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Cryptonym: DTMIKADO

Definition:
A Japanese operation. The subject - businessman Gordon McClendon. Subject knew it was a CIA matter.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
201-79764. Gordon McClendon was a friend of both David Phillips and Jack Ruby.
Sources:

104-10177-10220: CIA FILE ON MCLENDON, GORDON BARTON.

Feb. 1952: Request for security clearance by OD/OP/OPC to Asst. : "(Gordon McClendon) is the president of a company which will provide accreditation in Japan to a contract agent of this organization. It is not expected that Subject will learn of the agent's connection to this organization, however." This is corrected in the following post from FE/III/PC to OD/OP/Sec (at p. 15) "Subject will know nothing of operations conducted by this agent, only that he is connected with CIA." (at p. 12) 7/29/52, To: Chief, Staff C, Attention: Staff C/SPB, Chief, Special Security Division, JG 9545, #69488: "The covert security clearance, as requested, is hereby denied."

104-10124-10173: MCLENDON WAS OF COVERT INTEREST TO THE AGENCY IN 1952 BUT WAS DENIED SECURITY CLEARANCE IN THAT YEAR BASED ON A BACKGROUND OF FRAUD, DUPLICITY, EVASION AND AN INDEISCREET MORAL LIFE Document View

10/31/67: "McClendon was of covert interest to the Agency in 1952 but was denied security clearance in that year based on a background of fraud, duplicity, evasion and an indiscreet moral life, i.e. heavy drinking and extramarital activity."

104-10124-10176: WITHHELD

12/30/65, Request for Approval or Investigative Action: "Subject will be contacted and assessed on a witting basis in support of WUENTREE. Subject is President of McClendon Corporation of Dallas, Texas and is also owner of several radio stations. He was born in Paris Texas on 8 June 1921. He resides at 9300 Douglas Street, Dallas, Texas and has a ranch in Denton, Texas. During World War II, he served as a Japanese Language Officer in intelligence for the US Navy from 1943-45. He is the author of "The Old Scotchman's Scrapbook." To display the full name of the cryptonym WUENTREE, see: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=147716&relPageId=9&search=%22JG_9545%22

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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