Alvaro Prendes Quintana. Biography. Fighting. Ranks. A photo.
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Alvaro Prendes Quintana. Biography. Fighting. Ranks. A photo.

Alvaro Prendes Quintana. Biography. Fighting. Ranks. A photo.

Alvaro was born in Guantanamo 1928, after graduating from college in 1950 of Quintana entered the Infantry SchoolWhere some time has passed in flight school. 1953 spring, he was sent to the United States to re-train Jets.

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After his return to Cuba, he received lieutenant title and began to fly on F-47D. In the US, he returned to 1955 and studied there 2 of the month for F-86. Soon, Alvro joined the July 26 movement. This movement was led by Fidel Castro. In the autumn of 1957, during the revolutionary demonstrations, the seamen Quintana refused to make combat missions, for which he was arrested. The tribunal sentenced him to execution, which was later replaced by 6 years in prison. He sat before the revolution that occurred 1.01.1959 g.

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The peak of combat activity Alvaro came in the spring of 1961, while he was involved in the events taking place in the area of ​​the Bay of Pigs. He made sorties over 14 3 days and knocked 3 B-26. After that he was promoted to major.

Quintana was the debut Cuban pilot who mastered MiG. In 1974, he was one of the first pilots was in Angola, where he was wounded in one of the missions. After taking part in a trip to South Yemen.

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1993 summer he and his family fled by boat from Cuba to the United States. In 1994, the United States granted political asylum to Alvaro. I lived in Miami, where the Cuban officers organized society. He wrote several books devoted to the events that have occurred since the beginning of the revolution in Cuba at the beginning of 90-ies.

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