THE BOP NAME LIST
Please read the following before proceeding to the list of names...
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 as noted.
(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
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
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 erroneous spellings.
Names in " "
are aka's or nicknames.
SLASH "/ "
after a name, followed by a similar name, indicates
spellings in the same reference, such as: LAGO/ LAGE or PENA/PENAS.
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
the entry would be...DIEGO ADAY, Felipe de
Any item in brackets is a note of the author
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 information.)
LIST OF REFERENCES:
Book. The Assassinations by Peter Dale Scott, 1976
Book. The CIA-Mafia Connection by Ashman, 1975.
Book. Traicion 1961, by Leovigildo Ruiz, 1972, Lorie Book
Book. The Fish is Red by Hinckle and Turner, 1981
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
of the Cuban indictment of the Bay of Pigs Prisoners.
Publication called "Cuba Democratica" containing lists
of 2506 personnel at Finca Homestead, Navy, UDT units, and a general
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. Operation-40.
List of 28 groups of men sent to training camps from 1
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 Dinges, 1980.
Book. The Cuban Invasion by Tad Szulc, 1962
Book. Coup D Etat In America by Canfield, 1975
Telephone Interview with Eduardo Whitehouse, 2506 Air Force
Telephone Interview with Sebastian Aguirre, (father was
Book. Operacion Puma by Eduardo Ferrer 2nd ed 1/10/76.
Member of the five man 1962 CIA-Congo Operation.
CBS NEWS reporter.
Oscar Medina former member of one of the Operation-40 groups.
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 Brigade Headquarters.)
Raul de la Torre member of Operation-40.
Confidential source who was a member of Operation-40 and
Ignacio Novo Sampol, 24 Feb 1989.
Member of the "Underground" in Cuba at the time of the
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