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Cryptonym: LIONION-2

Definition:
The mother of LIONION-1. She assisted him in caretaking the technical surveillance operation against the Cuban embassy in Mexico City.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
LIONION-2 was formerly known as LILILLY-2 and LIFEUD-23. Besides providing photographic coverage, other duties were to coordinate physical surveillance teams against persons associated with the Cuban embassy, as well as using a listening post to monitor and record eventual penetration operations aimed at the embassy.
Sources:

104-10188-10446: DISPATCH-PROJECT LIONION

LIONION-2...was recruited in 1961, as LILILY-2 (sic), as a basehouse occupant and operator in the LIFEAT/LIERODE technical operation aimed at the PBRUMEN (Cuban) embassy. At this same time LIONION-1 also phased into LIFEAT/LIERODE work and the two worked together as a team...in 1962 their cryptonyms changed." Cryptonyms changed to LIFEUD-22 and LIFEUD-23. Later they changed to LIONION-1 and LIONION-2. "In the latter part of 1962 the two agents began the present photographic surveillance operation...Both serve principally as observers and photographers."

104-10188-10451: DISPATCH: AQUATIC/PBRUMEN/LIONION - - DETAILS OF LIONION PULSE CAMERA OPERATION

LIONION-2 is the mother of LIONION-1

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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