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Pseudonym: Marchman, Walter

Definition:
Walter G. Marchman was a pseudonym for Robert Florstedt, Mexico City officer in the late 1950's.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
An ARRB document in May of 1995 stated that Robert Florstedt, CIA, had the pseudonym of Walter G. Marchman.

A cable from Mexico City on December 23, 1958, with the slug AMUTTER, stated that "operational considerations Noemayr's (Ross Crozier) agents MEXI require outside case officer thoroughly acquainted local situation. Suggest Postany or Marchman TDY."
Sources:

104-10215-10096: FILE ON ROSS L. CROZIER.

07/09/58: Air dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WHD: Subject: General - Administrative. Specific - Contract Amendment - Harold R. Noemayr: Signed by Willard C. Curtis (Winston Scott). On page 114, Curtis signed the amendment itself, and Noemayr (Ross Crozier) signed in "Accepted", while Walter G. Marchman signed in "Witness."

104-10215-10096: FILE ON ROSS L. CROZIER.

12/23/58: Cable from Mexico City to Director (Action: WH 5 (Mr. Reynolds, WH DIV, notified at 1725 23 Dec): AMUTTER: REF: DIR 05525 (IN 56079)* "1. Noemayr (Ross Crozier) willing accept assignment provided: A. Wife be informed. B. Suitable temporary replacement sent MEXI. 2. Station concurs Noemayr's opinion. Operational considerations Noemayr's agents MEXI require outside case officer thoroughly acquainted local situation. Suggest Postany or Marchman TDY. 3. Request cable reply soonest. CS Comment: *Consideration being given Noemayr return Fidel Castro area. Duration and nature mission same as Noemayr's trip last March. Queried whether MEXI could release him for approx six weeks beginning early Jan." - - - 2022 release, page 102: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2022/104-10215-10096.pdf

104-10335-10001: ARRB REQUEST - CIA-2: BACKGROUND QUESTIONS ON THE COLLECTION

05/30/95: ARRB document: Page 6: "ARRB request for the Historical Review Group, Central Intelligence Agency, May 30, 1995: Please provide us with information on the following:...Robert Florstedt (CIA) (note: sixth name on list)..." - - - Page 9: ..."IDENTITIES...6. Walter G. Marchman (P)..." - - - 2022 release, page 6: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2022/104-10335-10001.pdf

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald

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