October 31, 1987 South Africa’s Angolan ally in the Border War – The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, known by its Portuguese acronym UNITA, captured two Cubans after shooting down their MIG-23 jet over Angola’s eastern province of Moxico. Cuba, in an unprecedented public admission, confirmed the incident identifying the Cubans as Lt. Col. Manuel Rocas Garcia and Capt. Ramos Cazados.
Photo courtesy of the Russian Angolan Veterans Union.
What happened to these two Cuban pilots after their capture?