On April 17, 1961, 1400 Cuban exiles launched what became a botched invasion at the Bay of Pigs on the south coast of Cuba.
The Cuban-exile invasion force, known as Brigade 2506, landed at beaches along the Bay of Pigs and immediately came under heavy fire.
Cuban planes strafed the invaders, sank two escort ships, and destroyed half of the exile’s air support. Bad weather hampered the ground force, which had to work with soggy equipment and insufficient ammunition. Read More
The declassified Top Secret pages shown here are from the Cuba Security Folder, 1961. It contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy’s secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning Cuba. All 124 pages can be viewed in the digital archive from the JFK Library.
Help Transcribe Records Related to the Katyn Forest Massacre
Learn more about records relating to the Katyn Forest Massacre at the National Archives.
Katyn Forest Massacre Records Declassified
The National Archives’ National Declassification Center (NDC) has recently released over 1,000 previously classified pages of documents pertaining to the Katyn Forest Massacre — a controversial mass execution of Polish officers & intelligentsia by the Soviet Secret Police (NKVD) during the early stages of World War II.
In response to requests to release all records in US Government custody relating to the events at Katyn, the National Archives via the National Declassification Center subsequently made it a priority to process, declassify and highlight all known Katyn Forest Massacre materials and documents.