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Cryptonym: SCRANTON

Definition:
Training base for radio operators near Nicaragua.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000914586.pdf

12/30/53: Cable from Lincoln to Director: Slugline PBSUCCESS RYBAT: "FOLL cryptonyms are assigned to IDENS in separate cable: A. SARANAC. B. SCRANTON. C. SHERWOOD."

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000914587.pdf

12/30/53: Cable from Lincoln to Director: Slugline PBSUCCESS RYBAT: "1. True identities ref cable are: A. PM training site and activities within. B. Agent radio operations school and site. C. Clandestine broadcast station and site. 2. Above pertains to KMFLUSH (Nicaragua) aspects only for cable and dispatch usage."

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala Current Section: 90. 1/30/54-Telegram From the Central Intelligence Agency to Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida

01/30/54: Telegram to Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida: "36511. 1. Persons with ultimate KUBARK (CIA) authority have agreed that decision re future of PBSUCCESS will be made on Monday 1 February 1954. Between now and Monday forward all available information in detail re status of operation regardless of how unimportant it may seem. Include with information the following: A. Exact location SCRANTON and SARAMAC. B. Details of current cover situation Seekford, Lugton, Merton, and Middlecott. C. Estimate of extent of compromise and disclosure of KUBARK interest from Delgado’s intercepts while acting as courier. D. Any other information of value not covered in A, B, and C. 2. Urge that Calligeris write up an appreciation of the situation to include the extent and details that may be in hands of the Arbenz forces. 3. Recall Iden A to LINC immediately. Imperative he not travel through WSBURNT (Guatemala) or even chance flying over country. He should proceed direct from KMFLUSH (Nicaragua) to Iden B and thence directly to LINCOLN. No exception may be taken to that pattern of travel. 4. Consider seriously the advisability of withdrawing Iden C from WSBURNT if his position appears to be in any danger of compromise. 5. Telecon 30 January 1954 will serve no purpose. Decisions cannot be made. Will advise you 1 February 1954 as to future actions. (2).."

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala Current Section: 110. 3/2/54-Telegram From Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida to the Central Intelligence Agency

03/02/54: Telegram from Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida: ..."E. KUHOOK (CIA Paramilitary Operations Staff): 1) Firming up SYNCARP/SKIMMER relationship to insure reliability of Calligeris. Ontrich will undertake this week. 2) Based on Ontrich preparations, Cadick is to examine staging sites, staging preparation, transport facilities, etc., to insure Calligeris capability implement logistics plans. Cadick trip to be completed approx 10 March. 3) SCRANTON trainees will graduate approx 25 May, according present plans. 4) Twenty-seven sabotage trainees will graduate 15 March. Leader trainees will graduate SARANAC approx 1 May allowing thirty days implement organization inside target area..."

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala Current Section: 135. 4/28/54-Contact Report

04/28/54: Contact Report: Place: War Room. Persons Present: Wisner, Bissell, Barnes (9 names not declassified): ..."Mr. Wisner asked for information about SCRANTON–SHERWOOD. The question of being sure about communications between (REDACTION), the Calligeris’ Command Post and station was raised and discussed at length. Statement was made that two lines of communications will be available—through the CP (indigenous) and through the station..."

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala Current Section: Abbreviations and Cryptonyms

Page xvii: ..."SCRANTON: Training base for radio operators near Nicaragua..."

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