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Cryptonym: YEAST

Definition:
Slugline used for Operation Yeast, a landing plan for a small group during the Bay of Pigs.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10220-10299: CABLE: DISCUSSION TO ARRANGE MARITIME RECEPTION ORIENTE

3/20/61 cable from JMWAVE to BELL, slugline JMZIP YEAST: "In discussion with REDACTED to arrange maritime reception Oriente, agreed to delay NOC opn (operation) tentatively scheduled (to) land Baracoa region o/a 27 Mar in order accommodate Opn Yeast. Will arrange beach reception...SOTUS iden not revealed since it well known he acceptable to MDC elements...SOTUS handpicked team which now in training isolated site Ramrod Key. SOTUS is intelligent and independent and will be reluctant (to) juggle personnel (of) his team." WAVE requests authority to direct this team.

104-10177-10194: RELIABLE SOURCES INDICATE GOC PLANNING INTERCEPT SEA DROP VICINITY OPERATION MARCOS

3/27/61 cable from BELL to JMWAVE and KOLASO, slugline JMZIP: "Reliable sources indicate GOC (Government of Cuba) planning intercept sea drop vicinity Operation MARCOS. Clandestine radio wave area believed under control Victor Paneque has sent msg pinpointing zone. GOC has control operator at Cuban end. GOC also on special alert Operation YEAST area...Under circumstances consider YEAST death trap. In view above cancel MARCOS and postpone YEAST pending selection new landing point."

104-10271-10275: CABLE RE: FOR HQS REVIEW AND PASSAGE TO DWACEH IN ENGLISH RPT ENGLISH

3/30/61 cable from WAVE to BELL, slugline JMZIP DWACEH COMMO YEAST: Message sent for HQS review and passage to DWACEH.

104-10192-10203: CABLE RE: 1. THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT (MDC) HAS PRESENTED JMWAVE WITH RECEIPTED BILLS

A series of reimbursement payments were made to Cuban exiles in the anti-Castro MDC group for undertaking Operation Yeast.

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Bill Simpich • Carmine Savastano

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