Las Tunas Memorial a los Martires de Barbados

Memorial a los Martires de Barbados

Las Tunas’s most evocative sight is at the former home of Carlos Leyva González, an Olympic fencer killed in the nation’s worst terrorist atrocity: the bombing of Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 in 1976. At this heroes home you can learn about the victims of the tragic Cubana Flight 455, which was destroyed by a terrorist bomb in mid flight in 1976. This museum is situated in the former home of Olympic fencer Carlos Leyva Gonzalez, who was aboard the ill-fated flight along with the rest of the 24 member Cuban national fencing team. Individual photos of victims of the attack, which included the entire 24-member Cuban Olympic fencing team, line the museum walls, providing poignant reminders of the fated airplane. In total all 78 people on board the Douglas DC-8 aircraft were killed, 57 were Cuban nationals.