Published: Jan 10, 2014 1:50 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) - An organization of volunteer pilots dedicated to rescuing Cuban rafters is donating its archives.
    
The Brothers to the Rescue handed over photographs, video recordings and other materials to the University of Miami on Thursday.
    
The group was founded in 1991 to search and rescue Cubans fleeing the island on rafts. An untold number have died in their attempt to reach the U.S.
    
Brothers to the Rescue saved 4,200 men, women and children from that fate.
    
The operation was discontinued on Feb. 24, 1996, when Cuban Air Force jets shot down two Brothers to the Rescue planes, killing four volunteers.

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