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Pseudonym: Aimonet, Floyd

Definition:
Unknown identity. In August of 1959 Floyd N. Aimonet signed a dispatch either as the Chief of Station (COS), San Jose, or on behalf of the COS. He became a Mexico City station officer in September 1963, and LITAMIL-2's case officer.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A dispatch from Mexico City on 11 October, 1963, stated that Terrance P. McGee turned over LITAMIL-2 (probably Rafael Silvio Pena Perez) to Floyd N. Aimonet on 17 September, 1963. A cable on 31 October, 1963, mentioned that after an initial meeting with the new Station contact, Floyd N. Aimonet (pseudonym), ALAGORA-2 made an offer for the use of his lateral diplomatic pouch to Cuba, which was tentatively accepted. A cable on 2 December, 1963, from the Director to Mexico City, contained a comment from Western Hemisphere (WH), which requested that Aimonet check the possibility that the missing alias documents were packed in his household effects. A dispatch on 10 December, 1964, from COS, Mexico City, mentioned alias documents that were to be used when Aimonet was on TDY within Mexico. On 19 February, 1965, on a Report Cover Sheet, Aimont was listed as the Reporting Officer, with Glenna H. Pellen as the Reports Officer, and Willard C. Curtis (Winston M. Scott) as the Approving Officer. A cable from Mexico on 21 September, 1965, mentioned that Aimonet ordered LITAMIL-2 to compile a special report on the subject, Garcia, in September 1964. Two documents in 1973 mentioning Floyd N. Aimonet were signed by John C. Murray, C/WH/1, as Originating as well as Authenticating Officer, and as Releasing Officer, respectively.
Sources:

104-10112-10289: OPERATIONAL/FIELD TRACES

08/21/59: Dispatch from COS, San Jose to Chief, WHD: Operational/Field Traces Cordero Calderon Family: Signed by Floyd N. Aimonet.

104-10069-10164: DISPATCH: ACCOUNT OF DEVELOPMENTS, 17 SEP - 11 OCT 63

10/11/63: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division (Info: COS, JMWAVE; COS, Caracas; Chief, SAS): Subject: Operational/LITAMIL-2 Account of Developments, 17 Sept - 11 Oct 1963: "1. LITAMIL-2 was turned over by Terrance P. McGee to Floyd N. Aimonet on 17 September 1963..."

104-10290-10420: CABLE: INITIAL MEETING WITH STATION CONTACT

10/31/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline TYPIC PBRUMEN ALAGORA-2: "1. At initial meeting with new Station contact Floyd N. Aimonet (P), ALAGORA-2 made offer of use of his lateral diplomatic pouch to Cuba. Offer accepted tentatively. Advise best possible uses. 2. PRQ Part II being pouched."

104-10101-10103: CABLE: REPEAT REQUEST FOR CHECK ON MISSING ALIAS DOCUMENTS

12/02/63: Cable from Director to Mexico City: REF: DIR 67981* "HQs answer ref. WH Comment: *Requested Floyd N. Aimonet check possibility missing alias documents packed in household effects." Releasing Officer: W.R. Brooks, C/WH/SS. Coordinating Officer: (Signature), WH/2 0r 3? Authenticating Officer: J. Muliank, Jr., C/WH/Unintelligible.

104-10246-10019: MONTHLY OPERATIONAL REPORT 1-30 SEPTEMBER 1964

10/15/64: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, KURIOT (Attn: Peter T. Swinehart): Subject: AQUATIC/Operational - Monthly Operational Report 1-30 September 1964: Page 4: "8. Documentation: On 29 September, Floyd D. Aimonet requested Francotte to document John R. Sandamanie with various U.S. alias documents. These documents were to be used in assisting Sandamanie in renting on automobile, in support of a Station operation. Numerous credit and 'flash' cards were issued by Francotte, including a State of (REDACTION) operator's license..."

104-10246-10041: DISPATCH:OPERATIONAL MONTHLY OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD 1-30 NOVEMBER 1964

12/10/64: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, KURIOT (Attn: Peter T. Swinehart): Subject: AQUATIC/Operational - Monthly Operational Report 1-30 November 1964: Page 3: ..."8. Documentation: On 3 November, Francotte documented Floyd N. Aimonet with various U.S. alias documents. These documents were to be used by Aimonet while on a TDY within Mexico. Numerous credit and 'flash' cards were issued by Francotte, including a State of (REDACTION) operator's license..."

104-10217-10291: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT AND REPORT COVER SHEET:FIDEL CASTRO OFFER TO SPARE LIFE OF ELOY GUTIERREZ MENOYO IN EXCHANGE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION ON ANTI-CUBAN ACTIVITIES

02/19/65: Report Cover Sheet from Mexico City: Reporting Officer: Floyd N. Aimonet, Reports Officer: Glenna H. Pellen, Approving Officer: Willard C. Curtis. "The information in the attached report was obtained by LICOMET-2 from Karl Sorensen, a Danish citizen who is a cameraman for CBS news. Sorensen went to Cuba on 3 February and returned to Mexico City on 8 February 1965. He obtained the information from Ramiro del Rio, Director of Information of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Relations." Page 3: Field Information Report: Country: Cuba, Subject: Fidel Castro Offer to Spare Life of Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo in Exchange for Complete Information on Anti-Cuban Activities. Place & Date Acq.: Mexico, Mexico City (8 February 1965). "SOURCE: Prominent Cuban exile who reports regularly and reliably on his contacts with Cuban refugees. He obtained the information in this report from a Western journalist who went to Cuba in early February 1965. The journalist obtained the information from a high ranking official of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Relations. Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro Ruz and Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo, Cuban exile military leader who was recently captured on the east coast of Cuba, reached an agreement whereby Gutierrez would not be executed in return for his promise to provide full information about his operations against Castro. The Cuban Government intends to use the statements of Gutierrez and his comrades to accuse the United States, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Nicaragua before the United Nations. Gutierrez' life is being spared so that he can appear before the UN to verify his own statements."

104-10176-10075: 201 FILE OF PROTECTABLE SOURCE.

09/21/65: Cable from Mexico: Slugline PBRUMEN: REF: DIR 44181 (IN 0514): "1. Police raid early morning 18 Sep netted two SLS-machineguns and one automatic pistol. Garcia arrested. Questioned by fiscal police, consigned to Gobernacion which considering deporting him to Cuba. 2. (REDACTION) police search poorly done. Large box of 'white powder' was washed down drain after police left. Documents and photos burned for hours. Quantity of dynamite removed from premises. 3. On 20 Sep station prepared list questions to be posed to Garcia. Expect answers soon. SUBJ apparently still being held incommunicado. 4. Target study was informal station study, not sent to HQs. MEXI 4770 was last correspondence 64 case. SUBJ (unintelligible) on LIENVOY and in reports by LITAMIL-2, LITAMIL-3 (Ricardo Vidal Dominguez) and LITAMIL-9 (Luis Alberu Souto) since then. Aimonet had LITAMIL-2 do special report on SUBJ Sep 64..."

104-10175-10118: CABLE: PLANS FOR DISCREET MEETING

04/10/73: Cable from Director to Withheld: Slugline KDACETONE: "...2. As alternate contact point, (REDACTION) may call Aimonet between 9 and 6 pm (tel 965-2820) on arrival Washington to reconfirm 30 April date..." Orig: John C. Murray, C/WH/1. Releasing Officer: T. Shackley, C/WHD. Authenticating Officer: John C. Murray, C/WH/1.

104-10175-10110: DISPATCH: CONTACT WITH U.S. BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES

05/11/73: Dispatch from Chief, WH Division to COS, Withheld: Subject: Operational Meeting with KDACETONE-1: "1. In accordance with a policy decision to keep BKHERALD contact with U.S. business representatives discreet, a small luncheon was held in lieu of the customary formal briefings in the Headquarters building. KDACETONE-1, IDENTITY 1, and David C. Higby and Floyd N. Aimonet attended the luncheon which was characterized by cordiality and candor. KDACETONE-1 waited until the conclusion of the meeting to raise his current favorite subject, that of countering the leftist propaganda contained in SIEMPRE. Fortunately, Higby was forewarned and effectively turned around the threat of the effort upon KDACETONE-1's shoulders, without offending him. IDENTITY impressed Higby with his interest, intelligence and sincerity. He offered the services of IDENTITY 2 to 'do things' on our behalf but was convinced by Higby that the best way to approach the problem was through the compartmented use of individual members, rather than through IDENTITY 2 as an organization. 2. Discussions were held concerning Mexican affairs as well as Hemispheric trends. In the former category, our guests were most disturbed about the nationalization process in Mexico and enumerated the latest cases with some alarm. KDACETONE-1 repeated his prediction that President Echeverria would effectively nationalize most private investment in Mexico before the end of his term. 3. The meeting was judged effective and afforded Higby the opportunity to lay the ground work for his future relations with IDENTITY 2 members, while satisfying the guests' need for reassurances that our goals were parallel. They appeared happy with the conversations despite the informality." On Page 3 both IDENTITIES 1 and 2 are redacted. Originating Officer: (REDACTION), DC/WH/1. Releasing Officer: John C. Murray, C/WH/1.

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