Details/Information for Canadian Forces (CF) Operation Brazil 1963

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Brazil 1963

International Information

International Operation Name: Brazil 1963

International Mission Name: Brazil 1963

Mandating Organization: Government of Canada

Region Name: South America

Location: Brazil

Mission Date: 21 September 1963 - 22 September 1963

Mission Mandate:

To deliver humanitarian aid to Brazil

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Canadian Forces (CF) Information (Brazil 1963)

CF Mission/Operation Notes:

A large-scale forest fire that started on 6 September 1963 in Parana State, Brazil, killed 110 people, and destroyed over 2 million hectares of forest, and more than 5000 homes, leaving many thousands homeless. On 21 September, a 437 Squadron Yukon aircraft flew to Brazil with 37,000 lbs (16818 kgs) of powdered milk and other aid.