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Cryptonym: AMEPOCH-6

Definition:
Unknown identity. A cable on June 30, 1962, stated that AMDENIM-1 recommended AMEPOCH-6 of refs as Cuban receptionist for agents and supplies. A POA was requested on Silvia de Los Delgado.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A cable on June 22, 1962, mentioned that Silvia de Los Reyes Delgado was a legal traveler recruited by AMDENIM-1 (Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria) for use as one time courier for Unidad Revolucionaria (UR). In addition, a dispatch in October of 1962 stated that AMEPOCH-6 was an "internal asset whom AMDENIM-1 developed through a legal traveler who carried in an SW system." The dispatch added that AMEPOCH-6 had now been contacted through a YELLOWTAIL III sea rendezvous and was being prepared to receive an initial element of the LYRE team for relay into the Matanzas area. It was hoped to make AMEPOCH-6 a ratline for the remainder of this team and the materiel they would require to carry out their operational tasks. Furthermore, a dispatch in March, 1963, mentioned that no reply had been heard from AMEPOCH-6, despite a letter being sent to his home in Matanzas. It was believed he was in Camaguey. Moreover, a dispatch in June of 1963 stated AMEPOCH-6 "was the subject of Operation YELLOWTAIL IV, which aborted due to his failure to confirm reception arrangements at the last minute. His return to the Varadero area from central Camaguey would probably result in further word from him in the near future." Also, a dispatch in October, 1963, mentioned that AMEPOCH-6 was a SW source in Cuba, and that AMDENIM-1 had ties with AMEPOCH-6's relatives in the Miami area. A cable from Mexico City in October of 1961 stated that both LITAMIL-1 (Manuel Machado Llosas) and AMEPOCH-2 had had entry problems to Miami: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=161115#relPageId=3&search= A dispatch in March, 1963, stated that AMEPOCH-2's Operational Approval was cancelled on February 5, 1963, and A-2 was assigned the 201 number of 201-293116: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=29932#relPageId=2&search=
Sources:

104-10226-10329: CABLE RE UR ACTIVITIES

Undated CIA document: ..."1. Op KELLY 1 to contact AMEPOCH-6 on 14 Sept..."

104-10226-10406: REQUEST FOR POA ON CUBAN

06/22/62: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: DIR CITE WAVE 4867: "Request POA Silvia de Los (Reyes) Delgado Cuban born 25 Oct 15 Havana. Address Calle 21 Number 422 Corner G St Vedado. Father Gustavo do Los (Reyes) Morales. Mother dead. Husband Luis Weaver born 30 Dec 13 Havana former PBPRIMER (American). Daughter Silvia age 21 born Havana resides Palm Beach, FLA. Brother Gustavo age 48 born Havana currently Isle of Pines prison. Sister Maria Luisa age 44 born Havana. No WAVE traces. Local ODENVY (FBI) traces negative."

104-10226-10407: IDENTIFICATION OF UR COURIER

06/22/62: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: GYROSE: REF: WAVE 4867 (IN 15624)* "SUBJ ref is legal traveler recruited by AMDENIM-1 (Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria) for use as one time courier for UR. Reason for travel PBPRIME (U.S.) not known. C/S Comment: *SUBJ Silvia de Los (Reyes) Delgado."

104-10172-10149: CABLE AMDENIM 1 RECOMMENDS AMEPOCH-6.

06/30/62: Cable from WAVE to Director: "AMDENIM-1 (Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria) recommends AMEPOCH-6 of refs as Cuban receptionist for agents and supplies. Hope establish contact thru (unintelligible) ref C. WAVE records do not show A-6 ever used. Request internal POA. C/S Comment: *Cables pre date CS files. Copies may be seen in signal center (unintelligible). **Req POA Silvia de Los Delgado." - - - NOTE: Old release had name of Los Delgado mentioned while newer release did not: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=47475#relPageId=2&tab=page

104-10172-10143: PERSONAL RECORD QUESTIONNAIRE PART 11 - OPERATIONAL INFORMATION

10/10/62: AMDENIM-1 PRQ: Page 3: "SECTION VI: ..."4. DETAIL SUBJECT'S PROPOSED FI OR CI TYPE USE OR DUTIES: Subject's FI and CI duties are restricted to eliciting information from his many contacts within the Cuban community. He has been very helpful in providing info on developments within the exile community. His sources from inside such as AMEPOCH-6 have been turned over to the Station."

104-10172-10141: DISPATCH: AMDENIM-1 PROGRESS REPORT 30 SEPTEMBER 1962

10/17/62: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: Page 2: ..."5. The internal asset AMEPOCH-6 whom AMDENIM-1 (Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria) developed thru a legal traveler who carried in an SW system, has now been contacted thru a YELLOWTAIL III sea rendezvous and is being prepared to receive an initial increment of the LYRE team for relay into the Matanzas area. It is hoped to make AMEPOCH-6 a ratline for the remainder of this team and the materiel they will require to carry out their operational tasks. See UFGA-6159 for the YELLOWTAIL III After Action Report on the sea rendezvous..."

104-10172-10127: DISPATCH: AMDENIM-1 PROGRESS REPORT 28 FEBRUARY 1963

03/15/63: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 2: ..."4. Regarding internal contacts of AMDENIM/1 (Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria): on learning of the well being of AMEPOCH-6 via mail to regular correspondents following the October crisis an SW message was sent to him early in February requesting that he signal via telegram code when he is ready for a reception and that he send out SW letters on a regular basis to give us the benefit of intelligence available to him. No reply has as yet been received. This is in part due to his being in Camaguey and probably not having received the letter (letter sent to his home in Matanzas) right away. Several potential internal contacts have been spotted through a fisherman AMDENIM-1 picked up in the JMWAVE area by the name of (REDACTION). He and two fishermen brothers by the names of (REDACTION) are being developed by AMDENIM/1 to return to the area in which their contacts are located in the near future in the hopes of developing a hiding place for a radio operator and possibly a courier net leading into Santa Clara, Placetas and other large towns in Las Villas..."

104-10172-10122: DISPATCH: AMDENIM/1 PROGRESS REPORT 31 MAY 1963

06/28/63: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 2: ..."4...The internal agent AMEPOCH-6 provided by AMDENIM/1 (Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria) was the subject of Operation YELLOWTAIL IV which aborted due to his failure to confirm reception arrangements at the last minute. His return to the Varadero area from central Camaguey will probably result in further word from him in the near future..."

104-10172-10121: DISPATCH: PROGRESS REPORT 30 SEPTEMBER 1963

10/14/63: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 3: "7. AMEMPOCH-6, an SW source in the target area provided by A-1, was heard from during this period in that he provided a two page SW report which unfortunately could not be developed by the Station. Through A-1's ties with AMEPOCH-6's relatives in the WAVE area, it was possible to request AMEPOCH-6 by phone to repeat the message. The usual three week delay in sending a letter to him was thus avoided. A repeat of message #14 has now been received and was valuable in connection with reporting on anti-insurgent activities in the Varadero Headquarters..."

104-10172-10101: DISPATCH: PROGRESS REPORT ON AMDENIM-1 - PERIOD 1 OCT 63-31 MAY 1964

06/24/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Page 3: ..."10...Throughout the period he provided guidance on the meaning of messages from the two SW sources he previously recruited for us. Additionally, he services the letter drop in one case and advised on a replacement for the other man who is in the process of going into exile. These agents are AMEPOCH-6 and AMID-1..."

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