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Pseudonym: Dillon, Paul

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Definition:
Herbert Manell, chief of Soviet affairs in Mexico City in the early 1960s.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Also used the name G.F. Gestetner. His wife was Barbara Manell, and worked with him.
Sources:

104-10118-10347: MEMO: ESTIMATE OF NUMBER OF CIA EMPLOYEES INVOLVED IN SUPPORT OF WARREN COMMISSION.

Paul Dillon is listed as with the Soviet/Satellite ops, along with Cynthia Hausman, Don Vogel and Robert Steele.

180-10141-10228: 180-10141-10228

3/21/78 HSCA interview with both of the Manells. Page 2 makes it clear they changed their names just slightly from “Gerald F. Gestetner” to “Herbert Gestetner”, and from “L.A. Dillinger” to “Barbara Dillenger”: "His main duty was to get information on Soviet personnel and their activities for recognition purposes and for espionage/counter-espionage activities. In line with these goals Mr. Gestetner was responsible for processing the product of telephone, photographic, and physical surveillance of the Soviet embassy and Soviet personnel." pp. 8-9: "Dillenger and Gestetner remembered that information from the taps would usually have been reported within a day or two of receipt of the transcripts...the photo operation attempted to get a picture of every foreigner in contact with the (Soviet) Embassy." At page 14: "Melvin Beck was an outside agent involved in the recruitment and running of agents. He worked for Gestetner."

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