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Pseudonym: Mazutis, Donald

Definition:
Donald F. Mazutis was an alias used by Mike Kelley. Mickey Kelly was probably an alias used by George Michael Kappes (Mickey Kappes).
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
A cable in June of 1963 on the imminent Operation Tilt mentioned that Donald F. Mazutis (alias Mike Kelley) would be on board the yacht of millionaire William Pawley, along with CIA colleague Marvin A. Laurenkus (alias Alan Barton). The captain of the yacht would be Luis Paez Guerra at the beginning of the operation. Moreover, a cable in August of 1965 stated that Mazutis was in contact with SECAROB-1, who was described as a "ex-Katanga mercenary." https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=157903#relPageId=102&tab=page
Sources:

104-10312-10361: CABLE: OP INVOLVING SOVIET DEFECTORS WHICH MR. WILLIAM PAWLEY HAS DISCUSSED

Based on the undated list of four names above, all of the names on that list appear to be aliases. "Pawley 65 foot yacht Flying Tiger will depart Miami 1800 hours 5 June. Aboard yacht will be Pawley's captain Luis Paez Guerra who Cuban national but long time trusted employee. (CIA) will have Donald F. Mazutis alias Mike Kelley (note: true name Mickey Kappes) and Marvin A. Laurenkus alias Alan Barton (note: true name Rudy Enders) on board Pawley yacht. This yacht due arrive Hogsty reef 0600 hours 8 June. Yacht will anchor reef area...(CIA PBY - PBY is an abbreviation for 'US Navy medium to heavy twin amphibious aircraft - used for maritime patrol, water bomber, and search and rescue') under dry lease to Pawley will arrive Hogsty Reef 0630 hours 8 June and land in protected area Hogsty Reef. (Aircraft) will contain Pawley, Martino, Spencer from LIFE, Irving G. Cadick alias William Rutherford, Oliver Fortson alias Maximo de Cordoba and eight Cubans. Party will be transferred by RB-12 from (aircraft) to Pawley yacht. Entire party will board Pawley yacht, take Cuban craft in tow, and head for launch point. (Aircraft) leaves area. Pawley yacht, surveilled by LEDA radar...goes from reef to launch point which 25 miles off Cuba in commercial sea lanes...Here Cubans loaded into their craft. Once they in their craft they passed ammo in boxes and while being covered by arms on Pawley yacht Cubans are then cut loose at 2200 hours 8 June for trip to Cuba. Cubans on mission will be Ernesto Duenas (201-298397), Eduardo Perez/AMDENIM-11 (201-294665), Rene Lamoru...Dennis Rigal....Luis Cantin...Rolando Rodriguez...Tomas Vaguero...Francisco Hernandez. Once Cubans hit Cuba they go exfil point pick up Sovs...once pickup (with Cuban craft)...(aircraft will) bring Sovs, Cubans, Pawley, Martino, Life rep, Cadick and Fortson back to Miami. Fortson will then debrief Sovs in Russian to extent possible once they on Pawley yacht and (aircraft)...if no show 10 June op aborts."

104-10229-10171: DISPATCH: EXPIRATION OF MOC'S (CONTRACTS)

02/20/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: ..."Contract extensions or requests for extensions of reference contracts were made as follows: ...Mazutis, Donald F.: UFGT-7609..."

104-10182-10073: CIA FILE ON WICKES, JAMES ALASTAIR.

Circa 1965: Cable from Withheld to Director (Info: LEOP): Slugline SECAROB: ..."3. SECAROB-1 then expressed his satisfaction privately to Mazutis."

104-10182-10073: CIA FILE ON WICKES, JAMES ALASTAIR.

08/27/65: Cable from Withheld to Director (Info: LEOP): Slugline SECAROB: REF DIR 38395: "1. Ref message passed to SECAROB-1 (S1) by Mazutis at 1100Z, 27 August. S1 agreeable wait and take no final action until Guthman returns. 2. Major Wicks due (REDACTION) 1400Z, 27 August with report his LEOP mission concerning pay QOSOLVE (as RCVD). S1 intends report this word to troops immediately thereafter. Will advise immediate S1 and troop reaction."

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