You’re right and I did. I also should have made it clear I was talking about air cover ON the beach which was promised to the insurgents up until they were actually on the beach. Kennedy sentenced those men to death and knew he was doing it when he did it.
When Brigade 2506’s air instructors (Alabama ANG pilots based in Nicaragua) discovered that their air cover had been yanked, and how the men they had helped train were faring on the beach, they took off—without authorization from DC—to provide air support on their own.
Four of them were shot down, one apparently dying in a gun battle with Cuban ground forces. Their families weren’t told what had happened to them for decades.