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Cryptonym: AMTABBY-27

Definition:
A valuable source for information on AMTABBY.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
In January 1964, AMTABBY-27 had not received a visa for his proposed trip to Venezuela. From 1965 to 1967 AMTABBY-27 used various sources, such as Gerald Patrick Hemming, Aton Constanzo Palau, Armando Medina Montes de Oca, Ramon Orozco Crespo, Orlando Bosch Avila (AMDITTO-23) and Luis Posada Carriles (AMCLEVE-15). AMTABBY-27 was described as "a Cuban refugee who is associated with activists in the Miami area. Source is regarded as reliable and previous reporting from him has proved to be reliable."
Sources:

104-10308-10083: CONTACT REPORT#38: 35 PRQ IS WERE GIVEN TO THE CASE OFFICER FOR TRACES

01/29/64, Contact Report: "OPERATION: AMWORLD, CONTACT: AMYUM-19, TIME AND PLACE: 1500-1730 hours, 28 Jan. 64, S/H, NEXT MEETING: Unscheduled. SUMMARY:...5. AMTABBY-27 still has not received his visa for Venezuela. A-19 believes that the man on the Cuban desk (either at the Consulate or in the Foreign Ministry, Guertler forgot to note this) is pro AMBANG. (Comment: CARA 8409 could confirm suspicion. (REDACTION) contact says visa application lost or not forwarded. The undersigned will so inform A-19 and request new application to be made)..."

104-10273-10219: CABLE: ALLEGED PLAN OF GERALD PATRICK HEMMING AND AMERICAN BACKER OF 60-MAN COMMANDO TEAM TO MEET WITH DOMINICAN GENERAL ANTONIO IMBERT BARRERAS

06/11/65, Cable from JMWAVE: "SUPDATA: AMTABBY-27 from Gerald Patrick Hemming on 8 and 9 June 1965, received 10 June. This report supplements UFG-7254)..."

104-10216-10068: ATON CONSTANZO PALAU REPORTED THAT CONSTANZO AND GERALD PATRICK HEMMING HAD MET WITH ISADORE IRVING DAVIDSON LATTER'S OFFICE

06/17/65 memo from JMWAVE to Director: "1. On 16 June 65, Aton Constanzo Palau told AMTABBY-27 that Constanzo and Gerald Patrick Hemming had met with Isadore Irving Davidson's latter's office 15 June....AMCLEVE-15 (Luis Posada) reported that Ramon Escarda Rubio and Francisco Rodriguez Tamayo had heard Hemming say on 9 June that commandos in the Dominican Republic would be provided heavy weapons"....Page 2:..."3. Constanzo told AMTABBY-27 he knows of man in WAVE area who assisted Davidson in cleaning up 2000 Reising submachine guns in 1963 that Davidson was selling to General Somoza of Nicaragua."

104-10178-10059: CABLE: WHO ASSISTED IN PROCUREMENT OF GUNS

07/09/65, Cable from JMWAVE to IW: "SUPDATA: AMCLEVE-15 (Luis Posada Carriles) who assisted in procurement of guns. Field Comment based AMTABBY-27...."

104-10172-10026: CABLE: RECENT AIR TRIP OF ROBERTO ALEJOS ARZU TO PUERTO BARRIOS, GUATEMALA, INVOLVING GERALD PATRICK HEMMING AS PILOT.

10/16/65, Cable from JMWAVE to WH 8: Sluglines INTEL DYVOUR JMPALM: "SUPDATA: AMTABBY-27 from Armando Medina Montes de Oca..." Page 2: A Cuban emigre, former member of a Cuban commando group, who is no longer associated with activists. Source is regarded as reliable, and previous reporting from him has proved to be accurate."

104-10192-10026: CABLE: REMARKS OF ORLANDO BOSCH AVILA, HEAD OF THE MIRR, CONCERNING PLANS TO DISRUPT THE EXODUS OF CUBANS FROM CAMARIOCA BY LAUNCHING AN ATTACK AGAINST THE NORTH COAST OF CUBA

10/28/65, Cable from JMWAVE to IW: "SUPDATA: AMTABBY-27 on 25 Oct from Subj 201-282573 (Ramon Orozco Crespo) who 'Cuban emigre' in text. Do not use true name. RID: Index Bosch, and Gutierrez."

104-10192-10013: CABLE: SUBJ - IDENTIFICATION OF SOME INDIVIDUALS AND VESSELS WHICH MAY HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE EARLY MORNING 14 NOVEMBER EMIGRE RAID ON HAVANA CITY

11/16/65, Cable from JMWAVE to IW: "SUPDATA:....Paras 9 and 10 AMTABBY-27 on 15 Nov..." Pages 6-7: ..."8. Source of paras 9 and 10: A Cuban refugee who is associated with activists in the Miami area. Source is regarded as reliable and previous reporting from him has proved to be reliable. 9. During the morning of 15 November a member of Comandos L stated that Comandos L had attacked the coast of Cuba using a plan which had originally been prepared in May 1965. (Field Comment: OF. TDCSDB 31501665-65, 15 May 1965) under the provisions of this original attack plan Comandos L was to use one Seabird model vessel which was to be the strike boat armed with a 30 caliber light machine gun and one eight-shot 20-mm cannon. The strike boat was to be accompanied by a mother vessel which was berthed at Pompano Beach, Florida. 10. According to the member of Comandos L the strike boat on 14 November approached to within 600 yards of the shore and fired both a 50 caliber machine gun and 20 mm recoiless rifle. The member explained that it was necessary to remain at this distance from shore because of a Cuban 50 caliber machine gun emplacement on shore of which the raiding party had previous knowledge. Because of the long range involved the fire from the raiding vessel was not effective as it might have been. One of the men who might have been on the strike vessel was possibly Orlando Arrazola Rodriguez, a Comandos L member who was still not at home during the morning of 15 November..."

104-10163-10176: CABLE: ARTIME BUESA, MANUEL, (VOL XIV).

11/26/65, Cable from Director to JMWAVE: Sluglines DYVOUR PBRUMEN AMTABBY-27: "1. As General Montiel actually said to AMTABBY-27 per Ref A, that 'coup a necessary undertaking in Costa Rica, considerable credence added Ref A and past reports this subject. View this, request WAVE recognition Montiel statement above made to AMTABBY-27 and if possible elaborate. 2. Can WAVE officer who contacts Alegrett discreetly determine validity implied Somoza support to coup effort."

104-10192-10012: CABLE: PLANS OF THE MIRR TO STAGE A RAID ON CUBA BEFORE 1 JANUARY 1966 AND TO ATTACK A SPANISH VESSEL ON THE HIGH SEAS

12/28/65, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "SUPDATA: No project. Source for para 2: AMTABBY-27, 27 December 1965, from Orlando Bosch who asked A-27 to participate in raid..."

104-10216-10064: DAVIDSON BELIEVED IDENTICAL WITH ISADORE IRVING DAVIDSON

08/23/67, Cable from Director to JMWAVE: "WH comment:..***Gerald Patrick Hemming, when drunk, told AMTABBY-27 that Irving Davidson was his financial backer."

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