was an attempt by CIA backed Cuban refugees to topple Fidel Castro. It was a complete
exiles landed at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba armed with American weapons and supplied
by US supply ships. The belief was that the oppressed Cubans would see the exiles
as liberators and join them to fight Castro. They didn't.
Cuban forces managed to sink all of the exiles' supply ships, and the invading
forces didn't get any air cover.
of the exiles were captured.