Brazil 1963

International Operation Name: not applicable

International Operation Dates:  not applicable

Mandating Organization: Government of Canada

Region Name:  South America

Location:  Brazil

Canadian Operation Name: (Brazil 1963)

Canadian Operation Dates: 21 September 1963

Mission Mandate: To deliver humanitarian aid to Brazil

Mission 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.

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