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Pseudonym: Pellen, Glenna

Definition:
Unknown identity. Glenna H. Pellen originated a cable on November 25, 1963, on Silvia Duran. LICOOKY-1 (Viola June Cobb) and LITAMIL-9 (Luis Alberu Souto) were also mentioned in this cable.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Pellen also appeared in GPFLOOR (Lee Harvey Oswald post-assassination designation) documents in 1964 that mentioned Silvia Duran. Furthermore, the ARRB requested more information on Glenna H. Pellen, and others, in June of 1995.
Sources:

104-10100-10111: CABLE RE SHIPMENT OF HHE

10/02/63: Cable from Director to Mexico City (Orig: Withheld, Unit: WH/Logistics): REF: MEXI 6225 (IN 24598)* "Plan ship Michnoff HHE with HHE of Glenna H. Pellen who is under nominal ODACID (U.S. State Department) cover with ETD 31 October. WH/Comment: *Asked if Michnoff's HHE could be shipped by KUBARK (CIA) flight." Releasing Officer: William (Unintelligible), Chief, WH Support. Coordinating Officer: (Signature), C/WH/3. Authenticating Officer: Withheld, Acting Chief, WH LOGISTICS. (The original cable has a better print of the Authenticating Officer part): https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=45023&search=104-10528-10084#relPageId=2&tab=page

104-10092-10359: CABLE RE ARRIVAL PLANS

10/09/63: Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline LIMOTOR LOG: REF: DIR 72959: "1. Since Glenna H. Pellen HHE will probably not arrive Mexico City prior 1 Dec. 63 and in interest Michnoff morale, advise possibility air freight one piece of Michnoff HHE containing clothing. Piece in question is black wooden army footlocker. Can send as personal effects Mr. Harry Chandler. 2. Again request possibility/feasibility using KUBARK (CIA) flights."

104-10528-10446: CABLE-GLENNA H. PELLEN ARRIVING PCS 31 OCTOBER VIA EASTERN FLIGHT 305

10/23/63: Cable from Director to Mexico City (Orig: Withheld, Unit: WH Personnel): REF: HMMS-3146: "Glenna H. Pellen arriving PCS 31 October via Eastern Flight 305. Meet and accommodate. WH Comment: Ref RYBAT." Releasing Officer: (Signature), C/WH/SUPPORT. Coordinating Officer: Reichhardt, C/WH/3. Authenticating Officer: (Signature), C/WH/PERSONNEL.

104-10263-10181: CABLE: SYLVIA DURAN, MEXICAN CITIZEN, FORMER DIRECTOR MEXICAN-CUBAN INSTITUTE CULTURAL RELATIONS, EMPLOYED BY CUBAN CONSULATE JULY '63.

11/25/63: Cable from Mexico to Director (Orig: G. H. Pellen): REF: DIR 84926 (IN 6706): "1. Sylvia Duran aka Sylvia de Tirado, Mexican citizen, was employed by Cuban Consulate office MEXI as temporary replacement Maricarmen Olivarri upon latter's death July 63. Duran was director Mexican-Cuban institute cultural relations (IMCRC) until early Jan 63 when pressured by Teresa Proenza to resign. (See MEXI 3035, 9 Jan 63). 2. Before July 63, per LIENVOY, Duran had sporadic contact Cuban Embassy, mainly with Proenza re IMCRC matters. Fall 62 had affair with Carlos Lechuga . (See MEXI 2701, 26 Nov 62 and HMMA-20648, 4 Feb 63). In June 62 LICOOKY-1 (Viola June Cobb) reported that Jose Revueltas said Duran strongly drawn to his Liga Leninista Espartaco, local dissident communist group. 3. See also HMMA-18284, 8 Dec 61 (LAURICLE) which station cannot confirm, and HMMT-3106, 28 Sep 62 which station cannot evaluate. 4. Re para two ref: Station queried LITAMIL-9 (Luis Alberu Souto) this point night 23 Nov and he disclaimed any knowledge Oswald visits. He has been instructed report any new facts or significant reaction his associates."

104-10195-10175: DISPATCH: GPFLOOR: COPIES OF SILVIA DURAN SIGNATURE

09/08/64: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: "Transmitted herewith are two photographic samples of Silvia Duran's signature, in accordance with referenced cables. Willard C. Curtis." Name of Glenna H. Pellen, hqm is down at the bottom of the dispatch.

104-10067-10393: REPORT OF DURAN CONVERSATION WITH PEREYRA OF CUBAN EMBASSY

10/05/64: Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline RYBAT GPFLOOR: "Per LIENVOY 30 Sep Silvia Duran informed Raul Pereyra of Cuban Embassy that she had been on an excursion with some students to Isla Mujeres and Merida. Pereyra who recently returned from Cuba said Eusebio Azcue sent greetings to Silvia." From left to right at the bottom of the cable are G. H. Pellen, M. C. Choaden (David A. Phillips), W. C. Curtis (Winston M. Scott).

104-10335-10003: ARRB REQUEST - CIA-4: NAMES, PSEUDONYMS AND CRYPTONYMS

06/20/95: ARRB letter from David G. Marwell, Executive Director to John Pereira, Director, Historical Review Group, CIA: Page 2: "Please provide us with information on the following: (Documents numbers have been provided to assist you in this effort): 104-10007-10152: Glenna H. Pellen..." - - - Page 3: ..."JFK26:F8 1993.07.19.10:49:35:310600: O. H. Pellen."

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