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Cryptonym: AMPALP-1

Definition:
One of three net chiefs in Cuba involved in the "staybehind plan" - the ones organizing the resistance inside Cuba after U.S. interests were forced to leave.
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
It would appear that AMPALP-1, based on his code name, may have communicated directly with CIA HQ, aka PALP. The stay behind network was intended to develop mechanisms for exfiltration, infiltration as well as ongoing activities in opposition to the Castro regime. The other two net chiefs referred to were AMPAN-2 and possibly Tony Sforza, as he was involved in the staybehind plan as AMRYE-1.
Sources:

104-10092-10107: OPERATIONAL:. AMPALP-1

On 10/17/63, Michael Choaden aka David Phillips reaches out to AMPALP-1. Refers to HMMW-11976, reported in 1978 as a missing document.

104-10180-10140 CABLE-REQUIRE SW MATERIALS OF SIMPLE EASY TO USE TYPE SOONEST FOR AMPALP-1, AMPAN-2 AND =____

6/17/60, memo from Havana to Director: AMPALP-1 was one of the three net chiefs of the staybehind plan. AMPAN-2 was another. The third chief was possibly AMRYE-1 (Tony Sforza), he has been identified as a staybehind net chief in the past and the seven redacted letter space would fit perfectly.

104-10062-10227: DOCUMENT LISTINGS

Document listing for AMPALP-1 on 10/3/63. His bio number was 201-264860, in HMMW-11976. He can be seen again at 10/21/63, in HMMA-22331: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=27328&relPageId=18&search=%22201-0264860%22

104-10516-10013: DISPATCH: CONTACT WITH AN ASSET

10/21/63 cable from Chief of Station, Mexico City to Chief, WH, ref HMMW 11976: "Station Mexico City appreciates Headquarters suggestion for the possible use of AMPALP-1. AMPALP-1 was contacted on 17 October 1963 by Michael C. Choaden, who knew subject in (Cuba) some years ago."

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Bill Simpich

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