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Pseudonym: Fahlanger, Gerald

Definition:
Unknown identity. A cable from Madrid on February 12, 1965, stated that QUSPORT-1 (Bichi Bernal) contacted Fahlanger, who told Q-1 to tell AMLASH-1 (Rolando Cubela Secades) that Growery (probably Earl Williamson) was out of town.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A cable on March 11, 1966, mentioned that, in regard to charges of QUSPORT-1 being a CIA agent, Q-1 would state he had met only Growery and Fahlanger on an infrequent, informal basis, and would deny ever having received any salary or payment. In addition, on May 27, 1967, Gerald D. Fahlanger signed a dispatch on AMMUG-1 (Vladimir Lahera Rodriguez) either as the Chief of Station (COS), JMWAVE, or someone who worked under the COS. Furthermore, dispatches from Mexico City from October 1968 to October 1970 mentioned that Fahlanger worked with LIONION-1 (Alberto Rodriguez Gallego). Moreover, a memo on August 22, 1972, stated that Fahlanger terminated LITAMIL-7 (Consuelo Esperon Perez) as a CIA agent after the latter retired from her position in the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City.
Sources:

104-10247-10100: CABLE RE FUNDS - AMLASH/1 AND AMWHIP/1.

02/12/65: Cable from Madrid to Director: Slugline TYPIC AMLASH AMWHIP: REF MADR 3082 (IN 73826)*: "1. In absence Growery (probably Earl Williamson), AMLASH/1 (Rolando Cubela Secades) has approached QUSPORT/1 (Bichi Bernal, Cuban military attaché in Japan who was recruited by the CIA and then defected) with urgent request for $200 claiming he stranded Madrid and unable return Paris. Asked QUSPORT/1 to get in touch with Growery. QUSPORT/1 contacted Fahlanger who instructed QUSPORT/1 tell AMLASH/1 Growery out of town. QUSPORT/1 asked AMLASH/1 why he did not get money from AMWHIP/1 (Carlos Tepedino Gonzalez) who is currently in Madrid. AMLASH/1 said he did not want to be obligated to AMWHIP/1. 2. QUSPORT/1 anxious get AMLASH/1 off his back and has asked authority pass requested money to AMLASH/1. Station hesitant to advance funds without HQs concurrence in view many ramifications his operation and fact station not privy to KUBARK (CIA) financial support, if any, to AMLASH/1. Story re AMLASH/1 reluctance seek money from AMWHIP/1 does not ring true. 3. HQs instructions requested. *AMLASH-1 wanted contact Growery."

104-10234-10006: CABLE === REPORTED ==== HAS INVITED HOME FOR "INFORMAL CHAT".

03/11/66: Cable MADR 7464 from Madrid to Director: Slugline KEYWAY PBRUMEN AMLASH QUSPORT QUOTA: REF MADR 7411 (IN 71389): "1. QUSPORT-1 (Bichi Bernal) reported QUOTA has invited him for 'informal chat' at local café evening 11 March to discuss extent involvement with AMLASH group and specifically whether he passed ops funds to AMLASH-1. Q-1 prepared say he made $200 personal loan to AMLASH-1 in Feb 65. Q-1 will further state his meets with AMLASH group members limited to social contact and normal curiosity re 'supposed plotting.' 2. Re charges of Q-1 being KUBARK (CIA) agent, Q-1 shall state he has met only Growery (probably Earl Williamson) and Fahlanger on infrequent informal basis and deny ever received any salary or payment. 3. CO advised Q-1 have his wife call Station officer in event QUOTA detains him. Q-1 said AMLASH-2 (Jorge Robreno) told him QUOTA attempting keep Q-1 involvement from further public notice in view Q-1 father in law's position in British diplomatic service and already strained relations between Spain/Britain. 4. Station plans cut contact with Q-1 temporarily. 5. Hendrique and Brixnor met QUOTAs-37 and 71 on 11 Mar at latter's request regarding HAVA communique on activities of AMLASH group in MADR. (REDACTION) Ministry Interior has asked QUOTA prepare report this matter. Believe QUOTAS will submit low key report which not intended criticize KUBARK, however, have requested Station assistance in determining details arrival Spain following which alleged carried by 'El Gallego' Sanz. A. Silencers. B. Telescopic sight. C. Berreta pistols. D. Explosive material. 6. FYI: In early 1965 Q-1 reported AMLASH-1 (Rolando Cubela) met with AMBANG-1 (Manuel Ray) who gave rifles and silencers to AMLASH-1. Q-1 said AMLASH-1 returned to Cuba with four FAL rifles and either three or six silencers and several Italian berretas. 7. Request advise what info if any Station should pass QUOTA by 14 Mar."

104-10186-10016: DISPATCH: PHOTO IDENTIFICATION BY AMMUG/1.

05/27/67: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to COS, La Paz: "1. When shown the reference photograph, AMMUG/1 (Vladimir Lahera Rodriguez) said it looked like Che Guevara. Other than this statement, AMMUG/1 could not identify the individual. 2. JMWAVE Station weapons specialist identified weapons in reference photograph as follows: a. Weapon on the right is a U.S. caliber 30, M-1, or M-2 carbine. Identification is based on the stock; web type sling, and manner in which the sling is attached. b. Weapon on the left, much less visible than the other weapon, appears to be 1903 U.S. caliber 30 rifle. Identification is based on the stock and sling. Gerald D. Fahlanger."

104-10194-10015: CIA OP FILES ON ANNA TARASOFF.

04/09/68: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WOMOLD (Info: Chief, WH Division): Subject: ADMINISTRATIVE/TRAINING Language Training: "As of 1 March 1968 the below listed personnel were receiving voluntary Spanish language training paid for by the organization or LNGOLD (the US Department of State): (REDACTION), Francis J. Coigne (probably Paul L. Dillon), Humphrey K. Feadship, Douglas J. Feinglass (Boris Tarasoff), Henry N. Langdon, Keith R. Levenderis, Wanda G. Pankpinto, Clarice F. Pardeck, Cora B. Rauskind, Joseph F. Trecanti and the wives of Walter W. Cornbury and Gerald D. Fahlanger. for/Willard C. Curtis (Winston Scott)."

104-10176-10006: LIRING-3

09/26/68: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Subject: PBRUMEN: Activities of LIRING-3, LIRING-4 May through Mid-September 1968: Page 2: ...(Handwritten: "Gerald D. Fahlanger) for Willard C. Curtis (Winston Scott)."

104-10188-10020: ( )AFGHAN OPERATIONS (VOL I).

10/23/68: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: Subject: PBRUMEN LIONION Operational LIONION Progress Report, 1 April through 30 September 1968: ..."OPERATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS: 2. Operational Meetings: The case officer and LIONION-1 (Alberto Rodriguez Gallego, part of LIONION photography project targeting Cuban embassy) meet regularly at the beginning of each week and subsequently when the circumstances demand. LIONION-1 reports telephonically frequently fulfilling 'Watchlist' obligations. During the temporary absence of case officer during September, LIONION-1 was handled by Walter C. Cornbury (with whom he is familiar) and Gerald D. Fahlanger..."

104-10188-10012: ( )AFGHAN (VOL I) - DEVELOPMENT AND PLANS.

04/25/69: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: Subject: Operational/LIONION/LIONION Project Renewal for FY 1970: "LIONION Project Renewal...B. Changes: Oliver D. Cimoch assumed administrative and operational responsibility for Project LIONION in December 1967 and continued this responsibility until his departure in December 1968. Pending arrival of Cimoch's replacement, the Project was handled by Station Officer Gerald D. Fahlanger and Station WOACRE (CIA Technical Services Division) representative, Walter W. Cornbury. On 28 February 1969, LIONION-1 (Alberto Rodriguez Gallego) was introduced to Andrew E. Pellement, who assumed Project responsibility effective that date..."

104-10188-10020: ( )AFGHAN OPERATIONS (VOL I).

10/14/70: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Subject: LIONION Operation Report for the Period June through September 1970: ..."OPERATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS - OPERATIONAL MEETINGS AND SECURITY: 2. Since the departure of Andrew E. Pellement, LIONION-1 (Alberto Rodriguez Gallego) and 2 (the mother of LIONION-1) have continued to be handled by Gerald D. Fahlanger, who is known to LIONION-1 in alias. Meetings are held in the LIONION-1 safehouse (some distance away from the basehouse) on a weekly basis, usually at 1730 on Fridays. At these meetings developed film, selected prints and LIONION-1's log are picked up from LIONION-1 and requirements are levied whenever applicable. If any outstanding requirements are pending, LIONION-1 submits his report during these meetings...(Signature) Gerald D. Fahlanger."

104-10188-10020: ( )AFGHAN OPERATIONS (VOL I).

03/23/71: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Subject: KDAFGHAN Progress Report - October 1970 through February 1971: ..."OPERATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS - OPERATIONAL MEETINGS AND SECURITY: 3. Gerald D. Fahlanger continues to be the case officer and handler of KDAFGHAN-1. He has met and could meet KDAFGHAN-2 in an emergency. The alternate case officer is Terence D. Sistone who meets KDAFGHAN-1 when Fahlanger is not available. Both Fahlanger and Sistone are known in alias, and both meet KDAFGHAN-1 in a safehouse..."

104-10176-10075: 201 FILE OF PROTECTABLE SOURCE.

08/22/72: Memorandum for the record from Withheld, WH/1/LA: Subject: LITAMIL-7: "1. According to Gerald D. Fahlanger, LITAMIL-7 (Consuelo Esperon Perez, a secretary at the Cuban Embassy, received operational approval as an agent of Task Force W, Mexico City during 1962-1963), who (REDACTION) LITAMIL-3 (Ricardo Vidal Dominguez) in approximately 1966-67...2. Subject met Fahlanger, as (REDACTION) approximately six times in (REDACTION) home. The last time she was told that in view of (REDACTION) retirement, which resulted in the loss of access to the embassy, our relations with (REDACTION) would be terminated. However, if (REDACTION) re-established contact with the personnel, or was recalled to work part or full-time, we would, of course, consider contact again. This, of course, never happened...4. Attached is the Agent Termination Report on Subject." - - - Page 9: "Agent Termination Report: 1. Agent Cryptonym: LITAMIL-7. 2. Project Identification: LITAMIL. 3. Agent recruited By: LITAMIL-3...7. Agent dismissed By: Gerald D. Fahlanger...10. Reason for and Manner of Dismissal: She retired from (REDACTION) position in the embassy. Termination by Fahlanger was done at a meeting with her..."

104-10188-10020: ( )AFGHAN OPERATIONS (VOL I).

01/24/73: Dispatch from COS, Withheld to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division (Info: Chief, European Division): Subject: KDAFGHAN-1: REF: DIRECTOR 312153: "Forwarded under separate cover are KDAFGHAN-1's passports. He was paid $2,000.00 on 23 January for which he signed a receipt. Gerald D. Fahlanger."

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