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Cryptonym: PBSUCCESS

Definition:
Project to overthrow Arbenz government in Guatemala in 1954.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
PBSUCCESS, the Guatemalan coup, was considered a huge success within CIA. It included the involvement of many officers appearing in the JFK files, among them David Morales, David Phillips, E. Howard Hunt, Anne Goodpasture, and Henry Hecksher.
Sources:

A Look Over My Shoulder p.120

from the book: ...staff officer involved in the complex political and logistical support of PBSUCCESS, at the time the Agency's largest CA project.

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala

This State Department volume on Guatemala covers the period of the coup, and includes abundant telegrams related to PBSUCCESS.

104-10178-10287: BIOGRAPHIC DATA SHEET: DAVID ATLEE PHILLIPS

This biographical data sheet on David Atlee Phillips, who would rise high in the Agency, included among Past Occupations: "Contract Agent, PBSUCCESS and PBHISTORY, 1954."

104-10136-10362: BIOGRAPHIC PROFILES OF DAVID L. CHRIST, WILLIAM HARVEY AND HOWARD HUNT

E. Howard Hunt's profile included a 1954 commendation from Tracy Barnes "for superior performance in connection with project PBSUCCESS."

104-10121-10154: OFFICE MEMO RE DAVE S. MORALES' WORK ON PBSUCCESS

Handwritten notes include "Subject worked on Project PBSUCCESS Oct 53 to August 54 - Excellent man."

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