Bay of Pigs files show CIA bombers hit by “friendly fire”

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August 15, 2011
USA Today    
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"The lead CIA operative during the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion accidentally fired on disguised B-26 bombers flown by U.S.-backed Cuban exiles, according to declassified documents of the failed bid to topple Fidel Castro. Some of the CIA-provided bombers, which were made to look like Cuban military planes, were hit by 'friendly fire' from 75mm recoilless rifles and 55mm machine guns on a transport boat." (08/15/11)

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