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Pseudonym: Langtry, Elmo

Definition:
Unknown identity. A cable in February of 1954 stated that Langtry was Chief, KUGOWN/PBSUCCESS. A cable on April 6, 1954, mentioned that Twicker (Howard Hunt) had replaced Langtry as Chief, KUGOWN (Psychological and Paramilitary Staff).
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
In addition, a memorandum on April 16, 1954, stated that Elmo Langtry was a LINCOLN representative. Furthermore, a cable in March, 1960, mentioned that Havana Station thought that it was a good time for a return visit to Havana of Peter N. Licari in representation of the "group." Licari should be "prepared to discuss plans and answer questions much as Langtry did with AMWAIL (Agrapucion Montecristi) and AMCHIRP (Ramon Barquin Lopez of the MRP)." Moreover, from at least June of 1960 to September of 1963, Elmo R. Langtry was either the Chief of Station (COS), San Jose, or someone who worked under the COS.
Sources:

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000913708.pdf

02/03/54: Cable from Lincoln to Director: Slugline PBSUCCESS RYBAT: "1. Langtry proceeding per ref MSG. Would appreciate your securing moderate priced hotel accommodations. 2. Langtry is Chief, KUGOWN/PBSUCCESS. Has diplomatic passport. 3. Carrying pouch which will have to be stored your station upon arrival. PLS arrange."

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000136070.pdf

04/06/54: Cable from Lincoln to Director: Slugline PBSUCCESS RYBAT: LINCOLN SITREP WEEK 29 MAR-5 APRIL..."3. Significant operational developments: A. General. Twicker (Howard Hunt) replaced Langtry as KUGOWN (Psychological and Paramilitary Staff) Chief, arrived to be KUFIRE (Intelligence) Chief. SHERWOOD, SCRANTON personnel in field..."

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000916653.pdf

04/07/54: Cable from Lincoln to Director: Slugline PBSUCCESS/RYBAT: REF: DIR 45362: "1. Cables to compromise Cruz were with army. 2. Langtry, now HQs, has full details."

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000916352.pdf

04/16/54: Memorandum for the record from Withheld, WH/Labor/10 and Withheld, WH/PW: Subject: SUMMIT and SALEM Conference to be held in Mexico: REF: LINC 1875 (IN 37731): "1. Re REF paragraph 1: LINC 924, dated 6 March, informed (REDACTION) that Headquarters had approved Congress as presented in HULA-76 on condition that development would procede with sufficient detailed planning to assure success of SUMMIT. The decision for approval was made on 3 March 1954 at Headquarters and is reflected in a Memorandum for the Record, by LINCOLN representative, Elmo Langtry, dated 4 March 1954. 2. HULA-171, paragraph 7, stated 'RNSHIELD has announced his Congress for 5 May. Headquarters believes this may allow too little time for thorough preparations, but there is no objection to using that as a tentative date.' 3. Re REF paragraph 1: Because LINCOLN has not yet pouched details of the alleged 'mishandling' of (REDACTION) in Mexico, the undersigned do not feel qualified to make a comment. However, the following details are not brought to light in the Reference: A. As of 18 March (REDACTION) because of visa difficulties and illness, was not yet in Mexico. Thus, as of 18 March, no-one was capable of initiating even the basic organizational activities. B. On 10 March, (REDACTION) urged that the (REDACTION) contact be set up soonest in order to keep preparations under KUGOWN control. In addition at that time (REDACTION) stated 'Project (SUMMIT) unrealistic this point.' 3. Re REF paragraph 2: LINC 1159, 19 March, stated, 'Strongly recommend implementation (SALEM) and authorization from PBSUCCESS allocation of funds.' Upon arrival of Elmo Langtry at Headquarters, the decision was made that LINCOLN would handle SUMMIT while Headquarters, with (REDACTION) handle SALEM. It was understood that Walter Twicker was assigned to LINCOLN to take charge of SUMMIT..."

104-10260-10410: CABLE - AT FIRST MEETING NIGHT 27 MARCH, CONCURRED EARLIEST POSSIBLE MEETING.

03/28/60: Cable from Havana to Director: "1. Jorge Alonso Pujol, partner of Tony Varona in insurance business and closely associated with him politically, informed Olien at lunch 15 March that Varona has had all he can take of the local situation and is ready to join the active opposition to Castro. He said that once Varona leaves Cuba he will not be able to return and consequently he would like very much to talk with someone with proper credentials about his plans. He also said that when he goes Varona wants to achieve as much anti-Castro propaganda value from the move as is possible and that this would take a little planning. Alonso Pujol said that under present laws and conditions anyone who engages in active opposition to the regime will forfeit his property and run the risk of execution or long prison sentence and that this aspect will have to be carefully considered in order minimize risk to Varona's business associates who are not yet prepared to make the break. More than anything else, according to Alonso Pujol, Varona fears that the United States will reach some sort of understanding with Castro which will 'pull rug out from under opposition' leaving them stranded and without means of livelihood. 2. Station again suggests that time ripe for return visit to Havana of Peter N. Licari in representation of the 'group' and prepared to discuss plans and answer questions much as Langtry did with AMWAIL and AMCHIRP. A timetable aimed at gaining maximum psychological impact from Varona's departure could also be worked out between them if all other factors are favorable. 3. Advise. C/S Comment: *Requested station to query Tony Varona re current plans to come to PBPRIME (U.S.)."

104-10192-10067: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - JMNET/MOVIMIENTO DE RECUPERACION REVOLUCIONARIA CUBAN

06/17/60: Dispatch from COS, San Jose to Chief, WHD: "The four attached clippings give further background information on the Movimiento de Recuperacion Revolucionario Cubana which has already been reported briefly in the references. Elmo R. Langtry."

104-10274-10406: DISPATCH: NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ON MANOLO RAY

09/09/63: Dispatch from COS, San Jose to Chief, WH Division: "1. Attached is a newspaper clipping on Manolo Ray which may be of interest to the Headquarters desk. Elmo R. Langtry."

104-10061-10115: LIST OF NAMES RE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION INVESTIGATION

02/15/78: CIA document: Page 14: ..."Langtry, Elmo R. (REDACTION) (true name)..."

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