Air Operations Against
OCB Dade County, Florida file Number CI 205-D]
DATE: APRIL 18, 1961
THOMAS J. KELLY, Metropolitan Sheriff
FROM: LT. FRANK KAPPEL, Supervisor,
SUBJECT: Cuban Counter-Revolutionary Activities - Air
Against Cuban Bases
At 8:40 a.m. of April 15, 1961, Agent A. L. TARABOCHIA was
Lt. STOUT of Patrol and Traffic Division and advised that a
military aircraft had landed at the Miami International
Airport and the
pilot had asked for political asylum.
Lt. STOUT requested that the writer assist him in case there
were repercussions among the Cuban element present at the
According to Lt. STOUT, the aircraft, a B-26 bomber bearing
the Cuban Air Force and the number 933, had contacted the
and requested clearance for emergency landing after a
The aircraft landed at approximately 8:25 a.m. and the
alighting from the plane, was met by Lt. STOUT and a
after being disarmed was taken to the United States
authorities for interrogation.
Upon arrival at the airport, the writer contacted Lt. STOUT
proceeded jointly to the United States Immigration office
pilot was being detained.
Immigration Inspectors P. CRAWLEY and L. GIDDEL revealed
that the pilot
would be transferring to the Biscayne Boulevard office at
11 a.m. for further questioning. Mr. GIDDEL requested
during a brief press interview that the pilot was going to
to his transfer.
Mr. GIDDEL refused to divulge the name of the pilot because
result in reprisals against his family in Cuba. The
able to learn that the name the pilot had used on the
was that of JUAN GARCIA.
No incidents occurred.
A. L. TARABOCHIA, Intelligence Agent
LT. FRANK KAPPEL, Supervisor
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