Shot down by FAR T-33 709, crew bailed out safely, but executed by Communists*" /> Shot down by FAR T-33 709, crew bailed out safely, but executed by Communists*" /> Shot down by FAR T-33 709, crew bailed out safely, but executed by Communists*" />
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192561
Last updated: 21 April 2021
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Date:19-APR-1961
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas B-26B Invader
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea de Liberación (FAL)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Matanzas -   Cuba
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
"Shot down by AAA over Cuba while bombing during invasion. US pilot Leo Francis Bell died**.
Shot down by FAR T-33 709, crew bailed out safely, but executed by Communists*

Sources:

La Nacion 20 April 1961, p38**
various*
Youngstown Vindicator 19 April 1961, p1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jan-2017 21:50 TB Added
18-Jan-2017 09:39 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2017 09:48 TB Updated [Operator]
18-Jan-2017 09:49 TB Updated [Operator]
18-Jan-2017 12:10 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
21-Apr-2021 13:41 TB Updated [Source]

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