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Cryptonym: ERYTHROID-3

Definition:
Captain Franklin Anthony Wheelock Garcia, chief of the Anti-Communist Section, Office of National Security, Nicaragua.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10431-10123: INTELLIGENCE DOCUMENTS ON OSWALD ACTIVITIES IN MEXICO CITY

Wheelock arrived in Mexico City on Nov. 29 to assist in the interrogation of Alvarado.

104-10241-10212: CABLE: FEEL ERTHYROID 3 SHOULD GO MEXI EVEN THOUGH ALVARADO MAY BE IN MEXICAN HANDS

11/28/63 cable: C/WH/3 John Whitten states that he does "feel ERTHYROID should go MEXI...assume he can be used as consultant at least."

104-10103-10194: DISCUSSIONS BETWEN THE WARREN COMMISSION AND THE CIA

11/29/63: Wheelock told Gobernacion that "Alvarado is inclined to 'go off on his own' and is impossible to control".

Warren Commission Documents/ pdf PDF version: 237512K Commission Document 442 - State Chayes Letter of 28 Feb 1964 with Copies of Telegrams State/American Embassy Mexico City

State Dept cable, 11/30/63: "Alvarado said his motive for claiming the passage of money to Oswald was to involve the United States in a way which would result in the overthrow of Oswald...Wheelock...was standing by advising with the Mexican authorities during the latter part of the investigation...the Alvarado story about having seen money pass must be completely discounted."

104-10013-10381: CABLE RE ALVARADO RETURN.

12/6/63: Re Alvarado case, "ERYTHROID 3 returning to Managua 7 Dec."

104-10522-10085 MEXICO CITY CHRONOLOGY COVERING PERIOD 27 SEPT 63 - 3 FEB 1968

Goodpasture's chronology: "E-1 said Alvarado in Mexico without ERYTHROID authority."

104-10162-10289: REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVITIES OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT IN HONDURAS AND NICARAGUA

Back in Feb. 1963, ERYTHROID-3 thought highly of ERYTHROID activity officer Alvarado.

104-10069-10025: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT (FLN)

Field Information Report, 3/18/63: Gilberto Alvarado was reported as a leader of the "Frente de Liberacion Nacional (FLN - National Liberation Front), Cuban-supported and Communist-dominated revolutionary group". Another document shows that ODACID/State Dept in Honduras doubted the veracity of Alvarado's reports as of March 1963 while ERYTHROID-3 continued to think highly of Alvarado: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=42041&search=eitel#relPageId=2&tab=page

104-10069-10027: DISPATCH ON IDENTIFICATION OF INFORMANTS AND AGENTS

3/31/64: Memo of all the agents and informants used by ERYTHROID-3 - entirely redacted. Hopefully this will be revealed in October 2017.

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Bill Simpich

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