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Cryptonym: AMHICK-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. A cable in September of 1963 stated that AMHICK-1 and AMHICK-2 were due to undertake a short term infiltration/exfiltration operation on September 16, 1963.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Also, a cable on November 26th, 1963, stated that AMHICK-1 had obtained information from Antonio Arrechabaleta O'Farrill, a Rancho Veloz taxi driver, who in turn, had obtained information from "friends and contacts in the Sagua area." In addition, a cable in December of 1963 mentioned that AMHICK-1, AMHICK-2 and AMDITTO-13 were scheduled to go on an infiltration mission, with AMTOBY-13 remaining on the parent vessel.
Sources:

104-10247-10301: AMICE-14 INFILTRATED SUCCESSFULLY 12 SEPT

09/13/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline OCLONG PBRUMEN AMTRUNK: REF: WAVE 4135 (IN 17056)* "1. AMICE/14 infiltrated successfully 12 Sept. RR44 listed ref returned JMRIM stock. Cipher pad AP1118 destroyer. Signal plan MELEZ EILL remain active as deception and be reissued AMHICK/1 and AMHICK/2 for short term infil/exfil op scheduled week 16 Sept. 2. A/14 stated RR44 performance far superior any receiver thus far used AMTRUNK ops. C/S Comment: *AMICE/14 briefed 8 Sept and issued commo material."

104-10075-10090: JMWAVE CABLE RE INFORMATION FROM JOSE GENARO (DORTA) HERNANDEZ CONCERNING MISSILE LAUNCHER

11/26/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline INTEL TYPIC AMHICK: Pages 2-3: "3. In attempt further clarify this point, R-123 of 19 October served on AMHICK-1. Following received AMHICK-1 on 23 Nov, and attempt to clarify for details on 25 Nov: A. Only short range missiles remain at Saavedra Base. Larger missiles transferred to larger missile base at Zulueta; B. During months of Oct, Nov 63 noted decrease Sov personnel Sagua area, and Sov personnel who formerly at Saavedra missile site transferred to Zulueta site: C. Large building on Saavedra with pitched movable roof which opened and close daily; D. 17 Nov, seven JS 2 or T-54 tanks along Carretera Norte near Rancho Veloz, transported on lowboys in easterly direction. 4. AMHICK obtained info from Antonio (Arrechabaleta), Rancho Veloz taxi driver, who in turn obtained information from 'friends and contacts in Sagua area'...5. Because of possibility 'El Guajiro' of Dorta reporting also be identical with that of 'friends and contacts' Arrechabaleta, no dissem at present AMHICK information for fear false confirmation. AMHICK planning trip in near future. AMHICK case officer requested instruct agents collect all possible details Saavedra barn, Zulueta base, type hardware, etc."

104-10076-10134: JMWAVE CABLE REQUESTING NAME TRACES ON DOMINGO MURO MORALES, ANTONIO ARRECHABALETA O'FARRILL,_INDALECO OCANA, JUAN RODRIGUEZ MARTINEZ, PEDRO ALVAREZ MORALES, PEDRO CORZO SOTO, MARIO RODRIGUEZ AND VEN

12/06/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMHICK: REF: UFGA-12453: "1. Request traces FOLL basis ref: A. A. Domingo (Muro) Morales DPOB Rancho Veloz, Las Villas (unintelligible) farmer living Finca Villaverde married to Laura (Villavicencio) two children (Note: Assigned AMHICK-5 on December 9, 1963). B. Antonio (Arrechabaleta) O'Farrill DPOB Rancho Veloz, Las Villas, about 35. Taxicab driver formerly soldier in Batista army stationed Santa Clara. C. Indaleco (Ocana) DPOB Rancho Veloz about 26, taxicab driver married wife unknown. D. Juan (Rodriguez) Martinez DPOB Rancho Veloz about 37, Finca Caridad married Ida (Corzo) Soto. E. Pedro (Alvarez) Morales DPOB 29 April Rancho Veloz farmer Finca Caridad married Onelia (Corzo) Soto three children (Note: Probably AMHICK-4, assigned on December 9, 1963, or relative). F. Pedro (Corzo) Soto DPOB Rancho Veloz about 35 single farmer Finca Caridad. G. Mario (Rodriguez) DPOB Marti about 39 Matanzas single taxicab driver. H. Venancio (Gonzalez) DPOB Rancho Veloz about 35 taxicab driver married 5 children father Urgano (Gonzalez). 2. WAVE traces negative."

104-10077-10000: JMWAVE CABLE RE EQUIPMENT AND INFORMATION ON A VESSEL

12/13/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMHICK: REF: UFGA-12718: "A. AMHICK. B. Infiltrees: Three. AMHICK-1, AMHICK-2, AMDITTO-17. AMTOBY-13 will remain aboard parent craft. Cargo: 250 lbs radio equipment, survival equipment, weapons and ammunition. C. Parent craft: Neptune, 54 foot equity water taxi, dark green hull, light green superstructure. Intermediate craft 16 foot Boston whaler, dark green with 75 HP commercial outboard motor..."

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