Pseudonym: Gussow, Daniel
A third cable, from Madrid, on December 5, 1963, contained information from (Henry J.) Sloman, who was probably Tony Sforza. Sloman suggested "commo instructor arrive MADR AM 7 Dec."
Daniel Gussow was in Madrid and Paris in October 1963, and was involved in the AMLASH (Rolando Cubela Secades) project.
A cable on December 9, 1963, mentioned that Daniel Gussow was a KUCLUB (CIA Office of Communications) training officer. In addition, a cable from JMWAVE on December 10, 1963, stated "FYI: Mr. William Mount TDY Madrid for approx ten days to provide WT training for JMWAVE asset."
Two dispatches in 1964 noted that Gussow was known as "Bill" to AMAGREE-1 and AMNUBA-1. A dispatch in 1968 also said he was exposed to AMSTALK-1 (Miguel Angel Diaz Isalgue) as "Bill."
10/08/63: Cable from Director to Madrid, London, Paris (Orig: W. Tyng, Unit: SAS/EOB): Slugline KEYWAY PBRUMEN AMWARM AMLASH COMMO: "1. Gussow, now completing training another agent MADR should stand by for AMLASH (Rolando Cubela Secades) training PARI (not Rome). 2. For Ontrich (Nestor Sanchez): Advise Gussow when released from AMLASH case. C/S Comment: *Advise status Gussow's trip to Rome."
10/10/63: Cable from Madrid to Director: Slugline KEYWAY PBRUMEN AMLASH AMWARM COMMO: "1. Commo training AMWARM-1 completed 9 Oct. 2. Gussow arriving PARI 11 Oct 63, 1335, AF FLT 516. 3. View Gussow carrying classified documents and clandestine commo equipment, request escort thru customs. Also, PLS arrange hotel reservation. C/S Comment: *Gussow, now completing training another agent MADR, should stand by for AMLASH (Rolando Cubela Secades) training PARI (not Rome)."
10/14/63: Cable from Paris to Director: Slugline KEYWAY/PBRUMEN/AMLASH/COMMO: "1. Gusso ETA New York 14 Oct via two flight 801. As returning with clandestine commo gear and classified documents request assistance thru New York customs. 2. Gussow proceeding Miami 14 Oct via Eastern FLT 647. 3. AMLASH (Rolando Cubela Secades) training deferred pending additional operational discussions. C/S Comment: *Advised Gussow when released from AMLASH."
12/05/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: CITE WAVE 8578: Slugline RYBAT KEYWAY PBRUMEN AMCROAK: REF MADR 9866 (IN 74333) "Pleased with ref developments. Commo instructor Daniel F. Gussow (IDEN) arriving MADR 7 Dec TWA FLT 900 ETA 0915 hours." - - - 12/05/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: CITE WAVE 8577: REF WAVE 8578 (IN 74645): "IDEN: Mr. William Mount." https://documents3.theblackvault.com/documents/jfkfiles/jfk2022/104-10076-10102.pdf
12/05/63: Cable from Madrid to Director: CITE MADR 9866: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC COMMO AMCROAK: REF DIR 86638 (Handwritten note: Don't need). "1. Following from Sloman (probably Tony Sforza): A. Basis discussions WAVE CO with AMCROAK-1 (Bernardo Milanes Lopez) and review debriefing AMOT-2 (Jose Joaquin Sanjenis Perdomo), CO satisfied AMCROAK-1's ardent desire assist in overthrow AMTHUG-1 (Fidel Castro) and sincere enthusiasm to assist CIA. AMCROAK-1 expressed necessity collect intel before any action be mounted and wishes dedicate his activities exclusively to intel collection. B. AMCROAK-1 proposed forming a net of 4 doctors and his wife. He and other doctors know disgruntled rebel army officers and/or wives tho feel obligated to doctors. Wishes use wife, whom he describes as most courageous and having fought 4 years in Spanish Civil War. To copy OWVL, CO will obtain complete data on doctors and security review on all proposed individuals including AMCROAK-1. C. AMCROAK-1 expressed eagerness be trained all phases intel collection, reporting and commo. Stated best time receive OWVL between 8 and 9:30 AM. Only possible transmission hours between 9 and 11 PM. Indicated could transmit from his home in Nuevo Vedado or his consulting office. Claims in both sites has numerous places hide set, such as numerous pieces of large medical equipment, some of which are hollow. D. Since AMCROAK-1 stated he may only transmit in evenings, request HQs coordinate with NYXIS Div for release FSS-7 whose output necessary for evening transmissions. E. CO will continue debriefing and, thereafter commence training, which should be completed by evening 7 Dec. Suggest commo instructor arrive MADR AM 7 Dec. Station will arrange passage through customs. F. AMCROAK-1 discussed op plan, mentioned previous cables, with AMOT-2. Plan consisted of elimination high GOC personalities. AMCROAK-1 has not mentioned plan to CO."
12/06/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline KEYWAY PBRUMEN AMSUM: "1. Daniel F. Gussow hand carrying personal documents of Pelayo (Balbis) Torregrosa, PDOB Cienfuegos, Las Villas, 12 Sept 15, who plans arrive MADR via Iberia FLT from HAVA 7 Dec 63. Subject is father in law AMSUM-4 (Luis Carlos Pino Couto), retired naval officer, and should be knowledgeable activities various developmental leads AMSUM-4 HAVA. 2. Request MADR contact Subject on arrival and pass personal docs to him that needed by Subject for U.S. visa application ODACID (U.S. State Department), including letter from AMSUM-4 to Subject telling him cooperate with QUWEB (debriefing center in Spain) debriefers. WAVE has interest determine info Subject has re willingness following individuals collaborate with U.S. Government KUTUBE (Foreign Intelligence - FI - division of CIA) activities Cuba: A. Jose Miguel (Adul) Cabezas. B. Mario (Rivero). C. Ramon (Calderon) Llera. D. Jesus (Salgado). E. Emiliano (Diaz) Miniet. 3. If Subject cooperative would appreciate MADR assist if possible in expediting U.S. visa application local level."
12/09/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline OOLONG PBRUMEN AMCROAK: "PLS pass FOLL KUCLUB (CIA Office of Communications) training officer Daniel F. Gussow: Preparing AMCROAK/1 (Bernardo Milanes Lopez) equip package for infil O/A 11 Dec. PLS confirm soonest suitability sigplan skeds as follows: Two medium speed skeds per day, one daytime and one night time; two OWVL skeds, Mon and Thurs at 1300 GMT." - - - 12/10/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: OOLONG: "FYI: Mr. William Mount TDY Madrid for approx ten days to provide WT training for JMWAVE asset." https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=222325#relPageId=1
12/14/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline TYPIC COMMO AMCROAK: "1. Concur para 3 Ref A. 2. Necessary change OWVL skeds listed Ref B. Advise if Wed and Sat 1300 GMT on 5228 KCS satisfactory. C/S Comment: *A-1 has completed OWVL training. Gussow plans last review OWVL on 15 Dec and will proceed on 17 Dec unless directed contrary."
01/22/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 10 (Page 2 of Damage Report/Attachment A): "F. KUBARK (CIA) Personnel Exposed to AMAGREE-1:...Daniel V. Gussow as 'Bill', training instructor..."
09/17/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Page 4: "KUBARK (CIA) Personnel Exposed: ..."Daniel F. Gussow: Known as: Bill..."
03/08/68: AMSTALK-1 (Miguel Angel Diaz Isalgue) Damage Report: Page 2: "WOFIRM (CIA) Personnel Exposed:...Daniel V. Gussow as Bill..."
Undated CIA document from Kathleen Blevins, Researcher: Titled: AMCROAK Operation:..."2. Findings: a. MADR 9866 (IN 74333) 5 Dec 63: AMCROAK-1 (Bernardo Milanes Lopez) discussed an op plan with AMOT-2 (Jose Joaquin Sanjenis Perdomo), which consisted of elimination of high GOC personalities. A-1 had not mentioned the plan to the case officer. (A-1 was recruited by CIA in Madrid Dec 63. At the time of recruitment he was involved with a group planning to kill Castro, a completely extra-CIA affiliation)..."