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Pseudonym: Pantleone, Dominick I.

Definition:
C/WAVE/PM Glenn J. (Rocky) Farnsworth during 1961-62. Probably also used the pseudonym Eustace Keator, and the alias Jack Peters.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
William Colby describes his relationship with Farnsworth during World War II as someone who was fun to be with. See https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/winter99-00/art5.html In Sons and Brothers, p. 172, Richard Mahoney describes Farnsworth as aligning himself with the most conservative and corrupt elements of Cuban society along with Bill Harvey, Jim O'Connell, Ted Shackley, Howard Hunt, David Phillips and David Morales.
Sources:

104-10427-10012: CONEIN,LUCIEN LONDON OSS PERS. 13

1944: Note that Glenn J. Farnsworth is in the same OSS detachment as Lucien Conein.

180-10145-10158: 180-10145-10158

Jan.-April 1960 chrono of Carlos Hernandez/AMHAZE-2523: "Artime sent for Carlos and Jose? Rodriguez to join him (Artime) in Mexico to work with him on counter revolutional activities against Fidel Castro...Feb. 1960...Carlos acted as bodyguard for Artime...April 1960, Carlos recruited for PM training by ENZEL - Jimmy Smith. In file others who Carlos can be turned over to: Theodore Windecker 'Clarence'; Harold R. Noemayr 'Roger Fox'; Dominick Pantleone 'Peters'; Clarence E. Smeryage 'Tom'; Alton T. Pirnack 'Larry'; Irving Cadick 'Rip'. Carlos aware he was working for the CIA. Received full range of training in clandestine operations, raider and guerrilla operations, maritime operations, and airdrops..."

104-10274-10040: MEMORANDUM FOR: MANUEL RAY/RAUL CHIBAS

9/19/60 memo from C/WH/4/PA Gerard Droller to C/WH/4/PM (Attn: Jack Hawkins), Subject: Manuel Ray/Raul Chibas "Please find attached a list of Ray's requirements for military equipment." The marginalia on top of the page states "Farnsworth". Also see 104-10193-10066: 11/28/60, AMWAIL-5/Manuel Goudie and AMBRONC-1/Col. Eduardo Martin y Elena briefed Keator/Rocky Farnsworth and Enzel/Fravel Brown on TRAV trip (JMTRAV, the infantry training base in Guatemala for the Bay of Pigs). AMBRONC-1 praised Lt. Col. Frank Egan and asked for him to be assigned as permanent advisor to strike force.

104-10274-10003: MEETING WITH AMBRONC-1 AT CRABANAC'S COCONUT GROVE APARTMENT, 21 DECEMBER 1960

12/29/60 memo by Wallace A. Parlett/Gerald Droller about meeting with AMBRONC-1/Colonel Eduardo Martin y Elena at Crabanac's (Howard Hunt's) apartment in Coconut Grove. Parlett was accompanied by Eustace C. Keator aka "Colonel Roderick".

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation, Volume III: Evolution of CIA's Anti-Castro Policies, 1959 - January 1961 Current Section: Part III: Changing Concepts

Re late 1960-early 1961: Jake Esterline's testimony to the Taylor Committee: "I am sure you (Col Jack Hawkins) - or more particularly, members of your staff - will find that we had no approved philosophy of the operation within the Project until well into September (1960). The training program which Rocky Farnsworth conducted in Panama was directed solely towards training an instructor cadre in small unit or 'guerrilla type' operations. This cadre, when it arrived in Guatemala, in addition to working on building the camp with Carl Jenkins, continued to train the first recruits in the same kind of training they had received."

104-10069-10111: LAUREANO BATISTA

5/10/61 office memorandum from Chief, Washington Office to Chief, Contact Division, Attn: Support Branch (Crowley): "(Laureano Batista) wanted to talk to someone from the Agency...a man in his early thirties, has been residing in Miami, Florida for approximately a year. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Movement. In December, 1960, he and other members of the Revolutionary Democratic Front in Miami began to engage in independent operations in support of anti-Castro forces in Cuba, i.e. the shipment of weapons, explosives, etc. to the anti-Castro forces in the Escambray. He claims that his group carried out several successful operations, with, of course the support of CIA. He named as his CIA contact man one Mr. Peters, and said that he had met, though did not work directly with, Colonel Roderick. Another point of CIA contact was a Mr. Frank. After the unsuccessful invasion attempt, and the ensuing unfavorable publicity, Batista was unable to contact either Colonel Roderick or Mr. Peters.

104-10193-10168: MEMO: AMBRONC-5 AND AMJAVA-4 CONTACT REPORTS

Circa 8/10/61 memo by Dominick I. Pantelone re meeting among Pantelone, Clarence Smeryage (Tom Clines), AMBRONC-5/Juan Manuel Guillot Castellanos and AMJAVA-4/Rafael Quintero. AMBRONC-5 is described as the deputy of AMCOAX-1/Jose Pujals Mederos. Pantleone doesn't believe that Rafael Quintero has leadership qualities. Pantleone told AMJAVA-4 that poor security of MRR resulted in bad publicity, marginal ops, and many arrests. Must be resolved.

104-10231-10255: PM CONTACT WITH THE CONSTITUTIONAL THESIS (GARCERAN)

1/11/62 memo by Chief, PM Glenn J. Farnsworth to Chief of Operations: "Listed below are those personnel and organizations PM maintains contact with: a. Orlando Bosch and Evilio Duque of the Movimiento Insurreccional Revolucionario. Thomas G. Clines is the case officer in contact. b. Ignacio Mendoza of the MRP. Thomas G. Clines is the case officer in contact." Also see 104-10231-10418: Clines was the case officer for Cesar Baro/AMYUM-19 of the MRR. Also see 104-10233-10356: Dominick I. Pantleone is identified as "C/PM" of WAVE.

104-10228-10438: CABLE: IN RATHER SURPRISING TURN OF AFFAIRS, SAN ROMAN AND AMBUD-1

3/9/62 cable from JMWAVE to Director: "In rather surprising turn of affairs, San Roman and AMBUD-1/Jose Miro Cardona have had long cordial meeting and San Roman has agreed to work closely with Captain Despaigne/ERLOOP-1 of AMBUD Military Committee. This confirmed to PASSAVOY by AMBUD-1 and to (Dominick) Pantleone by San Ramon." Marginalia identifies Pantleone as Glen "Rocky" Farnsworth, WAVE PM.

104-10233-10100: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL REPORT NO. 257: CUBAN EMPLOYEE AT GUANTANAMO REQUESTS WEAPONS

3/30/62 dispatch from Chief of Station, JMWAVE to Chief, TFW about how C/PW Robert Trouchard/William Kent and C/PM Dominick Pantleone/Rocky Farnsworth at JMWAVE coordinated a weapons deal for Luis Balbuena, who had tried to kill the Castros in 1961.

104-10102-10216: DEBRIEFING ON TRAINING AND DEMOLITIONS GIVEN TO ANTI-CASTRO CUBAN EXILES

1961-1962: Grayston Lynch reminisces: "Moore was C/Ops for the Invasion Task Force - as well as Deputy for PM and C/Ops for JMWAVE at one time." Also see 104-10233-10157, p. 3: There are two memos on 5/15/62 and 5/16/62 for "AL AND ROCKY", almost certainly a reference to COS Al Cox and DCOS Rocky Farnsworth.

David Corn, Blond Ghost

How Farnsworth lost his job in 1962: "Shackley kept a tight rein on the PM squad. He demanded to be informed of all the details of a mission. He ordered the station's cowboys to submit detailed operational plans. Case officers dreaded the time when they had to brief Shackley on a proposed action. Rocky Farnsworth, chief of covert operations, resented the intrusions of Shackley, who had no experience in this field. After a short time of wrangling with Shackley over specifics of various missions, Farnsworth dropped an ultimatum: if you don't quit interfering, I'm out of here. Shackley responded, you're out now. He replaced Farnsworth with Dave Morales, a large, mean-talking veteran of the CIA's coup in Guatemala. Morales was devoutly loyal to Shackley. "He would do anything, even work with the Mafia," Tom Clines recalled. Morales hated communists, and years later bragged to an Agency colleague how he had once in South America parachuted out of an airplane with men he suspected of being communists. Before they all leaped, the story went, Morales sabotaged the parachute packs of the Reds. He had the pleasure of waving good-bye to them, as they plummeted to death. A nearly impossible job for Shackley was counterintelligence (CI). There were hundreds of Castro agents milling about Miami. "The exile community was penetrated to the fullest degree," said Al Tarabochia, an officer in the Dade County sheriffs intelligence unit. Shackley was desperate to improve CI. He introduced tougher psychological and polygraph tests for potential agents. He demanded that the reports of agents be double-checked..."

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