MISSING OVER CUBA SEP. 1963
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IN ACTION OVER CUBA
...Believed Held in Cuba
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information on either of these two men,
please contact the relatives at
$25,000 Reward Offered In
Sullivan, Rorke Case
A $25,000 reward was offered yesterday for the return alive
missing Americans, one a Waterburian Geoffrey Sullivan, who
last Sept. 24 during a flight over the Caribbean area.
The offer was announced at the New York Stork Club, operated
Billingsley, who is the father-in-law of one of the men,
Rorke, Jr. The Associated Press reported yesterday.
Twenty-eight-year-old Sullivan, a commercial pilot, Rorke,
37, and a
passenger identified only as Enrique Molina Garcia, took off
Lauderdale, Fla., Sept. 24.
They were last seen when they were kidnapped or captured and
held by the agents of an unfriendly government or, possibly,
Points To Cuba
He added that his reference to an unfriendly government
meant Cuba, but
he said he had no evidence to support the belief that the
men might be
Rorke and Sullivan had made several flights over Cuba,
including a bombing raid on a refinery area near Havana last
25. The bombs failed to go off.
Sullivan, whose last city address was 86 Lexington Ave., and
free lance newsman had flown Rorke to Florida last April but
taken part in the Cuban raid.
Rorke who admitted participation in the raid, said homemade
bombs had been dropped on oil refineries during the flight.
Sullivan's plane, based at Meriden Airport, was impounded
month by the Federal Government and later both men warned by
authorities not to violate U.S. laws with their Cuban
Rorke's Wife Present
Also attending the news conference yesterday at the Stork
Rorke's wife, Jacqueline, who said her husband's last flight
for by Luis Somoza, former president of Nicaragua and a
She said her husband told her he was going to Mangua to see
about opening an export-import business, but that he and
a flight plan in Fort Lauderdale for Panama. After
Cozumel, they changed the flight plan to make Tegucigalpa,
Rorke's father, a former Manhattan district attorney, has
$1,000 reward for information on his son's whereabouts, but
made it plain the $25,000 --in unmarked money -- would go
only to the
person who delivered Rorke and Sullivan alive.
Tegucigalpa DC (Por Correo Aereo). Especial para EL
Y. Acaba de visitar la capital de la Republica, el
Mr. William H. Rorke con el proposito de establecer contacto
persona que ofreciera indicios sobre el paradero de su
sobrino y un
joven acompanante, desaparecidos misteriosamente durante una
en avioneta el 24 de Septiembre de 1963.
Los norteamericanos Geofery Sullivan y Alexander Rorke Jr.,
el aeropuerto internacional de Broward en Miami, Florida, un
de septiembre de 1963 a las 3 p.m., tripulando una avioneta
registrada con el numero 6795 T - Bimotor de color azul y
El plan de vuelo estaba trazado hasta Panama - sin embargo,
durante el trayecto cambiaron de ruta para dirigirse a
En Conzumel, al Sur de la Peninsula de Yucatan se
combustible y despegaron con rumbo a esta capital,
las 7:30 de la noche de la fecha antes indicada.
confirmar suponen a los dos jovenes norteamericanos
algun pais centroamericano.
El tio de Alexander Rorke Jr., ofrecio una recompensa de
$25,000 a la
persona que los conduzca a cualquier puerto o ciudad de los
El Sr. William Rorke agrego que su sobrino Alexander puede
identificarse al informante diciendole algo asi como el
santo y sena o
el lema de sus antecesores o tambien el nombre del clerigo
que lo caso
- o el nombre de sus abuelos. Agrego que el Sr.
Sullivan - piloto
acompanante de Alexander Rorke, puede identificarse diciendo
de su esposa e hijos o el de su senor padre.
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