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Pseudonym: Bremson, Wanda

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Definition:
Wanda F. Bremson was probably a pseudonym used by Vivian A. Petrowski. In turn, Petrowski was an alias for Vivian A. Barry. Bremson was known to AMMUG-1 (Vladimir Lahera Rodriguez) as Vivian.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
In a HSCA document in August, 1978, on Joseph H. Langosch (Harold Swenson), Petrowski was written in below Vivian Barry's name.

Petrowski was in WH/SA/CI in 1964. Also, Harold Swenson submitted a document on operational expenses for AMMUG-1 in June of 1964. Vivian A. Petrowksi was number two on the list.

The Originating Officer for a telepouch and a dispatch signed by Wanda F. Bremson in August and October of 1972 was Vivian A. Barry, WH/COG/OS.
Sources:

104-10185-10305: MEMORANDUM: NEW INTELLIGENCE SOURCE - AMMUG-1

06/10/64: Memo from Chief, WH/SA/CI to Chief, WH/SA/ESEC: Reference: C/WH/SA/ESEC Memorandum dated 04 June 1964: "AMMUG-1 (Vladimir Lahera Rodriguez) is a CI Source who has furnished FI information during his debriefings. He is a former Cuban Intelligence Service officer who served with the Cuban Intelligence Service up until April 1964. Information which he has provided to date has proved to be reliable. Vivian A. Petrowski, WH/SA/CI."

104-10185-10240: ACCOUNTING BY INDIVIDUAL FOR ADVANCE/OPERATIONAL EXPENSES FOR AMMUG-1

06/12/64: Document submitted by Harold F. Swenson: ATTACHMENT TO AMMUG-1 ACCOUNTING: 29 April 1964 - 01 June 1964: "1. The following list of individuals were involved in the operational luncheons and dinners which appear in the accounting with AMMUG-1 (Vladimir Lahera Rodriguez) during his debriefings: (numbers which are assigned to each individual for use in the accounting). #1 - Harold F. Swenson. #2 - Vivian A. Petrowksi. #3 - Daniel Flores. #4 - Barney Hidalgo. #5 - Alva King. #6 - Virgil Reidmiller. #7 - Mary Garza. #8 - Mrs/Daniel Flores (non-agency). #9 - Wayne Carley. #10 - Ann Kemp. #11 - Louis Napoli. #12 - Charles Langalese. #13 - Claudia Foro. #14 - Mrs. Alva King. #15 - Mrs. Louis Napoli. #16 - (REDACTION). 2. The following is a certification for operational expenditures where receipts were not obtainable. I certify that operational funds were expended as stated in the attached accounting. Daniel Flores."

104-10185-10309: FORMS: REQUEST FOR ADVANCE,ACCOUNTING FOR ADVANCE, PERFORMANCE REPORT AMMUG/1

07/01/64: Request for Advance of Funds form: Name of Advance: Vivian A. Petrowski. Payment to: Vivian A. Petrowski. "Purpose: AMMUG-1's (Vladimir Lahera Rodriguez) personal funds which are covered in the amendment to the MOC dated 11 June 1964. Signature of advance: Vivian A. Petrowski. Requesting Officer: Wilmer Kerbe AC/WH/SA/CI. Approved: Bruce B. Cheever DC/WH/SA..."

104-10185-10293: FORM: ACCOUNTING BY INDIVIDUAL FOR ADVANCE /OPS EXPENSES OF AMMUG-1

07/21/64: Document submitted by Vivian A. Petrowksi and Daniel Flores: Page 3: 07/22/64: "The following individuals certify that operational funds exceeding fifteen dollars were spent in the entertainment of AMMUG-1 (Vladimir Lahera Rodriguez) and that receipts were not obtainable. Harold F. Swenson, Daniel Flores, Barney Hidalgo, Virgil Reidmiller." - - - Pages 4-5: ATTACHMENT TO AMMUG-1 OPERATIONAL ACCOUNTING: 1 June - 10 July 1964: ..."DATE: 05 June...PURPOSE: Dinner at Blackies (AMMUG-1 & Reidmiller). AMOUNT: $15.000. Movies (AMMUG-1 & Reidmiller). 5.00. Nightclub SpeakEasy (AMMUG-1 & Reidmiller). 4.00...08 June: Movies (Reidmiller & AMMUG-1) 2.50. Refreshments & transportation to Safehouse #2 (Reidmiller & AMMUG-1). 3.50...09 June...Baseball Game (Reidmiller & AMMUG-1). 6.00. Refreshments (Reidmiller & AMMUG-1). 6.50..."

104-10183-10257: PERSONAL RECORD QUESTIONNAIRE PART 11 - OPERATIONAL INFORMATION

11/12/64: AMMUG-1 PRQ Part II from CI/OA to C/WH/SA/CI: ..."3. List other case officers who have handled subject or whom he knows..."Wanda F. Bremson as Vivian..."

1994.05.06.08:55:20:620005: Reel 25, Folder I - GARRISON INVESTIGATION - VOL VII.

03/24/69: Cable from Director to WH/Miami (Orig: Vivian A. Barry, WH/COG/PP): REF: WH/MIAMI 3224 (IN 17232): "1. (REDACTION) forwarded summary of info on Fabry to its Miami Field Office 19 March. On basis that info recommend Fabry not be contacted. 2. There is no derog info Cobb. But since he recently involved Garrison prosecution of Shaw do not believe he should be used. Reason is Garrison bringing new prosecution against Shaw and this could implicate Cobb and give Garrison his opportunity to involve (REDACTION). 3. File: (REDACTION) and 201-010204." Releasing Officer: William V. Broe, C/WHD. Coordinating Officers: WH/SEC: Mr. Bucci (in draft). OGC. C/CCS/PRO. CI/Staff: Mr. Rocca (telecon). Authenticating Officer: Paul Oberst for David A. Phillips, C/WH/COG.

104-10104-10038: MEMO RE AUGUSTIN D. ALLES SOBERON

07/21/70: Memo from Glenn O. Brown, Acting Chief, WH/COG to Office of General Counsel (Attention: Mr. John Greaney): REFERENCE: WH/COG Memo #70-244 dtd 1 July 1970: "1. Augustin Alles was employed under the AMHIM project at a salary of $500/month, and also worked part time at $200/month for Juana Castro's radio programs, until the AMHIM project was terminated on 30 May 1970. At that time, he began working full time as editor of Juana Castro's radio programs over WNYW at a salary of $300 per month. He continues to receive a pay check from the Agency which is presently being funded through a notional cover firm out of New Jersey. Mr. Alles was witting of Agency sponsorship of AMHIM and is witting of Juana Castro's involvement with the Agency. 2. Please contact Vivian Barry, WH/COG/PP, extension 1255 if any further information is required."

104-10183-10366: NONRELATED AMMUG-1.

08/29/72: Telepouch from Chief, Western Hemisphere Division to COS, WH/Miami: Subject: AKULE/TYPIC/AMMUG-1: "1. AMMUG-1 (Vladimir Lahera Rodriguez) will be advised regarding interview but the processing may take 3-6 months depending on workload Miami INS. 2. E2, IMPDET. Wanda F. Bremson." Originated by: Vivian Barry, WH/COG/OS. Released by: Orville Bathe, C/WH/COG.

104-10176-10070: CIA FILE ON MASFERRER Y ROJAS, ROLANDO.

10/04/72: Dispatch from Chief, Western Hemisphere Division to COS, Tegucigalpa (Info: COS, WH/Miami): Subject: Political/General - Rolando Masferrer: Wanda F. Bremson signed this dispatch. Originating Officer: Vivian Barry, WH/COG/OS. Coordinating Officers: Lawrence Sternfield, C/WH/COG. (Signature), WH/2/H. Releasing Officer: William J. Murray, AC/WH/2.

180-10143-10157:

08/21/78: HSCA document: Joseph H. Langosch (Harold Swenson) Notes: Page 24: "A/1: ...Vivian Barrie (written underneath: Petrovsky) - admin assist, good at research - W/A/1 had Vivian sit in & then look for collated info to substantiate or refute A/1 knowledge..."

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