Jacob Esterline

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Person.png Jacob Esterline   SpartacusRdf-icon.png
BornApril 26, 1920
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 16, 1999 (Age 79)
Hendersonville, North Carolina


In an interview he gave to Don Bohning of the The Miami Herald just before his death, Esterline admitted that Juan Orta, who functioned as Castro's private secretary, had been recruited to slip a poisoned pill into a drink. However, a few days before the invasion Orta changed his mind and fled to the Venezuelan Embassy.[1]

Bay of Pigs

Esterline was the CIA project director for the Bay of Pigs Invasion.

26 April 1920|16 October 1999|


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