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Pseudonym: Sealy, Robert

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Definition:
Robert Ruben Sealy was the Technical Services Division (TSD) alias birth certificate for Norman C. Imler.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A memo from Erich W. Isenstead on November 2, 1973, on Howard Hunt, contained a numbered list of true names, along with a corresponding TSD alias birth certificate list. Most of the alias birth certificates were issued in connection with the Bay of Pigs operation. Norman C. Imler was number 137 and his alias of Robert Ruben Sealy was number 137.

Commander Norman Imler was part of the preparations for the Bay of Pigs invasion in April of 1961. In addition, he originated two cables from BELL in late April and June, 1961. He was a member of WH/4/PM. Robert B. Moore became chief of this unit sometime between the dates just mentioned above.

Also included were Donald Heath/alias Charles Andrew Faron (number 49), David S. Morales/alias Diego S. Miranda (number 108), Robert B. Moore/alias Henry Franklin Polacek (number 118), and William K. Harvey/alias William Walker (number 161).
Sources:

104-10162-10235: INDIVIDUALS IN MEXICO CAN BE BROUGHT IN.

06/01/60: Cable from Director to JMASH (Orig: N. Imler, WH/4/PM): JMNET: PASS TO JENKINS: "1. AMBIDDY (Manuel Artime Buesa) individuals in Mexico can be brought in our auspices and responsibility. 2. HQs plans use these individuals phase 2 third country. Do you concur? 3. HQs desires use bus for transportation to Miami. Need date, time and place of proposed U.S. entry for coordination I&N. Allow one week lead time between notification HQs and entry." Releasing Officer: E. Sparks, C/WH/4.

OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE BAY OF PIGS OPERATION, VOLUME III

..."In that same period (note: late August/September 1960) Lt. Col. Frank Egan and Commander Norman Imler of the WH/4 staff reported they asked the Maritime Branch to draft a memo to the DDP giving information on the foreign cargo vessels that would be required for troop transport, including their ownership, their costs, and on the methods of their acquisition..."

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation, Volume I: Air Operations, March 1960 - April 1961

..."41a. (MR from Stanley W. Beerli or George Gaines, Jr.) n.d., sub: Meeting with Col. Egan, Col. J. F. Mallard (USMC), (Cmdr. Norman) Imler, and (Sidney) Stembridge. (Job 73-767, Box 1, JMG MR's)..."

104-10172-10054: CABLE PAYMENT REF BILLS NOT AUTHORIZED.

04/25/61: Cable from BELL to JMWAVE (Orig: N. Imler, WH/4/PM): Slugline JMZIP ADMIN: REF: WAVE-5832 (IN-0236): "Payment ref bills not authorized. WH Comment: Asked if $6,674.40 for catamaran and $3,356.45 for radar ordered for Tejana by Cuban crew members was authorized for reimbursement by WAVE. Non-payment could result in legal action against Tejana." Releasing Officer: R. Drain for J. D. Esterline, C/WH/4. Coordinating Officers: WH/4/Security: (Signature). WH/4/Finance: (Initials). Authenticating Officer: R. B. Moore for J. Hawkins, C/WH/4/PM.

104-10172-10047: CABLE APPROVE REF A ON BASIS AGREEMENT OBTAINED AS GENERALLY OUTLINE IN PARA 2 REF B.

06/13/61: Cable from BELL to JMWAVE (Orig: N. Imler, WH/4/PM): "Approve Ref A on basis agreement obtained as generally outlined para 2 Ref B. WH Comment: *Requested authority to reimburse AMDENIM-1 (Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria) $5,370.76 for Tejana engine and travel to New Orleans. **Recommended understanding be formalized with AMDENIM-1 prior any further payments on Tejana." Releasing Officer: R. W. Herbert for J. C. King, C/WHD. Coordinating Officers: C/WH/4/PM: R. B. Moore. WH/4/Security: (Signature). WH/4/Finance: (Initials). C/WH/OPS: (Initials). Authenticating Officer: (Signature) for R. K. Davis, C/WH/4.

https://documents3.theblackvault.com/documents/jfkfiles/jfk2022/104-10172-10184.pdf

08/16/61: Cable from Director to JMWAVE, JMBAR (Orig: N. Imler/W. Kuzmuk, WH/4/PM/AM): JMZIP: REF BARR 0110 (IN 12942): "1. Ref refers to telecon made by Mr. Imler in attempt reaffirm to AMDENIM-1 (Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria) he could not use PBPRIME (U.S.) crew member on proposed operation. 2. Number provided by A-1 and Mr. Imler did not know number called was BARR number. However nature of call was not indicated. 3. Request BARR advise HQs by dispatch how A-4 (Larry Laborde) a non KUBARKER (CIA) permitted access to BARR office. WH Comment: Requested WAVE or HQs identify one Norm Seeley who called BARR and asked for AMDENIM-1." Releasing Officer: Raford W. Herbert, AC/WHD. Coordinating Officers: WH/4/PM: Mr. Kuzmuk (in draft). WH/4/Security: Mr. Mullane (in draft). Authenticating Officer: R. K. Davis, C/WH/4.

104-10172-10181: CABLE CONCUR URGENCY EXFILTRATE AMBLESS-1.

10/04/61: Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Orig: N. Imler, WH/4/PM): JMZIP: REF: WAVE 8270 (IN 39616): "Concur urgency exfil AMBLESS-1 (Alberto del Junco Mesa). Unable assess plan until details proposed reception, however, HQS desires use of Tejana not be planned. WH Comment: Plan to exfiltrate AMBLESS-1 due surfacing in Revolucion article 27 Sept. AMDENIM-1 (Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria) and AMBLESS-3 (Violeta del Junco Mesa) attempting arrange reception. WAVE will forward plans as soon as received." Releasing Officer: Raford W. Herbert, AC/WHD. Authenticating Officer: Robert E. Whedbee, AC/WH/4.

https://documents3.theblackvault.com/documents/jfkfiles/jfk2022/104-10105-10290%5bc06932214%5d.pdf

11/02/73: Memo from Erich W. Isenstead, Chief, Cover & Commercial Staff to Acting General Counsel: Subject: Mr. E. Howard Hunt - Alias Birth Documentation: ..."3. Later in the afternoon of 30 October 1973 Mr. Franklin came to my office with a number of documents. They consisted of a form memorandum signed by me which was addressed to Mr. Hunt dated 29 June 1970 (Tab B), a list of names numbering from 1 through 154, representing true names (Tab C), and a second listing similarly numbered, representing aliases (Tab D). Number 63 on the true name list reads E. Howard Hunt and on the alias list, Edward Joseph Hamilton. Mr. Franklin explained - which I had forgotten - that we had obtained from TSD this list of outstanding alias birth certificates issued by TSD in an attempt to recall - if possible - as many of these documents, or to determine what had happened to them. (Most of these alias birth certificates were issued in connection with the Bay of Pigs operation)..."

Partial of 104-10105-10290

"TRUE NAME...137. IMLER, Norman C. ..." - - - Page 4: "ALIAS...137. SEALY, Robert Rubin..."

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