The Invasion at the Bay of PigsMost of the planes missed their targets, which meant they did not take out enough of Castro's air force. When news and images of the attack were published, the repainted planes revealed American support for the invasion.
CounterattackCastro had over 20,000 troops march and counterattack on the beach, while the Cuban air force protected from above. The backup for the American forces did not arrive in time and after the planes were shot down, the soldiers were either shot down or imprisoned by Castro's forces.
The AftermathThe soldiers remained imprisoned for 20 months until General Kennedy negotiated a deal with Castro to release the captives for $53 million worth of baby food and medicine. The Bay of Pigs invasion debacle continued to have an effect on the relationship between America and Cuba for decades.