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Pseudonym: Brooke, Paul

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Definition:
Paul Gregory Brooke and Paul Thomas Aquinas Borden were Technical Services Division (TSD) alias birth certificates for Paul J. Burke.
Category:
alias
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A memo from Erich W. Isenstead on November 2, 1973, on Howard Hunt, contained a numbered list of true names, along with a corresponding TSD alias birth certificate list. Most of the alias birth certificates were issued in connection with the Bay of Pigs operation. Paul J. Burke was number 21 and number 27, and his aliases were Paul Thomas Aquinas Borden (number 21), and Paul Gregory Brooke (number 27).
Sources:

104-10250-10199: SUBJECT: HIDALGO, BALMES JR.

06/22/54: Memo from Chief, Special Referral Branch to Deputy Chief, SSD: "The Subject is a covert employee of this Agency now in the United States for four weeks training and being considered for use by Staff C/ICB in a highly sensitive assignment...2. On 17 June 1954 Special Agent Chester E. Hoatson of this office interviewed Mr. Robert Dahlgren, Acting Chief, WH/FI...and Mr. John Bonnet, Chief, WH/Panama...regarding the immigration request...5. On (unintelligible) 1954 Special Agent Hoatson contacted Mr. Paul Burke, Staff C/ICB...to discuss the Subject's future position and also the request received from I&NS. The following factors were obtained from Mr. Burke: a. The Subject's use in the proposed Staff C project is still in the planning stage...b...Burke indicated that the Subject could still be considered as a employee of WH Division regardless of whether or not the proposed Staff C/ICB assignment materializes and any action in the request received from I&NS should be closely coordinated with both Staff C and WH..."

104-10215-10214: COLLECTED DOCUMENTS:CROZIER, ROSS, 201-168881

05/22/57: Memo from Chief, CI/ICD (handwritten: LM by PJB) to Colonel J. Caldwell King, Chief, WH Division (Attention: WH/Cuba): SUBJECT: General: CP Penetration Program. Specific: Informal discussion with Ross Lester Crozier, 9 May 1957, re his interest in, and availability for recruitment approaches in various Latin American countries: "1. On 9 May 1957, Mr. Paul J. Burke, Deputy Chief, CI/ICD, held Subject discussion with Mr. Crozier, whom he met outside of official quarters through the cooperation of Mr. Hugh MacAuley, WH/Cuba. 2. Mr. Crozier has a fine record in CP penetration work. He did an outstanding job in handling the HUMANOID-3 operation in Costa Rica over an extended period, and he has worked hard in the CP penetration program in Cuba since his arrival there. 3. It is believed that he would be an effective recruiter in various countries in Latin America...5. Mr. Crozier stated that he expects to return to Cuba shortly...cc: WH/CP (L. Sloan)."

104-10215-10214: COLLECTED DOCUMENTS:CROZIER, ROSS, 201-168881

04/08/58: Memo for the record from Paul J. Burke, Deputy Chief, CI/ICD: SUBJECT: General: Training/Briefing of DDP Personnel. Specific: Briefing of Ross L. Crozier, who is scheduled to be the new undercover CP officer for Station Mexico City: "1. In Havana, Cuba on 5 March 1958, I briefed Ross L. Crozier concerning: a) his proposed new assignment in Mexico; and b) Headquarters desire that he receive special briefings from CI/ICD prior to going to Mexico. 2. Crozier stated that he was very glad to receive the briefing because he had not had a clear picture of what the proposed assignment in Mexico involved. He was pleased to find out that it was a pure penetration assignment...3. On 2 April 1958 in Washington, D.C., the undersigned and Mr. E. L. Anderson, Chief, CI/ICD-WH, briefed Crozier further concerning the matter discussed above, reaffirming our keen interest in the assignment. Mr. Anderson pointed out to him that his (Crozier's) 'partner' in Mexico City (the inside CP officer), was in Costa Rica and that if securely feasible it would be a good idea for the two men to meet there. Mr. Crozier stated that he thought that it could be done readily and securely as he will contact the Embassy normally as an American citizen and he is well acquainted with COS, San Jose..."

104-10215-10214: COLLECTED DOCUMENTS:CROZIER, ROSS, 201-168881

04/09/58: Cable from Director to Mexico City (Orig: L. D. Puckett, WHD): CITE DIR 16715: MEXI 1017 (IN 26340): "1. Discussions with Arthur G. Vaivada (Ross Crozier) indicate (REDACTION). 3. Request station concurrence Vaivada (REDACTION). C/S Comment: *Vaivada acceptable, suggested arrive MEXI on 1 May for orientation." Releasing Officer: Rudy Gomez for J. C. King, C/WHD. Coordinating Officers: R.R., WH/III/CARIBBEAN. Paul J. Burke, DC/CI/ICD. Mr. LuMoskie by phone, CCB/NC. Authenticating Officer: R. H. Dahlgren, C/WH/III.

104-10175-10147: LICOOKIE-1

03/28/62: Memo for the record from Clark W. Simmons, Chief, WH/PO/A: "1. On Tuesday, 27 March 1962 Ned Holman advised me that LICOOKIE-1 (Viola June Cobb) planned to arrive from Mexico City in Washington on Wednesday, 28 March 1962. Mr. Holman further advised me that the Senate Subcommittee on Internal Security planned to question LICOOKIE-1 on her role in the preparation of the Arevalo book 'The Shark and the Sardines.' 2. I suggested to Mr. Holman to request Mr. Carey of the Office of Legal Counsel to inform the Senate Subcommittee of the agency's long standing operational interest in LICOOKIE-1, and request the committee to confine its questioning to her activities in Cuba...4. Mr. Paul Burke and I, following discussions of the LICOOKIE-1 case, agreed that it would be wise to encourage the Senate Subcommittee to restrict their questioning of subject as indicated in the above paragraphs in order to avoid compromise of LINLUCK (Carlos Manuel Pellecer). Mr. Holman was advised of our concern of such potential compromise."

104-10110-10438: LETTER ADDRESSES.

03/28/62: Memo from Byron B. Burnes, Chief, CI Support to Deputy Director of Security Investigations and Operational Support (Attention: Victor R. White): "1. Reference your memorandum dated 8 March 1962, same subject, the following corrections should be made: a. File number 43 872 delete Herman Horton as responsible officer and substitute John C. Mertz. b. File number 7 0 536 correct live address to read: Paul J. Burke, 10920 Goss Street, Sun Valley, Los Angeles, California. 2. The undersigned can be contacted on extension 6348."

104-10175-10098: CABLE:HQS APPROVES ADVANCE TWO MONTHS SALARY TO LICOOKY FOR PURPOSE STATED

02/26/63: Cable from Director to Mexico City: RYBAT LINLUCK: Paul J. Burke was one of the Coordinating Officers for a cable that mentioned LINLUCK and LICOOKY-1.

104-10188-10033: FORM: CI/ICG CONCURS THAT THE LIFEAT PROJECT BE RENEWED.

07/12/63: CIA document: Terry Ward was the Case Officer for LIFEAT, defined in this document as a "Unilateral Audio Surveillance Operation." Paul J. Burke's name is at the bottom of the document.

https://documents3.theblackvault.com/documents/jfkfiles/jfk2022/104-10105-10290%5bc06932214%5d.pdf

11/02/73: Memo from Erich W. Isenstead, Chief, Cover & Commercial Staff to Acting General Counsel: Subject: Mr. E. Howard Hunt - Alias Birth Documentation: ..."3. Later in the afternoon of 30 October 1973 Mr. Franklin came to my office with a number of documents. They consisted of a form memorandum signed by me which was addressed to Mr. Hunt dated 29 June 1970 (Tab B), a list of names numbering from 1 through 154, representing true names (Tab C), and a second listing similarly numbered, representing aliases (Tab D). Number 63 on the true name list reads E. Howard Hunt and on the alias list, Edward Joseph Hamilton. Mr. Franklin explained - which I had forgotten - that we had obtained from TSD this list of outstanding alias birth certificates issued by TSD in an attempt to recall - if possible - as many of these documents, or to determine what had happened to them. (Most of these alias birth certificates were issued in connection with the Bay of Pigs operation)..."

Partial of 104-10105-10290:

"TRUE NAME...21. BURKE, Paul J. ...27. BURKE, Paul J. ..." - - - Page 3: "ALIAS...21. BORDEN, Paul Thomas Aquinas...27. BROOKE, Paul Gregory..." - - - June 27, 2023 release, pages 1, 3: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2023/104-10105-10290%5Bc00551619%5D.pdf

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