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Pseudonym: Davis, Robert K.

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Definition:
Al Cox.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Sources:

Peter Wyden, Bay of Pigs (New Press, 1979), pp. 34-37

1960: "Robert K. Davis...his title was First Secretary of the American Embassy in Guatemala City; actually, he was the CIA chief of station...In 1954 he had been part of the CIA's Guatemala team, setting up the logistics for the overthrow of President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman...he needed no permission to get his end of the new Cuba project started. It required only lunch with his old friend Roberto Alejos...(Roberto) had once been (President) Arbenz's secretary. Now he was close to Ydigoras. His political connections and his coffee plantation had made him very rich. The plantation, Helvetia, is where Alejos took Davis. It covered five thousand acres in the Sierra Madre mountains at altitudes from four thousand to eight thousand feet. It was criss-crossed with sixty miles of private roads...(he) began to realize he had not heard the last of the new Cuba project when Washington instructed him to get barracks ready...on volcanic soil a thousand feet below Helvetia, a spot was found for the barracks that became known as Camp Trax. Then, towards the end of May, Davis was astounded to get a message instructing him to build an airport." The project was built at Retalhuleu, below Helvetia.

1994.05.27.15:58:30:160005: Reel 7, Folder E - EVELIO DUQUE MIYAR

9/20/61 memo from Chief, WH/4 to Director, WH Division: R. K. Davis was C/WH/4 in September 1961. Also see 104-10192-10198, a 10/2/61 memo that is the last apparent document to refer to Davis as C/WH/4.

104-10297-10246: CONFIRMING TELECON 31 OCT CRITERION FOR FUNDING AMBUD IS PER REF B.

10/31/61 cable from Director to JMWAVE: Ghosn Zogby is now listed as C/WH/4. "Confirming telecon 31 Oct Harrison/Toomey criterion for funding AMBUD/CMC..."

104-10172-10176: CABLE O/A 15 DEC 1961 REQUESTED $6,000 FROM HQS CONTACT KNOWN TO INGHURST.

12/19/61 cable from WH/4/PM Charles Matt to JMWAVE: "O/A 15 Dec 1961 AMDENIM-1/Echevarria requested $6000 from Michael J. Malone, HQS contact known to Inghurst..." The authenticating officer was C/WH/4 G. J. Zogby.

104-10106-10013: DRAFT MATERIAL ON ROSELLI INVESTIGATION

04/07/77: CIA document from Phil Fendig to Ed Cohen: Page 4: "3. General Questions:...vii. The Miami Station (JMWAVE) was established in 1961 not 1960. Robert Davis served as COS from October 1961 to February 1962. He is now retired. Theodore Shackley served as COS from April 1962 to June 1965. John Dimmer (retired) served as COS from June 1965 to March 1967..." This would mean that Davis/Reingruber/Al Cox served as C/WH/4 until September 1961 and COS/JMWAVE from October 1961 to Feb. 1962.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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