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Cryptonym: JMASH

Definition:
Forward operating base - CIA, Miami. Original name for JMWAVE. JMASH used until December 1960, when a security compromise forced change in name.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation, Volume I: Air Operations, March 1960 - April 1961 Current Section: A. Basic Plan for Flight Training

Footnote to Official Bay of Pigs History: "Forward operating base - Miami". http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=146516&relPageId=59&search=JMash

104-10260-10148: CABLE RE: CRISIS IN MILITARY STAFF ONLY ONE FACET RELATIONS AMEER AND BALANCE AMCIGAR

9/6/60 cable from MASH to Director: "Crisis in military staff only one facet of relations AMEER (Aureliano Sanchez Arango) and (the) balance of AMCIGAR (the FRD Executive Committee). Lines of authority and responsibility of MASH committees badly snarled (in view of) recent insistence (by AMEER of) his perogative as AMCIGAR (FRD Executive Committee) member. General ill feeling and distrust (among) senior AMRASPERS (FRD members) toward AMEER also applies (to) 'his boys'. In military field these include Oscar Diaz (ground), Orlando Garcia (recruiting) and Felipe Vidal Santiago (naval)..."

104-10414-10124 MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY, EXCERPTS

JMASH among the cryptonyms involved in a security breach in December 1960 due to lost briefcases.

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Bill Simpich

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