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Cryptonym: AMALBA-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. A memo in March of 1961 listed AMALBA-1 as being among those agents who either was known to AMIRE-1 (Emilio Americo Rodriguez), or was probably known to him.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Alba was the original name for what became Scotland. ATHENA was a project or team involved in the Cuba Project. Athena was also the Greek Goddess of Wisdom and War (among other things). https://www.maryferrell.org/php/cryptdb.php?id=ATHENA
Sources:

104-10180-10180: REFERENCE A DOES NOT GIVE SUFFICIENT DETAIL TO MAK A VERY REALISTIC APPRAISAL AT THIS TIME OF THE DAMAGE TO OUR OPERATIONS.

03/06/61: Memorandum from Withheld, C/WH/A/FI to Chief, WH/4: Subject: AMIRE-1 (Arrest on 3 March 1961): "1. Reference A does not give sufficient detail to make a very realistic appraisal at this time of the damage to our operations from the arrest of AMIRE-1 (Emilio Americo Rodriguez). 2. According to AMRYE-1 (Tony Sforza), the head principal agent of our staybehind nets in Cuba, AMIRE-1 was kept fully informed of everything concerning operations and reporting. He also knew of the AMPARCH-1 (Warren E. Frank) agent net and how contact can be made with the agents. He was kept fully cognisant of all incoming and outgoing radio messages and reports. 3. Following is a list of the agents known or probably known to AMIRE-1: AMRYE-1, AMPARCH-1, AMSTOW-1, (2 cryptonyms unintelligible), AMMIOLITE, AMMIOLITE-2, AMBOUT-1, AMPASHA-1, AMALBA-1, AMBLAB-1, AMWREN-1, AMPARLOR-2, AMDOIT-1, AMCONCERT-1 (Francisco Wilfredo Varona Alonso), AMFIX-1, AMPHODARCH-11, AMGLEN-9, AMPALM-4 (Angel Fernandez Varela). 4. AMIRE-1 was also in contact with counter-revolutionaries such as the following which could have been the cause of his arrest: (REDACTION). 5. AMIRE-1 was also made aware of the persons (unintelligible) staybehind (unintelligible) are cached or stashed. He was to have provided (REDACTION). He was also one of the staybehind agents (REDACTION)."

104-10164-10061: CANCELLATION OF OPERATIONAL CLEARANCES

Undated: Memo for Chief, CI/OA: "Please cancel the following operational clearances on the individuals cited as they are no longer of operational interest to this branch: ....C-NUMBER: C-84121. NAME: AMFIFE-1 (Agusto Domingo Casamayor Castro). 201 NUMBER: 201-281279...C-84190. AMALBA-1. 201-281699..." Note: Another copy of this document can be found at 104-10242-10067.

https://www.britannica.com/place/Alba-historical-kingdom-Scotland

Britannica.com website entry for Alba: "Alba, the kingdom formed by the union of the Picts and Scots under Kenneth I MacAlpin in 843. Their territory, ranging from modern Argyll and Bute to Caithness, across much of southern and central Scotland, was one of the few areas in the British Isles to withstand the invasions of the Vikings. The ancient link with Ireland (from which the Celtic Scots had emigrated) was broken as a cordon of Scandinavian settlements were established in the Western Isles and Ireland. With southern England also conquered by the Norsemen and Danes, Alba was left isolated. With the withdrawal of the Norsemen, England, under the English, then launched invasions against Alba but were ultimately repelled by Malcolm II at the Battle of Carham (1016/18). When Malcolm’s grandson and successor Duncan I came to the throne in 1034, he united Alba with Strathclyde, Cumbria, and Lothian. Thereafter, the name Alba began to fade away; and every king, at least in retrospect, was normally styled 'king of Scots.' The first extant recorded use was by Duncan II, the 'Rex Scotie,' in 1094."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fife

Wikipedia entry for Fife: "Fife (/faɪf/, Scottish English: [fɐi̯f]; Scottish Gaelic: Fìobha, IPA: [fiːvə]; Scots: Fife) is a council area, historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area of Scotland. It is situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with inland boundaries with Perth and Kinross (i.e. the historic counties of Perthshire and Kinross-shire) and Clackmannanshire. By custom it is widely held to have been one of the major Pictish kingdoms, known as Fib, and is still commonly known as the Kingdom of Fife within Scotland. A person from Fife is known as a Fifer. In older documents the county was very occasionally known by the anglicisation Fifeshire. Fife is Scotland's third largest local authority area by population. It has a resident population of just under 367,000, over a third of whom live in the three principal towns, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes. The historic town of St Andrews is located on the northeast coast of Fife. It is well known for the University of St Andrews, the most ancient university of Scotland and one of the oldest universities in the world. From the 15th century it was the metropolis of the former Archdiocese of St Andrews, St Andrews Cathedral having been the seat of the most senior bishop of Scotland since the 10th century. St Andrews is also renowned as the home of golf."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutherland

Wikipedia entry for Sutherland: "Sutherland (Scottish Gaelic: Cataibh) is a historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area in the Highlands of Scotland. Its county town is Dornoch.[1] Sutherland borders Caithness and Moray Firth to the east, Ross-shire and Cromartyshire (later combined into Ross and Cromarty) to the south and the Atlantic to the north and west. Like its southern neighbour Ross-shire, Sutherland has some of the most dramatic scenery in the whole of Europe, especially on its western fringe where the mountains meet the sea. These include high sea cliffs, and very old mountains composed of Precambrian and Cambrian rocks..."

https://jfkfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Campbell-death-certificate.pdf

Death Certificate of Gordon Sutherland Campbell on the website JFK Facts: Date of Birth: July 5, 1905. Date of Death: September 19, 1962. Find a Grave website: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49163076

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