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Pseudonym: Farshtey, Clayton

Definition:
Probably Cal Hicks.
Category:
alias
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
Clayton B. Farshtey was known as "Frank" to AMICE-14/AMSTALK-1 (Miguel A. Diaz Isalgue) and AMHINT-56 (Juan Francisco Blanco Fernandez). Farshtey was also known to AMHINT-2 (Juan Manuel Salvat Roque) in alias, along with William M. Kent and Ross Crozier, and possibly Tom Clines. Frank was also known as "Frank Massengill" and "Charles Masengill".
Sources:

104-10169-10190: DUQUE CHARACTER Notes

6/15/61 memo on the "Duque character" from "Masengill and Gneiting", and signed by Thomas M. Hewitt (who used Charles Gneiting as one of his pseudonyms): His comments on Duque included: "Most reluctant to show his organization - only five. Says he isolated in Escambray fighting Castro and these staff members must get out to him. They can give us a complete picture of actual strength of LCAC...No formal military training. Knows little about modern weapons beyond M-1, M-3, 30 Cal LMG, nothing about explosives, artillery, or more complex military equipment..."

104-10243-10104: CABLE: TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS PASSED AMBANG-4 EVENING 26 JUNE BY FRANK H. MASSENGILL

6/28/61 cable from JMWAVE to Director: Two thousand dollars passed (to) AMBANG-4/Eugenio Cisneros evening 26 June by Frank H. Massengill. AMBANG-4 advised by (case officer) this only amount for which we have approval and told not expect additional funds. AMBANG-4 said needed more money and mentioned amount ten thousand dollars. Commented would get approval from "White House". AMBANG-4 signed receipt but when asked (to) account for disbursment of funds said (I was) MRP, not FRD, which known (to) have submitted fraudulent accountings to (CIA). AMBANG-4 added MRP wanted no evidence to show MRP was financed by other sources, e.g., (CIA)...In view (of) above WAVE suggests MRP White House contact be advised AMBANG-4 refused (to) account (for) funds."

104-10181-10325: CUBAN STUDENT, ONE OF ORIGINAL FOUNDERS OF STUDENT REVOLUTIONARY DIRECTORATE

04/08/62, CIA document: Subject: AMHINT-2 (Juan Manuel Salvat Roque): Page 5: ..."Oliver C. Corbuston (Note: William M. Kent), Harold R. Noemayr (Note: Ross Crozier), Clayton B. Farshtey, Clarence E. Smeryage (Note: Tom Clines - Speculative). All known by alias only."

104-10247-10238: INFO ON AMICE 14

04/20/62, CIA document: Subject: AMICE-14: Page 5: ..."Harold R. Noemayr as 'Roger Fox', Farshtey as 'Frank.'"

104-10234-10312: DISPATCH: OPERATION ZORRO

04/23/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 8: ..."B. DAMAGE REPORT...3)...Clayton B. Farshty as Frank."

104-10177-10248: PERSONAL RECORD QUESTIONNAIRE PART II - OPS INFORMATION

04/27/64, AMDESK-1 (Ricardo Anibal Morales Navarrete) PRQ Part II: ..."3. "3. List other case officers who have handled Subject or whom he knows or has known. Give names by which they have been known: Clarence E. Smeryage, known as Glen; Kenneth R. Sakovich, known as Pat; Charles F. Masengill, known as Frank; Alton T. Pirnack, known as Larry."

104-10234-10162: DISPATCH: TYPIC/OPERATIONAL/AMLILACs/TERMINATION OF AMNUBA-1

09/17/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Page 4 (Page 2 of Damage Report): "CIA Personnel Exposed:...Charles F. Masengill Known as: Frank..."

104-10215-10145: DISPATCH: TERMINATION OF AMHINT-56

01/22/68, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH Division: Subject: TYPIC/OPERATIONAL/AMLILAC/Termination of AMHINT-56: Page 5 (Page 2 of Damage Report): "WOFIRM Personnel Exposed: ...Clayton B. Farshty/Frank..."

104-10225-10009: CIA FILE ON ( )SHELL-5.

03/08/68, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH Division: Subject: TYPIC/Operational/Termination of AMSTALK-1: Page 107 (Page 2 of Damage Report): "WOFIRM Personnel Exposed: ...Clayton B. Farshtey as Frank..."

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