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Pseudonym: Archbold, Timothy

Definition:
Unknown identity. Timothy M. Archbold was a CIA officer in Mexico City from at least February of 1969 to 1971.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A dispatch on October 28, 1970, signed by Archbold, stated that "inside case officer Timothy M. Archbold handles the internal administration of the (LIEMPTY) Project and is the Station contact with (Bruce H.) Fernald." In addition, a dispatch from Mexico City, on December 9, 1970, mentioned that "LIMOUSINE, owner of the LILYRIC property, will continue to be handled by Timothy M. Archbold of the REDTOP (CIA Soviet Division) Section." Moreover, a dispatch on September 17, 1971, stated that in early April of that year, Archbold assumed the inside administrative chores of the KDFACTOR Project, and departed PCS on June 7, 1971.
Sources:

104-10215-10127: BAKULIN, VALENTIN VASILYEVICH.

02/27/69: Contact Report from Timothy M. Archbold: Subject: BESABER (P-8777): "1. In response to a phone call from Subject, I met him from 1515 to 1545 at his hotel. 2. Subject told me that he's on the verge of bankruptcy and that this time he's not kidding...3. The main thing on Subject's mind was that he had a visit from Valentin Bakulin (P-6059) on Saturday, 22 February, at the factory..."

104-10174-10065: FOLDER ON LOGANOV, VALENTIN SERGEYEVICH

04/10/69: Contact Report from Timothy M. Archbold: Subject: BESABER (P-8777): "1. In response to BESABER's phone call, I met him at his hotel room in the Aristos from 1430 until 1545. Next meeting will be on Tuesday evening, 15 April at home. 2. Subject had nothing new to report on contacts with BEDOXers (East Europe, Czechoslovakia, and Poland), but said that he is now raring to go on any requirements I might levy...3. I told Subject again that I am now anxious for him to establish a social relationship with SPYRA (P-6601) and that I am no longer interested in his developing Majchchrzak per se...4. I also asked the Subject to get back in touch with Boris Chmykov (P-6235) and Valentin Loginov (P-11,712) to warm up the relationship..."

104-10174-10065: FOLDER ON LOGANOV, VALENTIN SERGEYEVICH

09/23/69: Memorandum from Fernald to Rizzuto through Archbold: Subject: AEDIEHARD (P-11,712) Thoughts Re possibility of Pitching Him:

104-10187-10009: CIA FILE (ASSET) PHOTO SURVEILLANCE OP.

10/28/70: Dispatch from COS, Withheld to Chief, WH Division: Subject: LIEMPTY Project/Operational Report, 1 July - 30 September 1970: Page 2: ..."2. Outside case officer Bruce H. Fernald handles the three key agents of the Project (LIEMPTY-9, -13, and -4). He meets with each once a week for passing requirements, paying agent and sub-agent salaries, rents and other expenses, providing supplies, and retrieving the product. Inside case officer Timothy M. Archbold handles the internal administration of the Project and is the Station contact with Fernald... (Signature) Timothy M. Archbold."

104-10413-10031: DISPATCH: TURNOVER OF LIEMPTY PROJECT

12/09/70: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division (Info: Chief, Soviet Bloc Division): "1. Primary responsibility for the operational and administrative handling of the LIEMPTY Project was transferred, effective 1 December 1970, within the station from the REDTOP (CIA Soviet Division) to the Operational Support Section. This transfer was made as part of our effort to consolidate basic support functions in the Operational Support Section, and to relieve the REDTOP Section of activities which do not contribute directly to the pursuit of priority recruitment targets. However, the REDTOP Section will continue to be the principal consumer of the LIEMPTY product as received from the LILYRIC and LICALLA photo surveillance points. It will also be the main provider of guidance and requests for special LILYRIC/LICALLA coverage. 2. The previous REDTOP Case Officer (Bruce H. Fernald) introduced the new Case Officer, Howard T. Bagaus, to LIEMPTY-9, -13, and -14 in early December. LIMOUSINE, owner of the LILYRIC property, will continue to be handled by Timothy M. Archbold of the REDTOP Section. (Signature) Howard J. Archable."

104-10187-10009: CIA FILE (ASSET) PHOTO SURVEILLANCE OP.

09/17/71: Dispatch from COS, Withheld to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division (Info: Chief, Soviet Bloc Division): Subject: KDFACTOR Operational Report, 1 March through 31 August 1971: "OPERATIONS: 1. The KDFACTOR Project continued throughout the past six months to support two visual and photographic surveillance points (KDLITERAL and KDABSINTHE) directed against the MHHARSH (USSR) installation. ADMINISTRATION: 2. Howard T. Bagaus handled the administration of the project until early April 1971 when project responsibility reverted from the Ops Support Section back to the REDTOP (CIA Soviet Division) Section. At that time Timothy H. Archbold assumed the inside administrative chores, and agent meetings were turned over to the outside case officer Bruce H. Fernald who had previously handled the assets. When Archbold departed PCS on 7 June 1971, Oliver J. Mankunas assumed his responsibilities. Mankunas also took over agent meetings when Fernald left on home leave on 25 June and will continue to handle the project assets in the future..."

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Gavin McDonald

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