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Cryptonym: LIMERICK

Definition:
Soviet Embassy in Mexico City.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10413-10029: CRYPTS: RUSS HOLMES WORK FILE:

Undated CIA document: "CRYPTS: ....LIMERICK: SOVIET EMBASSY..."

104-10052-10081: BASEHOUSES SURROUNDING LIMERICK TARGET

03/12/56, Memo (via air) from COS, Mexico to Chief, WHD: "1. There is transmitted by separate cover three photographs of the LIMERICK installation in Mexico City. The house marked 'a' in Picture #1 was authorized to be rented by reference but since it was vacated on 26 February 1956 under a pre-existing agreement with the owner for a new tenant to assume occupancy on 28 February, we were unable to accomplish the rental. 2. The aerial photographs sent by separate cover attachment were taken by the local ODUNIT officers with the guidance of the undersigned in December 1955. Picture #1 shows the following locations: a. The house described in para. 1 of this dispatch; b. LIMERICK target installation and grounds; c. The LIPSTICK/LIDOMINO base which is no longer rented by this Station. It had previously been used for the RAPPER operation but did not offer any other operational uses. d. The LIPSTICK/LICALLA base; e. The LIPSTICK/LILYRIC base; f. The LIPSTICK/LIMITED base. 3. Picture #2 is self-explanatory. It should be noted that there are two copies of pictures #1 and #2 submitted; one with pencilled notations and the other without marks so that the areas of interest can be clearly seen. Picture #3 was taken from the top of the LIPSTICK/LIDOMINO building when it was under construction in May 1954 and shows the front of LIMERICK target."

104-10054-10051: DISPATCH: ATTACHED REVIEW OF PROJECT LIEMPTY (FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROJECT RENEWAL):

04/30/64, Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: Page 4: "This information is particularly useful in keeping track of LIMERICK personnel and assisting with the identification of visitors to the installation. Also, LIMITED maintains a summary attendance list of LIMERICK employees on a daily basis; this enables the Station quickly to ascertain the presence or absence of an employee on any given day. Finally, one other significant service is performed by this case, the radio dispatching of the LIEMBRACE surveillance team on LIMERICK personnel and targets of opportunity. LIMITED's photographic coverage is still concentrated on visitors, as opposed to employees, to the LIMERICK installation. A recent example of the base's contributions to Station efforts is the case of (REDACTION). In this case, a LIENVOY lead indicated that an American might visit the LIMERICK target on a certain day. The base was alerted to dispatch the radio-controlled surveillance team on any person appearing to be an American. The results of this assignment were indicated in MEXI-6392 and several other cables. LIMITED was also able to provide photographs, which when compared with photographs provided by Headquarters, left no question as to (REDACTION) identity...."

104-10414-10081: COVERAGE OF SOVIET EMBASSY, MEXICO

Undated CIA document: "...LIMITED: Photo coverage of LIMERICK (Sov. Emb) Street floor 'base' for above and also radio dispatch."

Contributors:
Jerry Ennis

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