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Cryptonym: ZRACORN

Definition:
Lumumba assassination project in the Congo.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Operational document following failure of first attempt to poison Patrice Lumumba.
Sources:

104-10185-10001: CABLE:QJWIN AUTHORIZED RETURN LUXE 21 DEC. INFORM HIM HE TO WAIT THERE

12/9/60 cable from FI/D/OPS James O'Donnell to OPIM Leopoldville, slugline RYBAT LAURICLE ZRACORN: "QJWIN authorized (to) return (to Luxembourg) 21 Dec. Inform him to wait there for further instructions re his further use...for LEOP: Above represents interim statement to QJWIN but wish you understand we working out details for Congo assignment as discussed with Altman and Guthman. Will advise soonest."

104-10163-10173: ARTIME BUESA, MANUEL (VOL XIII).

1/27/66 cable from WAVE to Director: "Station has no information re attempt to obtain ZRACORN-1 permission to reopen Monkey Point Camp. However, AMBIDDY-1 arrived Managua 17 via LANICA from Miami. ZRACORN-1 left Managua 24 January for (US) via LANICA. According REDACTED personal business is purpose of visit. ZRFACT-1 says reason is medical recheck."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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