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Pseudonym: Fallucci, Richard

Definition:
William Wainwright. A cable on July 20, 1962, stated that Richard M. Fallucci was IDEN. A cable the same day stated that IDEN was William Wainwright (TFW/FI), who also originated this cable.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Therefore, Richard M. Fallucci was a pseudonym used by William Wainwright. Furthermore, Wainwright used the alias of William Weatherby when testifying before the Church Committee in 1975.
Sources:

104-10215-10088: CABLE RE: POA GRANTED SUBJ REF WHOM STAFFER

7/6/62 cable from Director to JMWAVE: "...request AMCONCERT-1 write Subject that 'Mr. Harvey Thompson' come New York week of July 9 and would like to meet with him ASAP...No objection (AMCONCERT-1's) citing Andrew F. Merton's true name to Subject if necessary (to) establish his bona fides..."

104-10183-10064: CABLE RE: PRELIMINARY INFO TELCON

7/13/62 cable from JMWAVE to Director: "Preliminary info telecon Tepedino to AMCONCERT-1 on 13 July reveals: Tepedino saw REDACTED (Alonso) in Montreal and learned REDACTED very disaffected (with) Castro regime - conditions Cuba chaotic and cannot continue; food situation deplorable even for officials...Tepedino waiting call (from) Harvey Thompson 13 July."

104-10215-10080: CABLE: (IDEN) ETA HELS 26 JULY

07/20/62: Cable from Director to Withheld (Orig: Withheld, Unit: TFW/FI): Slugline KEYWAY PBRUMEN AMLASH: CITE 24592: REF: DIR 20741 (OUT 50317): "1. Richard M. Fallucci (IDEN) ETA HELS 26 July on ref op. Will call Rodine at HBFINCH using name William Thompson. Op requires safehouse. 2. For (REDACTION) ETA (REDACTION) 24 July. Will call Fulwin. TFW Comment: Refers to defection attempt against AMLASH/1 and KUWOLF (Psychological and Paramilitary Staff) exploitation thereof." Releasing Officer: (Signature) Thomas F. Thiele, William O'Ryan, AC/WE. Coordinating Officers: WE/5 (Phone - REDACTION), WE/1 (Signature). Authenticating Officer: William K. Harvey, C/Task Force W. - - - 07/20/62: Cable from Director to Helsinki (Orig: W. Wainwright, Unit: TFW/FI): Slugline KEYWAY PBRUMEN AMLASH: CITE DIR 24593: REF: A. DIR 20741 (OUT 50317). B. DIR 24592 OUT 56966: "IDEN Ref B William Wainwright." Releasing Officer: (Signature) Thomas F. Thiele. William O'Ryan, AC/WE. Coordinating Officers: WE/5 (Phone - J. McTighe). WE/1: (Signature). Authenticating Officer: William K. Harvey, C/Task Force W.

104-10215-10075: CABLE: AMWHIP/1 FIRST CONTACTED AMLASH/1 MORNING 1 AUG

08/01/62: Cable from Withheld to Director: FROM FALLUCCI: "1. AMWHIP/1 first contacted AMLASH/1 morning 1 Aug. Outcome not yet known. Will advise. 2. Action possibilities against Cuban ZRPENNY general delegates slim as most very young, screened Castroites or commie youth members. UNRUMBLE-2 and AMWHIP unable spot any likely targets among station delegate list. U/2 personal contacts delegates also unfruitful. 3. Cuban delegation leaders identified to date by U/2: A. Ricardo Alarcon, ex-pres IDENT FEU. B. Jose Venegas Valdespino, permanent delegat IUS Prague. C. Jose Iglesias pres IDENT young Cuban communists. D. Verena Pino Machado, sister for Cuban OAS delegate. E. Luis Diaz Garcia. F. Rafael Fernandez Joya. 4. According AMWHIP, Alarcon and Venegas unapproachable. Request any HQs info re approachability of others para 3. If AMLASH cooperates will of course quiz him for leads as planned."

104-10295-10144: CABLE: HAD TWO LENGTHY SESSIONS WITH AMLASH

08/17/62: Cable from Paris to Director: Slugline RYBAT KEYWAY PBRUMEN AMLASH: FROM GROWERY: "1. Growery had two lengthy sessions with AMLASH-1 on 16 Aug first accompanied by Fallucci and AMWHIP, second alone. Growery concurs basic points Fallucci assessment LASH contained Ref A. Although LASH obvious under considerable mental strain he was fairly relaxed at both sessions and entered freely all discussions. He (Handwritten: Not LASH - WHIP said this!) is super sensitive about security and own personal safety. Concerned about careless talk by Lucia Echevarria and expressed definite wish his good but insecure friend Poncho Verona remain unwitting his cooperation. He appears sincere and honest in his expressed desire return PBRUMEN (Cuba) remain in place and cooperate. He neither asked for nor was offered any financial or other considerations...7. Need following OPIM...Therefore wish point out he knows Merton AF (?) Fallucci by true name (Handwritten: This not so, according AMWHIP!)..."

104-10295-10010: CABLE RE RECRUITMENT AND FUTURE ACTIVITIES

08/21/62: Cable from Paris to Director: Slugline RYBAT KEYWAY PBRUMEN AMLASH: "2. AMLASH has completed SW training given by Fallucci and has made drop address for routine contact and NYC address for rapid emergency. He must furnish PBRUMEN (Cuban) drop on return and has been instructed send this by SW within two weeks..."

104-10295-10007: CABLE RE POSSIBLE DEFECTION

08/23/62: Cable from Paris to Director: Slugline RYBAT GYROSE AMLASH: "1. AMLASH advised by Fallucci 23 Aug per para 1 ref. FYI AMWHIP commented no chance now LASH reconciliation his wife as she too talkative her anti-regime views and determination leave Cuba. 2. In phone talk 22 Aug with mother Havana LASH learned she visited earlier this week by Raul Castro who inquired where LASH and when his return. Phone call plus recent contact Cuban Emb personnel PARI should spike rumors para 1 ref. 3. AMWHIP told tell friends he had long visits with LASH who not buying defection and who wants return Havana and cooperate with Castro as best hope for helping make better future conditions Cuba. 4. Growery departed PARI 22 Aug. Fallucci remaining as contact thru LASH departure for PRAG 25 Aug. 5. Request HQs relay ref MADR."

104-10295-10002: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF ENVELOPE

08/27/62: Dispatch from COS, Paris to Chief, WE (Attn: Chief, TFW): Subject: GYROSE/AMLASH - Transmittal of Envelope for Richard M. Fallucci: "Transmitted herewith is an envelope containing receipts, notes and reference and briefing materials for the AMLASH Operation to be held unopened for Richard M. Fallucci. (Signature) Peter J. Kymingham."

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