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Pseudonym: Colesworthy, Gail

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Definition:
Gail F. Colesworthy may possibly have been a pseudonym for Martha Tharpe. Tharpe was possibly a pseudonym for Margaret Forsythe.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
A cable on December 1, 1960, stated that "MASH (Forward operating base - CIA, Miami) base can contact A-2 through Gail F. Colesworthy (P) whom AMIVY-2 plans to call on arrival. Luis Hevia, Cubana pilot, sending family to Miami 2 Dec and plans defect soon as possible. Accord A-2 mass defection based on decision A-2, A-3 and Hevia to defect. A-2 does not plan make known his defection publicly for short time." A handwritten note stated that "Trouchard (note: William M. Kent) action to PM. Tharpe who is". As Colesworthy was the only pseudonym mentioned in the cable itself, then it is possible that Martha Tharpe used the pseudonym of Gail F. Colesworthy. In turn, Tharpe was possibly a pseudonym for Margaret Forsythe.
Sources:

104-10240-10130: CABLE: AMIVY-2 DEPARTED HAVA 30 NOV BY CUBANA FLIGHT FOR MIAMI

12/01/60: Cable from Havana to Director (Handwritten note: "Trouchard (note: William M. Kent) action to PM. Tharpe who is"): JMNET: "1. AMIVY-2 departed HAVA 30 Nov by Cubana flight for Miami allegedly on vacation. AMIVY-2 defecting and does not plan return HAVA. AMIVY-3 scheduled end vacation in U.S. 1 Dec not returning HAVA. AMIVY-2 said that approx 15 to 20 more Cubana pilots will defect in next 2 or 3 weeks. 2. AMIVY-2 has direct contact with AMBIDDY-1 (Manuel Artime Buesa) and AMHAWK-1 (Tony Varona) in Miami. MASH (Forward operating base - CIA, Miami. Original name for JMWAVE) base can contact A-2 through Gail F. Colesworthy (P) whom AMIVY-2 plans to call on arrival. 3. Luis Hevia, Cubana pilot, sending family to Miami 2 Dec and plans defect soon as possible. Accord A-2 mass defection based on decision A-2, A-3 and Hevia to defect. A-2 does not plan make known his defection publicly for short time."

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