mongua, Oncocua, Henhombe and Heque.|
|Date||6-13 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.:86 The operation lasted six days. Operating from Ovamboland, SADF forces entered Angola and attacked SWAPO bases at Mongua, Oncocua, Henhombe and Heque.:86 During the operation, a SAAF Canberra bomber was shot down, killing Lieutenant Wally Marais and Second Lieutenant OJ Doyle. The SADF conducted Rekstok concurrently with Operation Safraan and later performed Operation Sceptic.
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- Steenkamp, Willem (1989). South Africa's border war, 1966-1989. Gibraltar: Ashanti Pub. ISBN 0620139676.
||Battles and operations of the South African Border War
With: Operation Safraan
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