THE BOP NAME LIST
Please read the following before proceeding to the list
THERE IS NO COMPLETE LIST of the veterans of the Bay of
Pigs in the
public domain. All printed lists have SPELLING
ERRORS and are NOT COMPLETE. This list is an attempt
at completeness, while at the same time, grouping all
other lists with their spelling variations.
The area known as "Bayo de Cochinos" is NOT translated
properly into "Bay of Pigs". The correct translation
should read, the "Bay of the Cochinos Fish". There is a
fish known in Cuba as the "cochino" fish.
This list of the Veterans of the Bay of Pigs Invasion
includes members of those who landed on the beach at
"Playa Giron", Naval personnel, Air Force personnel,
members of Operation-40, members of the "Second Wave"
which never left Florida, members of certain "Infiltration
Teams", members of "Higinio 'Nino' Diaz Ane's Commando
Team", the Cuban Revolutionary Council, CRC, certain
Americans who participated in support efforts, and others
(Complete information on each individual is not given in
this list, only the names and one or two references. For
more information on any listed name may be available
by EMAIL )
DEFINITION AND EXPLANATION:
following the name refer to both the name
and the annotation.
is the FBI acronym for La ASOCIACION de
VETERANOS de BAHIA de COCHINOS, (The Bay of Pigs Veterans
Association 2506 Brigade).
after a reference indicates only one source
listed this name.
NAMES, spelling of:
Names in ( )
are not listed in the given
reference; they are spellings given in other references.
This was done to group like names that have different or
Names in " "
are aka's or nicknames.
SLASH "/ "
after a name, followed by a similar name,
spellings in the same reference, such as: LAGO/ LAGE or
In most cases, the SIR NAME that appears first should be the
correct spelling, or the most used spelling.
de and de la These are placed at the end of a
name. For FELIPE de DIEGO-ADAY,
the entry would be...DIEGO ADAY, Felipe de
Any item in brackets is a note of the
and not from any reference.
used as last names: ALBERTO, ALFONSO,
ALLEN, ANGEL, CESAR, CONCEPCION, DOMINGO,
ELIAS, GIL, ISRAEL, JORGE, JUAN,
JULIEN, LUIS, MARTIN, MARTY, MAXWELL, MIGHEL, ORLANDO,
PASCUAL, PEDRO (PEYDRO),
RAMON, REINALDO, REYNALDO, SALVADOR, SANTIAGO, SANTOS,
SEGUNDO, SIMON, SIXTO.
Some captured members of the Brigade gave
false names to Castro. The " - " and " y "
between last names are not listed.
GENERAL is sometimes used as a first name.
DR., GEN., MAJ.
or other title is added at the
end of a name with 2 hyphens such as
follows: GARCIA MOLINA, Pedro--Dr.
is a man's common middle name. Irene is
used as a man's first name .
KEY TO ANNOTATIONS:
The names of the Bay of Pigs veterans, who were captured and
held for ransom, were taken from the CASTRO INDICTMENT of
these men (R-709). The datum is listed here in the
following order: 1) Occupation 2) age 3) marital status 4)
place of birth. The occupations are "Americanized" as
much as possible. The most difficult is "Empleado"
which translated to "employee", but is given here as
"clerk". The word "Obrero", meaning laborer is the
counterpart. (One is inside work, the other outside
work.) Some men had two occupations; due to space,
only one is listed.
COA= Cooperativa de Omnibus Aliados, a private bus company.
PDR= The province of Pinar del Rio. When Pinar del Rio is
used alone it
is most probably the city. (This is true also for
Camaguey and Matanzas.)
HABANA= is the city.
HAVANA= is the province.
All places of birth are in Cuba unless noted.
NMS= NO MARITAL STATUS given
(This ref. Also gives names of parents and sometimes added
LIST OF REFERENCES:
Book. The Assassinations by Peter Dale Scott,
Book. The CIA-Mafia Connection by Ashman,
Book. Traicion 1961, by Leovigildo Ruiz, 1972,
Lorie Book Store
Book. The Fish is Red by Hinckle and Turner,
Giron newspaper Oct-Dec 1962, pub by AVBC.
Giron newspaper Apr 1975, pub by AVBC.
Giron magazine Apr 1986, pub by AVBC.
Giron newspaper Jan 1988, pub by AVBC.
Book. La Sentencia Brigada de Asalto
2506, Castillo del Principe. No publication
information. Legal size publication of a copy
of the Cuban indictment of the Bay of Pigs Prisoners.
Publication called "Cuba Democratica"
of 2506 personnel at Finca Homestead, Navy, UDT units, and a
list of BOP participants. (R-723 says this is the
"Bible".) [ to view gifs of this ref ]
Wall Street Journal Reporter.
Rolling Stone magazine May 20, 1976 "The
Hughes-Nixon-Lansky Connection" by Howard Kohn, p45.
List of 28 groups of men sent to training camps
Jul 1960 to 17 Feb 1961. Origin unknown. Copied
at the Brigade
Museum. Looks like part of a FOIA release.
Book. Assassination On Embassy Row by
Book. The Cuban Invasion by Tad Szulc,
Book. Coup D Etat In America by Canfield,
Telephone Interview with Eduardo Whitehouse,
2506 Air Force
Telephone Interview with Sebastian Aguirre,
(father was OP-40).
Book. Operacion Puma by Eduardo Ferrer 2nd ed
Member of the five man 1962 CIA-Congo
CBS NEWS reporter.
Oscar Medina former member of one of the
Armando L. Calderin Blanco, former president of
AVBC who purported to know every AVBC member from memory,
whether living or dead and has demonstrated such ability.
(He, sadly, is now deceased)
A letter dated 8 Feb 1961 signed by Felipe
Rodriguez, CIA Chief, listing the leaders and men of "la
COMPANIA DE INTELIGENCIA Y RECONOCIMIENTO"
(Operacion-40)[Operation-40]. This letter also has
added names and information
as to member status of death, prison. (Letter obtained from
Raul de la Torre member of Operation-40.
Confidential source who was a member of
Operation-40 and later CIA.
Ignacio Novo Sampol, 24 Feb 1989.
Member of the "Underground" in Cuba at the time
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