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Pseudonym: Coigne, Francis

Definition:
Paul L. Dillon. In turn, Dillon was probably a pseudonym used by Herbert Manell. In a Field Transmittal for a fitness report on Anna Tarasoff, Francis J. Coigne signed as the Supervisor on January 28, 1969. In the fitness report itself, Paul Dillon signed as the Supervisor on the same date.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
A memo in October of 1976 mentioned that Dillon was one of a number of CIA employees that had been exposed by Philip Agee. The memo also stated that Paul Dillon had been assigned to the Mexico City station between 1965 and 1969 as Chief, Soviet Operations. Another memo in October, 1976, stated that Dillon was one of the personnel of the Mexico City station who had been involved in the Warren Commission investigation into the assassination of President Kennedy. Also known as G.F. Gestetner.
Sources:

104-10218-10022: NIKOLAY SERGEYEVICH LEONOV

09/17/64: Memo from Paul L. Dillon, Chief, SR/CI/KGB to COS, Mexico City:

104-10187-10001: CIA FILE NONRELATED, (ASSET)/(ASSET) (LIEMPTY/LILYRIC

09/27/66: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, SD Division: Subject: KAPOK/REDTOP/LCIMPROVE/LICOWL-1 Progress Report: Page 2: ..."a. On 11 and 19 July 1966 Francis J. Coigne accompanied Irving A. Orowsky to meetings with Subject in preparation for taking over the case. Although Coigne participated as an observer and LICOWL-1 wasn't told until the end of the second meeting that Coigne would take over, Coigne was of the definitive impression that Subject, although addressing himself as Orowsky, was interested only in Coigne and that Orowsky had literally ceased to exist as a person for Subject. This impression was strengthened at the end of the second meeting (10 July) when Orowsky told Subject he would be leaving. Subject didn't react in any manner to this statement but immediately began talking on another subject. Subject's reaction, or rather lack of reaction, was so cold and impersonal as to be positively weird. In addition, from his detached position as an observer during these two meetings, Coigne had an instinctive, purely personal feeling that Subject was basically false. Very little has subsequently occurred which would alter that impression. On 27 July Orowsky met Subject alone since Coigne was sick. 2. During August and September Coigne met Subject six times..."

104-10173-10135: LOGANOV, VALENTIN SERGEYEVICH

03/23/67: Contact Report from Robert Steele: Subject: Withheld: Date of Meeting: 23 March 1967 (La Pergola Restaurant, 1400-1615): "1. Subject works at (REDACTION) where she is in charge of travel to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. In this job, she deals with Loginov on visa matters. However, as far back as June 1966, LIENVOY indicated the existence of something more than simply a business relationship between them. Then in January 1967, Paul Dillon elicited from LICOZY-5 the information that Subject definitely had a social relationship with Loginov..." On page 42 there is a memo from Paul Dillon on April 10, 1967.

104-10174-10065: FOLDER ON LOGANOV, VALENTIN SERGEYEVICH

09/13/67: Memorandum for the record from Francis J. Coigne: Subject: Withheld. Source: LICOZY-5:

104-10174-10065: FOLDER ON LOGANOV, VALENTIN SERGEYEVICH

09/17/68: Memorandum for the record from Francis J. Coigne: Subject: Telecon with LICOZY-5 on 12 September 1968: "1. LICOZY-5 reported that Henryk Sobieski recently called him and identified himself as the replacement for Jan Jakowiec. He said that Jakowiec will leave in about a month, as soon as the Olympics are completed. He also invited LICOZY-5 ofr lunch on 17 September stating that he had greetings from an old friend. I told LICOZY-5 to listen to what Sobieski says but to turn him down flat, if a pitch is attempted. 2. LICOZY-5 also reported that Bakulin and his wife left on 10 September with the daughters of Kazantskev, Loginov and Dyakonov (confirmed by LICALLA)."

104-10194-10015: CIA OP FILES ON ANNA TARASOFF.

01/29/69: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: Subject: Annual Fitness Report - REDACTION: "Field Transmittal - Fitness Report: ...Date: 28 January 1969. Typed or Printed Name and Signature of Supervisor (in Pseudonym): Francis J. Coigne (signature). Date: 28 January 1969. Typed or Printed Name and Signature of Reviewing Official (in Pseudonym): Willard C. Curtis (signature)." - - - Page 30: ..."Date: 28 January 1969. Official Title of Supervisor: Paul L. Dillon (signed in pseudo on Field Transmittal)...Date: 28 January 1969. Official Title of Reviewing Official: Chief of Station. Typed or Printed Name and Signature: Winston M. Scott (signed in pseudo on Field Transmittal)."

104-10129-10101: PHILIP B. F. AGEE EXPOSURE OF CIA PERSONNEL.

10/08/76: Memorandum from Michael E. Schneeberger to Chief, Security Analysis Group: Page 2: ..."DILLON, Paul Leo, SF#43 334: Currently a case officer at (REDACTION) assigned to Mexico City as Chief of Soviet Ops, 1965-1969. Exposed in CIA Von A-Z, listed in AGEE book, identified in October 1974 Bridgeport, Connecticut, Post, and known to (REDACTION) Communist Party, May 1976."

104-10096-10232: "CIA PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN THE WARREN COMMISSION INVESTIGATION."

10/29/76: CIA document from Scott D. Breckinridge to Mr. Leader: Page 2: "Mexico City Station Personnel: ...Sov/Sat Ops (DOI: 12.66): Paul Dillon, Don Vogel, Cynthia Hausman, Robert Steele..."

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