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Pseudonym: Dahleiden, Walter

Definition:
Unknown identity. A cable on June 1, 1967, mentioned that Walter J. Dahleiden was a JMWAVE ordnance officer.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
The cable also added that the plan was for Dahleiden to be returned to the Miami area by air, after the cache was loaded aboard the vessel Petrel, and be available to assist in the unloading upon the Petrel's return from Nicaragua. In addition, a cable on June 6, 1967, stated that Zaboth (probably Carl E. Jenkins) and Dahleiden had departed Managua, Nicaragua, to make a final inspection on a cache.
Sources:

104-10163-10130: CIA FILE ON MANUEL ARTIME BUESA.

05/24/67: Cable to Director (Info: Withheld): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMWORLD: "1. JMWAVE M/V Petrel can be made available to arrive el bluff about 8 June if HQs desires. Petrel capable handling cargo. Would plan use Cuban crew with American case officer and ordnance officer. Appears ordnance officer desirable to inspect questionable equip on return trip and deep six all not work salvaging. If (REDACTION) can arrange local authorities for no inspection Petrel at el bluff believe movement can be securely made. Would prefer enter el bluff with no name showing or use phony name. Petrel bona fide Nicaraguan registered with home port Bluefields and Petrel's papers so state. 2. If HQs desires use Petrel it may be desirable send JMWAVE case officer to Managua to firm up details. Please advise."

104-10163-10130: CIA FILE ON MANUEL ARTIME BUESA.

06/01/67: Cable CITE JMWAVE 7476: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMWORLD: "1. Request (REDACTION) comment re local arrangements Petrel entry el bluff per Ref A. 2. Petrel can depart 5 June and arrive el bluff 11 June. No logistical support would be needed by Petrel at el bluff. Petrel will file 'no foreign port' on departure home base as is usual for operational trips and therefore first return port must be home port. We plan to lighter material during darkness from Petrel to JMWAVE controlled safe area in keys and then truck to safe storage area. Petrel will then return home port clean. 3. Present captain of Petrel was captain of AMWORLD mother vessel (AKL) and familiar litel bluff and knows manager fish processing plant as Diablo. Diablo probably Robert Bartlett. If headquarters desires cache removal to look like AMBIDDY (Manuel Artime Buesa) returning for his equipment Petrel captain can let himself be seen by Bartlett and possibly others thus indicating it AMBIDDY op to locals. If not desired Petrel captain will remain out of sight while at el bluff. 4. If (REDACTION) reply para 1 satisfactory will send (IDEN) Walter J. Dahleiden, JMWAVE ordinance officer, to Managua via air O/A 6 June or date set by Managua so that he might inspect cache prior arrival Petrel. Plan Dahleiden return JMWAVE via air after cache loaded aboard Petrel and be available assist in unloading upon Petrel return. 5. Please advise."

104-10163-10130: CIA FILE ON MANUEL ARTIME BUESA.

06/01/67: Cable to JMWAVE (Info: Director): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMWORLD: REF: JMWAVE 7476 (IN 79491): "1. (REDACTION) unable comment on JMWAVE 7300 as have not yet received it. 2. Believe recovery re Petrel can be made with no difficulty. Colonel Brenes can arrange port clearance. 3. Ref assumption correct that 'Diablo' is Robert Bartlett. 4. Primitivo Ablanedo back in Nicaragua. Met (REDACTION) 1 June, returning el bluff 2 June, will inform Brenes of plan remove arms by ship. (REDACTION) Colonel Genie, chief office national security, of plan remove cache by sea. Genie will inform President Somoza. 5. See no objection have Petrel captain seen by Bartlett, Brenes and others at el bluff. 6. Welcome visit Walter J. Dahleiden. Cable firm ETA."

104-10163-10130: CIA FILE ON MANUEL ARTIME BUESA.

06/03/67: Cable to JMWAVE (Info: Director): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMWORLD: REF WAVE 7542 (IN 81201): "1. Ref plan satisfactory. No inspection will be made. 2. Advise captain crew members will be needed for heavy large moving cache. (REDACTION) will arrange for LCAN Bartlett truck. (REDACTION) be on hand. 3. Will meet Dahleiden."

104-10163-10130: CIA FILE ON MANUEL ARTIME BUESA.

06/03/67: Cable (Steadman Acting): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMWORLD: "1. Petrel scheduled depart home base 5 June and arrive el bluff 2330 hours Zulu 11 June. Petrel will change name enroute to M/V Flete and will enter el bluff with this name and flying Panama flag. No home port will be shown. It is hoped cache can be loaded night 11 June and M/V Flete depart early 12 June. Request (REDACTION) confirm above plan satisfactory and that no inspection by local authorities will be made. 2. Walter J. Dahleiden scheduled on Lanica flight 411 departing Miami 0800 hours local 6 June and arriving 0820 hours Managua time. Please meet."

104-10163-10130: CIA FILE ON MANUEL ARTIME BUESA.

06/06/67: Cable to Director, JMWAVE: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMWORLD: "1. Colonel Genie told (REDACTION) 7 June President Somoza apprised of plan and in complete agreement. 2. Zaboth and Dahleiden departed Managua for el bluff morning 8 June to make final inspection cache. (REDACTION) will fly el bluff Saturday 10 June to be on hand for loading op. 3. Everything proceeding nicely. Expect have material on high seas early 12 June. Will advise."

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Gavin McDonald

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