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Pseudonym: Sharp, Clarinda E.

Definition:
Viola June Cobb. Clarinda E. Sharp was an alias used by and for Viola June Cobb. Cobb also used the pseudonym Joyce H. Pineinch.
Category:
alias
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A document in September of 1962 stated that Cobb used the "alias Clarinda E. Sharp for correspondence with Guatemalan friends and Fair Play for Cuba Committee."
Sources:

NOTE: TUESDAY TELEPHONE WILL BE INSTALLED IN MY ROOM. UNDER NAME CLARINDA E. SHARP

11/12/Year unknown: CIA document: "Tuesday a telephone will be installed in my room, under name Clarinda E. Sharp (my grandmother's name, as you may know)..."

104-10175-10117: FORM: REQ FOR APPROVAL OR INVESTIGATIVE ACTION/VIOLA JUNE COBB

09/5/62: Request for Approval or Investigative Action, by S. Prosser (WH/3/Mexico): "Subject: Viola June Cobb; LICOOKY-1 (C) formerly AMUPAS-1, Clarinda E. Sharp (alias), Joyce H. Pineinch (P). CI/OA file no. C-83492, 201-278841. Specific Area of Use: Mexico City. Full details of use: To report on Cuban exiles and revolutionaries. Previous Operational Approval for subject was cancelled on 24 February 1961; however, KUBARK (CIA) has been in continuous contact with her since that time."

104-10175-10119: FORM: REQUEST FOR GREEN LIST NAME CHECK-VIOLA JUNE COBB ALIAS CLARINDA E. SHARP

09/05/62: Request for Green List Name Check from Sara Ann Prosser (WH/3/Mexico) to Chief, FI/D: "Viola June Cobb. Uses alias Clarinda E. Sharp for correspondence with Guatemalan friends and Fair Play for Cuba Committee..."

104-10218-10382: EQUIVALENT-SUBJECT RETURNED TO NEW YORK FROM MEXICO CITY IN JULY 1966 TO LOOK FOR A JOB

Circa July 1966: CIA document: PRQ Part I (Equivalent): "Name: Cobb, Viola June aka June Cobb; Clarinda E. Sharp. DPOB: 24 August 1927; Ponca, Oklahoma. Citizenship: USA. OID: Subject returned to New York from Mexico City in July 1966 to look for a job. She recently came to our attention through the FBI/New York field office when the latter contacted our New York Base to inquire of her present residence. Subject is presently in contact with the new DCS/New York field office, from whom we shall attempt to ascertain her present residence and employment."

104-10218-10076: CIA FILE ON LICOOKY-1.

08/03/67: Request for Approval or Investigative Action from Withheld, DO/I/WH, 1H 19: "Subject: Cobb, Viola June. Cryptonym, Pseudonym, Aka or aliases: Aka June Cobb; Clarinda E. Sharp (A), LICOOKY/1, Joyce H. Pineinch (P). Full Details of Use: POA is requested to contact Subject and explore her access to targets and information of operational interest in the Latin American and possibly Cuban context. Coordination with DCS will be affected."

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