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Cryptonym: AMTURVY-2

Definition:
Unknown identity. AMTURVY-2 was described in a cable on November 22, 1963, as "a skilled Cuban communications technician whose government employment gives him normal access to information about Cuban communication networks."
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
The cable in November of 1963 also used AMTURVY-8 as a subsource (for paragraph one) and was confirmed by AMTURVY-6. AMTURVY-8 was described as "a former Cuban Navy officer."
Sources:

104-10215-10192: CABLE- AMTURVY-2 LETTER 18 MARCH 1963 MAILED 4 APRIL RECEIVED WAVE 9 APRIL VIA POUCH

04/24/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director, PACY, LANT: "SUPDATA: AMTURVY-2 letter 18 March 1963 mailed 4 April received WAVE 9 April via (REDACTION) pouch. Cubela's function at the reported hospital is not clear, however it is felt this is person in field comment because AMTURVY-1 reported on subject in 28 March 1963 as under arrest in Cabana fortress (UFGA-3613)....Source: Administrative employee (F) in Cuban Ministry of Communications." The REDACTION in this cable is very likely to be "NIEXIT" pouch. The cable on 11/22/63 below was a SW message from AMTURVY-1 dated 13 November and received by JMWAVE 20 November via NIEXIT pouch.

104-10075-10146: JMWAVE CABLE RE ARRIVAL OF SOVIET PERSONNEL AND AIRCRAFT, SOVIET CAMP AT EL SEBORUCO, PINAR DEL RIO PROVINCE, AND STRENGTH AND CAPABILITY OF CUBAN DEFENSES SURROUNDING GUANTANAMO.

11/22/63 cable WAVE 8009 from JMWAVE to Director: The source is "a minor Cuban government official and member of the militia who travels frequently in Western Cuba." The subsource of paragraph four was AMTURVY-2 - described as "a skilled Cuban communications technician whose government employment gives him normal access to information about Cuban communication networks." To see in context with other WAVE cables, see 1993.08.04.16:20:46:530028 - page 19. AMTURVY-8, the subsource for paragraph one, was described as "a former Cuban Naval officer." It was confirmed by AMTURVY-6.

104-10076-10238: JMWAVE CABLE - RANGE AND CAPABILITY OF RADAR STATIONS ALONG THE NORTHERN COASTLINE OF PINAR DEL RIO PROVINCE; CUBAN NAVAL VESSELS ASSIGNED TO LA FE, PINAR DEL RIO PROVINCE AND TO ISLA DE PINOS

12/10/63: cable WAVE 8749 from JMWAVE to Director: "Subsource is AMTURVY-2 who serviced microwave at Mendoza and was accompanied to La Fe by Lt. Miguel Fortun who requested AMTURVY-2 to repair radar unit..." To see in context with other WAVE cables, see 1993.08.04.16:20:46:530028 - page 57.

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald • Bill Simpich

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