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Pseudonym: Hibbert, Martin

Definition:
Warren E. Frank. A memo in January of 1963 from the Chief of FI Branch was written under Martin O. Hibbert's name. This was probably an internal JMWAVE memo. Warren Frank was probably Chief of FI Branch at JMWAVE at this time.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
Warren Frank was assigned the cryptonym AMPARCH-1, and was among the stay-behind CIA agents in Cuba after the break in relations. In that capacity, he worked closely with Tony Sforza (AMRYE-1) and Emilio Rodriguez (AMIRE-1). All three men were exfiltrated in June 1961. Afterward, they worked together in the Foreign Intelligence (FI) Branch at the JMWAVE Station in Miami. Also, a cable from Mexico City in September, 1962, stated that Henry J. Sloman (probably Tony Sforza) and Hibbert were to take over AMSTRUT-1 from Nicholas Renard and proceed with a operation. If Hibbert was Warren Frank then both case officers of AMSTRUT-1 were from FI Branch, JMWAVE.
Sources:

104-10180-10127: CABLE-ON ARRIVAL AMRYE-1 AND ===== THEY SHOULD CHECK IN ANY HOTEL NEAR CORAL GABLES.

07/20/61, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline JMZIP KUTUBE: "1. On arrival AMRYE-1 and AMIRE-1 they should check in any motel near Coral Gables. They should contact Knapman at telephone UN-60301. Both know Knapman from PBRUMEN. 2. Request HQs send copies of (unintelligible) 201 files (both crypt and true name) to WAVE ASAP. (Unintelligible) to receive their salaries from HQs or is WAVE to pay it locally? Also, are they contract agents or contract employees? 3. PLS advise if either AMRYE-1 or AMIRE-1 cleared for access to JMCAPE. Since WAVE currently has only two KUTUBE Ops officers other than Zamka, access to JMCAPE by either AMRYE-1 or AMIRE-1 would greatly relieve KUTUBE work load at base and assist in expansion this field. If SUBJs current clearances do not permit their access to JMCAPE request Type A contract clearance for admission of both. C/S Comment: *Requested contact instruction (for AMRYE-1 and AMIRE-1)."

104-10231-10102: DISPATCH: AMBUD INTERVIEW WITH ARGENTINE AMBASSADOR TO CUBA

12/07/61, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD (COS, Buenos Aires): Originating Office: FI, Originating Officer: Sophia L. Nayhouse. Coordinating Officer: Edward D. Knapman, C/FI. Robert K. Trouchard, C/PW. Releasing Officer: George H. Reingruber, C/WAVE.

104-10231-10246: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL REMARKS MADE BY AMBUD-1 TO EXILED CUBAN FRIENDS

02/26/62: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: Originating Officer: Henry J. Sloman, Office: FI. Coordinating Officers: Edward P. Knapman, Office Symbol: C/FI. Robert K. Trouchard, Office Symbol: C/PW. Releasing Officer: Eric D. Rodwick, Office Symbol: C/WAVE.

104-10185-10265: 201 FILE OF PROTECTABLE SOURCE.

09/23/62 (possible 09/24/62), Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline RYBAT GYROSE AMSTRUT: "1. Sloman made telephone call to AMSTRUT-2 at 1710 hours 23 Sept...After short introduction Sloman turned phone over to AMSTRUT-1 who suggested meet 24 Sept. AMSTRUT-2 said she alone at home except for maid and free then...AMSTRUT-1 told her proceed to previously selected meeting site in front of teahouse at corner Reforma and Calle Rio Else where 'Enrique' (Sloman) would be waiting. 2. Arrangements made have Andrew F. Merton surveil AMSTRUT-2 residence beginning 1745 hours...3. AMSTRUT-2 arrived designated meeting point 1845. Renard surveillance established no one followed AMSTRUT-2 and Sloman as they walked to safe apartment along virtually deserted street. 4. AMSTRUT-2 slightly tense at onset, but after meeting AMSTRUT-1 and having drink became relaxed, affable and cooperative...6. Meeting lasted until 2300 hours...but emphasis rapport and creating atmosphere of trust on part AMSTRUT-2. Basis Sloman and AMSTRUT-1 account meet these efforts highly successful...7..Sloman explained to AMSTRUT-2 that travel Miami insecure...8. Renard telephoned apartment 2300 hours to see if AMSTRUT-2 had left and as result misunderstood telephone conversation with AMSTRUT-1 arrived at apartment while AMSTRUT-2 departing. AMSTRUT-1 introduced Renard as 'Fred' and pleasantries exchanged. Sloman escorted AMSTRUT-2 to area near residence...10. AMSTRUT-1 behaving well and anticipate no further handling problem. 11. Next meeting AMSTRUT-2 to take place afternoon 24 Sept. AMSTRUT-2 agreed our suggestion go on weekend trip with Sloman, Hibbert and AMSTRUT-1 beginning CA 27 Sept in order be available for full time debriefing and training...C/S Comment: *Requested Sloman and Hibbert proceed MEXI ASAP, take over AMSTRUT-1 from Renard and proceed with op."

104-10235-10102: CABLE-CARLOS HEVIA REPORTED TO AMOT-2

12/04/62: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Authenticating Officer: Martin O. Hibbert. Releasing Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman.

104-10236-10228: AMDIP-1

01/11/63: Memo from Martin O. Hibbert, Chief, FI Branch to COS: Source: AMOT-2:. "1. On this date AMOT-2 reported that AMDIP-1 had departed for Washington on 9 January where he remains as of this date. Several days before AMDIP-1 departed for Washington, he sent Manolo Rivero Setein to Washington to arrange a meeting between AMDIP-1 and the recently elected Dominican Republic President Juan Bosch. 2. Approximately six weeks ago AMDIP-1 sent Evaristo Fernandez to El Salvador and Honduras to speak to various members of these governments concerning the Cuban situation and possible uses of bases for Cuban exiles. The information was reported at that time. Fernandez has returned and is presently in Miami and AMOT-2 plans to have lunch with him today, 11 January. 3. Previous to the departure of AMDIP-1 to Washington, he had a meeting with Jose Julio Fernandez, CRC delegate to Panama who especially came to Miami to speak to AMDIP-1. 4. Evaristo Fernandez told AMOT-2 that AMDIP-1 has air passages for Panama, Costa Rica and return Miami and that it is quite possible that he may visit El Salvador and Costa Rica. Fernandez is not certain as to the exact date of departure of AMDIP-1 on this trip. 5. AMFAST-19 reported to AMOT-2 on 9 January that the executive committee of Rescate had resigned their position on or about 5 January. They did that at the request of AMDIP-1 who plans to move certain members of the returned Brigade to some of the executive positions of Rescate. Members of Rescate are talking of Raul Mendez Pirez, Rescate delegate to the CRC, being replaced by an unnamed member of the Brigade. (Signed) Martin O. Hibbert." - - This document from April 1978 has Warren E. Frank's signature at the bottom of the page: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=150838&relPageId=1

104-10236-10381: NO OBJECTION

02/21/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director (Orig: FI/Hibbert): Slugline TYPIC AMTOAD: REF DIR 19250: "No objection use AMTOAD-1 contact Vilaseca." Authenticating Officer: Martin O. Hibbert. Releasing Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman.

104-10177-10267: CABLE RE: IDEN REF MET HUNKELER 27 AUG AFTER MEETING WITH TWO MGRS UNDERGROUND GROUP

08/28/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director (Orig: FI/Hunkeler): Slugline DYVOUR JMPALM: Pages 3: Handwritten: (Unintelligible) for Martin O. Hibbert, Authenticating Officer. Andrew K. Reuteman, Releasing Officer.

180-10145-10269:

02/12/64: Memo for the record from Alfonso Rodriguez (from HSCA's Betsy Palmer file Volume XII on Manuel Ray): Subject: Meeting with AMBANG/1: ...9..."Comments: AMTAUP/2 reports have indicated Cisneros activities and statements are directed against the CIA. Rodriguez discusses AMTAUP/2's reporting with Tony Sforza and Warren Frank. If Cisneros is in fact directing a program of denigration against the CIA, suggest agency follow the activities of Dionisio Suarez Esquival, who reportedly has been selected to carry out such a program in various Latin American universities..."

104-10178-10108: CABLE- NO INDICATION WEST BERLIN POLICE RECORDS THAT SUBJECT IS OR EVER WAS IN BERLIN

04/26/68: Cable from Withheld to Director (Hibbert Acting): Slugline RYBAT WOMUSE: "1. No indication West Berlin police records that Subject is or ever was in Berlin under any of names listed in references. Police and LFV Berlin have been given written request to inform Berlin Base if he appears in Berlin. 2. BONN: References are requests for liaison information on suspect Martin Luther King assassin, James Earl Ray, born 10 March 1928, Illinois."

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."

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