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Pseudonym: Mankunas, Oliver

Definition:
Unknown identity. Oliver J. Mankunas was a Mexico City officer in the early 1970's. Mankunas had responsibility for inside administrative chores and agent handling in the KDFACTOR Project.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10187-10009: CIA FILE (ASSET) PHOTO SURVEILLANCE OP.

09/17/71: Dispatch from COS, Withheld to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division (Info: Chief, Soviet Bloc Division): Subject: KDFACTOR Operational Report, 1 March through 31 August 1971: "OPERATIONS: 1. The KDFACTOR Project continued throughout the past six months to support two visual and photographic surveillance points (KDLITERAL and KDABSINTHE) directed against the MHHARSH (USSR) installation. ADMINISTRATION: 2. Howard T. Bagaus handled the administration of the project until early April 1971 when project responsibility reverted from the Ops Support Section back to the REDTOP (CIA Soviet Division) Section. At that time Timothy H. Archbold assumed the inside administrative chores, and agent meetings were turned over to the outside case officer Bruce H. Fernald who had previously handled the assets. When Archbold departed PCS on 7 June 1971, Oliver J. Mankunas assumed his responsibilities. Mankunas also took over agent meetings when Fernald left on home leave on 25 June and will continue to handle the project assets in the future...(Signed) Oliver J. Mankunas."

104-10187-10009: CIA FILE (ASSET) PHOTO SURVEILLANCE OP.

03/10/72: Dispatch from Acting COS, Withheld to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division (Info: Chief, Soviet Bloc Division): Subject: KDFACTOR Operational Report, 1 September 1971 through 29 February 1972: ..."ADMINISTRATION: 2. Oliver J. Mankunas continued to have responsibility for inside administrative chores and agent handling throughout the period. Bruce H. Fernald, who previously handled the assets, is the alternate case officer and would be available to take over agent meeting responsibilities in the absence of Mankunas...(Signed) Oliver J. Mankunas."

104-10187-10009: CIA FILE (ASSET) PHOTO SURVEILLANCE OP.

08/01/72: Dispatch from Acting COS, Withheld to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division (Info: Chief, Soviet Bloc Division): Subject: KDFACTOR Operational Report, 1 March 1972 through 31 July 1972: ..."ADMINISTRATION: 2. Oliver J. Mankunas continued to have responsibility for inside administrative chores and agent handling throughout the period. Processing of the photo product was accomplished inside the Station...(Signed) Oliver J. Mankunas."

104-10187-10009: CIA FILE (ASSET) PHOTO SURVEILLANCE OP.

01/13/73: Cable to Director (Rostedt Acting): Slugline RYBAT REDLEG KDFACTOR: ..."3. Married couple originally vetted by us and held in reserve for this photo operation (subjects of Ref C) were, as you know, diverted last week to occupy LP for MPCHEEK audio operation. 4. We have not yet asked subject Ref A and wife if they able and willing run photopoint for us, but Oliver J. Mankunas who knows their personal and financial condition believes they would welcome opportunity..."

104-10187-10009: CIA FILE (ASSET) PHOTO SURVEILLANCE OP.

03/06/73: Cable to Director (Rostedt Acting): Slugline RYBAT REDLEG KDALCOVE TECHS: "1. KDALCOVE photo basehouse operational 1 Mar 1973. KDALCOVE-1 and -2 given on site training and briefing 28 Feb by Oliver J. Mankunas and station tech Charles F. Hippen. KDALCOVE-1 took first operational films following day and product was retrieved using KDALCOVE-2 as cutout. Altho early morning photos were excellent quality, heavy buildup of traffic air pollution by mid-morning seriously affected photo definition. Before daybreak 5 Mar, Mankunas and Hippen again returned to photo site to test various filters and speed settings in effort to alleviate problem. Test photos taken with dark orange haze filter showed improvement and produced usable product. We intend to continue experimenting to obtain optimum results. Test photos and installation details will be forwarded by pouch..."

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