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Cryptonym: AMHAZE

Definition:
A post-Bay of Pigs CIA operational group consisting of exiles initially recruited for the 2506 Brigade. This brigade was the anti-Castro Cuban exiles and allies that participated in the Bay of Pigs.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10228-10151: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF MEMORANDUM NO. 225

3/9/62: "JMWAVE's intention with respect to (2506 Brigade chief Jose Perez) San Roman's reported recruiting is to link him and non-AMHAZE brigade personnel with the AMBUD (CRC) organization in order to illustrate that KUBARK (CIA) is attempting to unify all exile groups within AMBUD." The following page makes it clear that the writer is referring to "the brigade that participated in the invasion of Cuba 17 April".

104-10240-10283: CABLE:FOLLOWING LONG DISCUSSION IN WHICH WAVE ATTEMPTED SALVAGE

3/22/61: "During discussion subjs stated MOVE offered go Nino Diaz termination option. Subjs felt could not go Nino and desired return WAVE area." The Chief of Station commented, "Three AMHAZE agents with escort officer returning Miami." The reference to "MOVE" appears to be to the training camp JMMOVE that was working with the seafaring force put together by Nino Diaz/AMNORM-1.

104-10235-10410: HANDWITTEN NOTE AND LIST OF UNIT COMMANDERS AND STAFF OF BRIGADE 2506

1/16/63 memo: Names of Unit Commanders and Staff of Brigade 2506. The first name listed is Jose Perez San Roman, chief of 2506 Brigade.

104-10233-10339: DISPATCH: AMBUD/PM/OPERATIONAL TRANSMITTAL OF MEMORANDA #174 AND #180

2/5/62: Chief of Base Dominick Pantleone states that certain activities should only be conducted by JMWAVE AMHAZE teams, in order to avoid endangering assets.

104-10169-10265: AMDIP-3 COURIER ARRIVED WAVE AREA FROM HAVA

2/15/61, cable from WAVE to BELL: "Several days ago, AMDIP-3's s/h (Ramon Augusto's safehouse) raided by G2." Didn't find the equipment, A-3 was let go. ZABOTH instructs agent 2517 to tell 2515 to "lay low". "WAVE and A-3 consider it essential establish secure commo between WAVE and A-3 groups. Propose dispatch AMJAVA-4 (Rafael Quintero) by black, sea infiltration to Cuba for this purpose."

104-10227-10438: CABLE: 1.VIEW DISCONTINUANCE AMIRON SUBSIDY, SPOKESMEN FOR AMHAZES CALLED CO AND MADE FOLLOWING POINTS

7/24/61, JMWAVE to Director: "View discontinuance AMIRON subsidy, spokesmen for AMHAZES called CO (case officer) and made following points: Majority AMHAZEs feel cannot make go of it on $50 a week they receiving as members AMHAZE group...since jobs very scarce Miami area and since many AMHAZEs speak no English, most will have to migrate to other parts of United States or Latin America...view (Tom) Clines' trip here, HQs has full facts on which to judge family situation AMHAZES and op value of group."

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