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Pseudonym: Pirnack, Alton

Definition:
Unknown identity. Alton T. Pirnack used the alias "Larry" over a fairly long period of time. By November 1961, Pirnack was acquainted with AMHAZE-2523 (Carlos Hernandez).
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
In January 1964, Alton Pirnack was an instructor at a AMWORLD Orientation Program, and Manuel Artime Buesa was in attendance. In addition, according to a dispatch in January 1964, Pirnack was one of the JMWAVE officers exposed to AMTRUNK-13. Pirnack was also one of the case officers known to Ricardo Morales Navarrete (AMDESK-1). Furthermore, a dispatch in April 1964, listed Pirnack in a Damage Report on Operation Zorro. Also, in January 1968, Alton T. Pirnack was listed as one of the JMWAVE officials exposed to AMHINT-56 (Juan Francisco Blanco Fernandez).
Sources:

104-10193-10175: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF AMOT-6 REPORT DATED 13 SEPTEMBER 1961

10/17/61, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: Pages 7-10: CONTACT REPORT from Alton T. Pirnack: PARTICIPANTS: Smeryage, Pirnack, and Lazaro: DATE: 17 October 1961: SUBJECT: Lazaro Debriefing (Carlos Bandin, National Coordinator of the MRR): REFERENCE: WAVE 8632 dated 19 October 1961

104-10172-10114: HERNANDEZ SANCHEZ, CARLOS EDUARDO.

11/01/61, CIA document: PRQ Part II: Cryptonym: AMHAZE-2523 (Carlos Eduardo Hernandez Sanchez):..."3. List other case officers who have handled Subject or whom he knows or has known. Give names by which they have been known: Enzel as 'Jimmy Smith'; Theodore Windecker as 'Clarence'; Harold R. Noemayr as 'Roger Fox'; Dominique Pantleon as 'Peters'; Clarence E. Smeryage as 'Tom'; Alton T. Pirnack as 'Larry'; Irving Cadick as 'Rip'..."

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: 8 January:..1700-2200: SUBJECT: The Infiltration Team Principles and Concepts, Organization of a Resistance Net: INSTRUCTOR: Pirnack...PERIOD: 10 January: 0900-1200. SUBJECT: Caching and Sabotage Techniques. INSTRUCTOR: Pirnack. 1300-1500. SUBJECT: PM Techniques, Reconnaissance, Raid and Ambush. INSTRUCTOR: Pirnack... PERIOD: 14 January: 1300-1800. SUBJECT: Weapons Familiarization and Range Firing. INSTRUCTOR: Pirnack..."

104-10216-10148: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF OPERATIONAL PLAN FOR AMTRUNK VII

01/22/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 9: DAMAGE REPORT:..."C. CIA Personnel Exposed to AMTRUNK-13:...Alton T. Pirnack as 'Larry'..."

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: ..."c. Resistance Activity and Guerrilla Warfare: AMBIDDY-1 received training on the principles and concepts inherent in organizing an infiltration team. In addition, he was trained relative to the principles of organizing a resistance net. Additionally, he was trained in caching, demolition and sabotage techniques. AMBIDDY-1 also received instruction in the principles and concepts of guerrilla warfare. AMBIDDY-1 was also given an opportunity to familiarize himself, through actual range firing, with those weapons which are normally used by anti-AMTHUG-1 forces. Alton T. Pirnack was the principal instructor for this bloc of training. Pirnack reports that AMBIDDY-1 was responsive to the subject material which was presented to him...."

104-10234-10312: DISPATCH: OPERATION ZORRO

04/23/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 8-9: ..."B. DAMAGE REPORT:..3)...Alton P. Pirnack as Larry..."

104-10103-10110: DISPATCH: ACTIVITIES OF JORGE VOLSKY

08/24/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Page 25: ..."b. The following CIA staff employees were in contact with AMICE-27 and are therefore considered known to Volsky:...Alton T. Pirnack as Larry (Training Instructor)..."

104-10247-10060: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL POSSIBLE UTILIZATION OF AMICE-14 IN STUDENT ACTIVITIES.

09/18/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Various COS (Santiago, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Caracas): Page 9: Memorandum from Chief, Training Branch, JMWAVE to Chief, PM Branch, JMWAVE on 06/18/64: Subject: Training Evaluation Report on AMTRUNK Team: "I. During the period 20 May through 5 June 1964, the AMTRUNK Team was given training by Alton T. Pirnack and John K. Tartarillo at Safesites #211, #216, and #116 in the following PM Subjects:..." Training included Map Reading, Caching, Weapons.

104-10215-10145: DISPATCH: TERMINATION OF AMHINT-56

01/26/68, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH Division: Page 5 (Page 2 of Damage Report): "WOFIRM Personnel Exposed:...Alton T. Pirnack/Larry

180-10143-10345: HSCA DOCUMENT

07/21/78, File Review - Ricardo Morales Navarette by Betsy Palmer: Page 2: ...."9. PRQ - Part II: 27 April 1964:...Case Officers known to Morales: Clarence E. Smeryage - Glen; Kenneth R. Sakovich - Pat; Charles F. Masengill - Frank; Anton T. Pirnack - Larry..."

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