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Pseudonym: Manson, Paul J.

Definition:
Al Cox, Chief of Base at JMASH (later JMWAVE) from 1960-1962. Used a number of different pseudonyms and aliases, including Robert Reynolds, Robert Rogers, Robert Davis, Robert Vincent, and Eric D. Rodick,
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10261-10017: MEMO: MEETING WITH DR MANUEL ANTONIO VARONA ON 5 MAY IN NEW YORK CITY

5/6/60 memo by DC/WH/4 Robert Reynolds (before he became Chief of Base in the autumn of 1960), who used the alias Robert Rogers when speaking with Tony Varona.

104-10240-10164: MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD:CONVERSATION WITH AMWAIL AND PAUL J. MANSON, 27 OCTOBER 1960

10/28/60 memo signed by "Paul J. Manson, Chief, JMASH" about his meeting the previous day with AMWAIL/Justo Carrillo, Montecristi leader. "Manson did not mention the recently arranged close coordination between Zamka and AMWAIL-3/Joaquin Sanjenis on (Intelligence and Information) activities..."

104-10106-10013: DRAFT MATERIAL ON ROSELLI INVESTIGATION

Circa October 1960, and Cox as Chief of Base at that time: 'The Miami Station was established in 1961 not 1960. Robert K. Davis served from October 1961 to February 1962. He is now retired." (Memo from Phil Fendig to Ed Cohen, 4/7/77) Since the author did not realize that JMASH was the predecessor to JMWAVE in 1960, it seems fair to assume that he got the year wrong and "Davis/Cox" became Chief of Base in October 1960.

180-10142-10305: [No Title]

12/13/60: This Tony Varona chronology states that on or about this date Manson attended a meeting using the name Robert Vincent.

104-10168-10193: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF VARONA'S OB

12/16/60 dispatch from Chief of JMWAVE to Chief, WHD, attn; Droller, subject: Varona's OB (order of battle?): "Attached for information only is list of claimed personnel of RESCATE." Signed by Dominick Pantleone for Eustace C. Keator and by Paul Manson.

INSPECTOR GENERAL'S SURVEY OF THE CUBAN OPERATION AND ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS, VOL II Current Section: Annex A

At time of Bay of Pigs - April 1961 - "Robert Reynolds...COB Miami Base...Serving first as DC/Cuban Task Force he was later transferred to Miami Base as Chief of Base. Mr. Reynolds possesses fluent Spanish ability." To see that Chief of Base Robert Reynolds' true name is Al Cox, see John Newman, Where Angels Tread Lightly, Appendix Six.

104-10165-10344: DISPATCH WITH ATTACHED NEW PAPER CLIP ON CONTE AGUERO

4/27/61 memo signed by Oliver Corbuston/William Kent and sent from Chief of Bash, JMASH to C/WHD; the chief of base line is signed by Paul Manson.

104-10260-10210: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - MEETING OF CUBANS IN BAYFRONT PARK, MIAMI

5/15/61 memo appears to identify Zamka as Chief of Base, JMWAVE - but see 104-10171-10319, p. 2 for Paul Manson's signature - the 5/15/61 memo is actually signed by Chief of Base Paul Manson - this memo describes AMOT-2/Jose Samjenis' description of a 5/6/61 meeting in Bayfront Park, Miami, attacking any North Americans who had anything to do with the Bay of Pigs affair. The organizers includes Manolo Alonso, Carlos Garcia, Pedro Luis Diaz Lanz, and Jose A. Rodriguez Navarro. Also see 104-10260-10212, p. 3: On 5/3/61, Conrad F. Weifenbach signed on the signature line for a memo from the Chief of Base, but again, the signature next to "Chief of Base" looks like the Manson signature described above.

104-10274-10129 DISPATCH: ANTI-KUBARK CHARGES MRP LEADER MANUEL (MANOLO) RAY

The 7/17/61 Miami News quoted Manuel Ray charging that "the CIA was behind the recent decision of the MRP national executive in Cuba to dismiss him as general coordinator." The next day, Manson wrote HQ: "The charges made by RAY have no basis in fact insofar as the personnel at JMWAVE who have any contact with him and other members of his organization are concerned. Should Headquarters be in a position to offer an explanation for these accusations against (CIA) it would be quite helpful for these case officers who have the responsibility for maintaining contact with the MRP. Please advise."

104-10233-10356: DISPATCH: AMBUD/PM/OPERATIONAL TRANSMITTAL OF MEMORANDA #152 AND #153

1/23/62 dispatch from Chief of Station, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: Eric D. Rodick is identified in this memo as COS/WAVE, along with C/PM Dominick I. Pantleone/Rocky Farnsworth.

Contributors:
John Newman • Bill Simpich

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