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Latest revision as of 06:02, 21 January 2021

Benjamin Gottlieb Viljoen[1]
Born (1908-04-13)13 April 1908
Died 1995 (aged 86–87)
Allegiance  South Africa
Service/branch South African Air Force
Years of service 1927-1965
Rank Major General
Commands held Air Force Chief of Staff
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Star of South Africa
Order of the British Empire

Major-General Barend Viljoen SSA OBE (13 April 1908 – 1995)[1] was a South African military commander. He joined the South African Air Force in 1927, and served in World War II. He also served as ADC to the Governor General of the Union of South Africa and to the King of Greece.[2] He was Air Chief of Staff from 1956 to 1965.[3]

Honours and Awards[]

He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1944[4]

See also[]

References[]

Military offices
Preceded by
Stephen Melville
Chief of Staff of the South African Air Force
1956-1965
Succeeded by
Kalfie Martin

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