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Cryptonym: AMSAUCE-3

Definition:
Unknown identity.
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10077-10094: DIRECTOR CABLE REQUESTING BROADCAST SCHEDULED BE ENCIPHERED AND TRANSMITTED

11/22/63, Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Orig: Pat Olson, Unit: SAS/EDE): Slugline RYBAT TYPE: TYPIC AMSAUCE-3 COMMO BIBIC: REF DIR 77535: "1. Encipher and transmit following message on 23 November broadcast schedule: (Rough translation - more work required): 'Radio message one. Greetings boss William. We send you two carbon papers with sender from New Jersey save these carbon papers do not use them. We ask you to repeat the first sentence of this message in your secret message so that we both know that you understand our radio message. Happy to be in radio contact continuous. Received your message 26. Jim.' 2. AMSAUCE-3 in S/W confirmed ref para D. Distribute one copy COS, JMWAVE eyes only." Releasing Officer: (Signature) (Unintelligible) for Desmond FitzGerald, C/SAS. Coordinating Officers: C/SAS/EDE (Signature), C/SAS/MOB (Signature). Authenticating Officer: (Signature) E.A. Marelius, C/SAS/EOB.

104-10077-10317: CABLE: ENCIPHER AND TRANSMIT FOLLOWING MESSAGE ON DECEMBER BROADCAST SCHEDULE

12/02/63, Cable from Director to JMWAVE: Slugline RYBAT TYPE: TYPIC AMSAUCE-3 COMMO BIBIC (201-321286): "1. Encipher and transmit following message on 6 December broadcast schedule: (Rough translation - more work required): 'Radio message three...Confirm that we are in good radio contact...Please let us know the numbers of our writings you have received. Our last written message was number fourteen..Make sure the names in your sources are identical as in the letter. South letters for Vicente should start with Vicente. Don't repeat don't mention Jim in your open letters. Your letter to Odoro you start Dear Theodore. The signature at the end of the letters should look the same as the sender on the envelope. New issue. We need reports of electric power in (Unintelligible), south of Havana. Details about the guards, how many, where located..is the area well lit. Continue with your high spirits. Goodbye until next Saturday. Jim.' 2. AMSAUCE-3 in S/W # 28 acknowledged that he understood our radio message one. Distribute one copy, COS, JMWAVE eyes only. Cable Sec: Please add OC to info line." Releasing Officer: (Probably) signature of Sam Halperin, Bruce B. Cheever, AC/SAS. Coordinated Officers: C/SAS/EDE: (Signature), C/SAS/MOB. Authenticating Officer: (Signature) E. A. Marelius, C/SAS/EOB.

104-10077-10408: DIRECTOR CABLE REQUESTING NAME TRACES

12/12/63, Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Orig: M. Gallagher, Unit: SAS/IOB): Slugline TYPIC AMSAUCE: "1. Request traces FOLL subjects who mentioned AMSAUCE HQs S/W traffic (unintelligible) 13 Dec. A. Marios (Santana) Portelles. Claims to be chief Patriotic Movement of the (Municipal) Terminal. POSS G-2. B. Jaime (Santana) Mendez, nephew of Marios and G-2. C. Emilio Espejo, resides Cortada. Contact of AMSAUCE-3. D. Eudalso (Ajo) Feria, contact AMSAUCE-3. 2. No HQs traces." Releasing Officer: (Probably) S. Halpern for Bruce B. Cheever, AC/SAS. Coordinating Officers: SAS/MOB (Signature), SAS/EOB (Signature), SAS/CI - R. Tansing. Authenticating Officer: (REDACTION) for J.K. King, C/SAS/Intel.

104-10077-10449: DIRECTOR CABLE TRANSMITTING AGENT MESSAGE.

12/13/63, Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Orig: Pat Olson, Unit: SAS/EDE): Slugline RYBAT TYPE: TYPIC AMSAUCE-3 COMMO BIBIC: (Rough translation - more work required): "Encipher and transmit following message on 14 December broadcast schedule: 'Radio message four. Received messages three one, three, three two. First part three four. Music making jester back. We use the phonetic alphabet so that there are no single letters. We will send next phonetic alphabet in written secret message. Now you give yourself the first three phonetic letters Alpha, Bravo, Charlie. The last three letters are X-ray, Yankee, Zulu. Receive alphabet three...Communist also official agent stripe two. We are still investigating our sources about Mario but suggestions do not get in touch with...We will send you a letter with the word Canada. Reveals the message with...Sends data, place of birth...that his beacon war name. Were the addresses in your message three one from Antilla. William we found that U.S. reports between more valuable days. Take good care. Greetings Jim.' 2. Distribute one copy COS, JMWAVE eyes only. Cable Sec: Please add OC to info line." Releasing Officer: Desmond FitzGerald, C/SAS. Coordinating Officers: C/SAS/EDE (Signature), C/SAS/MOB (Signature), OC/AD/Eisler by phone. Authenticating Officer: E.A. Marelius, C/SAS/EOB.

104-10076-10404: JMWAVE CABLE RE LIST OF IDENTIFIED AND SUSPECTED CUBAN INTELL OFFICERS

12/13/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline TYPIC AMSAUCE: REF: DIR 88649* "1. No IDENT traces SUBJS para 1 A, C, D. 2. Re para 1 B ref SUBJ appeared on list of identified and suspected Cuban intelligence officers. (QELA 37729, 28 Dec 62) SUBJ was witness for prosecution of Revolutionary Tribunal 61, reportedly G-2. (CK 96, 16 Jun 62) source, A 12 829 931, who interrogated by SUBJ, claims SUBJ G-2. Give description as 26, 5 foot 6 inches, 150 lbs, blond with moustache. Source claims SUBJ to have tried and executed 28 counterrevolutionaries. C/S Comment: *Requested traces on certain persons."

104-10308-10166: DATA SHEET ON AMSLOUCH

7/2/64: Net chief of AMSAUCE arrested for unknown reason, but possibly for imprudent transfer of funds by net chief. AMSLOUCH-1 Described as "formerly AMREBEL... businessman...A-1 passed 2-way WT set to REDACTED, probably member AMSAUCE net 7 June 64...it was not inconceivable that AMSLOUCH-1 may have been doubled by Cuban service following AMSAUCE flap...No indication in the files to confirm they were indeed doubled." AMSLOUCH-1 was Lauri Olavi Matikainen, businessman, trained in use of wireless telegraphy communications. Worked with CIA, may have become a double agent for Cuban intelligence. He was an honorary Finnish consul in Havana in the early sixties.

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