T his conversation took place in 2002 . In it Gerry recalls a conversation with Che Guevara from 1960 in which he informs Che how under-supplied his (Gerry’s) team of aviation students was and how necessary reinforcements were. He describes the low security with which he was faced in those days. Gerry Hemming also identifies the location of an airfield that could have been used by the invading force during the Bay of Pigs had the operation been planned properly. I enjoyed a relaxed relationship withRead More
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The following is a telephonic conversation with Gerry Patrick Hemming and myself sometime in late 2001. Subsequent to the Bay of Pigs President Kennedy arranged a briefing for former President Eisenhower by General Maxwell Taylor who was heading up the Cuban Study Group to find answers as to the cause of the failure. During that interview, Eisenhower unequivocally denied having ever set such an amphibious assault plan in motion. The notes from that meeting end at item six (6) and the last sentence reads: 6. “As theRead More
This interview was conducted by CIA historian, Jack B. Pfeiffer. It took place over a 2-day period in November of 1975 in the Virgin Islands. Jacob “Jake” Esterline was a specialist in guerrilla warfare. During the Bay of Pigs Operation he was the CIA’s Chief of the Western Hemisphere Branch 7 (WH/4), reporting directly to Richard Bissell. I find Esterline’s account surprisingly candid. Of particular note is his flat out refusal to place blame on President Kennedy. Although Pfeiffer has already made up his ownRead More
Show #658 from BlackOpRadio.com Original airdate: December 5, 2013 Always a pleasure getting together with Len Osanic. This interview goes in-depth to my COPA presentation, “A Revolution of Mind.” JFK – Bay of Pigs | Greg Burnham Len Osanic | Black Op Radio Interview – Part 1 JFK – Bay of Pigs | Greg Burnham Len Osanic | Black Op Radio Interview – Part 2 JFK – Bay of Pigs | Greg Burnham Len Osanic | Black Op Radio Interview – Part 3 JFK –Read More
(Click the Image to Pop Open the PDF) Earlier this year I underwent a major surgery, thankfully from which I am now almost fully recovered. But last year when John Judge and I first spoke about my presenting material here at COPA for the 50th anniversary I didnʼt yet know that I was going to need surgery; nor did I realize just how challenging and time consuming my recovery from it would be. A few months ago it finally became evident that not only wouldRead More