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Cryptonym: LCHARVEST

Definition:
LCHARVEST (TPFAST, TPTERRY, VLVIGOR) involved operations against Peoples Republic of China (PRC) scientists and efforts to monitor PRC state technology.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

National Archives, Research Aids: Cryptonyms and Terms in Declassified CIA Files https://www.archives.gov/iwg/declassified-records/rg-263-cia-records/second-release-lexicon.pdf

LCHARVEST (TPFAST, TPTERRY, VLVIGOR) involved operations against Peoples Republic of China (PRC) scientists and efforts to monitor PRC state technology.

104-10528-10285: CABLE: IDEN IS AMERICAN CITIZEN

10/1/63 cable with a KAPOK/LCHARVEST slugline, sent from Mexico City to HQ: "IDEN is Mr. REDACTED, an American citizen." Another copy of the document identifies him as a hotel manager. http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=55348&search=6346#relPageId=86&tab=page

104-10111-10008: PROJECT (DELETION)

10/14/60 memo from Deputy Director of Security to Acting Chief, CI Staff: Project LCHARVEST was what David Christ and his colleagues were engaged in at the time of their arrest by the Cuban government. Their goal was to obtain more audio intelligence on the Chinese in Cuba.

104-10067-10403: LIST OF DOCUMENTS

Between November 7-12, 1963, several documents are included in a CIA-created list of Oswald-related documents. Uncertain why these documents are included, other than story that Eugene Dinkin gave some kind of warning about the assassination during his assignment in Western Europe. To summarize the statements on the list: CIA cable from Bern, Switzerland forwards info on Eugene Dinkin; CIA cable from Berlin, West Germany, forwards info on Michael K. Bowers; LCHARVEST - CIA cable from Berlin, West Germany; CIA cable from Bern, Switzerland, forwarding info on possibility someone using name of Michael K. Bowers; cable from Bern, Switzerland, forwarding info that Eugene Dinkin returned to military custody.

Oswald 201 File, Vol 1, Folder 2

11/8/63 CIA cable from Bern, FOIA 20-532: Unredacted portion states "Chief of Station comment: Requested check whether Bowers actually assigned USASA Berlin and whether present Suiise on leave." The response was: "Bowers is assigned USASA Berlin. Is on duty at present. No leave presently at all."

104-10436-10030: CABLE RE STOC 4265 - 1. PLS CONTACT H/2 2. NO INDEX

11/8/63 CIA cable from Bern, FOIA 21-533: slugline LCHARVEST ()WAY KOBIRD: "Pls contact ()-2. No index."

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