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Pseudonym: Gebaide, Walter

Definition:
Walter H. Gebaide was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer Warren E. Frank.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10260-10119: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - OPERATIONAL. QDBIAS GROUP

09/18/59, Dispatch from COS, Habana to Chief, WHD: "1. On 12 September 1959 the Subject of the referenced cable met with the undersigned. A few days previous to the meeting he had met with Walter H. Gebaide, and the latter tried to probe him on details of his organization, plans, etc., but the Subject was ill at ease, and furnished nothing in the way of positive information. He said that he was a small cog in the wheel, and that he was not authorized to disclose any information. He suggested that if any information was needed that Gebaide or the undersigned go to Miami and speak with his chief, QDBIAS, who would supply all the information which is needed. 2. The subject then said that he had gone to Miami - as mentioned in the referenced cable - and had talked with QDBIAS. He said that QDBIAS told him that he needed a man for his Miami organization, the person he had in mind was a captain in the Cuban Air Force who was willing to join him. He instructed the subject to see his Habana contact and arrange for the officer's exfiltration. The subject asked QDBIAS whether his Habana contact (Gebaide or Raynock) had this capability, and QDBIAS answered that they did. The Station assumes that QDBIAS obtained his exfiltration information from QDCHAR. The subject also said that QDBIAS has U.S. Government contacts in Miami..."

104-10164-10198: DISPATCH: ATTACHED IS QUADRUPLICATE

12/14/59, Dispatch from COS, Habana to Chief, WHD: "Attached in quadruplicate is PRQ Part II for Subject (AMPALM-2). An Operational Approval is requested. (Signed) Edward D. Knapman."

104-10164-10201: SUBJECT WAS TURNED OVER TO THE STATION BY.THE ODACID CHIEF OF MISSION

12/15/59, CIA document: Signed by Edward D. Knapman

104-10271-10039: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/KUCAGE/AMPALM ORGANIZATION

03/04/60, Dispatch from COS, Habana to Chief, WHD (Attention: Anthony R. Ponchay): Page 6: "Gebaide C/O..."

104-10192-10172: CABLE RE ARRESTS

04/18/60, Cable from Havana to Director: "Gebaide out of touch with AMPALM-10 who very hot and being actively sought by police. Appears MRR manifesto touched off wave arrests rumored to number about twenty. Sergio Sanjenis, Eddy Suarez Rivas, and Pedro Julio Martinez who is nephew Martinez Fraga, have been arrested. Miami should discourage to utmost any travel MRR leaders from Miami to HAVA, including Rodriguez and Martinez Fraga, until contact re-established with AMPALM-10 and situation clarified. C/S Comment: *Requested HAVA comment re whether or not Carlos Rodriguez Santana would be picked up upon reentry."

104-10192-10168: CABLE RE MEETING WITH RODRIGO PORTUONDO

04/22/60, Cable from Havana to Director: "1. On 22 April Gebaide again met Rodrigo Portuondo. (Handwritten note: ? - no info at desk. A1 traces requested). Latter said that MRR had found out that AMPALM-10 was mistaken and no trap laid; he had spotted police guarding intervened house next door. As result scare most top echelon MRR went into hiding and to date Rogelio Gonzalez Corzo has not reappeared. Due this MRR forced appoint Portuondo Sec Gen due need pass over AMPALM-12 contacts to someone soon as possible. 2. Gebaide told Portuondo that view Gebaide being known too many MRR members, he severing contact. Portuondo advised that another person would contact him as soon as MRR reorganized. Meanwhile Station determining details MRR reorganization through (unintelligible) and security can be effected by Biniaris-AMPALM-4 channel. 3. Portuondo said MRR has no contacts with Beaton and not planning any, he warned MRR should avoid newsmen since apparent that Tad Szulc getting info from someone. FYI Szulc got tip big meeting Miami coming weekend between AMHAWK, AMWAIL, (REDACTION) COVE, Diaz and Sanchez and plans cover it. 4. Station efforts get AMPALM-10 into embassy so far unsuccessful. Have arranged safe hiding place through AMPAL-1. CS Comment: *Concerned statement MRR will support Beacon if not Castro trick."

104-10192-10145: CABLE RE CONTACTS.

05/19/60, Cable from Havana to Director: "1. Officer mentioned para 5 Ref A is Walter H. Gebaide, Station officer, who was in contact with Angel Ros, former Sec Gen MRR, who was in Brazil Embassy with Chinea. On 12 May wife Chinea came embassy asking for Gebaide with message from Raul Gonzalez, pseudo used by Ros. In view possible provocation another Station officer talked to wife who asked only that AMBIDDY and AMCHIRP-1 be informed Chinea on way to Brazil. 2. On 17 May Ros departed for Brazil via Miami with intention to stay in Miami. 3. Station doubts Chinea member MRR and attempting check him and Gonzalez with this group. C/S Comment: *Concerns LT Aquiles Chinea who arrived Rio 14 May and debriefed by Hebecker."

104-10103-10024: MEMO: 1963-1964 MIAMI STATION ACTION TO AID USG INVESTIGATION OF THE MURDER OF JFK

03/22/77, Memorandum for the record from Withheld: Page 4: "Procedures Employed By Miami Station to Aid Investigation of the Kennedy Murder: 10. At the time of the Kennedy murder I was on suspension from active duty because I had let my finance accountings fall behind. I was, however, present in the FI Branch at the Miami Station when my chief, Mr. Warren Frank, issued orders to all case officers (there were about 12 of us in the Branch at that time) to contact our agents inside Cuba and our support agents in Miami for leads possibly linking Castro Cuba or the Cuban exile community to the murder. I do not recall whether Mr. Shackley was on Station that day, but I recall that Mr. Anthony Sforza, AMOT case officer, told me later that he had received specific instructions from Shackley about how the AMOT service was to go about aiding in the investigation. I also recall quite clearly that there was communication from Hqs. to our Station about the need to query our assets. There was also some communication from the FBI and other agencies to our Station asking for information about possible Cuban involvement in the Kennedy murder."

104-10065-10359: MEMO: CIA OFFICERS ASSIGNED TO MOSCOW DURING PERIOD 1959 - 1963.

04/24/78, Memorandum from Warren E. Frank, Deputy Chief, Soviet/East European Division to Norm Shepanek:

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