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Doug Johnson

Article newspaper CIA Helios
« on: January 17, 2016, 09:13:03 AM »
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CIA FOIA stuff
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 07:42:47 PM »
I ran across the CIA document requesting permission to build them in Tainan thought someone might find it interesting

Here is a link to it  https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/196305.pdf

Maybe someone can come up with something in this search of CIA documents
                             https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/search/site/helio%20courier

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Re: Article newspaper CIA Helios
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 10:45:40 AM »
You might find this interesting, I have read in different places that a couple Helios were players in the Bay of pigs and the 2 were probably c/n 502 and c/n 525.

link to c/n 502 http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=755.msg5138#msg5138

placed on Edo 2870 floats Probably along with c/n 525, 1 of 2 players in CIA's “Bay of Pigs" in Cuba, HP-reg ? Panama probably owned by Los Hermanos Sebastian y Gómez S.A., a Panamanian corp and (a CIA front co), by November 1960. Presumed to have been leased to Frente Revolucionario Democratico, the Cuban exile organisation, via Manuel F. Goudie, their Miami based finance man. accident probably while flown by Guatemalan Army Colonel Batres, struck a grass covered log, while landing at a grass airstrip @ plantation of  President Ydigoras of Guatemala, on March 21st 1961, damage to the aircraft was substantial, and it was recommended that it be scrapped for parts reg cancelled 01/63 as dbr

link to c/n 525 http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=780.msg3823#msg3823

HP-322 Panama Los Hermanos Sabastion & Gomez sa a Panamanian corp and (a CIA front Co) 01/61, leased to Frente Revolucionario Democratico, the Cuban exile organisation, via Manuel F. Goudie, their Miami based finance man. Along with c/n 502 2nd of 2 players in CIA's “Bay of Pigs" in Cuba, 03/61 reg TG-DOF Guatemala

Here is a page 14 in the Bay of Pigs History Vol III that mentions 2 Helios

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