Direct strike against the Counter-Insurgency Plan

Direct strike against the Counter-Insurgency Plan (HM1KQ1)

Location: Perquín, Morazán
Country: El Salvador
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N 13° 57.503', W 88° 9.796'

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Golpe Contundente al Plan Contra Insurgente

Restos del helicóptero UH-1H, de fabricación Norte Americana. Derribado por las fuerzas guerrilleras a las 16.00 horas, del día 23 octubre de 1984, en las alturas cercanas al municipio de Joateca. En que murió el Teniente coronel Domingo Monterrosa Barrios y todo su estado mayor del operativo Torola IV, desarollando por las fuerzas armadas Salvadoreñas, en el departamento de Morazán.
La misión del operativo tenía como objetivos:
1. Capturar a la Comandancia de la Brigada Rafael Arce Zablah (BRAZ).
2. Capturar a la Radio Venceremos (voz oficial del F.M.L.N.)
Las fuerzas guerrilleras le aplicaron la Táctica del Caballo de Troya.
English translation:
Direct strike against the Counter-Insurgency Plan
These are the remains of a UH-1H helicopter, made in the United States of America. It was knocked down by guerrilla forces at 16:00 hours on October 23, 1984, close to the municipality of Joateca. Lieutenant Colonel Domingo Monterrosa Barrios was killed in the attack on this helicopter, together with his general staff that were part of Operation Torola IV that was developed in the Department of Morazán by the Salvadoran Armed Forces.
The mission of the Salvadoran Armed Forces had two main objectives:
1. Capture the leaders of the Rafael Arce Zablah Brigade.
2. Capture the Radio Venceremos (Radio "We Will Win", official voice of the F.M.L.N.)
The guerilla forces applied the tactic of the Trojan Horse.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16P E 374347 N 1543431
Decimal Degrees13.95838333, -88.16326667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 13° 57.503', W 88° 9.796'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds13° 57' 30.18" N, 88° 9' 47.76" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near CA-7, Perquín Morazán , SV
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