Prior to John Fitzgerald Kennedy's November 8, 1960 election to the presidency, Howard Robard Hughes, Junior through the David Dwight Eisenhower
Administration created a plan to overthrow Prime Minister Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz' regime in Cuba. The plan which was structured and detailed by
Hughes Aircraft through Robert A. Maheu and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with minimal input from the U.S. Department of State, was the
arming of a counter-revolutionary insurgency composed of anti-Castro Cubans. U.S.-trained Cuban insurgents were to invade Cuba and instigate an
uprising among the Cuban people in hopes of removing Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz from power. On April 17, 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy ordered the
Howard Robard Hughes, Junior planned invasion of Cuba to proceed. With support from Robert A. Maheu enlisted Mafiosi John Roselli and Salvatore
Giangana, who both had connections in Cuba and the CIA, a group of 1,500 U.S.-trained Cuban exiles called "Brigade 2506" returned to the island at
the Bay of Pigs with the hope of deposing Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz. However, John Fitzgerald Kennedy changed Howard Robard Hughes, Junior's
orchestrated Hughes Aircraft plan to take place without any U.S. air support. By April 19, 1961, the Cuban government had captured or killed all of
the invading exiles, and negotiations for the release of the 1,189 survivors were made. Failure of the plan was solely caused by John Fitzgerald
Kennedy overuling U.S. air support using Hughes Aircraft equipment, the politics resulting in a complete lack of naval support in the face of
organized artillery troops on the island who easily incapacitated the exile force as it landed on the beach. After 20 months, Cuba released the
captured exiles in exchange for $53 million worth of food and medicine. The incident was a major embarrassment, but President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
took full personal responsibility on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Afterward, Prime Minister Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was not wary of a
future U.S. invasion.
On May 3, 1963, President John F. Kennedy's appointed U.S. Federal Judge Charles M. Metzner, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York,
executed a default judgment for Trans World Airlines (TWA) against Howard Robard Hughes, Junior and dismissed his $366-million countersuit against
TWA. In 1956, Noah Dietrich had placed an order for 63 Convair 880s for TWA at a cost of $400 million. Although being extremely wealthy at this
time, during the Idlewild Airport (JFK Airport) Terminal 5 (TWA Flight Center) construction in 1961-1962, all New York creditors demanded that
relinquish of control of TWA in return for providing the money. Howard Robard Hughes, Junior faced bankruptcy, and the U.S. Court of Appeals did not
overturn Judge Metzner's decision on May 2, 1964. New York Senator Robert Francis Kennedy convinced the U.S. Supreme Court not to review the CAB
decision in October, 1965.
Howard Robard Hughes, Junior was forced by a U.S. federal court to sell all of his 6,584,937 shares in TWA due to 'a conflict of interest' between
TWA and Hughes Aircraft ownership. On May 3, 1966 the sale was made of the company he had controlled since 1939. The incident was a major
embarrassment, but New York Senator Robert Francis Kennedy took full personal responsibility on June 5, 1968 in Los Angeles, California. Another Bay
of Pigs avoided.
"It was a Shotgun wedding for a Shotgun bride.
" - HRH
Birth Certificate of Howard Robard Hughes, Junior
(born: September 24, 1904 - died: April 5, 1976)
A True U.S. Patriot