Bay of Pigs – Invasion of Cuba

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Shortly before midnight on 16 April 1961, members of the Alabama Air National Guard secretly took part in the failed invasion of Cuba known as the Bay of Pigs, a covert attempt by the United States to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro.

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