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Cryptonym: JMGOLD

Definition:
A JMWAVE unit within the CIA base in Havana itself. This base was forced to disband when diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba ceased in January 1961.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
In item 5 below, marginalia shows GOLD crossed out and replaced with WAVE.
Sources:

104-10180-10035: REPORT FROM FRANCISCO BESTARD FORMER G 2 AGENT REVEALED THAT EX-CAPTAIN RODRIGUEZ TAMAYO AKA EL MEJICANO AND FOUR COLLEGUES WHO WORKED WITH DIAZ LANZ

12/5/60 memo from WH/4/CI to JMGOLD Havana: "(FBI) report from Francisco Bestard former G-2 agent revealed that ex-Captain Rodriguez Tamayo aka el Mejicano and four colleagues that worked with Diaz Lanz group volunteered (to) provide Cuban G-2 (the) following info: A. Who financing Diaz Lanz group in Cuba. B. Location of arms in Cuba. C. Name of Diaz Lanz group members in Cuba. D. Location outside Cuba where war materials stored. E. Place date times of plane departures for Cuba. F. General plans of the counter revolution. G. Tamayo states that each report furnished would provide suffient proof to put subjects thereof in prison. Offered for 2500 dollars down and 2500 offered at time info verified to reveal person inside Cuba financing counter revolution stating 33 million pesos can be seized from this person. Tamayo also stated only reason remaining in US is that short while ago he sentenced (to) 30 years prison (in) Cuba."

104-10264-10008: CABLE: SEND BIOGRAPHIC INFO ALBERTO FERNANDEZ

12/2/60, WH/4/PM Calvin Hicks to JMGOLD Havana: "Send biographic info Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria and Antonio Blanco Fernandez for POA request. Approve plan generally to be initiated upon receipt POAs." "WH comment: FERNANDEZ informs Windecker that Blanco reported on Colonos organization in Camaguey. FERNANDEZ and HOGAN urging FRD supporters to rebel and work with a group now inside Cuba free from foreign influences."

104-10193-10097 OP APPROVED

12/8/60 cable DIR 15528, ref WAVE 2096, WH/4/PA G. Droller to JMWAVE: "For time being we holding line re MRP generally and no JMHOPE outlet for it specifically. Lorie's program should be identified as MRRD not MRR.."

104-10193-10348: CABLE:AMYUMS REQUEST ARMS DELIVERY AND INFILTRATION THREE MAN

12/7/60 cable HAVA 7099 slugline OPIM GOLD, ref WAVE 2096, Havana to Director: "AMYUMS request arms delivery and infiltration three man team ref on north coast (of) Pinar del Rio province..."

104-10274-10008: CABLE: OLIEN PLANNING FLY MIAMI NIGHT 13 DEC PROCEED TO HQS

12/7/60 cable HAVA 7102 slugline OPIM GOLD INFO PRITY GOLD (GOLD crossed out and replaced with WAVE), Havana to Director: "Olien (Havana base chief Jim Noel) planning fly Miami night 13 Dec proceed to Headquarters after 14 Dec...". "Chief of Station comment: (Miami JMWAVE officer Charles) Weisinger brought up BANG-1 (Manuel Ray) with Olien. BANG-1 said he would gladly discuss his problems."

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