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Cryptonym: AMHINT-26

Definition:
John Koch Gene, aka Jose R. Alsina Vazquez
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10074-10381: REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OR INVESTIGATIVE ACTION FORM FOR JOHN KOCH GENE

9/6/61 request for approval or investigative action from Howard Gossage, WH/4. The subject line says "John Koch Gene"; the cryptonym is given as "AMHINT-26"... "Subject will be used by PA/PROP in across the board training for an infiltration operation." His case officer was Margaret Forsythe (note: probably the "Maggie" seen in a number of documents from that era).

NARA Record Number: 124-10217-10019 No Title

8/28/63 Koch said he rented the vehicle used by Carlos Hernandez. (Note: This vehicle was used to transport dynamite and bombs from Miami to the McLaney residence, raided by the FBI on 7/31/63).

124-10204-10281: No Title

7/31/63 memo by SAC, Miami re bomb attempt by Koch, Victor Espinosa/AMHINT-24, Carlos Hernandez and Acelo Pedroso. Carlos "Batea" Hernandez was the hero of the Aug 1962 Blanquita Hotel raid by the DRE in Havana: See Peter Dale Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, p. 340; also https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=12695&relPageId=12&search=batea

104-10074-10379: STATION ASSET REPORT

"Soft spoken, well educated student who has established the reputation in underground operations as a cool and courageous agent." 201-306319. His brother was killed in action at the Bay of Pigs. Was active in the DRE underground during 1961 before coming to Miami as an exile student. Documented by WAVE as "Jose R. Alsina Vazquez during October 1961. In November 1961, Harold Noemayr trained him for clandestine operations in Cuba.

104-10074-10393: DISPATCH - OPERATIONAL TRANSMITTAL OF PRQ-I FOR JOHN KOCH GENE

8/28/62 PRQ I on Koch sent from Ted Shackley to Bill Harvey. Koch was an activist in a Catholic University group - arrested once protesting Soviet diplomat Andrei Mikoyan, twice against Castro and Communism - these arrests appeared to be in Cuba.

104-10074-10394: MEMO RE PRQ PART I

9/12/62 PRQ I on Koch sent by C/TFW William Harvey to CI/OA.

Contributors:
Zach Robertson • Bill Simpich

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