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Pseudonym: Growery, Wallace

Definition:
Wallace A. Growery was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer Alfonso Rodriguez. In turn, Alfonso Rodriguez was probably a pseudonym used by CIA officer Earl J. Williamson.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
A report by Richard M. Fallucci, TFW/FI in September of 1962, and a memorandum in October, 1962, made clear that Wallace A. Growery also used "Jaime" as an alias. In the memorandum Jaime is referred to as "Earl Williams", which is very close to the name Earl Williamson.
Sources:

104-10179-10087: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL AMBANG PERSONAL RECORD QUESTIONAIRE PART II - OPERATIONAL INFORMATION

05/29/59, Dispatch from COS, Habana to Chief, WHD: Page 2: AMBANG-1 PRQ Part II: Section 1: Contact and Development: "Woodrow C. Olien met Subject in October 1958 when the latter was head of the Civic Resistance Movement in Habana. Three clandestine meetings were held with Subject prior to 1 January 1959, which, in addition to Olien and Wallace A. Growery, were also attended by Ignacio Mendoza, a member of NRC (civic resistance) who originally introduced Subject to Olien. Subsequent to 1 January 1959 Subject was given an important post within the revolutionary government and Olien has seen him only twice since then and on a social basis. Subject believes Olien to be a political officer of (REDACTION)...Subject knew Sherwood P. Rochon, Olien's predecessor, but also an ODACID (U.S. State Department) officer. He had also met Wallace A. Growery."

104-10167-10346: PRQ PART II-OPERATIONAL INFORMATION-AMHAWK

Circa 1960: PRQ Part II-Operational Information-AMHAWK: .."37. First introduced to James R. Pallinger and Wallace A. Growery by a contact of Palinger's in May 1957. Has been under development since that time."

104-10217-10054: DISPATCH: ELOY GUTIERREZ MENOYO

07/05/61, Dispatch from A/COS, Madrid to Chief, WE: "1. Madrid Station appreciated receiving the FBI interrogation results re Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo. On receipt of reference, Madrid Station obtained clearance from the Legal Attache, Madrid Embassy, for passage of pertinent portions of the interrogation to local Spanish services. 2. (REDACTION) did a complete translation of the sterilized interrogation and copies of same were disseminated to (REDACTION), and (REDACTION) through (REDACTION). The recipients of this report were clearly warned that the Subject lied and contradicted himself throughout the interrogation. It was also made clear to them that CIA was well aware of the deficiencies of this report. Regardless of the above, the recipients expressed their gratification in receiving the report; and we feel that we made our point by showing a spirit of co-operation with the local services in regard to covering the activities of the DRIL. Madrid Station will appreciate receiving any further interrogation reports on the Subject, and it is requested that they be cleared for passage to local liaison services if at all possible. 3. Attached for Headquarters information is a microfilm copy of the Spanish translation of the FBI interrogation report that was done by (REDACTION)." Signed by Anthony B. Weldrake and Wallace A. Growery/CIA officer Earl Williamson.

104-10102-10050: SUMMARY OF CONTACTS WITH AMWHIP AND AMLASH

09/01/62, CIA document from Richard M. Fallucci, TFW/FI: Page 23: "16. Events of 14 August 1962: ...AMWHIP was told that 'the man from Washington', (whom they in the future called 'Jaime' as they could not readily pronounce Growery's true first name) was not able to arrive before that afternoon, and that a meeting with him could not take place before the 16th. Also, AMWHIP was reminded that he himself had stated that it would be best for him (AMWHIP) to talk to Jaime first in order to explain AMLASH's personality..." Page 24: ..."Later the same evening, Kymington, Growery and us met to discuss plans for the meetings tomorrow... Growery agreed to come at 0900 for preliminary talks with AMWHIP. 16. Events of 16 August 1962: Growery arrived within five minutes of appointed time at our hotel room. AMWHIP arrived later at 1015, apologizing for his tardiness (a late evening!)...the two began their talk, in Spanish. The talks terminated at 1230..." Page 25: "Growery and we arrived at the safehouse (REDACTION) ahead of AMLASH and AMWHIP...Shortly after introductions, Growery and AMLASH were talking business in Spanish. After about 30 minutes, we took AMWHIP out of the flat on the pretence of buying food, in order that the two principles could talk freely...17. Events of 17 August 1962: At 1000 Growery met with AMLASH for several hours...18. Events of 18 August 1962:..Account of debriefing of AMLASH during this meeting and others to be filed by Growery. 19. Events of 19 August 1962: Meeting was held at 1900 at safehouse. Account of meeting to be included in Growery's reporting. Page 26: Events of 20 August 1962: Kymington and Growery picked us up..and proceeded to rendezvous with AMLASH...The four then proceeded to the Army Air Corps Support Element at St. Andres, for the demonstration and instruction in plastic explosives...It was agreed to meet once more on 22 August for a final briefing session at Growery's hotel room (in the Crillon) at 1200..."

104-10215-10343: MEMORANDUM: AMWHIP/1 MEETING, NEW YORK CITY, 23 OCTOBER 1962

10/23/62, Memorandum for the record: Page 2: ..."B. Alternate AMLASH/1 Commo Channel: We advised Subject, in answer to his question, that we had heard from AMLASH, but that his reply had not been very satisfactory and more important, he had not provided an address at which he was to receive mail from 'Jaime' (Earl Williams)..." Page 3: ..."C. Operational Lead: Subject stated that he had discussed with Williams last August the possibility that one 'Mago' Robreno might be recruitable..."

104-10179-10135: MANOLO RAY'S ATTITUDE TOWARD KUBARK

06/19/63, Memorandum for the record from Alfonso Rodriguez, SAS/SO: Subject: Manolo Ray: Page 4: ..."b. Ray has known me as Alfredo Fernandez, but because of operational limitations (false identity documents, reservations in true name) it became necessary for him to call me in my true name. He was not, however, told that this letter name was in fact true. In all our personal meetings he continued to call me 'Fernandez.' c. Ray recognized and remembered having met (REDACTION) (REDACTION)(Growery-P) in Cuba years ago."

104-10017-10062: FORMER CUBAN JOURNALIST TELLS CANTO (IN MARQUESA DE CUBA BAR) THAT HE RECEIVED A LETTER STATING THAT KENNEDY WOULD BE KILLED ON 22 NOVEMBER

12/05/63, Cable from Madrid to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMWORLD: REF WAVE 8447 (IN 72832)** "1. Cuban journalist line 3 para 1 is QUGROWL-4 MADR Station asset. Growery saw him on 26 Nov when GPIDEAL death was naturally discussed. At no time did QUGROWL-4 give any indication he had any advance word or rumor that GPIDEAL would be killed. He would have undoubtedly reported this to Growery if he had received letter reported para 1 or any other info concerning killing, however, will query him directly. 2. No index. C/S Comment: *Dissemination applicable to RYBAT GPFLOOR cables. **On morning of 22 Nov., owner of bar 'Marquesa de Cuba' in Madrid overheard former Cuban journalist tell one Canto that he had received a letter stating GPIDEAL (3) would be killed that day."

104-10017-10010: CABLE RE GROWERY ARRIVING LONDON

12/07/63, Cable from Madrid to Director: Slugline RYBAT GPFLOOR SADOUBT: REF A. DIR 87339** B. LOND 6226 (IN 75031)*** "Growery arriving LOND 8 Dec BEA 049. C/S Comment: *Dissemination applicable to RYBAT DYVOUR GPFLOOR cables. **View SADOUBT-1's (2) recent visit HAVA desire Growery (1) with LOND assist make contact soonest and develop any info pertaining Presidential assassination. ***It was confirmed SADOUBT-1 (2) arriving LOND 8 Dec."

104-10216-10237: CONTACTS BETWEEN QUSPORT/1, AMWHIP/1, AMLASH, AND AMBIDDY/1

12/31/64, Dispatch from Wallace A. Growery, COS, Madrid to Chief, WE and Deputy Chief, WH/SA (Info: COS, Paris):

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