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Pseudonym: Reingruber, George

Definition:
Al Cox. CIA documents in November and December of 1961 stated that George H. Reingruber was Chief of Station (COS), JMWAVE.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A CIA document in 1977 stated that Robert Davis was COS, JMWAVE, from October 1961 to February 1962. Both Shackley and Dimmer were cited as former COS, JMWAVE, and neither were mentioned by aliases or pseudonyms. Note that R. K. Davis was C/WH/4 in September 1961: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=52152&search=1994.05.27.15-58-30-160005#relPageId=53&tab=page Reingruber worked closely with Robert K. Trouchard (William M. Kent), in particular towards the end of 1961.
Sources:

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000914732.pdf

11/09/53: Memorandum for the record from Station Chief: Subject: PBSUCCESS. Reference: Memorandum for the Record, This File, 6 November 1953: ..."4. I telephoned Reingruber and (REDACTION) and related to him the requests made by Mr. (REDACTION) Reingruber called me back early in the afternoon and stated he has not been able to get in touch with the right man at the (REDACTION) office but would do so on the morning of 10 November, in compliance with (REDACTION) request." - - - 02/19/54: Memorandum from George H. Reingruber (location withheld) to Lincoln: Subject: CTAL Circular Regarding Plot Against Guatemala. Reference: (REDACTION) 1386 of 1 February 1954: "1. Attached is translation of a circular to the national and foreign press issued by the Confederacion de Trabajadores de America Latina (CTAL) in Mexico accusing the United States of planning armed intervention to overthrow the Arbenz Government in Guatemala. 2. The original circular, which is attached to Headquarters copy, was addressed to Modesto Porto Bustos, local Communist who serves as a drop for CTAL material." https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000913304.pdf

104-10301-10004: OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE BAY OF PIGS OPERATION, VOLUME III

Re 7/19/60 - "86...Memo for George H. Reingruber (P) from J. C. King, 19 Jul 60, sub: Instructions for the Obligation and Expenditure of JMARC Funds. S..." From 12/00/79: CIA document, p. 360.

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation, Volume II: Participation in the Conduct of Foreign Policy Current Section: Appendices

11/17/60: Cable from Director to Guatemala: "1. HQs advises all KUBARK (CIA) ACFT should be returned MADD order afford better physical security flexibility and maintenance provided in Reingruber opinion will not prejudice position (REDACTION). GOG support to be conducted from MADD. 2. For MADD: Request future (REDACTION) reports indicate activity each ACFT engaged in. Example: GOG, TNG, FERRY, etc. 3. For GUAT and MADD: All military detailees and ANG personnel assigned MADD will not repeat not leave perimeter limits MADD until approval obtained HQs." Releasing Officer: Stanley W. Beerli AC/DPD. Coordinating Officer: Mr. Stanulis (Telecon) WH/4.

104-10228-10071: WITHHELD

03/28/61: Cable from JMBELL to Guatemala City (Orig: J. D. Esterline, Unit: C/WH/4): REF: GUAT 1187 (IN 0390)* REINGRUBER FROM PONCHAY: "Please brief (REDACTION) to use same script during breakfast that he used during AMDIP-1 breakfast some weeks ago, i.e., hour is near therefore unity of effort imperative and no political action should be taken by rev council which would reduce effectiveness military organization, which organization at best has tremendous job cut out for it in destruction Castro forces. Also gently but firmly impress on group need for better security practice indicating that leaks only serve enemy. Article para 2 BELL 3398...be cited as example." Releasing Officer: J. C. King, C/WHD. Authenticating Officer: J. D. Esterline, C/WH/4.

104-10180-10228: CABLE- REINGRUBER HAND CARRYING UP TO DATE PHS AMRYE-1 AND.

09/07/61: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline JMZIP KUTUBE SECUR: REF DIR 07952 (OUT 89187)* "Reingruber hand carrying up to date PHS on AMRYE-1 and AMIRE-1. Please expedite ref clearance. C/S Comment: *Requested up to date PHS on AMRYE-1 and AMIRE-1."

104-10267-10102: CABLE: JMWAVE HAS RECEIVED SEVERAL REPORTS FORM RELIABLE LOCL SOURCES THAT CONFIRM DEROGATORY INFORMATION REGARDING JORGE NOBREGAS

11/14/61: Cable from JMWAVE to Director (Orig: Bertrand R. Jobes): Sluglines NO NIACT: JMZIP/PM: "1. JMWAVE has received several reports from reliable local sources that confirm derogatory information regarding Jorge Nobregas. 2. In August WAVE reps asked Leslie Nobregas, captain of Susan Ann to get rid of his brother, Jorge, due to the many reports of his homosexual tendencies. Leslie refused to do this. 3. Reasons listed below now make it evident that JMWAVE must completely sever all operational relationship with the Nobregas brothers and two of Jorge's special friends who are crewmen on Susan Ann. (A) On 1 November entire crew mutinied due to unfair treatment and high-handed favoritism shown toward Jorge clique. (B) Entire crew lacks confidence in Leslie's fortitude and fear a recurrence of proven cases when he has left men on the beach. (C) Crew confirms that he has more than once been forced to accomplish his mission because other crewmen held a pistol to his back. (D) The Goudies say that they will not operate with us if the Nobregas group remains. (E) Crew men on other boats who know the actual situation resent our support of the Nobregas faction. 4. JMWAVE therefore proposes to tell Leslie Nobregas that we have no further need for his services, but are prepared to purchase his boat. 5. It is believed that he paid $15,000 for Susan Ann and would probably agree to sell at this figure since she would be useless to him without our support. 6. A qualified captain is available and the majority of the crew will no doubt remain, being glad to be rid of the Nobregas group. 7. Request authority to purchase for this amount. Advise ASAP." Authenticating Officer: Pantleone. Releasing Officer: George H. Reingruber.

104-10233-10133: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - PASSAVOY REPORTS NO 33 THROUGH 42

11/22/61: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: Originating Officer: Robert K. Trouchard, Office: PW. Releasing Officer: George H. Reingruber, Office Symbol: COS. - - - 11/30/61: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: Originating Officer: Robert K. Trouchard, Office: PW. Coordinating Officer: Stanley R. Zamka, Office Symbol: C/Ops. Releasing Officer: George H. Reingruber, Office Symbol: COS. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=24956&relPageId=2

104-10232-10049: DISPATCH-OPERATIONAL GARCERAN-MIRO AFFAIR

12/01/61: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: "Attached for your information is a report by AMOT-2 which sheds further light on the much-discussed interview between Dr. Miro Cardona and Dr. Garceran." Originating Officer: Robert K. Trouchard, Office: PW. Coordinating Officer: Stanley R. Zamka, Office Symbol: C/Ops. Releasing Officer: George H. Reingruber, Office Symbol: COS.

104-10232-10048: CABLE-TO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL SUPPORT CUBAN UNDERGROUND MIRO REQUESTED MONTHLY FUND AT LEAST 25,000 DOLLARS TO BE DIVIDED ABOUT 16 PERCENT EACH

12/05/61: Cable from JMWAVE to Director (Orig: PW Trouchard): Slugline JMZIP KUCAGE: "1. To provide essential support Cuban underground Miro requests monthly fund at least 25,000 dollars to be divided about 16 per cent each to MRR, MDC, Rescate and 30 Nov, about 8 per cent to Montecristi, 4 per cent each to 20 May, Nino Diaz groups or special needs underground as required. He assures each group must produce evidence that underground elements receive this support to justify continued participation. From administrative budget for Nov and balance from October and with ten per cent salary cut of CRC personnel, and voluntary forfeiture of several salaries a total of 23,000 was obtained and divided among above groups in Nov and exchanged for pesos and transmitted to underground. None available for underground in December budget if propaganda commission salaries absorbed. 2. If administrative budget relieved of providing support to underground Miro says salaries delegation of five in MEXI can be absorbed and believes also salaries propaganda commission paid to date out of PROP funds to Mestre, now completely cut off. Beginning January Miro plans begin eliminations loafers and useless individuals CRC personnel. 3. Request approval soonest 25,000 dollars monthly support underground para one to relieve critical situation in eyes of council president." Authenticating Officer: Robert K. Trouchard. Coordinating Officer: Finan. Releasing Officer: George H. Reingruber.

104-10232-10044: CABLE-AMBUD-1 URGENTLY NEEDS HIS PASSPORT HANDCARRIED HQS BY REINGRUBER 1 DECEMBER

12/13/61: Cable from JMWAVE to Director (Orig: PW Trouchard): Slugline JMZIP KUCAGE SECUR: "AMBUD-1 urgently needs his passport handcarried HQS by Reingruber 1 December." Authenticating Officer: Robert K. Trouchard. Releasing Officer: George H. Reingruber.

104-10233-10110: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - TRANSMITTAL OR PASSAVOY MEMO NO 114

12/27/61: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: "Under separate cover we are forwarding PASSAVOY memo No. 114. This has already been covered by WAVE-0039 and by DIR-31311." Robert K. Trouchard (presumably Authenticating Officer), George H. Reingruber (presumably Releasing Officer). - - - 12/18/61: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: Subject: Transmittal of PASSAVOY memo No. 120, a translation of the Dr. Pedro Martinez Fraga document. Signed at bottom of page by Robert K. Trouchard and George H. Reingruber: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=24939&search=104-10233-10108#relPageId=2&tab=page

104-10106-10013: DRAFT MATERIAL ON ROSELLI INVESTIGATION

04/07/77: CIA document from Phil Fendig to Ed Cohen: Page 4: "3. General Questions:...vii. The Miami Station (JMWAVE) was established in 1961 not 1960. Robert Davis served as COS from October 1961 to February 1962. He is now retired. Theodore Shackley served as COS from April 1962 to June 1965. John Dimmer (retired) served as COS from June 1965 to March 1967..." This would mean that Reingruber/Cox served as both C/WH/4 until the end of September 1961 and COS/JMWAVE from October 1961 to February 1962.

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