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Pseudonym: Dimitry, Mr.

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Definition:
WH/4/PM James S. Pekich, who ran the nets inside Cuba.
Category:
alias
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
104-10193-10212: Tracy Barnes is identified as A/DDP/A
Sources:

104-10120-10079: CERTIFICATON OF TS CLEARANCE FOR ATTENDANCE AT DEFENSE SCHOOL LECTURES.

12/04/53: Memo from C. V. Broadley, Chief, Security Control Staff/SO to Director of Training: REF: Memo from Registrar, OTR to Director of Security dtd 10 Nov 53 - Subject as Above: "1. The reference stated that the Office of Training has bene requested to furnish a list of CIA personnel authorized to attend lectures at the Industrial College of Armed Forces for the academic year 1953-54, and that these individuals should have TS clearance. 2. The individuals listed in the enclosure to this memorandum are cleared for access to CIA information through TOP SECRET and the Office of Training may authorize their attendance at individual lectures at the above school through the period ending 30 June 1954." - - - Page 3: "INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE OF THE ARMED FORCES: ..."Pekich, James..."

104-10120-10078: ATTENDANCE OF GUESTS AT THE INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE OF THE ARMED FORCES.

12/10/53: Memo from Lucille Taylor for Matthew Baird, Director of Training to Industrial College of the Armed Forces: "1. In compliance with a request made during a recent telephone conversation with Miss Rogers, we wish to submit the names of the following individuals as contacts and alternate contact between the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Central Intelligence Agency: Anne W. Subrizi, Ass't Registrar, O/TR, Dial Code 143, Exts. 8013 and 2449. Lucille Taylor, Registrar, O/TR, Dial Code 143, Exts. 8013 and 2449. 2. Below we are listing employees of the Central Intelligence Agency who are certified to meet the standards required for attendance at lectures of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. All are cleared to receive Top Secret Security information. NAME: GRADE...Pekich, James: GS-14..."

104-10262-10061: MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD: CONTACT REPORT BETWEEN JAMES S. PEKICH AND EVELIO DUQUE MIYAR, DR. BOSCH AND DR. LAGE, 18 SEPTEMBER 1961, 1500 HOURS

9/20/61 Memorandum for the Record. WH/4/PM James Pekich, using his alias "Mr. Dimitry", met with Evelio Duque, Dr. Orlando Bosch, and attorney (Gonzalo) Lage. The document states: "On the 18th of September the undersigned, as Mr. Dimitry, met with Evilio Duque Miyar, the ex-guerrilla leader in the Escambrays and his two companions, Mr. Bosch and Mr. Lage; the former is a medical doctor, the second is a doctor of law. These three gentlemen met with Mr. Parrott, the assistant to General Taylor at our request (Mr. Tracy Barnes) two hours previously." They told him they planned to keep fighting as the Cuban Anti-Communist Corps, or the Ejercito Cubano Anti Comunistic. They wanted to become part of the underground movement with access to weapons and to engage in guerrilla warfare. Pekich said he would introduce them to some people.

104-10262-10058: DISPATCH: CONTACT REPORTS-EVELIO DUQUE'MIYAR, DR. BOSCH AND DR. LAGE

9/20/61 Contact report between Mr. Dimitry and Duque, Bosch, and Lage, 9/18/61. These three gentlemen met with Iden A - identified on final page as Thomas Parrott...The assistant to Iden B - General Taylor... at our request - Iden C - Tracy Barnes - it sure looks like Barnes is referring to himself as James Pekich - or is it a typo? Earlier that day, Parrott has a conversation with Duque, Bosch and Lage, saying that "everyone in Miami talks about seeing General Taylor"!

104-10169-10160: CABLE RE REQUEST TO EVELIO DUQUE R TRAINING AND ASSISTANCE IN INFILTRATING CUBA AS EVENTUAL GUERRILLA LEADER

9/21/60 "per telecon Messrs. Pekich/REDACTED, it is requested that station contact Evilio Duque soonest, at 1228 NW 8th Street. Phone: Franklin 1-6728 stating this is a friend of Mr. Dimitry, determine if he can be trained and and assisted in infiltrating Cuba as eventual guerrilla leader. Debriefing report follows." Handwritten note asks, "Tom, was the call made". Another note says, "Call made Sept. 26."

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