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Mousa Namjoo
Born (1938-12-17)December 17, 1938
Bandar-e Anzali
Died 29 September 1981(1981-09-29) (aged 42)
Kahrizak District
Nationality Iranian
Alma mater Imam Ali Military University
Predecessor Mostafa Chamran
Successor Javad Fakoori
Religion Islam
Children Three

Mousa Namjoo (Persian: موسی نامجو‎) (1938- 29 September 1981) was an Iranian military officer who served as the minister of defense and armed forces logistics in the interim government of Iran.

Biography[]

Namjoo was born in Bandar-e Anzali on 17 December 1938.[1] He graduated from Imam Ali Military University.[2] He was married and had three children.[3]

He worked at the National Military Academy with the rank of colonel.[4][5] He was instrumental in developing a cooperation between the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and army before and during the Iran Iraq war.[5] He also fought in the war.[6] He was appointed minister of defense and armed forces logistics to the interim government led by Prime Minister Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani on 2 September 1981.[7]

Namjoo was killed in a plane crash together with 80 other people on 29 September 1981 near Tehran.[4][6][8] The aircraft was a US-made C-130 Hercules transport plane.[9][10] Other leading military figures killed in the crash were Valiollah Fallahi, Javad Fahouri and Mohson Kolahdoz.[11][12] On 1 October 1981, a funeral service was held for Namjoo and other victims at the military academy in Tehran.[9]

Legacy[]

A book, entitled A Man with Orange Color, was published by Ezzatollah Alvandi in 2005 concerning Namjoo's biography.[13]

References[]

  1. Alvandi, Ezzatolah (2005) (in Persian). مردی به رنگ پرتقال (شهید سید موسی نامجو). Tehran: Shahed. ISBN 964-394-210-4. 
  2. شهید سرلشکر موسی نامجوی وب‌گاه رسمی وزارت دفاع ایران] Ministry of Defense
  3. خاطراتی ازشهید سرتیپ خلبان سید موسی نامجو وب‌گاه رسمی مرتضی آوینی] Aviny
  4. 4.0 4.1 "The Revolutionary Period". Country Data. http://www.country-data.com/cgi-bin/query/r-6520.html. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "National security". Pars Times. http://www.parstimes.com/history/national_security.html. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Kiefner, John (1 October 1981). "4 military chiefs in Iran are killed in a plane crash". Beirut. http://www.nytimes.com/1981/10/01/world/4-military-chiefs-in-iran-are-killed-in-a-plane-crash.html. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  7. Hosseini, Mir M.. "Interim Government Formed". Fourman. http://www.fouman.com/Y/Get_Iranian_History_Today.php?artid=1287. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  8. "Chronological Listing of Iranian Losses & Ejections". History. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/country-by-country/iran.htm. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Crash kills Iranian military leaders". Beirut. 1 October 1981. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9IEsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qc0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=6774,46379&dq=plane+crash+killed+defense+minister+of+iran&hl=en. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  10. "103 Reported Killed as Iranian Army Plane Crashes; Altimeter Suspected". Tehran. 4 November 1984. http://articles.latimes.com/1986-11-04/news/mn-16161_1_iranian-army. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  11. "Iranian military aircraft crashes". 30 September 1981. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=4eQcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=W44EAAAAIBAJ&pg=3300,3428153&dq=plane+crash+killed+defense+minister+of+iran&hl=en. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  12. Sepehr Zabir (25 February 2011). Iran Since the Revolution (RLE Iran A). Routledge. p. 194. ISBN 978-0-415-61069-8. http://books.google.com/books?id=TQKiElHySdUC&pg=PA194. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  13. "Biography of Martyr Namjoo". Tehran: Shahed. 16 September 2005. http://navideshahed.com/EN/index.php?Page=definitionnews&UID=66930. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 

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