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Pseudonym: Busalaccli, Frances

Definition:
Frances A. Busalaccli was possibly a pseudonym for John T. Flynn. A dispatch on May 24, 1966, was signed by Busalaccli for the Chief, Western Hemisphere Division (WHD).
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
Flynn was the Releasing Officer was this dispatch, and was Acting Deputy Chief of WHD for Cuba. In addition, a dispatch on May 5, 1966, was signed by Frances A. Busalacccli for the Chief, WHD. This dispatch had redactions but included the offices for the Originating, Coordinating and Releasing Officers. They were very similar to the dispatch a few weeks later. Furthermore, a memo from John T. Flynn in March of 1966 also cited his office as Acting Deputy Chief, WHD for Cuba. Other individuals who may have been Busalaccli include E. Ayers, WH/C/CICS, Joseph Vidal, C/WH/C/CICS, and Robert Ortman, C/WH/C/MO.
Sources:

104-10107-10039: MEMO: LUIS CONTE AGUERO - SENTINELS OF LIBERTY

03/29/66: Memorandum from John T. Flynn, Acting Deputy Chief, WHD for Cuba to Robert J. Bladergroen, Assistant General Counsel: Reference: Memorandum dated 28 March 1966 (OGC-66-0696): "1. Reference is made to your memorandum dated 28 March 1966 (OGC 66-0696). This office is most appreciative for the intercession you have made with the Department of Justice in behalf of Luis Conte Aguero. As you are well aware, this Agency has a continuing operational interest in Mr. Aguero and in the Sentinels of Liberty; we believe that national security interests would be best served if Mr. Aguero were not required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. 2. If would be appreciated if you would so advise the Department of Justice so that it may forego the registration."

104-10266-10026: FOLDER ON COBB, VIOLA JUNE (VOL VII)

05/05/66: Dispatch from Chief, Western Hemisphere Division to COS, JMWAVE: Subject: Recruitment by Cuban Intelligence of IDEN: "Attached under separate cover for your information are two Headquarters memoranda concerning IDEN, a PBPRIME (U.S.) citizen, who was reported by LICOOKY-1 (June Cobb, an asset of Mexico City Station) to have been recruited by a Cuban intelligence officer assigned to HTBASTE. Frances A. Busalaccli." Originating Officer: (REDACTION), WH/C/CICS. Coordinating Officers: C/WH/C/CICS. C/WH/C/MO. WH/1/M. Releasing Officer: (REDACTION), A/DCWHD/C.

104-10182-10085: DISPATCH ALLEGED KUBARK OFFICER IN CONTACT WITH CUBAN WHO IS PLANNING FIDEL CASTRO ASSASSINATION

05/24/66: Dispatch from Chief, Western Hemisphere Division to COS, JMWAVE: "Headquarters has reviewed the information contained in Reference A, concerning an individual, a/FNU/Livingston, allegedly a KUBARK (CIA) officer, who is in contact with a Cuban who is planning Fidel Castro's assassination and wonders if this individual could be identical with the subject of References B, C, and D. We would appreciate WAVE's views on the possibility of the two being identical. For your information we are sending four ODENVY (FBI) reports via non-accountable pouch concerning the subject of References B, C, and D. Frances A. Busalaccli." Originating Officer: E. Ayers, WH/C/CICS. Coordinating Officers: Joseph Vidal, C/WH/C/CICS. Robert Ortman, C/WH/C/MO. Releasing Officer: John T. Flynn, A/DCWHD/C.

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