BACKGROUND ON THE ALLEGED 25 MAY OVERFLIGHT OF CUBA BY THE 30 NOVEMBER MOVEMENT

Created: 5/30/1964

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NOVEMBER MOVEMENT WHICH HAS CLAIMED PARTICIPATION IN THEAY OVERFLIGHT OVER CUBA, SAID THAT AT. ONAY HEELEGRAM WHICH READ: OVEMBER ATTENTION: FIRE WAS SUCCESSFUL. SIGNEDCOMMUNI ST BRIGADE." AT THATHB^H

FROM FORT LAUDERDALE,WHO INQUIRED ABOUT OFOvTnSt

THOUGHT THE TELEGRAM WAS SOME KINDOKE. ONAYHONE CALL AT THEOVEMBER OFFICESERSON CLAIMING TO E NEWSMAN HECTOR RODRH STATEMENTS OF

IN FORT LAUDERDALE. IT WAS AT THIS TIME THAT

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A MEMBER OF THE MOVEMENT RESIDING IN FORT

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MEN FROM THE INTERNATIONALASTRO BRIGADE HAD MADEANDINCLUDED THEOVEMBER AS PART OF THE

'ubliclty in oroer to help out the movement now and for the future.

id he thankedhelp and told him that in

*he future if the brigade made any other raids it would be necessary

members of theovember movement if they were to

re in the publicity.' ' gone ahead,

^'culd backe has to copeery difficult situation

theut he plane taking 0ff and landing in the unitedf aid he has made no statements corrosopattqry, ut has on the contrary stated that the plane was.ory. ^ Ridded that he would be willing to makeo of confidential statement to. agency or make anybut he would not deny the flight itself 6ecause hat would discredit the organization and would serve no purpose.

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If. ONAYTHAT HE DID NOT PERSONALLY

PARTICIPATE IN THEAY OVERFLIGHT OVER CUBA WHICH WAS CARRIED BE I

TWIN-ENGINE BEECHCRAFT TOOK OFF FROM ANIN ALABAMA AND PROCEEDED LEGALLY TO BERMUDA. FROMPLANE FLEW EITHER TO JAMAICA OR PUERTO RICO AND THENCUBA. THERE WAS NO CONNECTION BETWEEN

THEOVEMBER MOVEMENT OTHERERSONAL WITH J

5. THE PUBLICITY GIVEN TO THEOVEMBERDEA SINCE HE WISHED Tp**HELP OUT THIS GROUP AND

DID NOT DESIRE PUBLICITY FOR THE/*lNTERNAT IONAL ANT lS

STATE REPRESENTATIVETHAT MEDICAL SUPPLIES WERE

OBTAINED BY THE ALABAMA GROUP AND ARE TO BE GIVEN TO THEOVEMBER MOVEMENT, BUT NO SUCH SUPPLIES WERE DROPPED OVER CUBA AS PUBLICIZED IN THE PRESS.

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IS WILLING TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE SENATE THAT UNITED STATES IS VULNERABLE WAS INVENTED BYI EVES

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NO SUCH PERSON EXISTS, UNLESS AND THE SAME.

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EXILE GROUPNTIL HE FOUND OUTBACKGROUND AND FORMER COMMUNIST AFFILIATION DISCONTINUED AID AND BROKE RELATIONS

THE BEECHCRAFT WHICH WAS USED ON THEAT NO TIME LANDED IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IT RETURNED TO ALABAMA AFTER THE FLIGHT VIA BERMUDA.

I v: CINCLANT, CINCSO,ORDER. COAST GUARD, FBI,S, CUSTOMS,

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