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Pseudonym: Fradyer, Raymond

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Definition:
Francis Sherry. A cable on October 31, 1963, from Desmond FitzGerald, stated that he had serious reservations over AMLASH-1's (Rolando Cubela Secades) trip to Brussels, after discussions with Fradyer.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A memo in May of 1972 by Elsie L. Scaletti (Charlotte Bustos-Videla), on Philip Agee and the Mexico City station, stated that Raymond A. Fradyer was Francis Sherry. The memo also stated that Fradyer was Chief of the Cuban Section. In addition, Philip Agee, in his book Inside the Company, CIA Diary (1975), stated that in approximately late 1966/early 1967, Francis Sherry was chief of the Cuban operations section in Mexico City. Agee also stated that Sherry worked with Joseph Piccolo.

A memo in 1976 stated that Francis Sherry, Stan Archenhold, and Joseph Piccolo of Cuban Operations, Mexico City, were among the CIA personnel who were involved in the Lee Harvey Oswald case during the existence of the Warren Commission. Moreover, Sherry and William C. Boner, Jr., of the Cuban Operations Group (WH/COG), were mentioned in regard to a still partially redacted operation in 1965, in the History of the Western Hemisphere Division, 1946-1965.

Raymond Fradyer was the source for a Information Intelligence Cable in June of 1967, and was described as a "competent American observer." Furthermore, a memo in November, 1967, mentioned that Fradyer had requested a SGSWIRL test for LIRING-3 (Carlos Jurado-Delmar). Moreover. Raymond A. Fradyer succeeded Lawrence Barker as the case officer for LITAMIL-9, and worked alongside Clyde K. Shryock (Thomas Hazlett), among others, in Mexico City.

Also, a report from Charlotte Bustos-Videla on Philip Agee, in July of 1972, indicated that Agee knew Fradyer. The latter was described as "C/Cuba" in this report.
Sources:

104-10308-10049: ONLY AMLEG WITH KUBARK CONTACT EXCLUSIVELY ARE 31 AND 32

04/16/63: Cable from Brussels to Director (PRITY DIR INFO HAMB FRAN CITE BRUS 7411): Slugline RYBAT PBRUMEN AMLEG: "1. Only AMLEGs with KUBARK (CIA) contact exclusively in (REDACTION) are 31 and 32. Both hope either eventually become capts or defect. If HQs approves will feel out 31 re sabotage when Cienfuegos in (REDACTION) late April defer to HAMB re other AMLEGs with whom STA in contact. 2. STA received via NIBANK-24 Rabien and Stadtlander ships schedules which give about 10 days advance notice of ship arrivals. Schedules and ports often change however while ship still at sea. Vessels calling at (REDACTION) are almost always delayed additional few days to week or more thus further increasing advance notice. Large ships from Cuba usually unload sugar staying from 6 to 12 days. Smaller ships spend from 3 to 6 days. 3. Feel eventual ship sabotage would fall in four categories: machines, electronics, fuel and deep tanks used to carry petroleum on Maestra, Cienfuegos and lines. Assume tanks make these ships priority targets. Per ref STA will collect info on above target categories including plans if possible. NIBANK-22 has capability, if given chance repair electronic gear, to delay Cuban sailings. Member his company who aware N-22 clandestinely cooperating with 'NATO' has wartime experience in ship sabotage. STA studying possibility sabotage bunker fuel or cargo oil and will advise. 4. NIDRAGON-2 has warrant signed by local kings attorney enjoining him take every precaution prevent sabotage of Cuban ships. N-2 and his asst who both extremely cooperative with STA have used this warrant to check loading papers and cargoes providing STA in one or two instances with samples. N-2 volunteered to Fradyer some months ago that latter could go ahead with sabotage of Cuban vessels. Said he would look other way or carry on inconclusive investigations. Feel, however, that although he willing protect us, he unwilling actively participate in actual sabotage activities..."

104-10215-10232: CABLE: AFTER DISCUSSION WITH FRADYER HAVE SERIOUS RESERVATIONS

10/31/63: Cable from Brussels to Director: Slugline KEYWAY PBRUMEN: FROM DAINOLD (Desmond FitzGerald): "After discussion with Fradyer have serious reservations regarding proposed AMLASH (Rolando Cubela Secades) trip to Brussels to work. On NIELOPE (Gustavo Arcos) who since recent trip to CZECHC appears less recruitable. Feel that approach by AMLASH to NIELOPE at this time however guarded may pose serious threat AMLASH security upon his return. Suggest therefore STA attempt discourage this AMLASH venture."

104-10176-10073: 201 FILE OF PROTECTABLE SOURCE.

11/03/66: Cable from Director (Originating Officer: J. Stewart, WH/1): CABLE SECRETARIAT: "Please relay Tegucigalpa (IN 31457) priority to JMWAVE for info Fradyer. WH/C/Comment: Tegucigalpa furnishes accommodation address for LITAMIL-17 in Honduras. Note...Coordinating Officer: T. Hazlett (Draft) WH/C/FI. A. Wisnowski for WH/C/MO. Releasing Officer: W. Cini for William V. Broe C/WHD." - - - 2022 release, page 330: https://documents2.theblackvault.com/documents/jfkfiles/jfk2022/104-10176-10073.pdf - - - Page 331: 11/03/66: Cable (Originating Officer: J. Stewart, Unit: WH/1 - For Fradyer): Slugline DYVOUR PBRUMEN LIRAVINE: "1. Per Fradyer conversations HQs and with concurrence Mexico City station, Clyde K. Shryock (P) plans arrive Mexico City 6 November 1966 by EAL Flight 905. No need meet but would appreciate reservations made in true name at Geneve or similar hotel. 2. Purpose trip review and implement efforts reestablish contact LITAMIL-9 with station and Fradyer (who holding reservations return Mexico City night 4 November from Miami)." - - - Another cable on 11/10/66, Easby acting (pseudonym for Alan White), mentioned "plan to introduce LITAMIL-9 to Fradyer morning 11 Nov." https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=157087&search=#relPageId=62&tab=page

https://archive.org/stream/pdfy-DAzR701tP2dL_DNu/inside-the-company-cia-diary-philip-agee_djvu.txt

Inside the Company, CIA Diary (1975) by Philip Agee: Pages 458-59 (PDF): (Note: Probably circa late 1966, early 1967): "The Cuban operations section consists of two case officers, Francis Sherry and Joe Piccolo, and a secretary under Embassy cover and one case officer under non-official cover. An observation post for photographic coverage and radio contact with the LIEMBRACE surveillance team is functioning, as well as LIENVOY telephone monitoring and LIFIRE airport travel control. Through the LIFIRE team the station obtains regular clandestine access to the Prensa Latina pouch from Havana, and copies of correspondence between PL headquarters in Havana and its correspondents throughout the hemisphere are forwarded to the stations concerned...As the cover of Sherry, the chief of the Cuban operations section, is in the Embassy consular section, he has been able to meet several of the Cuban consular officers directly. However, his main agent for direct assessment of the Cubans is Leander Vourvoulias, Consul of Greece and President of the Consular Corps..."

104-10173-10135: LOGANOV, VALENTIN SERGEYEVICH.

06/08/67: Cable from Mexico City to Director (Info: Panama City, Monterrey (pouch): Slugline INTEL: "SUPDATA: Source Raymond A. Fradyer from subjects during consular officers meeting 7 June, no liaison. RI index. Ref DIRECTOR 07730..." - - - 2022 release, page 306: https://documents2.theblackvault.com/documents/jfkfiles/jfk2022/104-10173-10135.pdf - - - Page 307: Intelligence Information Cable: Country: USSR/Czechoslovakia/Egypt/Israel. DOI: 7 June 1967. Subject: Disbelief Evidenced by Soviet and Czech Officials of Egyptian Charges of United States Intervention in Near East Crisis. Acq: Mexico, Mexico City (7 June 67) Report No. HMM-11, 179. Source: Competent American observer who participated in the conversation with the Communist officials in question... - - - 11/14/67: SGSWIRL report by Paul I. Napolilli: Subject: LIRING-3 (IDEN A): "Subject was interviewed and tested with SGSWIRL on 29 September 1967 in a Mexico City safe site. The interview was requested by Raymond A. Fradyer..." https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=157041&relPageId=173

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

02/06/68: Memo from Withheld, Chief, WH/1 to CI/OA: Subject: LITAMIL-9 (Luis Alberu Souto), 201-329609: Page 22: PRQ Part II: ..."3. List other case officers who handled subject or whom he knows or has known. Give names by which they have been known: Subject knew Clyde K. Shryock (Thomas Hazlett) by true name. The next Case Officer, Lawrence F. Barker (Robert Shaw), took over in June 1963. Subject was turned over to his present Case Officer, Raymond A. Fradyer, following his return from PBRUMEN (Cuba) in the fall of 1968."

104-10174-10065: FOLDER ON LOGANOV, VALENTIN SERGEYEVICH

07/22/69: Memo from Raymond A. Fradyer to Chief, SB (Via: COS): Subject: Celebration of Polish National Day, 22 July 1969:

104-10110-10305: AGEE EFFORT AGAINST CUBAN OPERATIONS.

05/31/72: Memo for the record from Elsie I. Scaletti (Charlotte Bustos-Videla): "1. Elsie L. Scaletti recalls that Raymond A. Fradyer (handwritten above: Francis Sherry), Chief of the Cuban Section, tried to get Agee to discuss the development of contacts with access to the Cuban target in the Olympics. In these discussions it may well be that Agee was told about LIARM-1, (REDACTION) who was a contact of the Station and we were trying to get invited to Cuba. (LIARM-1 is no longer a contact of the Station even though he is still with the (REDACTION)..."

104-10110-10306: PHILIP BURNETT FRANKLIN AGEE

07/10/72: CIA report from Elsie I. Scaletti: Page 7: "Getting Phil to come to our end of the hall a couple of times. I was not in on the discussions between C/Cuba (Raymond F. Fradyer) and Phil, but I believe they were mainly held to see who Phil had met who might be useful against the Cuban target. I know we thought at the time Phil was spending almost full time on his overt activities and the SB target, and he gave the Cuban target little attention..."

104-10301-10001: EXCERPTS FROM HISTORY: WESTERN HEMISPHERE DIVISION, 1946-1965

12/00/73: CIA document by Dave McLean: Approved by: David A. Phillips: Pages 287-288: ..."Also a failure was an attempt by Francis S. Sherry and William C. Boner, Jr., of the Cuban Operations Group (WH/COG) to persuade (REDACTION) executives to produce spare parts deliberately designed to break down. Sherry and Boner went to (REDACTION) in early March 1965 and explained to (REDACTION) vice presidents that the defective parts could be sent to Cuba through third-country suppliers. But (REDACTION) refused to cooperate; they feared that their companies' reputations would be ruined if the doctored parts accidentally got into the wrong channels. 314..."

104-10096-10109: ESTIMATE OF NUMBER OF CIA EMPLOYEES INVOLVED IN SUPPORT OF WARREN COMMISSION.

11/05/76: Memo from S. D. Breckinridge, Deputy Inspector General to Lyle Miller, Deputy Legislative Counsel: Subject: Estimate of Number of CIA Employees Involved in Support of Warren Commission: Page 2: "CIA PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN OSWALD CASE DURING EXISTENCE OF WARREN COMMISSION...FIELD STATIONS: Mexico City...CUBAN OPS - Francis Sherry, Stan Archenhold, Joseph Piccolo."

104-10427-10044: BACKGROUND ON MEXICO STATION SUPPORT ASSETS (COVERAGE OF SOVIET AND CUBAN EMBASSIES)

02/10/77: Source: Notes made by A. Goodpasture for John Leader, IG Staff: Page 6: ..."Cuba Operations: 9/65 - 10/68: Joseph Piccolo. 10/65 - 12/67: Peggy Maggard..."

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald • Philip Agee

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