Home/ Resources / Projects / CIA Cryptonyms / cryptonym: AMSPAN-32

Cryptonym: AMSPAN-32

Definition:
Jose Antonio Rodriguez Sosa. A dispatch in November, 1962, on the cancellation of Operational Clearances included Jose Antonio Rodriguez Sosa, whose 201 number was 201-314484. This matches the 201 number of AMSPAN-32, as seen in a dispatch in May of 1967.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
An FBI report in August, 1962, stated that Captain Jose Rodriguez Sosa was a member of the DRE, and was living in Miami. He was also in close contact with Larry Laborde. Rodriguez's Operational Clearance was cancelled on November 15, 1962.
Sources:

124-10294-10320: FBI REPORT

08/06/62, Report from Miami, Florida. Subject: Larry J. Laborde, Internal Security - Cuba: Page 2: ..."Captain Jose Rodriguez Sosa, a Cuban national residing in Miami and a member of the Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil, a Cuban revolutionary organization, has been in close contact with Laborde and plans on sending another Cuban from Miami to join the 'Elsie Reichart' which recently sprung a leak in the hull, and whose engine is still inoperative..."

104-10164-10078: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL CLEARANCES ON LISTED INDIVIDUALS.

11/29/62. Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: "The Operational Clearances on the below listed individuals have been cancelled... NAME: Jose Antonio Rodriguez Sosa. 201-NUMBER: 201-314484. CANCELLED: 15 Nov 62..."

104-10225-10009: CIA FILE ON ( )SHELL-5.

05/26/67, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WOBONE: Subject: Transmittal of SGSWIRL Reports: "1. Forwarded herewith are JMWAVE SGSWIRL reports with below list of IRD numbers, 201 numbers and cryptonyms where available...IRD NUMBER: (#55368). 201 NUMBER: (-314484). CRYPT: (AMSPAN/32)....2. The identities of above reports are forwarded as a separate cover attachment. (Signed) Daniel R. Hoskier."

John Newman, Oswald and the CIA (2008), p. 256-257

..."On September 10, 1962, anther interesting Hemming cross-reference sheet was prepared by the clerk 'jgr', in which we encounter William Seymour and Jose Rodriguez Sosa. The cross-reference sheet contains this story: (Informant) MM T-1, who has been actively engaged in Cuban revolutionary activities for the past four years and who has furnished reliable information in the past, on June 11, 1962, advised that Larry J. Laborde called Miami, Florida the previous evening and said he expected the 67-foot schooner 'Elsie Reichart' to arrive in Miami on or about July 14, 1962. Laborde said the boat would have four Americans and three Cubans aboard as crewmen. (Informant) MM T-1 advised that the schooner 'The Mariner' is still located in Ft. Myers, Florida, needs an anchor and other repairs. Both of these boats are reportedly being operated by their owners and crews without monetary remuneration from Laborde. Bill Seymour, an American citizen who had previously been trained as a mechanic while serving in the United States Navy, has been residing in Miami and is closely connected with Gerald Patrick Hemming, an American soldier of fortune who is closely associated with persons in Cuban revolutionary activities in the Miami, Florida area. Hemming, who is a close friend and associate of Laborde, planned to send Seymour to St. Petersburg to work on the boat's engine. Captain Jose Rodriguez Sosa, a Cuban national residing in Miami and a member of the Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil, a Cuban revolutionary organization, has been in close contact with Laborde and plans on sending another Cuban from Miami to join the 'Elsie Reichart' which recently sprung a leak in the hull, and whose engine is still inoperative..."

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald • John Newman

Search Cryptonyms

 

Search tips and techniques

© Mary Ferrell Foundation. All Rights Reserved. |Press Room |MFF Policies |Contact Us |Site Map