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Cryptonym: AMBLINK-1

Definition:
Jack Stewart, also known as Henry Pachankis, "Joe", Andrew Merton, Jack Warren, and Vincent Pivall.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10267-10154: CABLE- ON EVENING 4 SEPT WAVE CO RECEIVED LEAD FROM WAVE CONTACT ORLANDO (RODRIGUEZ) PEREZ WHO CLAIMED HE RECEIVED FOLLOWING INFO FROM SOURCE HE WOULD NOT IDENTIFY

9/7/62 WAVE 8248 cable from JMWAVE to Director. Orlando Rodriguez Perez (subject of DIR 25483) was initial source of this report. When Albin (note: actually Alwin) Odio/AMLUNT-1 defected, he was with man named FNU Figucredo. WAVE helped MRP move from Jamaica. When Duney Perez Alamo/AMLUNT-2 debriefed at Opa-locka/JMFIG, it was by AMBLINK-1. Duney was aware of Odio and "knowledgeable his mission" . Odio was G-2 agent and here to penetrate his group Ejerecito Libertador assassinate AMCHIRP-1/Ramon Barquin, (Ernesto Betancourt, who worked for CAS or Alliance for Progress), Napoleon Becquer, and other targets of opportunity AMBLINK-1 picked up Perez Alamo arrived and met up with CIA officer Charles Wiesinger/Ray Dubois. After exchange of pleasantries, Case officer asked if Dunney knew of Odio. Got Odio to 'turn': "This looks like our initial G-2 DA (double agent)."

104-10048-10088: OPERATIONAL PROGRESS REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 1965

February 1965 - Bernard Barker has a CIA case officer, but is handled regularly by AMBLINK-1, who is known by true name, as they knew each other in Cuba. Signed by Chester R. Mendrick for Shackley.

John Newman, Countdown to Darkness, p. 428

Jack Stewart was in Cuba from approximately Nov. 1955-January 1960, where he worked under State Department cover as a political officer but reported to the CIA Havana station.

104-10217-10185: MATERIAL ON ELOY GUTIERREZ MENOYE

2/12/65 cable: (Note that Geraldine Shamma was arrested on 11/5/60 and held for 3-4 years as documented in 104-10240-10129 - see how vice-consul Wayne Gilchrist from the State Dept. (and/or CIA?) visits her in prison and reports on her situation. AMBLINK-1 was her case officer and reported that she was now working with the Cuban Intel and penetrating Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo and his organization - it was probably a condition of getting out of prison - she was a double agent and CIA was "displeased" with her. Sturgis mentions how sad he is about what happened to her physically and mentally. See pages 39-40 of 191: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2018/docid-32252529.pdf

104-10130-10197: CONTACT REPORT: AMBLINK/1 AND AMRAll/1

April 1966 has AMBLINK-1 meeting with "RAZZ ". Note a signature in the bottom right hand corner (it looks like it was originally the initial D, or maybe even Pachankis' "P") that has been altered.)

104-10262-10377: DISPATCH: TERMINATION OF AMRAZZ/1

Compare this 1967 report with the report in the previous post. These two reports - identical in format and typeface, and meeting at the same spot. Instead of having AMBLINK-1 meeting with "Razz" in 66 and "Pachankis" meeting with "Razz" in 67. Best indication that AMBLINK-1 is Pachankis.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich • John Newman

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