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Cryptonym: JMTRAV

Definition:
Infantry training base in Guatemala used for the Bay of Pigs invasion.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation, Volume III: Evolution of CIA's Anti-Castro Policies, 1959 - January 1961 Current Section: Part III: Changing Concepts

Identifies JMTRAV as an infantry training base in Guatemala being used for the Bay of Pigs.

104-10240-10269: CABLE:AMBIDDY-1 NOW AT TRAV TO JOIN WITH STRIKE FORCE. HE

4/1/61 memo describes "AMBIDDY-1 now at TRAV to join with strike force...Team members are Garcia Martinez, Frank Bernadino, Jorge Rodrigues Fleites, Carlos Hernandez, Nestor Izquierdo. Artime requested for them to be made available (they were in Mexico). "TRAV concurs" - that sounds like Carl Jenkins speaking.

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation, Volume II: Participation in the Conduct of Foreign Policy Current Section: C. Cover, Security and Latin Pride

Carl Jenkins was the Chief of Base for JMTRAV.

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation, Volume II: Participation in the Conduct of Foreign Policy Current Section: E. November Revolt -- Policy Makers vs Pragmatists

"...the voice of the US government in Guatemala during the months when the ground and air training bases -- JMTRAV and JMADD, respectively -- were being established was that of the Central Intelligence Agency."

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Bill Simpich

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