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Héctor Abdelnour
Born Héctor Antonio Abdelnour Mussa
(1921-12-15)December 15, 1921
Sucre, Venezuela
Died August 1, 2002(2002-08-01) (aged 80)
Nationality Venezuelan
Occupation Military

Héctor Antonio Abdelnour Mussa (December 15, 1921 - August 1, 2002) was a Venezuelan military officer of the Navy, who participated in the overthrow of President Marcos Pérez Jiménez and in the shipment of aid and weapons to the Cuban revolution in 1958.

Career[edit | edit source]

Son of Lebanese immigrants, Abdelnour was born in Pilar, Sucre, and began his military career in 1939 at the Naval School of Venezuela, graduating in 1943 as an Officer of the Navy.[1] During his career he was appointed to different destinations[2][3] and in 1956 he was promoted to Corvette Captain.[1]

At the beginning of 1958 he participated in the actions carried out by the Armed Forces that culminated in the overthrow of Marcos Pérez Jimenez.[4] He was named Assistant of the Military House[5] by the provisional government, which in the same year carried out a collection among the people of Venezuela, known as un bolivar para la sierra, destined to send aid and weapons to Cuban revolutionaries.[6] Abdelnour was in charge of purchasing the plane to send the aid and participated in that transfer, which took place on December, bound for Sierra Maestra.[7][8][9]

In 1959 Abdelnour was promoted to Frigate Captain and continued his military career until 1970.[1]

Honours and recognitions[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Hector Abdelnour | Resumen de su Vida" (in en-US). http://hectorabdelnour.com/resumen-de-su-vida/. 
  2. "Acto Entrega de Diplomas al personal"EL DESTRUCTOR NUEVA ESPARTA"" (in en-US). 2018-12-19. https://capitandenavio.com/historia-1958/el-destructor-nueva-esparta-9/. 
  3. "Viajeros" (in en-US). 2018-08-21. https://capitandenavio.com/historia-1959/23-de-abril-de-1959-viajeros/. 
  4. "Abdelnour" (in en-US). 2018-11-24. https://1958ven.com/decada-de-los-60/14-de-noviembre-de-1963-periodico-la-hora-pagina-3-7/. 
  5. "Asistió el Presidente a la Operación de Vaciado de las Bases del Heliciode" (in en-US). 2018-11-29. http://vene1959.com/historia-venezuelsa/asistio-el-presidente-a-la-operacion-de-vaciado-de-las-bases-del-heliciode-11/. 
  6. "Las bobadas militares" (in es-ES). 2013-10-26. https://www.analitica.com/opinion/opinion-nacional/las-bobadas-militares/. "(...) a pesar de ello, dimos nuestro aporte de armas y “un bolívar para la Sierra Maestra” como ayuda a Fidel Castro en su lucha contra la dictadura de Baptista." 
  7. Museo (2016-10-05). "Museo: EL C-46 EVC DE AVENSA Y ARMAS PARA FIDEL". http://museodeltransportecaracas.blogspot.com/2016/10/el-c-46-evc-de-avensa-y-armas-para-fidel.html. 
  8. "Las armas venezolanas para la Sierra Maestra en 1958 se utilizaron en la batalla de Maffo hace 55 años | Embajada de Cuba en Venezuela". http://www.embajadacuba.com.ve/noticias/las-armas-venezolanas-para-la-sierra-maestra-en-1958-se-utilizaron-en-la-batalla-de-maffo-hace-55-anos/. 
  9. "Analizan gestación y efecto de la expedición del 14 de junio" (in es). https://elnuevodiario.com.do/analizan-gestacion-y-efecto-de-la-expedicion-del-14-de-junio/. 
  10. "El Legado Hector Abdelnour" (in en-US). 2018-10-29. http://1958ven.com/historia-1958/el-legado-hector-abdelnour-capitulo-4/. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 Pire, Maigualida (2011). El Legado de mi Padre. Beta Print. pp. 33–34. http://hectorabdelnour.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BOOK-El_Legado_de_mi_Padre-web.pdf. 

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