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Pseudonym: Archer, Mr.

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Mr. Archer was an alias used by Desmond Fitzgerald in 1963-1964.
A memo in 1963 by Alfred Rodemeyer (probably Earl Williamson) stated that the "Chief, SAS met with AMBIDDY-1 (Manuel Artime Buesa) as Don Archer."

In addition, Enrique was an alias used by CIA officer Henry D. Hecksher.

104-10162-10222: MEMO RE SITUATION IN CUBA.

Circa 1963: Memo from Alfred Rodemeyer: The last sentence read: "Chief, SAS met with AMBIDDY-1 (Manuel Artime Buesa) as Don Archer (Desmond FitzGerald." (Note: Page 1 was missing).


07/25/63: Memorandum for the record from Raul J. Hernandez: Subject: Telephone Conversation between AMBIDDY-1 (as Mr. Ignacio) and Raul Hernandez (as Martin Ferrer), 18 July 1963: "1. Martin Ferrer telephoned AMBIDDY-1 at his home on the above mentioned date at 1030 and relayed the following:...A balance of $25,000 each would always remain in the accounts of 'El Protorriqueno' (Sixto Mesa) and AMBIDDY-1. b. He was requested to mention 'Padrino' (Luis Somoza) the possible use of Phillipino cadre and to obtain the latter's views on the use of such personnel...2. Martin conveyed 'Enrique's' (Henry Hecksher) message that he was pleased with the manner A-1 has handled the fourth estate. A-1 added that this was very gratifying news..."


12/12/63: Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Orig: Henry D. Hecksher, Unit: SAS/SO/HH): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMWORLD: "1. AMBIDDY-1 due for physical examination. Blood pressure reading indicates need examination. He promised Archer (Dainold) would take physical. 2. AMBIDDY-1 expected WAVE area O/A 14 Dec. Can WAVE provide names two doctors either of which would be willing give WAVE full report examination. HQs will pass names to AMBIDDY-1 suggesting he consult one or other." (The releasing officer was Desmond Fitzgerald C/SAS).


12/24/63: Memorandum from Richard B. Beal: AMWORLD Meeting in Washington, 24 December 1963: "1. On 23 December, 1963, AMBIDDY-1 visited his doctor. This he had been asked to do by Mr. Archer at the Panama meeting earlier this month..."


01/03/64: Memorandum for the record from Richard B. Beal: Date: 2 January 1964 at 1715 hours: ..."15. A-1 received Mr. Archer's good wishes for the New Year. A-1 asked that his best wishes for the New Year be conveyed to Mr. Archer."

104-10163-10041: ARTIME BUESA, MANUAL (VOL XII).

Memorandum from Carl E. Jenkins: AMWORLD Meeting in New Orleans, 29 Feb to 1 March 1964: Subject: Galley Proofs of Book, 'Bay of Pigs': "1. The two chapters of subject galley proofs were discussed with AMJAVA-4. We called attention particularly to the part referring to 'Frank's' discussion of the possible 'arrest' of American advisers in case of orders from Washington changing the plan of the invasion. We passed on Mr. Archer's view that A-1 should stick with the story, if it is true, in case reporters should question him about it, but that we felt that the easiest way out of this matter without building up a new controversy would be to take it fairly lightly. In other words, perhaps we could play it as though it had not been considered serious at the time because it was felt that Frank was a bit of a blowhard anyway who tried to involve himself too deeply in everything, plus the fact that we realized he was under considerable strain and probably this was just a brainstorm..."

104-10163-10041: ARTIME BUESA, MANUAL (VOL XII).

06/02/64: Memorandum for the record from Raul J. Hernandez, WH/SA/SO/HH): Subject: Telephone Conversation between AMBIDDY-1 and Martin Ferrer: Date: 28 May 1964 at 1830 hours: "1...He stated he wanted to discuss some matters with 'Enrique' in Panama within the coming week. I advised him to let us know exactly when and where and we would be there..." Page 2: ..."6. A-1 asked Enrique to convey to Mr. Archer his gratitude for the letter Mr. Archer had sent him..."

104-10163-10041: ARTIME BUESA, MANUAL (VOL XII).

06/23/64: Memorandum for the record from Raul J. Hernandez WH/SA/SO/HH: Subject: Telephone Conversation Between AMBIDDY-1 and Martin Ferrer: Date: 22 June 1964 at 1130 hours: "1...A-1 advised there are some administrative matters which have to be resolved in Managua and other problems in Miami that he would like to discuss with 'Enrique.' A-1 then intends to return to Miami. 2. In that case A-1 was notified that we (Henry and Martin) would hold the meeting with him on 23 June 1964 and that Carl could talk with him and AMJAVA-4 on the morning of 24 June..."

104-10163-10041: ARTIME BUESA, MANUAL (VOL XII).

06/30/64: Memorandum for the record from Raul J. Hernandez, WH/SA/SO/HH): Subject: Telephone Conversation between AMBIDDY-1 and Martin Ferrer: Date: 30 June at 1100 hours: ..."2. A-1 expects to leave on 1 July for Costa Rica tomorrow. He again mentioned that Adelaida will soon be leaving the United States. A-1 commented he does not expect to visit the United States as often as he has done in the past. A-1 asked that Enrique and Mr. Archer clearly understand that he does intend to keep his word concerning the changes he has mentioned to us at the last two meetings. 3. A-1 expressed a desire to meet with Mr. Archer sometime after the August operations."

Gavin McDonald

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