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Pseudonym: Kendon, Joseph

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Definition:
Unknown identity. Joseph Kendon worked with John Doherty in Guatemala in June of 1954 during Operation PBSUCCESS.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Kendon signed a dispatch in March, 1970, either as the Chief of Station (COS), Bogota, or someone who worked under the COS. The dispatch was on GICITRON-4 (Manuel Machado Llosas, formerly LITAMIL-1).
Sources:

https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000921988.pdf

06/07/54: Report from Guatemala City: Subject: Formation of a Guatemalan Military Intelligence Service: Source: Guatemalan businessman (B); from a trained investigator (C) from a high Guatemalan Army officer (F): "1. The high command of the Guatemalan Army is attempting to organize a military intelligence or information service to report on anti-government activities in all sectors of Guatemalan society. 2. The personnel of the service is to be both military and civilian. 3. The service will be responsible to the Army General Staff, under the direct command of Colonel Carlos Enrique Diaz." - - - Page 3: Names of Joseph R. Kendon and Earle N. Bannister (probably John Doherty): Source: ESCONSON-2 from ESCONSON-6 (REDACTION).

https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000921973.pdf

06/07/54: Report from Guatemala City: Subject: Meeting of the Comite Juvenil Contra la intervencion Extranjera: Source: Guatemalan businessman (B) (REDACTION): - - - Page 3: Names of Joseph R. Kendon and Earle N. Bannister (probably John Doherty): Source: ESCONSON-2 from ESCONSON-7.

https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000921968.pdf

06/14/54: Report from Guatemala City: Subject: Special Joint CGTG-CNCG Assembly: Source: Guatemalan businessman (B) (REDACTION): - - - Page 3: Names of Joseph R. Kendon and Earle N. Bannister (probably John Doherty): Source: ESCONSON-2 from ESCONSON-7 (REDACTION).

https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000921456.pdf

06/14/54: Report from Guatemala City: Subject: Jaime Diaz Rozzotto: Source: Person with excellent contacts in leftist political circles (B) from a local Communist leaders (F): "1. Consideration is presently being given by Jaime Diaz Rozzetto, Secretary-General of the Partido de Renovacion Nacional (PRN), to dissolving the PRN unless that party's position improves significantly in the near future. 2. If the PRN is dissolved, Diaz will attempt to join the (Communist) Partido Guatemalteco de Trabajo (PGT). PGT leaders are stated to have grave doubts as to Diaz' amenability to party discipline should he become a member, especially if, as and when such discipline might affect his own standing both in the party hierarchy and as regards his government position as Secretary-General of the Presidency. Ideologically, however, Diaz is considered a promising candidate for party membership." - - - Page 3: Names of Joseph R. Kendon and Earle N. Bannister (probably John Doherty): Source: ESCONSON-2 from ESCONSON-7 (REDACTION).

https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000921749.pdf

06/17/54: Report from Guatemala City: Subject: Communist Agit-Prop Work Among Guatemalan Peasants & Workers: Source: Trained investigator (B) from a local Communist (F): "1. Three-man agit-prop teams composed of one member each from the Partido Guatemalteco de Trabajo (PGT), Confederacion General de Trabajadores de Guatemala (CGTG) and Confederacion Nacional de Campesinos de Guatemala (CNCG) have been sent to various parts of the country. 2. The functions of these teams are as follows: a) To explain the implications of imperialist intervention in Guatemalan affairs. b) To explain the significance of worker-peasant unity as a means of national defense. c) To teach the methods of organizing brigades, comissions, committees, and/or associations for defense, and to instruct such groups to express to the President their unconditional adherence to him and to the government. d) To select the most qualified individuals as leaders who will carry on the work of keeping up the spirit of the struggle for workers' and peasants' rights. e) To direct the organization of 'shock brigades' against the time when it will be necessary to defend the government ('by force of arms' is implied)." - - - Page 3: Names of Joseph R. Kendon and Earle N. Bannister (probably John Doherty): Source: ESCROW from Rafael de Buen.

https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000920991.pdf

06/27/54: Cable from SGUAT (CIA station in Guatemala) to Director: RYBAT PBSUCCESS: "1. Tranger (John Doherty) and Kendon visited ref church 1700 hours 26 June. No visible external or internal evidence of damage. Several Guardia Civil with rifles posted on roof immediately adjacent church. 2. Minor church official stated that church...not hit at any time though planes had flown close overhead. 3. JMBLUG (John S. Peurifoy) being informed as per ref."

104-10219-10066: LITAMIL/1 201-267298

03/25/70: Dispatch from COS, Bogota to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Subject: GICITRON-4: Signed by Joseph R. Kendon.

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Gavin McDonald

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