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Pseudonym: Capriott, Timothy

Definition:
Unknown identity. Timothy A. Capriott handcarried commos and pouches from JMWAVE to Mexico City, and from Mexico City to JMWAVE, between October and December 1963. Liaised with AMWEE-1 and NIEXIT-3.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Individuals who may have been Timothy Capriott include Tony Sforza, Henry Hecksher. Mickey Kappes. Capriott appears to have been involved in Foreign Intelligence (FI) work in Mexico City. A cable on November 22, 1963, stated that Nelson L. Raynock (Henry D. Hecksher) had recently been to the Mexico City station: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=32627&relPageId=2 Hecksher also had experience in FI, in 1955 he was the Chief, WE/FI: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=38842&relPageId=2 Hecksher was also running the AMWORLD program with Carl E. Jenkins at this time. In terms of Mickey Kappes, a memo was sent to FI/Don H. in February of 1963. "Don H." was probably Donald Hogan, who in turn was probably CIA operative Mickey Kappes: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=13400&relPageId=2 CIA and FI officer, Tony Sforza, who also probably made trips to Mexico City in late 1963, can possibly be ruled out as being Timothy Capriott. Sforza probably travelled to Paris and Spain in early December of 1963. Therefore, this would make it harder for him to have been Capriott. On other other hand, in terms of known movements, Sforza and Hecksher probably both made trips to Mexico City towards the end of 1963. Kappes appears to be the less likely of the three to be Capriott in this regard.
Sources:

104-10092-10296: CABLE: ARRIVAL PLANS

10/05/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline TYPIC: "Timothy A. Capriott arriving WAVE 6 Oct via guest FLT 41C. Carrying commo and AMWEE pouch. Please arrange clearance through ODBOON (U.S. Customs Agency) official."

104-10528-10206: CABLE: PHOTOS OF CUBAN EMBASSY OFFICIAL

11/04/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline TYPIC AMKNOB: "1. Timothy A. Capriott handcarrying to AMKNOB Case Officer WAVE set three photos Cuban Embassy official tentatively identified as Raul Pereira. Believe this may be AMKNOB-1 Case Officer in view close resemblance to A-1 sketch and coincidence of name Raul. Photos may be shown A-1 for identification. 2. Pereira emerging in LIENVOY take as homosexual but blatant conversations lead to suspicion this may be provocation. Any indication A-1 might be homosexual? Station undertaking target study on Pereira."

104-10516-10085: CABLE: TIMOTHY A. CAPRIOTT

12/06/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: "Timothy A. Capriott, AMBASE (probably - very faint print) material, various pouches, AMWEE-1 and wife arriving MEXI at 1155 via FLT 53. PLS meet."

104-10076-10356: JMWAVE CABLE - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS.

12/11/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Page 3: ..."II. Operational Developments:...2. AMWEE-1/Czech embassy chauffeur Bohumil Jirkal departed WAVE area for MEXI and plans return Cuba 13 Dec. Timothy A. Capriott hand carrying agent commo gear and instructions which AMWEE-1 will take Cuba for caching..."

104-10098-10386: CABLE: LCFLUTTER MACHINES DEPART MEXICO AND ARRIVE NEW ORLEANS

12/20/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: "1. Cubana plane delayed until 22 Dec. If necessary, Timothy A. Capriott will remain MEXI to pick up NIEXIT and AMWEE pouches. Capriott will return to WAVE the two LCFLUTTER machines left in MEXI by Suchara if ODBOON (U.S. Customs Agency) clearance is arranged. 3. Capriott currently planning arrive New Orleans 21 Dec via EAL FLT 304 at 0055 hrs and then continue to Atlanta. Arrive WAVE 21 Dec on Delta FLT 1741 at 1630. Will report to Station. 4. PLS cable instructions immediate."

104-10098-10429: CABLE: PACKAGE DELIVERED

12/26/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline TYPIC NIEXIT: "NIEXIT/3 delivered package 24 Dec: Holding for Capriott."

104-10414-10365: DISPATCH-OPERATION MONTHLY REPORT --1-31 DECEMBER 1963.

01/16/64: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, KURIOT (Attention: Photographic Branch): Page 2: "5. Station Support:...c. On 6 December 1963 Parmuth forwarded to KURIOT/WAVE Headquarters two orders of envelopes (six month supply per each request) and one request for stamps. The envelopes were handcarried by Timothy A. Capriott to WAVE Headquarters, avoiding a week's delay if the envelopes were sent through the pouch from Mexico City. The stamps were handcarried by another TDYer to the States for mailing to Washington..."

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