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Pseudonym: Komer, Fred

Definition:
Fred K. Komer was an alias for SR/DOB case officer, Fred Kirkpatrick. Komer was used as a cover when working with David Durvard (David Tzitzichvili/AEASPIC).
Category:
alias
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A memo in March 9, 1960, stated that "in November 1959 Cover Branch assisted SR/DOB Case Officer Fred Kirkpatrick in formulating cover under which AESENTINEL agent AEASPIC (David Tzitzichvili) could live and thus be released from 24-hour custody. AEASPIC was documented under the name David Durvard and was so registered by Alien Affairs Staff. AEASPIC carries a cover letter issued by Alien Affairs to this effect. SR/DOB Case Officer Fred Kirkpatrick was documented (see below) under the name Fred K. Komer, a self-employed manufacturer's representative, presently engaged with David Durvard, in adapting certain American automatic coin-operated vending machines to the French market, in particular in the Paris area. Mr. Durvard is serving as Mr. Komer's engineer/technical advisor."
Sources:

104-10182-10004: CIA FILE ON WIROGUE

10/06/59: Memo for the record from Fred Kirkpatrick: Subject: Lockpicking Instruction for AEASPIC: "Case Officer, Fred Kirkpatrick picked up George F. Muns, TSS/ASD and drove him to safehouse for purpose of instruction of basic fundamentals of lockpicking to AEASPIC (David Tzitzichvili). Instruction was from 1100 hours to 1230 hours. After lunch, Muns was driven back to town. Muns was introduced to agent as 'George.'"

104-10182-10004: CIA FILE ON WIROGUE

10/09/59: Memo for the record from Fred Kirkpatrick: Subject: Alien Registration of AEASPIC: "1. SR/DOB Case Officer, Fred Kirkpatrick drove AEASPIC (David Tzitzichvili) to 115 D Street N.E. for a 1000 appointment with Miss Byard in room 549 of Immigration and Naturalization for purpose of alien registry. Full fingerprints and true biographical information were taken at this time. Certificate of Registry will be forwarded to agent by Immigration people in the name David Durvard."

104-10182-10004: CIA FILE ON WIROGUE

12/08/59: Memo from Michael Rae, Chief, SR/DOB to Office of Communications: Subject: Evaluation of Code of SR/DOB REDSOX Agent: (REDACTION). "3. For further information, please contact Mr. Fred Kirkpatrick on Ext. 8331."

104-10182-10004: CIA FILE ON WIROGUE

01/22/60: Cable from Sao Paulo to Director: REDWOOD AEACRE: REF HBFW 2021: "1. Base would like to give up Post Office Box 11734 not later than 15 Feb. 2. Instruct agent soonest to use FOLL address in future: Any name, Cahxa (also RVCD Caxxa) postal 11744 (Lapa) Sao Paulo Brazil." Handwritten note: "Fred, inform David so that he might in time inform his friends who have the old address. Dav."

104-10182-10004: CIA FILE ON WIROGUE

03/09/60: Memo for the record: Titled: Status Report: "In November 1959 Cover Branch assisted SR/DOB Case Officer Fred Kirkpatrick in formulating cover under which AESENTINEL agent AEASPIC (David Tzitzichvili) could live and thus be released from 24-hour custody. AEASPIC was documented under the name David Durvard and was so registered by Alien Affairs Staff. AEASPIC carries a cover letter issued by Alien Affairs to this effect. SR/DOB Case Officer Fred Kirkpatrick was documented (see below) under the name Fred K. Komer, a self-employed manufacturer's representative, presently engaged with David Durvard, in adapting certain American automatic coin-operated vending machines to the French market, in particular in the Paris area. Mr. Durvard is serving as Mr. Komer's engineer/technical advisor. This arrangement has to date worked entirely satisfactorily, and it is hoped will continue to function until about mid-June, when aforementioned cover arrangement should be discontinued owing to resumption of operational training. For further information, please contact Fred Kirkpatrick on Ext. 8331."

104-10182-10004: CIA FILE ON WIROGUE

03/15/60: Note from Fred Kirkpatrick, SR/DOB: "Extension of time granted for AESENTINEL agent AEASPIC (David Tzitzichvili) whereby subject may remain legally (Immigration/Naturalization cognizant) until 20 October 1960. This information relayed to SR/DOB by Alien Affairs Staff' representative Mr. Pennington."

104-10182-10004: CIA FILE ON WIROGUE

"The cover address of the establishment for David's employment: Fred K. Komer (employer), 290 Concord Drive, River Edge, New Jersey."

104-10182-10004: CIA FILE ON WIROGUE

Undated document from Fred Kirkpatrick: Approved by Chief, SR/DOB: Redacted.

104-10182-10057: WIROGUE, (VOL III).

09/29/60: Memo from Michael Rae, Chief, SR/DOB to Chief, Alien Affairs Staff, OS (Attention: Mr. Pennington): Subject: Transfer and Quartering arrangements for AEASPIC: "1. This is to confirm a discussion between Mr. Fred Kirkpatrick, SR/DOB and your office regarding transfer and quartering arrangements for AEASPIC (David Tzitzichvili), David Durvard (a), and the interest expressed by Dr. Lester Houck of Africa DivisiĆ³n re acquiring AEASPIC as a long term asset for that division. 2. In compliance with a request made of this office by Africa Division, it is understood your office has agreed to the temporary quartering of AEASPIC in a furnished safe apartment located at apartment 307, 5741 Colorado Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C...The cover arrangement is that David Durvard (a) is a technical associate of Fred K. Komer (a) (i.e. an SR/DOB case officer) self-employed, manufacturers commissioned representative."

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