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Cryptonym: QJBANNER-1

Definition:
Uncertain at this time.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
The redactor made a mistake and left the crypt in the clear on the title of the RIF sheet.
Sources:

John Newman, Countdown to Darkness (2017), pp. 281-282

"(James N.) Rabney had been the previous (1957-1960) Luxembourg station chief. In 1958, he had, with the help of the chief of the Luxembourg Intelligence Service, recruited Mankel for "spotting agent candidates", especially among Corsicans. These men were underworld criminals - "entry men", "safe crackers", "document suppliers" and "assassins". James N. Rabney was a pseudonym for Arnold M. Silver, who also had another pseudonym - Kurt G. Herzfanz.

104-10178-10069: CABLE- SUBJ OLLA 470 TOLD QJBANNER 1 HE RECENTLY INVITED BY FRENCH NATIONAL FNU DELACOURT JOIN RING

4/27/59 cable: Subject told QJBANNER-1 he was invited to become part of a Chinese communist opium ring. HQ suggested a full interrogation in Luxembourg.

32201981: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Activities, Testimony pertaining to Richard Bissell

The document states the person who recruited QJWIN for William Harvey's use was Arnold Silver. https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/docid-32201981.pdf

See Also:
Contributors:
John Newman • Bill Simpich • Carmine Savastano

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