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Cryptonym: JMCLEAR

Definition:
Air Operations during the Bay of Pigs.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

Dr. Joe F. Leeker, "Air America at the Bay of Pigs", page 2, http://www.utdallas.edu/library/specialcollections/hac/cataam/Leeker/history/BayOfPigs.pdf

Believed to be Air Operations during the Bay of Pigs.

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation, Volume I: Air Operations, March 1960 - April 1961 Current Section: A. Organization and Management

...DPD and WH/4 began to get down to the serious business of discussing air operations plans. On 10 August 1960, the first weekly coordination meeting between JMATE's planning staff and the JMCLEAR's staff was held." See next reference for more on DPD.

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation, Volume I: Air Operations, March 1960 - April 1961 Current Section: A. Organization and Management

DPD, known kas the Development Projects Division, was the air arm of the CIA, as noted on this page of the same document as previous.

104-10179-10079: Cable re: Mendoza contacted solidness 9 September Reported Foll

Group expecting air drop on September 15... hoping for recoilless rifles and short wave radios.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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