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Cryptonym: AMTYKE-7

Definition:
Manuel A. Rivero Coloma. A memo on November 16, 1961, stated that Rivero's 201 number was 201-291734. A dispatch in April of 1966 mentioned that AMTYKE-7's 201 number was 201-291734, matching Rivero's.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
In addition, a memo in September of 1964 included AMTYKE-7's 201 number (Note: As discussed below, there was a slight mistake made in this document with the 201 number) in the group of individuals who had received Operational Approvals for the WIPEGASUS Project in the Congo. Also included were the 201 numbers for AMDESK-1 (Ricardo Anibal Morales Navarrete), AMTABBY-61 (unknown identity), and AMDESK-2 (unknown identity). Furthermore, a document in 1968 listed nineteen Cubans that had been involved in the WIPEGASUS Project in the Congo. AMTYKE-7 and AMDESK-1 names were included on this list. Therefore, it is possible that AMTABBY-61 and AMDESK-2's names were also on the list.
Sources:

104-10162-10353: OPERATIONAL/JMATE/PM-REQUEST FOR POAS

11/13/61: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: "1. The individuals listed below are former PM trainees. It is requested that POA's previously issued be re-activated as these are presently crew members aboard CIA-owned or supported vessels. a. Santiago Alvarez Fernandez (POA granted 7 March 1961, BELL-2376). b. Felipe Jesus Villaraus Gallo (POA granted 27 January 1961, BELL-0894). c. Manuel Antonio Rivero Coloma (POA granted 1 March 1961, BELL-2166)..."

104-10241-10245: MFR: EXTENSION OF PROVISIONAL OPERATIONAL APPROVALS

11/16/61: Memorandum for the record: from Chief, WH/4 to Chief, CI/OA: "It is requested that the following POAs be extended for a period of 90 days so that they may be used as crewmen aboard a CIA owned op supported vessel. Your cooperation is appreciated:...C-Number: C-88485, NAME: Manuel A. RIVERO Coloma, 201-NUMBER: 201-291734."

104-10162-10116: MEMO - CANCELLATION OF POA'S

02/20/62: Memo from Chief, WH/4 to Chief, CI/OA: "Please cancel the following Provisional Operational Approvals as they are no longer of interest to this Branch:...C-Number: C-88485, Name: Manuel A. RIVERO Coloma, 201-Number: 201-291734."

104-10177-10226: CIA FILE ON MORALES NAVARETTE, RICARDO.

09/18/64: Memorandum from Withheld, Security Officer, Special Operations Division to Chief, CI/OA: Subject: Operational Approvals: "1. The following individuals listed by C numbers have current Operational Approvals for use by WH/SA"... (Note AMDESK-1 - Ricardo Morales Navarrete, was the fifth one down with the arrow pointed to it: 201-285923). (Note: AMTYKE-7 - Manuel A. Rivero Coloma, was the sixth one down: 201-291734)...(Note: AMTABBY-61 - unknown identity, was fifth from bottom: 201-Number: 201-737177)...(Note: AMDESK-2 - unknown identity, was third from the bottom of the list: 201-744305)..."2. It is requested that the existing Operational Approvals be amended to include use by the Special Operations Division (REDACTION) for PM activities under Project WIPEGASUS." For confirmation of AMDESK-2's 201 number see https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=157256&search=#relPageId=110&tab=page

104-10122-10147: MEMO TO CHIEF, ALIEN AFFAIRS STAFF

11/24/64: Memo from W. M. Knott, Chief, Alien Affairs Staff, to file: (Note: The beginning of memo contained the same names which would appear in the 1968 CIA document on WIPEGASUS. Manuel A. Rivero Colona (AMTYKE-7) was the fifth from the bottom of the list): "1. On 24 November 1964 Bob Gambino, SOD/SO, called and said that subjects will probably be returning to the U.S. around 30 November 1963. 2. On 25 November 1964 (REDACTION) SOD/SO, advised that the arrival would be in the first week of December 1964. 3. On 30 November 1964 (REDACTION) advised that all but AAC-1142 (Note: Ricardo Anibal Morales Navarrete) and AAC-1143 (Note: Alberto Perez Martinez) would be returning on about 5 December 1964 at midnight on an Agency C-118. 4. On 1 December 1964 (REDACTION) advised that subjects (except 1142 and 1143) would probably arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., at about midnight on 5 December 1964 on an Air Force C-118, with tail number 3820. He said that Bob Gambino, (REDACTION) and Dr. (REDACTION) M.D., would also be aboard. He said that the plane would also have loose cargo as follows: outboard motors, radio beacons, silence weapons, other weapons, commo gear, medical equipment and parachute drop equipment. He also said Gambino may be carrying some TSD material. He stated that James Fitchett, under (REDACTION) cover, would be there to transfer subjects to a C-54 for further travel to Camp Pickett and that Fitchett would meet the Customs and I&NS men at Base Operations. 5. On 2 December 1964 I advised Lawrence Fleishmann, Deputy Commissioner of Customs of the arrival and told him of the type of gear aboard. He said he would have his man meet Fitchett at Base Operations. 6. On 3 December 1964, I advised Frank Braden, I&NS, of the arrival of subjects and the other passengers and that Customs and his man should meet James Fitchett at Base Ops."

104-10178-10217: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF LCFLUTTER RESULTS

04/28/66: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: "1. Forwarded herewith (RYBAT) are the following LCFLUTTER reports with appropriate listings of IRD numbers, 201 numbers and cryptonyms: IRD Number: 64664, 201 Number: 201-291734, Crypt: AMTYKE/7..."

104-10178-10217: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF LCFLUTTER RESULTS

04/28/66: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: Interview with AMCLEVE-15, 22 April 1966: Pages 2 and 3:..."EXAMINER's NOTE: Iden D is the person who recently bought an FAL from AMTABBY/7 for $175.00 (See IRD #64374 and AMTYKE/7, IRD #64664. Page 3: ..."Iden D: Herminio DIAZ..."

104-10162-10114: STATION HAVANA FILES CONTAIN NO TRACES OF THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS (LIST OF CUBAN NAMES)

Undated CIA document: from Jacob Esterline, C/WH/4: "Station Havana files contain no traces on the following individuals:...C-88485: RIVERO Coloma, Manuel A."

104-10104-10069: LIST OF NINETEEN CUBANS IN CONGO UNDER WIPEGASUS

11/00/68: CIA document from SOD/GB to Mr. Graney: NAME: Jose Angel GONZALEZ Castro. DPOB: 23 May 1940, Trinidad, Las Villas, Cuba. DATE OF ENTRY INTO U.S.: 15 August 1960. Orlando GARCIA Duarte; 24 February 1935, Mariel, Pinar del Rio, Cuba; 12 July 1960. Juan Cornelio TAMAYO Cordovi; 24 June 1938, Guaimaro, Camaguey, Cuba; 1 July 1960. Santiago J. ARGUELLES Izquierdo; 30 September 1933, Havana, Cuba; March 1960. Felix FUENTES Games; 29 July 1933, Marianao, La Havana, Cuba; 22 December 1961. Alberto PEREZ Martinez; 15 November 1938, Arroyo Arenas, Havana, Cuba; 20 August 1960. Alicio CALAS Raque; 1 October 1936, San Jose de las Lajas, Havana, Cuba; 15 February 1962. Alfredo FERNANDEZ Martinez; 17 January 1925, Santa Clara, Cuba; 1 January 1959. Conrado FERNANDEZ Morales; 18 January 1932, San Juan de las Yeras, Las Villas, Cuba; 25 March 1962. Jose Severino HERNANDEZ Martinez; 21 February 1931, San Jose de las Lajas, Cuba; 1 June 1962. Guillermo LAZO Gonzalez; 10 February 1933, Pinar del Rio, Cuba; 18 July 1962. Manuel A. RIVERO Coloma (Note: AMTYKE-7); 11 September 1940, Havana, Cuba; 22 August 1960. Mario Andres ROMERO Arias; 20 January 1935, Guira de Melena, Havana, Cuba; 29 September 1961. Pedro LOPEZ Cristo; 26 May 1934, Vueltas, Las Villas, Cuba; 3 September 1962. Raimundo MARTINEZ Gonzalez; 23 January 1936, Vueltas, Las Villas, Cuba; 3 September 1962. Ricardo Anibal MORALES Navarrete (Note: AMDESK-1); 14 June 1939, Havana, Cuba; 29 November 1960. Angel Manuel BENITEZ Benitez; 22 November 1938, Consolacion del Sur, Pinar del Rio, Cuba; Early 1962. Jorge Delio RODRIGUEZ Triana; 22 February 1941, Cardenas, Cuba; Late 1961. Jorge Luis SILVA del Monte; 26 June 1929, Havana, Cuba; August 1960."

Brigada da Asalto 2506: http://www.bayofpigs2506.com/MIEMBROS%20DE%20LA%20BRIGADA.pdf

At page 56 of 72: "Manuel Rivero Coloma" is listed among the members of the 2506 Brigade.

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