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Cryptonym: AMPUTEE-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. A dispatch in May, 1961, stated that AMPUTEE-1 was to be used for general Cuban matters and would be retained "as a future technical asset for telephone tappings."
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A Field Information Report in 1956, which was approved by Wallace A. Growery, cited the Source Cryptonym as AMPUTEE. In addition, a cable in March, 1960, from Havana, referred to a chance encounter in Miami between Zamka (David S. Morales) and AMELU-3. A-3 told Zamka that a pamphlet was published by Cuban exiles on the anniversary of the amputee's assassination (March 7). Therefore, it is possible that AMPUTEE-1 was named after the individual referred to as the amputee in this cable.
Sources:

104-10418-10096: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT: COMMUNISTS EMPLOYED BY THE SHERWIN WILLIAMS COMPANY OF CUBA

06/29/56, Field Information Report: Page 2: Approved by Wallace A. Growery. Source Cryptonym: AMPUTEE.

104-10271-10032: CABLE: DURING RECENT TRIP MIAMI ( ) MET ( ) ACCIDENTALLY

03/25/60, Cable from Havana to Director: "1. During recent trip Miami Zamka met AMELU-3 accidentally. A-3 said that on anniversary of amputee death (7 March) pamphlet published by group exiles in Miami which outlines amputee background, names commies who falsely accused him and 'true' manner in which he was assassinated. A-3 told Zamka he could obtain extra copies this pamphlet. 2. Station received one example of pamphlet through mails and believe worthwhile obtaining and/or reproducing several hundred copies for distribution Cuba. 3. Request HQs check Karnley re possibility obtaining copies from A-3 for Station use."

104-10310-10020: FILE: DDCI DOCUMENTS

05/22/61, Dispatch from Chief of Base, JMWAVE to Chief, WH Division: Subject: Operational/JMATE/AMOT Operational Report: Page 2: ..."WAVE/KUDESK also plan to continue to support and direct such agents as AMJAG-7 (political within AMBUD), AMCLATTER-5 (military matters independently and/or AMBUD in the WAVE area), AMOT-4 and AMOT-16 (controlled penetrations within AMOT and AMFAST and for general independent reporting on anti- and pro-Castro activities in the WAVE area), AMPACK-1 (probably) (general political matters) and AMPUTEE-1 (general Cuban matters as well as retaining as a future technical asset for telephone tappings)..."

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald

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