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Pseudonym: Cimock, Oliver

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Definition:
Oliver D. Cimoch was a pseudonym for Mike Kline. Oliver D. Cimock (or Cimoch) was exposed to AMHINT-56 as "Ralph."
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
On a cable from Kingston in September, 1967, Mike Kline was handwritten above Cimoch's name.

In October of 1966 Cimoch was a JMWAVE co-Reporting Officer along with Henry J. Sloman (probably Tony Sforza).

A dispatch in January of 1968 stated that on December 11, 1967, Matthew Dingley (Harry T. Mahoney) introduced Cimock to LIONION-1 (Alberto Rodriguez Gallego) as the new case officer for the operation.

A dispatch in April, 1969, on the renewal of LIONION, mentioned that "Oliver D. Cimoch assumed administrative and operational responsibility for Project LIONION in December 1967 and continued this responsibility until his departure in December 1968."
Sources:

104-10179-10260: ON 14 APRIL AMTOUT/1 RECEIVED A LETTER FROM INDENTITY.

05/04/64: Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Orig: Mike Kline, WH/SA/EDF): CITE DIR 19234: Handwritten on right hand side: Mr. Rodriguez: Slugline TYPIC AMFAUNA AMTOUT AMBANG: "1. On 14 April AMTOUT/1 received a letter from Identity requesting KUBARK (CIA) or ODENVY (FBI) information on AMFAUNA/28. Identity is a radio and communications advisor to the AMBANG/1 (Manuel Ray Rivero) organization, and it appears that the AMBANG/1 organization is interested in approaching AMFAUNA/28 because of his radio capabilities. Identity told AMTOUT/1 that AMFAUNA/28 is a good friend of his and has written him periodically, but that current information is needed to ascertain A/28's current political thinking. 2. HQs has instructed AMTOUT/1 to inform identity that he has no way of approaching KUBARK or ODENVY."

104-10179-10261: IDENTITY: JORGE SMITH.

05/04/64: Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Orig: Mike Kline, WH/SA/EDF): CITE DIR 19235: Slugline TYPIC AMFAUNA AMTOUT AMBANG: REF DIR 19234: "IDENTITY: Jorge Smith, owner of Silmar Electronics, INC., 3476 N.W. 7th Street, Miami, Florida."

104-10071-10205: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT: "ACTIVITY OF ROLANDO MASFERRER AND FATHER JEAN BAPTISTA RE ACTION AGAINST HAITI"

10/12/66: Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Oliver D. Cimoch, Henry J. Sloman. Reports Officer: Eleanor D. Pimsler. Approving Officer: Philip G. Elmard. Source Crypt: UOAMBER-6. SUPPLEMENTAL DATA: Slugline DYVOUR JMPALM PBRUMEN: "SOURCE: Paras 1 - 5: UOAMBER-6, who obtained the information in para. 1 from Francisco (Cuco) Avila, Cuban émigré identified by Source as a friend of his and Rolando Masferrer's. He got paras. 2-4 from Masferrer, and para. 5 from Eugene L. Maximilien. Paras. 6-8: AMOT source Raul Arango de la Noval, from Olea..."

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2023/104-10186-10014.pdf

09/27/67: Cable from Kingston to JMWAVE (Info: Director): "1. Cimoch (handwritten above: Mike Kline) has advised station that JMWAVE has access to a DGI defector who has been effectively used in briefing friendly services. 2. Request details as to this capability, his availability, and his English speaking ability. This of special interest to RUABBE to supply key RUABBE personnel the one area not covered in Growery (Earl Williamson) briefing, that is the modus operandi of the DGI. RUABBE-4 has expressed special interest in this."

104-10188-10020: ( ) AFGHAN OPERATIONS (VOL I).

01/10/68: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division (Info: Chief, WH/COG): Subject: PBRUMEN/LIONION/Operational Progress Report - 1 October through 31 December 1967: ..."2. Operational Developments: A. Introduction of new Case Officer: On 11 December 1967, Matthew Dingley introduced Oliver D. Cimoch to LIONION-1 as the new Case Officer for this operation. All previous communication plans were continued pending Cimoch's familiarization with Mexico City - an offer readily accepted by LIONION-1..."

104-10215-10145: DISPATCH: TERMINATION OF AMHINT-56

01/26/68: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH Division: Page 5 (Page 2 of Damage Report): "WOFIRM Personnel Exposed: ...Oliver D. Cimock/Ralph..."

104-10176-10004: LIRING-3

04/16/68: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WOACRE (Info: Chief, WH Division): Subject: AQUATIC/LIRING-3 - LIROSIN Deactivation of Audio Installation: ..."3. At about 1300 hours, 15 April 1968, Walter W. Cornbury and Oliver D. Cimoch entered the LP and were greeted by LIROSIN who knew we were coming but did not know why. A check of the audio device revealed that LIRING-4 and a young (teenage) male relative were in the target...Another telephone call to target with no answer, and Cornbury entered the target apartment using keys provided by Rowton. The wall plate was removed, the AC lines to the SPT-2A clipped off close to the plug, the SPT-2A easily removed, the wall plate refastened, and the target apartment vacated. Total time about two minutes. Cornbury and Cimoch left the area immediately. There were no security problems noted at any time..."

104-10188-10012: ( ) AFGHAN (VOL I) - DEVELOPMENT AND PLANS.

04/25/69: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: Subject: Operational/LIONION/LIONION Project Renewal for FY 1970: "LIONION Project Renewal...B. Changes: Oliver D. Cimoch assumed administrative and operational responsibility for Project LIONION in December 1967 and continued this responsibility until his departure in December 1968. Pending arrival of Cimoch's replacement, the Project was handled by Station Officer Gerald D. Fahlanger and Station WOACRE representative, Walter W. Cornbury. On 28 February 1969, LIONION-1 was introduced to Andrew E. Pellement, who assumed Project responsibility effective that date..."

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