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Cryptonym: AMPAN-12

Definition:
Unknown identity. A dispatch in July of 1962 described AMPAN-12 as "a former chief engineer of the Office of Airports, he was recruited by Havana Station in 1960, and has been corresponding with JMWAVE by S/W."
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
AMPAN-12 was also described in a December 12, 1963, cable as "a retired civil engineer who has good contacts among personnel of the Cuban railroad and whose reporting has been factual and based on personal observation in most instances."
Sources:

104-10070-10079: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/GYROSE-REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF AMFAUNA OPERATION

07/23/62: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: Page 5: "(2) AMPAN-12: A former chief engineer of the Office of Airports, he was recruited by Havana Station in 1960, and has been corresponding with JMWAVE by S/W..." Page 10: ..."44. AMFAUNA-21 and AMFAUNA-22, both employees at (REDACTION) first made their appearance during this period, and AMPAN-12 (who has and continues to use his own S/W communications to JMWAVE) found his way into the AMFAUNA operation. All three are known to AMFAUNA-5, and it is believed that she is probably the cutout to them..."

104-10076-10104: CABLE RE UNLOADING OF SOVIET VESSEL IN HABANA

12/06/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline INTEL TYPIC: "SUPDATA: AMPAN-12 SW message 60 DTD 22 Nov 63 received 4 Dec. The vessel's name was received 'Mata-lai-boicot or some similar name...'" Page 3: ..."Source: A retired civil engineer who has good contacts among personnel of the Cuban railroad. Source's reporting has been factual and based on personal observation in most instances."

104-10076-10149: JMWAVE CABLE RE REPORTED ARRIVAL OF METALLURG BAYKOV WITH MILITARY CARGO IN HABANA.

12/07/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: ..."1. UFG 4203 (cable) AMPAN-12 reported 20 November arrival metallurg Baykov with military cargo Habana. Departed 21 Nov..."

104-10076-10242: JMWAVE CABLE - DEPARTURE OF SOVIETS FROM CUBA; TRANSFER OF AIRCRAFT TO SAN JULIAN AIR BASE

12/10/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline INTEL TYPIC: ..."Field Comments: Para 1, AMPAN-12 SW message 60 DID 22 Nov no received 4 Dec, last sentence sox..." Pages 3-4: Field Information Report: ..."(Field Comment: A retired civil engineer who has good contacts among personnel of the Cuban railroad and whose reporting has been factual and based on personal observation in most instances, reported that during the last few months (September-November 1963) hundreds of Soviets were observed leaving Cuba; however, some Soviets continued to arrive in groups. Soviets in the area of Habana no longer wore multicolored checked sports shirts with a soiled aspect. The Soviet personnel currently observed appeared to be between 30 and 40 years old and called themselves technicians. The Soviet passenger vessel Turkmeniya arrived in port on 21 November 1963)..."

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald

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