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CIA Pseudonyms & Aliases

CIA documents often feature false names of the following main types:

   • pseudonyms: false names used in internal reports and documents
   • aliases: assumed names used in public, sometimes as "covers"

Like the abundant use of "cryptonyms" for people, organizations, and projects, the widespread use of false names in CIA documents can hinder understanding of these records. In many cases, the corresponding true identity is revealed or can be inferred from the public records themselves.

This Pseudonyms & Aliases project gathers those identifications from documents available on this website, providing a handy look-up chart. Source references are provided to corroborate the provided definitions. Bookmark this page for use as you read CIA documents.

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Aparicio, LuisDaniel Flores, Spanish-speaker, stationed in Mexico City during 1963 as an intelligence assistant in support of CI operations.
Archer, Mr.Mr. Archer was an alias used by Desmond Fitzgerald in 1963-1964. In addition, Enrique was an alias used by CIA officer Henry D. Hecksher.
Arehart, Arnold F.Charles E. Flick, chief of the intercept unit in Mexico City during the 1963 period.
Ascham, Robert D.Allen Dulles, Director of the CIA, fired in 1961 after the Bay of Pigs.
Ashmead, HughHugh Ashmead was a pseudonym used by CIA Counterintelligence Chief (CI), James Jesus Angleton.
Badger, AustinAustin P. Badger was a pseudonym used by Technical Services Division (TSD)/KURIOT Chief, Seymour Russell.
Barton, AlanRudy Enders. Other name that "Barton" was known by was Marvin A. Laurenkus. [status: Probable]
Beckhoff, JamesJames E. Beckhoff was a pseudonym used by CIA officer Henry D. Hecksher. A cable on November 20, 1963, stated that Sambora knew Beckhoff as Henry Boysen. Henry Boysen was an alias used by CIA officer Henry D. Hecksher.
Benadum, Jeremy K.George Frederick Munro
Bender, FrankFrank Bender was a alias used by CIA officer Gerard Droller.
Blanco, CarlosJose Joaquin Sanjenis
Bongirno, KeithUnknown identity. Keith G. Bongirno was a CIA operative from at least May 1962, to June, 1970. Bongirno appears to have worked in the KUCAGE division of the CIA (CIA Psychological and Paramilitary Operations Staff). [status: Unknown]
Boysen, HenryHenry Boysen was an alias used by CIA officer Henry Hecksher.
Bracton, WalterWalter Bracton was an alias used for CIA officer David A. Phillips.
Bradspies, FrederickUnknown identity. According a cable in September 1973, Frederick C. Bradspies was a social contact of prominent anti-Castro Cuban, Laureano Batista Falla (formerly AMPALM-2). A dispatch in October 1975 appeared to indicate that Bradspies was a Chief of Station at a Withheld location. [status: Unknown]
Breitheim, JohnJohn Breitheim was an alias used by CIA officer Sidney P. Di Ubaldo. It is unclear whether Sidney P. Di Ubaldo was a real name or an alias or pseudonym.
Brent, ThomasThomas A. Brent was probably a pseudonym used by CIA Director, John McCone. [status: Probable]
Cadick, IrvingIrving Cadick was a pseudonym used by CIA operative William ("Rip") Robertson.
Capriott, TimothyUnknown identity. Timothy A. Capriott handcarried commos and pouches from JMWAVE to Mexico City, and from Mexico City to JMWAVE, between October and December 1963. Liaised with AMWEE-1 and NIEXIT-3. [status: Unknown]
Carswell, DanielDaniel Carswell was a pseudonym used by CIA operative David L. Christ. Christ was, along with two others, arrested by Cuban Intelligence in Havana in 1960.
Casasin, Thomas BJacques G. Richardson served the CIA in Japan during the period that Lee Harvey Oswald was a radar operator and transferred to Soviet Russia Division prior to when Oswald defected.
Choaden, Michael M.David A. Phillips
Clark, JamesJames Clark was a alias used by CIA officer and Chief, Special Affairs Staff Desmond FitzGerald in Paris in 1963.
Corbuston, Oliver Oliver H. Corbuston was a pseudonym used by CIA officer William M. Kent. Kent also used the pseudonyms Douglas Gupton and George Witner.
Cordova, Maximo deTony Sforza. This alias also spelled as Maximo de Cordoba. Sforza had a variety of pseudonyms, including Henry J. Sloman and Oliver Fortson. [status: Probable]
Cross, RonRon Cross was a pseudonym used by CIA officer Ross Crozier.
Curtis, Willard C.Winston Scott, Chief of Mexico City Station in the 1960s.
Dahlgren, Harold E.Oliver N. Aimack. CIA Western Hemisphere Division officer who dealt with some matters related to George de Mohrenschildt in Haiti.
Damer, BenBen Damer was a pseudonym used by CIA operative Gerald R. Lapsley. It is unclear whether Lapsley was a true name or a pseudonym or alias.
Danbrunt, EustaceEustace Danbrunt was a pseudonym used by CIA operative Thornton Anderson. Anderson was, along with two others, arrested by Cuban Intelligence in Havana in 1960.
Darguzis, Thomas Thomas L. Darguzis was a pseudonym used by Bradley E. Ayers. Assigned to the CIA at JMWAVE in 1963-64 from the U.S. Army. Author of several books on the subject of his CIA placement. Bradley Ayers died in February, 2017, aged 81.
Devuono, IrvingIrving C. Devuono was possibly a pseudonym used by CIA operative William (Rip) A. Robertson. Devuono was known as "Lee" to AMLILAC members, such as AMNUBA-1 and AMHINT-56. [status: Speculative]
Digerveno, Peter J.Peter J. Digerveno was a pseudonym used by Cuban exile, Emilio Americo Rodriguez. He was also assigned the cryptonym AMIRE-1.
Dimitry, Mr.WH/4/PM James S. Pekich, who ran the nets inside Cuba.
Easby, Robert L.Alan P. White, the deputy chief at the Mexico City station during 1963-64.
England, JacobJacob England was an alias used by Jacob (Jake) D. Esterline when meeting William Pawley in March, 1960.
Enzel, Wesley B.Fravel S. Brown, the Chief of Base, JMASH, during the beginning of the sixties. Also known as Jim Brown. Also used the aliases "Jim Smith".
Fagg, Jack T.Thomas O'Ryan, Chief of Station of the Hague in 1958 and later C/WE.
Ferrer, MartinMartin Ferrer was a pseudonym used by CIA officer Raul J. Hernandez. Hernandez worked on the AMWORLD project in 1963, and 1964, with CIA officer, Henry D. Hecksher and Manuel Artime Buesa, amongst others.
Fluteo, LeonLeon C. Fluteo was a pseudonym used by Alvin Bracket. However, it is unclear whether the latter was Fluteo's real name or another pseudonym or alias. Also, a dispatch in August 1964 stated that Leon C. Fluteo was known to AMICE-27 as "Oscar Guerra." [status: Unknown]
Fortson, OliverTony Sforza used Oliver E. Fortson as a pseudonym and Maximo de Cordoba as an alias. [status: Probable]
Freapane, Douglas J.David U. Groves.
Galbond, OliverOliver G. Galbond was a pseudonym used by Colonel J.C. King, Chief of the Western Hemisphere Division, Directorate of Operations, CIA.
Garcia, MarcelinoEvilio Duque, a Cuban agent assessed by CIA as candidate for possible training as an eventual guerrilla leader
Gebaide, WalterWalter H. Gebaide was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer Warren E. Frank. [status: Probable]
Gerende, Raymond H.Ramon Joseph Alvarez Durant ran all three photographic basehouses in Mexico City. Also known as LIEMPTY-1.
Gneiting, CharlesPM case officer Thomas Hewitt. His alias was 'Otto'.
Goelet, HoraceHorace Goelet was a pseudonym used by CIA officer Stanley M. Figolak. It is unclear whether Figolak was a true name or an alias or pseudonym. A memorandum in August, 1963, stated that Goelet/Figolak worked in the Special Affairs Staff (SAS).
Growery, WallaceWallace A. Growery was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer Alfonso Rodriguez. In turn, Alfonso Rodriguez was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer Earl J. Williamson. [status: Probable]
Gussow, DanielCIA Miami based officer, Tony Sforza. A cable on December 5, 1963, stated that Gussow's identity was located in MADR 9866, and that he was a commo instructor. MADR 9866 has information from (Henry J.) Sloman, who was probably Tony Sforza. [status: Probable]
Guymers, Charles S.Serafino Romualdi.
Haltigan, Walter P. James M. Flint was the CIA Chief of Paris Station's Soviet Section during a period of the nineteen sixties.
Hamilton, EdwardEdward J. (or V.) Hamilton was an alias used by CIA officer E. Howard Hunt.
Hannula, ReubenUnknown identity. Reuben A. Hannula used the alias "Fred" or "Fred Folsom" at JMWAVE. Dispatches in April 1964 stated that Hannula was the AMTRUNK case officer. [status: Unknown]
Hitch, CalCal William Hitch was an alias used by CIA officer Calvin Hicks.
Hogan, DonGeorge Michael Kappes, also known as Mickey Kappes. Kappes also used the alias Mike Kelley. [status: Probable]
Horsfall, Orville R.Floryan Randolph Karty
Hostynski, CharlesUnknown identity. Charles J. Hostynski was Chief of Base, JMBAR, in Key West during 1962. A dispatch in June, 1962, stated that Hostynski's true first name was identical with the name appearing in the Denver Post article of June 5, 1962, as the CIA's head man in the BARR area. Hostynski's true first name was possibly Max. [status: Unknown]
Hubbell, RobertUnknown identity. A dispatch in June, 1961, from Stanley R. Zamka (David S. Morales) on Robert D. Hubbell's contacts, stated that AMGLAD-2, -3, and -4, and AMDENIM-1, knew Hubbell as Pill (may be something else) Williams. [status: Unknown]
Inghurst, Frederick J.First possibility is Robert S. Moore. [status: Probable]
Jadwin, Thomas K. Bronson Tweedy, he served in the Congo during the period the Agency was plotting the assassination of that country's Prime Minister.
Jentons, Dudley P.J. Deering Danielson
Jobes, BertrandUnknown identity. A June 1962 dispatch stated that the man identified as the CIA head of maritime operations in the Miami area, in an article in the Denver Post on June 3, 1962, was probably Bertrand R. Jobes. It also added that Jobes' true first name was identical with the name in the article, and that he had been associated with the Tejana in early 1961. [status: Speculative]
Kane, John L.Richard Bissell, DDP who was fired after the Bay of Pigs. [status: Probable]
Karnley, PatrickPatrick I Karnley was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer Ken M. Crosby. [status: Probable]
Karokai, LouisLouis N. Karokai was a pseudonym for CIA officer Edwin P. Wilson. A memorandum on Edward K. Moss in May, 1973, stated that Edwin P. Wilson's pseudonym was Louis N. Karokai.
Keator, Eustace C.Rocky Farnsworth [status: Probable]
Kiggins, Norman D.Robert Wall, a training instructor and case officer. [status: Probable]
Knapman, EdwardEdward D. Knapman was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer Warren E. Frank. [status: Probable]
Knight, FletcherFletcher Knight was a pseudonym used by Richard Helms, CIA Deputy Director for Plans in 1963, and a future Director of the CIA.
Langevin, PaulPaul D. Langevin was one of the pseudonyms used by CIA officer David A. Phillips.
Lavell, Edward P.General Paul Gaynor, head of the Agency's Special Research Staff within the Office of Security during the 1960s.
Ledbetter, WallaceWallace K. Ledbetter was a pseudonym used by CIA officer Calvin Hicks.
Lund, ThomasThomas Lund is a pseudonym for William Broe. Broe was the Chief of the Western Hemisphere Division in 1966 and as of 7/3/67. “Lund” was the Chief of Western Hemisphere Division as of 6/14/67. [status: Probable]
Lynade, Pinckney E.Richard M. Bissell, he was an enduring influence within the Agency that took part in the planning of multiple regime change operations internationally
Manning, FrancisFrancis Manning was an alias used by CIA officer David Murphy.
Manson, Paul J. Al Cox, Chief of Base at JMASH (later JMWAVE) from 1960-1962. Used a number of different pseudonyms and aliases, including Robert Reynolds, Robert Rogers, Robert Davis, Robert Vincent, and Eric D. Rodick, [status: Probable]
Marin, AlAl Marin was an alias used by Norris W. Damicone. It is unclear whether Damicone was the true name of a CIA officer or a pseudonym or alias.
Marshall, William R.William J. Murray, the replacement for David Morales in Havana, 1960-61. Chief of Station, Monterrey, 1962-1964.
Martins, FredFred Martins was an alias used by John P. Hassellstrom.
Masengill, CharlesCal Hicks, who used the pseudonyms of Carl Hitch and Charles F. Masengill, as well as the alias "Frank." and probably "Frank Massengill". Masengill came into contact with Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria, Evelio Duque, Manuel Artime, Ricardo Anibal Morales Navarrete and AMNUBA-1 in the course of his employment in the CIA. [status: Probable]
Matt, Charles W.Chief, WH/4/PM Robert S. Moore during circa 1962. [status: Probable]
Merton, AndrewAndrew F. Merton was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer Jack Stewart. [status: Probable]
Miranda, DiegoDiego Salvador Miranda was an alias used by JMWAVE Chief of Base David Sanchez Morales. Sometimes Dr. S. Miranda was also used for Morales.
Moughan, J.Possibly WH/SA/IOS O'Neal Alphonso Williams, an Army officer who worked for CIA. [status: Speculative]
Mulroney, MichaelMichael J. Mulroney was an alias used by or for CIA officer Justin O'Donnell.
Nauman, WillardTFW/SAS officer Earl Williamson. [status: Probable]
Newby, WalterWalter D. Newby was a pseudonym used by CIA officer George E. Joannides.
Noemayr, Harold R.Ross Crozier, contract agent who was terminated during December 1963. He used a variety of pseudonyms and aliases. As Noemayr, he used the alias Roger Fox. He used the pseudonym Arthur G. Vaivada from the late 40s to the late 50s before he switched to Noemayr.
Olien, WoodrowWoodrow C. Olien was a pseudonym used by CIA officer and Chief of Havana Station, Cuba, James (Jim) Noel. [status: Probable]
Ontrich, MatthewMatthew H. Ontrich was an alias used by Nicholas Sanson. Nicholas Sanson was an alias used by CIA officer Nestor Sanchez.
Ordway, William F.General Charles P. Cabell, he was appointed Deputy Director of Central Intelligence during April of 1953.
Pachuke, Dudley J.Stanley M. Moos
Pantleone, Dominick I.C/WAVE/PM Glenn J. (Rocky) Farnsworth during 1961-62. Probably also used the pseudonym Eustace Keator, and the alias Jack Peters.
Parlett, WallaceWallace A. Parlett was an alias used by CIA officer Frank Bender. Frank Bender was a pseudonym used by CIA officer Gerard Droller.
Parmuth, GregoryGregory D. Parmuth was a pseudonym used by CIA operative Robert Zambernardi.
Pataker, Stewart Unknown identity. Stewart R. Pataker may possibly have been Chief of Station, La Paz, Bolivia, at the end of 1961, and the beginning of 1962. Also, a cable at the end of October 1963, stated that Pataker would replace David Phillips in Pataker's next assignment in Mexico City. [status: Unknown]
Peters, JackGlenn Farnsworth [status: Unknown]
Pineinch, Joyce H.Viola June Cobb. Her alias was Clarinda E. Sharp.
Pirnack, AltonUnknown identity. Alton T. Pirnack used the alias "Larry" over a fairly long period of time. By November 1961, Pirnack was acquainted with AMHAZE-2523 (Carlos Hernandez). [status: Unknown]
Pivall, VincentVincent C. Pivall was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer Jack Stewart in the PBSUCCESS operation in Guatemala in the 1950s. [status: Probable]
Playdon, William D.Tracy Barnes, Chief of the Political and Psychological Staff (PP Staff), Directorate of Plans.
Ponchay, AnthonyCIA officer Jacob (Jake) Esterline.
Presland, DanielDaniel M. Presland was a pseudonym used by CIA officer William King Harvey. Harvey was Chief of Task Force W from 1962 to 1963.
Purcell, SusanAnn Egerter, a key coordinator within CI/SIG (Counter Intelligence, Special Intelligence Group).
Raynock, NelsonNelson L. Raynock was a pseudonym used by CIA officer Henry D. Hecksher.
Reelfoot, AlanAlan W. Reelfoot was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer, and JMASH Chief of Base, Raymond J. O'Mara.
Reichhardt, BernardBernard E. Reichhardt was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer Ken M. Crosby. [status: Probable]
Riggs, Robert W.Anne Goodpasture, the aide-de-camp of Mexico City station chief Win Scott.
Roberto, Don Don Roberto was an alias used by CIA agent Robert Owen. Sometimes the alias was just Roberto (used in Paris from 1962-1965).
Rodemeyer, AlfredAlfred (or Alfredo) Rodemeyer was an alias used by Willard Nauman and Alfonso Rodriguez. Both the latter two names were probably pseudonyms used by CIA officer Earl J. Williamson. [status: Probable]
Roderick, ColonelRocky Farnsworth. He used a variety of pseudonyms and aliases. This alias was tied to his pseudonym "Eustace Keator" and another of his aliases, "Jack Peters". [status: Probable]
Rodriguez, AlfonsoAlfonso L. Rodriguez was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer Earl J. Williamson. [status: Probable]
Safely, Harold Harold Safely was an alias used by CIA officer Harold Swenson.
Sanson, NicholasNicholas Sanson was an alias used by CIA officer Nestor D. Sanchez in Paris in 1963/64.
Sarno, Alfred J.Alfred J. Sarno was probably an alias used by or for Anthony (Tony) Sforza in testimony to the Church Committee. [status: Probable]
Scheider, JospehJoseph Scheider was a pseudonym used by Sidney Gottlieb, of the CIA's Technical Services Division (TSD).
Scorgory, GeorgeGeorge D. Scorgory was a pseudonym used by Anthony L. Sileo, Assistant Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Havana in 1958. Sileo later worked for the CIA in its operations against the Cuban regime of Fidel Castro.
Shoquist, LewisCharles Anderson III, who ran LIENVOY for a period of time in its early years. Anderson also used the alias Carlos Andrews.
Slingland, DonaldUnknown identity. Donald P. Slingland was a security officer at JMBARR in 1962. In a dispatch in June, 1962, Cesar Diosdado reported that he had a "wonderful working relationship" with Slingland, and that if they continued to work together, they could do a "tremendous job" for the CIA. [status: Unknown]
Sloman, HenryHenry J. Sloman was a pseudonym used by Miami CIA officer Anthony (Tony) Sforza. [status: Probable]
Smeryage, Clarence E.Tom Clines [status: Speculative]
Smith, AlJulio G. Garcia, the training instructor for the "Black Falcons" or "Halcones Negros". Had the cryptonym of AMCHEER-1, also referred to as "D-81" and "C-90".
Smith, JimFravel S. Brown [status: Probable]
Stevens, JohnJohn Stevens was an alias used by John Stent, CIA Chief of Station, Paris in 1963.
Suchara, VictorUnknown identity. A dispatch in September, 1962, on the DRE included a report by Suchara (FI), whose source was Jose Angel Lozano y Lozano (probably AMHINT-58). Also, a cable on December 7, 1963, stated that JMWAVE case officer Victor T. Suchara was travelling under the alias "Charles Alwicker." [status: Unknown]
Taransky, EdmundEdmund Taransky was a pseudonym used by CIA operative Walter E. Szuminski. Szuminski and three other operatives were arrested by Cuban Intelligence in Havana in 1960.
Tenney, CalJane Roman, liaison for Jim Angleton's CI office. [status: Probable]
Terteling, Spencer O.Bernard Barker, a colleague of Howard Hunt. Spencer O. Terteling and AMCLATTER-1 are one and the same. The cryptonym AMCLATTER-1 has been definitively identified as Bernard Barker.
Tichborn, EdwardEdward G. Tichborn was a pseudonym used by Henry Preston Lopez, also known as Hank Lopez. 201-253203. Bilingual since childhood. [status: Unknown]
Trouchard, RobertRobert K. Trouchard was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer William M. Kent. Other psuedonyms and aliases include Oliver Corbuston, Douglas Gupton, George Witner and "Phil".
Twicker, WalterWalter C. Twicker was a pseudonym used by CIA officer E. Howard Hunt.
Vaivada, Arthur G.Ross Crozier, contract agent who was terminated during December 1963. He used a variety of pseudonyms and aliases. As Noemayr, he used the alias Roger Fox. He used the pseudonym Arthur G. Vaivada from the late 40s to the late 50s before he switched to Noemayr. [status: Unknown]
Vandeborn, HobartJMWAVE officer Grayston Lynch, retired from the Army and became active in the Bay of Pigs and infiltration/exfiltration operations afterwards with Rip Robertson [status: Probable]
Walker, WilliamWilliam Walker was an alias issued to CIA officer William King Harvey. Harvey was Chief of Task Force W from 1962 to 1963.
Warren, JackJack Warren was probably an alias used by CIA officer Jack Stewart. [status: Probable]
Weldrake, AnthonyUnknown identity. In February, 1963, Irving N. Peggins asked Weldrake to interview AMLEO-3 on AMTRUNK target personalities. Furthermore, a cable on November 15, 1963, noted that Weldrake would act as cutout to AMLEO-3 on a operational visit to Mexico. [status: Unknown]
Whiting, Harold S.Frank G. Wisner, he was a lawyer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, and a high ranking CIA official that led the Office of Policy Coordination in the nineteen forties, a media article reports he "masterminded the (Agency's) successful anti-Communist coup in Guatemala in 1954", and Wisner operated during the nineteen sixties under State Department cover.
Wibalda, WilliamRobert Wall, trainer and case officer of media commentator Luis Conte Aguero. [status: Probable]
Wiesinger, CharlesRene Dubois, also known as Ray Dubois. He also used the alias Ray Adams.
Wills, HarryHarry Wills was an alias used by CIA officer R. H. Webster. This alias was used when meeting with AMWHIP-1 in 1965.
Zaboth, James D.Carl Jenkins. [status: Probable]
Zamka, Stanley R.David Morales.
Zeephat, TheodoreUnknown identity. A memorandum in November, 1968, noted that Zeephat met AMCORE-2 while wearing a disguise, and using the alias "John Kennington." [status: Unknown]

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