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Cryptonym: AMTRUNK-7

Definition:
A coastal guide with extensive maritime and weapons training. Identity unknown. A dispatch in December 1963 stated that Emilia Torres Diaz was the aunt of AMTRUNK-7. Her husband, Oscar Diaz Jabiela-Garcia was a commercial fisherman in Marti, Matanzas Province.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A dispatch in October 1964 mentioned that AMTRUNK-7 had been terminated in July 1964. However, a dispatch in January 1966 stated that AMTRUNK-7 was again part of the AMTRUNK Operation. In terms of AMTRUNK-7's salary, a dispatch in April 1964 noted he earned $200, and the dispatch in January 1966 stated A-7's payment was now $500, more than double what it had been in 1964.
Sources:

104-10077-10246: CABLE: APPRECIATE PHOTOGRAPHS FORWARDED REFS ON AMICE-14 AND

12/04/63, Cable from Director to JMWAVE: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMTRUNK MHAPRON: REFS. A. UFGA-12602. B. UFGA-12603. C. UFGA-12604. D. UFGA-12605. "Appreciate photographs forwarded Refs on AMICE-14 and AMTRUNKS 7, 8, and 9. Encourage obtaining and forwarding to HQs photos all agent personnel and MHAPRON targets when possible."

104-10076-10375: JMWAVE CABLE - ARRESTS AND MILITIA VIGILANCE IN THE NORTHERN COASTAL AREA OF MATANZAS PROVINCE, PARTICULARLY THAT IN THE VICINITY OF RIO PALMA.

12/12/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "SUPDATA: AMICE-14, from AMTRUNK-7 with para 1 from Humberto (REDACTION), member of a DRE-sponsored infiltration team, who obtained the information from unidentified local fishermen and para 2 from Irene (REDACTION) the widow of Juan (REDACTION) who received the information in a call from Magdalena (REDACTION), the mother of Lazaro (REDACTION). Please protect subsources." Page 2: "1. As of 5 December 1963, the Northern coastal area of Matanzas Province, particularly that in the vicinity of Rio Palma (N 23-04, W 80-54), was under militia surveillance. 2. As of 9 December, many persons had been arrested in Marti, Itabo, and Maximo Gomez, Matanzas Province, and militia were all along the coastline in this area..."

104-10215-10221: DISPATCH: AMTRUNK PROGRESS REPORT, PERIOD 1-30 NOVEMBER 1963

12/17/63, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 2: ..."The decision was made during the same week of 18 November to bring into the operation two radio operators who had recently completed their basic radio training. During the December operation, one of the radio operators, AMAKA-1, would accompany AMICE-14 and the two boatmen, AMTRUNK-7 and -8, on the Boston Whaler to provide rapid communications between the AMTRUNK infil/exfiltration area and JMWAVE...In preparation for December, AMICE-14, AMAKA-1, and AMTRUNK-7 and -8 received maritime refresher training and ran additional tests on the 16' 7' Boston Whaler during the week of 25 November..." Page 4: Memo for the record from Reuben A. Hannula: Subject: AMTRUNK Contacts in Northern Matanzas Province: "The following is a listing of the AMTRUNK contacts in northern Matanzas Province which was obtained by Reuben A. Hannula from AMICE-14 and AMTRUNK-7 and -8: 1. Oscar Diaz Jabiela-Garcia: Oscar Diaz is a 52-year old commercial fisherman who has lived all his life in Marti, Matanzas Province. His wife, Emilia Torres Diaz, is AMTRUNK-7's aunt. They have five children: Antonio Diaz Torres, 26 years old who works with his father as a fisherman; Ramona, age 27; Angel, age 24 who is in the U.S.; Mercedes, 15 and Rosa, 12. Oscar Diaz and his son Antonio own and operate an 18 ft. boat with an inboard 12 hp motor. The boat is called 'El Chino' and operates throughout the Bay of Santa Clara..."

104-10216-10148 DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF OPERATIONAL PLAN FOR AMTRUNK VII

1/22/64 dispatch: Primary function is as a coastal guide, with limited formal education. Extensive maritime and weapons training, with three days of instruction in basic tradecraft principles.

104-10216-10112: DISPATCH: AMTRUNK PROGRESS REPORT, PERIOD 1 THROUGH 31 MARCH 1964

04/14/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: I. OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY:..."Four of the AMTRUNK team members participated in this operation: AMICE-14, team leader; AMAGREE-1, radio operator; and the team guides, AMTRUNK-7 and -16. Although fired upon by a patrol craft early in the infiltration phase, the operation was partially successful in that the AMLASH cache of weapons and explosives was emplaced..." Page 2: ..."3. OPERATIONAL EXPENDITURES: Salaries...AMTRUNK-7 $200.00..."

104-10216-10314: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - AFTER ACTION REPORT, OPERATION AMTRUNK IX, 3-9 OCTOBER 1964

10/26/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Page 4: .."The majority of these contacts had been established originally by AMICE-14 and AMTRUNK-7, the former being prohibited from participating in further infiltration operations and the latter having been terminated...11. WAVE had heard that AMTRUNK-15, the intermediary contact between AMTRUNK-18 in the infil/exfiltration area and AMTRUNK-11 in the Matanzas/Havana area, had been arrested attempting to flee Cuba in a small boat around the time of Hurricane Cleo. This information had come indirectly from AMTRUNK-7 who since his termination in July 1964 had made an independent trip into Cuba in early September..."

104-10247-10078: DISPATCH: TYPIC/OPERATIONAL/MHAPRON/AMTRUNK PROGRESS REPORT, AMTRUNK TEAM, 1 NOV/31 DEC 1965

01/27/66, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: 1. OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY:..."As now constituted, the AMTRUNK complex is composed of the following: AMICE-14, P/A; AMAKA-1, Team Leader; AMAROMA-2, Radop; AMTRUNK-7, Guide; and AMLUNT-2 and AMTRUNK-24 and -21, MHAPRON recruiters..." Page 2: ..."2. OPERATIONAL EXPENSES: Salaries...AMTRUNK-7 $500.00..."

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