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Pseudonym: Elmard, Philip G.

Definition:
John Dimmer, last chief of the JMWAVE station, from 1965-1967.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
Philip Elmard was identified as JMWAVE Chief of Station during the same period as John Dimmer. Elmard appears to have been stationed in Switzerland and was the CIA liaison with the FBI during the FBI's investigation of Richard Gibson of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee post 11/22/63. The FBI was interested in what Gibson knew about Lee Harvey Oswald.
Sources:

1993.07.20.14:36:34:680620: JOHN ROSSELLI - OGC FILES NOT MADE AVAILABLE TO HSCA STAFFERS

John Dimmer succeeded Ted Shacley as JMWAVE Chief of Station. Robert Davis was COS 10/61 to 2/62. Shackley was COS 4/62 to 6/65. Dimmer was COS 6/65 to 3/67.

104-10408-10322: CABL: FOLLOWING ODENVY REP AND STATION VIEWS RE POSSIBLE CONTACT

11/30/63 cable from Bern to Director: "...ELMARD INFORMED AMB AND ODENVY REP HE INTENDED REPLY TO QUERIES WHICH HE HAD RECEIVED FROM KUBARK HQS, I WOULD FORWARD FOR HQS INFO ONLY VIWS OF AMB, ODENVY REP AND ELMARD RE POSSIBLE APPROACHES RE GIBSON INTERVIEW, ASK HQS DEFER ANY APPROACH TO DEPT UNTIL ODENVY REP RECEIVED GUIDANCE FROM HIS HQS. ... FURTHER INFO FROM INANITION CONFIRMS THAT ALBERT SCHWEITZER COLLEGE, CHURWALDEN IS REPUTABLE SCHOOL WHOSE CURRICULUM PLACES EMPHASIS ON HUMANISTIC STUDIES AND WHOSE GENERAL ORIENTATION IS AWAY FROM LEFT IN POLITICS. NO INFO HAS EMERGED AS TO WHY PROCLAIMED MARXIST OSWALD WOULD SEEK TO ATTEND SUCH A SCHOOL."

104-10308-10009: CABLE: ( ) 6317 ( ) 6318 COVER ( ) CONVERSATIONS

3/3/64: Priority memo from Geneva to Bern (Elmard only). ...INDEVOUT-3 conversations with ROA re Castro's attitude toward (US) and subject's own visual observation of Castro's reaction to "fishing boat incident." (Note: The fishing boat incident is probably when two Cuban MIGs fired on a disabled privately owned US fishing boat during Feb. 1963 - see 198-10004-10156, p. 24.) ROA informed subject that prior to his assassination, President Kennedy "established certain contacts" with Cuba. ROA said that Kennedy "emissaries" had been sent to contact Cubans. ROA specifically cited contacts that had taken place in New York.

104-10308-10022: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/TYPIC/AMCROAK-1/AMTURVY-13 ALLEGED ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE FIDEL CASTRO

8/30/65 memo with Philip G. Elmard signing off as JMWAVE, COS: "... AMTURVY-13 was never mentioned again in any correspondence received from AMCROAK-1. Since that time all of AMCROAK-l's messages contained positive intelligence and operational matters only. No further mention of AMTURVY-13 was ever made in his messages. However, in view of the information contained in paragraph 2 of Reference A, WAVE believes that this could be the reason for AMCROAK-1's compromise. It is believed that AMCROAK-1 was arrested because of his own indiscretion and because he did not heed our instructions to keep away from AMTURVY-13."

Contributors:
David Boylan • Bill Simpich

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