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Cryptonym: QJBANNER-1

Definition:
Arnold M. Silver, during his tenure as chief of the CIA Luxembourg station between 1957-1960. Also known as James Rabney and Kurt G. Herzfanz.
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. Silver's CIA cryptonym during his tencure of the Luxembourg station was QJBANNER-1, and the man he recruited in Luxembourg, Jose Mankel, would later, on 31 October 1960, be assigned the cryptonym QJWIN-1...He took over as chief of the Operations Branch in Staff D in June, 1960. He was succeeded by John Whitten, who used the pseudonyms Ed Jouvenoy and Monroe B. Bozeney while at this post.

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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