Hector Fautario

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Hector Luis Fautario
Brigadier General Fautario in 1972/73
Born(1924-05-21)May 21, 1924
DiedFebruary 12, 2017(2017-02-12) (aged 92)
Allegiance Argentina
Service/branchArgentine Air Force
RankBrigadier General
(equivalent to 3-star or 4-star rank)

Hector Luis Fautario was a retired Argentine Air Force general. He was the General Commander of the Argentine Air Force from 1973 to 1975.[1] Shortly prior to the 1976 Argentine coup d'état, he was the government's only remaining loyal senior officer. He had drawn harsh criticism towards himself from the Army and Navy due to his vehement opposition to their repressive plans, and for his refusal to mobilize the Air Force against the guerrillas' strongholds in the north. He was General Jorge Rafael Videla's last obstacle on the way to power.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2012-11-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
Military offices
Preceded by
Carlos Rey
General Commander of the Argentine Air Force
Succeeded by
Orlando Ramón Agosti