Cuba: Toward D-Day

The testing hour for Fidel Castro was drawing near.

At 6:25 a.m. Saturday, two B-26 light bombers roared in from the sea toward Havana, dropped to low level and started their bomb runs. One plane worked over Castro's Air Force Base at San Antonio de los Baños, 20 miles southwest of the capital. The other attacked Havana's Camp Liberty, Castro's main military headquarters. Darting through a curtain of antiaircraft fire, the B-26 swept over the camp toggling bombs, banked around for a rocket attack, then finished off by a strafing run with...

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