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Pseudonym: Masengill, Charles

Definition:
Cal Hicks, who used the pseudonyms of Carl Hitch and Charles F. Masengill, as well as the alias "Frank." and probably "Frank Massengill" and "Clayton Farshtey". Masengill came into contact with Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria, Evelio Duque, Manuel Artime, Ricardo Anibal Morales Navarrete and AMNUBA-1 in the course of his employment in the CIA.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
Frequently worked with Thomas Hewitt, aka Charles Gneiting or "Otto".
Sources:

104-10169-10190: DUQUE CHARACTER

6/15/61 memo on the "Duque character" from "Masengill and Gneiting", and signed by Thomas M. Hewitt (who used Charles Gneiting as one of his pseudonyms): His comments on Duque included: "Most reluctant to show his organization - only five. Says he isolated in Escambray fighting Castro and these staff members must get out to him. They can give us a complete picture of actual strength of LCAC...No formal military training. Knows little about modern weapons beyond M-1, M-3, 30 Cal LMG, nothing about explosives, artillery, or more complex military equipment..."

104-10243-10104: CABLE: TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS PASSED AMBANG-4 EVENING 26 JUNE BY FRANK H. MASSENGILL

6/28/61 cable from JMWAVE to Director: Two thousand dollars passed (to) AMBANG-4/Eugenio Cisneros evening 26 June by Frank H. Massengill. AMBANG-4 advised by (case officer) this only amount for which we have approval and told not expect additional funds. AMBANG-4 said needed more money and mentioned amount ten thousand dollars. Commented would get approval from "White House". AMBANG-4 signed receipt but when asked (to) account for disbursment of funds said (I was) MRP, not FRD, which known (to) have submitted fraudulent accountings to (CIA). AMBANG-4 added MRP wanted no evidence to show MRP was financed by other sources, e.g., (CIA)...In view (of) above WAVE suggests MRP White House contact be advised AMBANG-4 refused (to) account (for) funds."

104-10262-10232: CONTACT REPORT:DUQUE,GNEITING,MASENGILL,GARCIA

7/3/61 contact report, participants Duque, Masengill, Gneiting, (Marcelino) Garcia: "Escambray of 3 July 1961: Interesting report but give me names, numbers, details of organization, etc...if they want our support they are going to have to give us full details of their organization or we can't go on to help them..." See https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=110498&search=goudie#relPageId=2&tab=page -this memo refers to a meeting with Mr. Otto and Mr. Carl on 7/6/61 - this is a reference to Gneiting and Masengill, also known as Thomas Hewitt and Cal Hicks.

104-10262-10058: DISPATCH: CONTACT REPORTS-EVELIO DUQUE'MIYAR, DR. BOSCH AND DR. LAGE

9/20/61 Contact report between Mr. Dimitry and Duque, Bosch, and Lage, 9/18/61. These three gentlemen met with Iden A - identified on final page as Thomas Parrott...The assistant to Iden B - General Taylor... at our request - Iden C - Tracy Barnes - it sure looks like Barnes is referring to himself as James Pekich - or is it a typo? Earlier that day, Parrott has a conversation with Duque, Bosch and Lage, saying that "everyone in Miami talks about seeing General Taylor"!

104-10172-10186: PRQ PART II DATA ON AMDENIM/1

03/15/62, CIA document: Page 5: ..."Subject knows following by alias: Domenic I. Pantleone; Norman D. Kiggins; Charles Masengill; Charles V. Gneiting; Bertrand R. Jobes and a former C/WH/4/PM. He has met the KUBARK (CIA) I.G."

104-10169-10425: MEMORANDUM: EVELIO DUQUE

08/15/62, Memorandum from Chief, PM to Chief, PW: ..."2. Evelio came to U.S. in June 1961. At this time he was met and interviewed by Charles V. Gneiting and Charles F. Masengill...

104-10241-10087: DISPATCH: TYPIC/OPERATIONAL/AMWORLD/AMBIDDY-1 ORIENTATION PROGRAM

01/09/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Pages 4-5: "ORIENTATION PROGRAM: Program Period: 6-18 January 1964. Total Hours: 83: "PERIOD:...7 January: 1300-1800. SUBJECT: Nature and Elements of Clandestine Activities. INSTRUCTOR: Masengill. INTERPRETER: None. PERIOD: 8 January: 0900-1400. SUBJECT: Security (Personal, Physical, Organizational and Operational), Cover. INSTRUCTOR: Masengill. INTERPRETER: None...PERIOD: 9 January: 0900-1200. SUBJECT: Compartmentation and Clandestine Communications. INSTRUCTOR: Masengill. INTERPRETER: None. 1300-1500. SUBJECT: Organization of Basic Net for Clandestine Activity. INSTRUCTOR: Masengill. INTERPRETER: None..."

104-10163-10041: ARTIME BUESA, MANUAL (VOL XII).

03/24/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Subject: TYPIC/AMWORLD/Operational/Evaluation of AMBIDDY-1's Training During Period 6 to 18 January 1964: Page 2: ..."In the course of this training, AMBIDDY-1 expressed a particular interest in the subjects of security, cover and compartmentation. Charles F. Masengill was the primary instructor for this bloc of training, and he reports that AMBIDDY-1 was a keen student who appreciated the opportunity to learn as much as possible about clandestine operations. Masengill believes that AMBIDDY-1 at the completion of his training was probably weakest on the topic of how to report intelligence information..."

104-10177-10248: PERSONAL RECORD QUESTIONNAIRE PART II - OPS INFORMATION

04/27/64, AMDESK-1 (Ricardo Anibal Morales Navarrete) PRQ Part II: ..."3. "3. List other case officers who have handled Subject or whom he knows or has known. Give names by which they have been known: Clarence E. Smeryage, known as Glen; Kenneth R. Sakovich, known as Pat; Charles F. Masengill, known as Frank; Alton T. Pirnack, known as Larry."

104-10234-10162: DISPATCH: TYPIC/OPERATIONAL/AMLILACs/TERMINATION OF AMNUBA-1

09/17/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Page 4 (Page 2 of Damage Report): "CIA Personnel Exposed:...Charles F. Masengill Known as: Frank..."

104-10247-10238: INFO ON AMICE 14

04/20/62, CIA document: Subject: AMICE-14: Page 5: ..."Harold R. Noemayr as 'Roger Fox', Farshtey as 'Frank.'"

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