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Cryptonym: AMHINT-56

Definition:
Juan Francisco Blanco Fernandez, participated in DRE raids on Cuba. Head of the DRE's military section.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10215-10161: INVENTORY - NON STAFF PERSONNEL: AMHINT/56

104-10215-10402: ASSIGNMENT OF CRYPTONYM

8/27/62, request for Green List, Wendell Ullery to Chief, FI/D, William Harvey. Response on 8/31/62 is that FI/D has no further information on suspect.

104-10215-10145: DISPATCH: TERMINATION OF AMHINT-56

104-10215-10404: JUAN FRANCISCO BLANCO FERNANDEZ

8/27/62: Wendell Ullery reports that AMHINT-56 is Blanco, 201-332676, and that his CI/OA number is 101929. The case officer is Gabe Lowe - are Lowe and Ullery one and the same?

Oswald 201 File, Vol 10, Part 2

12/3/63 memo by SA Ernest I. Aragon on Homer Echevarria and Francisco Blanco aka Juan Francisco Blanco-Fernandez. Fernandez is alleged head of the military phase of the DRE in Miami. During 11/62 he enlisted in the Army at Fort Jackson, South Carolina; he is now discharged. "His mission to Chicago may have been for the purpose of securing military equipment from Thomas Moseley." Paulino Sierra may have met with Moseley in Chicago on 12/5/63: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=954&search=%223-11-14%22#relPageId=391&tab=page Secret Service discontinued this investigation, as they believed the focus was arms sales which is not within its jurisdiction. (p. 389)

104-10215-10130: APPROVAL WORK RECORD: BLANCO FERNANDEZ, JUAN FRANCISCO

This card was opened in 1964, when AMHINT-56's case officer was WH/C/RP/OA Cal Hicks. Shows actions taken with this agent between 1964-1968 when he was terminated.

HSCA Report, Volume III Current Section: Testimony of James J. Rowley

12/11/63 interview of Francisco Blanco by SA Ernest Aragon in Miami. Francisco Blanco stated that he was the head of the DRE's military section. One of the 18 DRE participants on the military raid at Miramar, Cuba on 8/25/62. It was believed that Francisco Blanco was in Chicago to obtain military arms for Thomas Moseley. Moseley was implicated with Homer Echeverria, suspected of trying to kill JFK in the Chicago area.

HSCA Report, Volume III Current Section: Testimony of James J. Rowley

12/19/63 report by SS agents Edward Tucker and Joseph Noonan, Chicago. Moseley and a Cuban named "Mannie" were discussing automatic weapons, detonators and explosives sought in Cuban exile circles. Mannie may have been Paulino Sierra. (p. 5 of report)

Contributors:
Dr. Juan B. Giusti • Bill Simpich

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