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Pseudonym: Dorenfest, Edwin

Definition:
Unknown identity. Cables in October, 1965, made it clear that Dorenfest was AMMUG-1's case officer at this time. In addition, Edwin M. Dorenfest met AMSPICE-1 in November, 1965.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Also, a cable in March, 1966, stated that JMWAVE planned to send Dorenfest to Mexico to meet AMKNOB-1, before LIRING-1's return from Havana.
Sources:

104-10186-10368: CABLE: CONCUR.

10/04/65, Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Orig: REDACTION, Unit: WH/3/PERU): REF WAVE 6311 (IN 64698)* "Concur. WH Comment: WAVE plans send AMMUG-1 and (REDACTION) C/O for requested seminars. Can make both available up to one week."

104-10161-10405: CABLES: AMMUG-1 ARRIVING MIAMI.

10/06/65, Cable from JMWAVE: Sluglines LIMA INFO DIR CITE WAVE 6383: TYPIC: REF A. LIMA 7681 (IN 65519). B. DIR 47658: "1. Dorenfest and AMMUG/1, true names provided as IDENS WAVE 6311, ETA LIMA 0915 via Panam flight 83 on 14 Oct. 2. Dorenfest travelling under true name. AMMUG/1 travelling as Ernesto Garcia Guzman, using (REDACTION). 3. Please meet or provide contact instructions."

104-10161-10405: CABLES: AMMUG-1 ARRIVING MIAMI.

10/20/65, Cable from Withheld to Director: Slugline WAVE INFO DIR CITE LIMA 7798 (IN 76950): "Dorenfest and AMMUG-1 arriving Miami 21 Oct on PG-80 ETA 0700 hrs."

104-10181-10450: DISPATCH: TYPIC/AMSPICE/OPERATIONAL AMSPICE/1 CONTACT REPORT

12/21/65, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH (Info: COS, Mexico City): "1. AMSPICE/1 was contacted in Mexico City by telephone on 22 November 1965 when a meeting was scheduled at the Bamer Hotel bar for 1800 hours. A second meeting was held on 23 November 1965 in Edwin M. Dorenfest's (P) Geneve Hotel room, where Dorenfest was registered in an operational alias. The results of these contacts are summarized below..."

104-10234-10411: CABLE: RESUME OF MESSAGE RECEIVED FROM ASSET

03/04/66, Cable from JMWAVE to Mexico City: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMKNOB AMLASH: Page 2: "2. WAVE plans send Dorenfest MEXI to meet AMKNOB/1 just prior LIRING/1 return from Havana."

104-10247-10400: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF SGSWIRL RESULTS (AMMUG/1 BACKGROUND STATEMENTS).1

07/22/66: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WOBONE: Page 3: 13 July 1966: "Subject: Iden A (Vladimir Rodriguez Lahera): AMMUG/1 was interviewed and tested on 15 July 1966 at a safe site in the Miami area. The interview was requested in DIR 16503. The local arrangements were made by Edwin M. Dorenfest. The interview was conducted in Spanish and Carl W. Leatherwood served as interpreter..."

104-10183-10305: CITE WISHES EXPRESS ITS APPRECIATION TO JMWAVE FOR SERVICES OF AMMUG-1 AND DORENFEST.

08/31/66, Cable to JMWAVE (Pataker Acting): REF: Santo Domingo 1681: "1. Station wishes express its appreciation to JMWAVE for services of AMMUG-1 and Dorenfest during their stay here and work against (REDACTION). (Handwritten note pointing at this passage: Going to (REDACTION) as WH/Cuba man). 2. Dispatch follows."

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Gavin McDonald

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