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Pseudonym: Kelly, Mickey

Definition:
Michael Kappes
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10172-10152: MEMORANDUM: ALBERTO FERNANDEZ ECHEVARRIA (AMDENIM-1)

1960-62: "It was my impression that during 1960 WAVE and HQs considered the activities of (Hernandez) and his sidekick and 'public relations man', Donald Hogan, somewhat unscrupulous and hazardous from a security standpoint. "Hogan is a young (33) US newspaper man of unsavory background, whose purpose in life seemed to be to promote Fernandez as the future president of Cuba, or to persuade the US government to so promote him. He divided his life alternatively between trying to get a job with CIA and attacking CIA viciously in the press and otherwise; I notice from the latest volume of his file that Hogan and Fernandez were always inseparable (sometimes referred to as the Siamese twins), but Mr. Matt tells me that Fernandez has dissociated himself from Hogan in recent months and has become a much more reasonable person to deal with... "...under Fernandez's guidance, and with the help of CIA (Pekich of HQs PM), the UR has made an all-out attempt during mid-1961 and attained some success, in gaining control of the other six important internal groups (MRR, MRP, DRE, 30 Nov, MDC, RESCATE). However, this effort at an internal merger fizzled, in the early fall of 1961, as did subsequent efforts at internal unity, as far as I know... "Fernandez has always maintained high-level official and personal contacts in Washington. His wealth and reported friendship with the Kennedys make this inevitable...These factors...make it impossible for CIA to maintain anything resembling an agent relationship. Our relations with him in the past have been rocky and will probably continue so..." June 1962 bio of Alberto Fernandez/AMDENIM-1, sent from TFW-PA/PROP Martha Tharpe to C/TFW/PA-PROP Seymour Bolten, requested by Bill Harvey.

104-10274-10047: CABLE: INCREASING SUSPICION MASH THAT RAUL CHIBAS MAY BE POSSIBLE

9/18/60 cable from MASH to Director: "Increasing suspicion MASH that Raul Chibas may be a Castro plant. Since exfiltration by (Mickey) Kappes has lain low for long period of time but now getting back into picture as Manolo Ray rep. Though fact that he brought out by Kappes common knowledge (in) MASH area and thus presumably by opposition, Kappes has been in (and) out of Cuba on at least three occasions with no evident difficulties...Chibas now in position (to) have everything filter through him at some point. He in contact Manson as (Washington DC) rep, with Manuel de Jesus and Bender/Gerard Droller as (FRD) reps, with Nino Diaz as Alianza reps and with Don Hogan Kappes as Alberto Fernandez reps...Have no reason this stage to doubt Kappes' courage and desire to do job (in) his particular field, but recognize that he most naive and not at all trained (in) clandestine ops. Also most indiscreet in current anti-Castro activities..."

104-10114-10069: MEMO: FAIR PLAY FOR CUBA

May 1961: In case MS-11895, Michael P. Kelly is monitoring the FPCC office in NYC and observing the bus driving these activists to protest in Washington DC. Is this the same man as "Mickey Kelly" aka George Michael Kappes?

104-10312-10362: LIST OF NAMES: WILLIAM (RIP) RUTHERFORD

Circa June 1963, TILT operation - Mickey Kelly: "Graduated from Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. Four years experience as marine engineer on merchant ships. Two years U. S. Navy, UDT (diving, "frogman"). Two and a half years in Cuba. Background in diving, treasure hunting. Diesel engineer. (Daniels Towing)."

104-10312-10361: CABLE: OP INVOLVING SOVIET DEFECTORS WHICH MR. WILLIAM PAWLEY HAS DISCUSSED

June 1963: Based on the undated list of four names above, all of the names on that list appear to be aliases. "Pawley 65 foot yacht Flying Tiger will depart Miami 1800 hours 5 June. Aboard yacht will be Pawley's captain Luis Paez Guerra who Cuban national but long time trusted employee. (CIA) will have Donald F. Mazutis alias Mike Kelley (note: true name Mickey Kappes) and Marvin A. Laurenkus alias Alan Barton (note: true name Rudy Enders) on board Pawley yacht. This yacht due arrive Hogsty reef 0600 hours 8 June. Yacht will anchor reef area...(CIA PBY - PBY is an abbreviation for 'US Navy medium to heavy twin amphibious aircraft - used for maritime patrol, water bomber, and search and rescue') under dry lease to Pawley will arrive Hogsty Reef 0630 hours 8 June and land in protected area Hogsty Reef. (Aircraft) will contain Pawley, Martino, Spencer from LIFE, Irving G. Cadick alias William Rutherford, Oliver Fortson alias Maximo de Cordoba and eight Cubans. Party will be transferred by RB-12 from (aircraft) to Pawley yacht. Entire party will board Pawley yacht, take Cuban craft in tow, and head for launch point. (Aircraft) leaves area. Pawley yacht, surveilled by LEDA radar...goes from reef to launch point which 25 miles off Cuba in commercial sea lanes...Here Cubans loaded into their craft. Once they in their craft they passed ammo in boxes and while being covered by arms on Pawley yacht Cubans are then cut loose at 2200 hours 8 June for trip to Cuba. Cubans on mission will be Ernesto Duenas (201-298397), Eduardo Perez/AMDENIM-11 (201-294665), Rene Lamoru...Dennis Rigal....Luis Cantin...Rolando Rodriguez...Tomas Vaguero...Francisco Hernandez. Once Cubans hit Cuba they go exfil point pick up Sovs...once pickup (with Cuban craft)...(aircraft will) bring Sovs, Cubans, Pawley, Martino, Life rep, Cadick and Fortson back to Miami. Fortson will then debrief Sovs in Russian to extent possible once they on Pawley yacht and (aircraft)...if no show 10 June op aborts."

104-10312-10363: OPERATION T: PHYSICAL SECURITY MEASURES TO BE EMPLOYED:

June 1963: This memo for "Operation T" (T is for TILT) shows "Rutherford and Kelly and Barton" all working together at sea. Rutherford was Rip Robertson; Kelly was Mickey Kappes; Barton was Rudy Enders. I believe "the fourth man" involved in TILT, Oliver Fortson, is yet another pseudo for Tony Sforza. Fortson's alias is identified as Maximo de Cordova.

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