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Pseudonym: Sirett, Paul

Definition:
Unknown identity. Paul F. Sirett was possibly Chief of Station, Havana, in 1959 and 1960.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
I wonder if it was William B. Caldwell - Havana chief in 1958 - he worked with Bill Harvey and Hal Swenson at Bishop's: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=103946&relPageId=191&search=caldwell
Sources:

104-10121-10255: DISPATCH - OPERATIONAL STANLEY R. ZAMKA

05/08/59: Dispatch from COS, Habana to Chief, WHD: "Attached for Headquarters information are copies of three memoranda concerning an arrest order for Stanley R. Zamka which was issued by Revolutionary Army authorities. (Signature) Paul F. Sirett."

104-10260-10407: CABLE: KURIOT TECHS DEPARTED HAVA MORNING 25 JULY

07/25/59: Cable from Havana to Director (Sirett Acting): REF: HAVA 2457 (IN 4493)* "KURIOT (CIA Technical Services Division - TSD) techs departed HAVA morning 25 July. ETA WASH night 25 July. Pouching equipment. CS Comment: *Stated Zamka and technicians arrived HAVA evening 23 July 59."

104-10165-10400: CABLE: SUBJ CONTACTED 26 JULY BY PAUL SIRETT

07/27/59: Cable from Havana to Director (Action: C/WH E/ Mr Dahlgren, WH Div. notified 2236 27 Jul): "Attention Lawrence R. Charron: Ref: DIR 37130 (OUT 78971)* 1. SUBJ contacted 26 July by Paul F. Sirett. A general discussion ensued regarding information he had accumulated re Communism in Cuba. 2. SUBJ plans contact Charron on 28 July for further discussion prior publication article. C/S Comment: *Request HAVA give SUBJ any reasonable assistance to successfully complete his mission, which to get on the spot info re subjects of interest to executive members of Research Institute of America."

104-10237-10093: STATION PLAN SUBJECT TO CONCURRENCE OF ODUNIT ATTACHE UPON RETURN FROM MOBILE END OF WEEK IS AS FOLLOWS

01/15/60: Cable from Havana to Director: "1. Station plan, subject to concurrence of ODUNIT (U.S. Air Force) attache upon return from mobile end of week, is as follows: A. ODUNIT attache plane is scheduled to fly several boxes of station files and recordak equipment to Homestead air base Florida on 18 January. ETD 0900 hours ETA Homestead 1030 hours. In addition plane crew Paul Sirett and Mr. Nick Zubon, KUSODA (CIA Office of Security) official, will accompany plane...C. On morning 18 Jan Merton will drive AMCLATTER-1 to home of ODUNIT attache. AMCLATTER-1 is staying at safehouse in Merton's apartment building. AMCLATTER-1 will then chauffeur ODUNIT attache, his copilot and Merton to plane side at Campo Libertad. Upon arrival at plane side AMCLATTER-1 will go aboard and remain out of sight either in cockpit area or toilet of plane. No problem envisioned in his boarding plane this manner as plane parked away from buildings and other planes. D. Sirett and Zubon will arrive simultaneously. As soon as boxes are loaded aboard plane door will be closed and plane taxi to air strip and take off..."

104-10215-10425: CABLE RE EXFILTRATION DETAILS

01/15/60: Cable from Director to Havana (Orig: R. Landreth, Unit: WH/III/Caribbean): ..."4. Karnley being alerted but his participation at debarkation not contemplated. However as Karnley will be channel to HQs for AMCLATTER-1 suggest Sirett phone Karnley after arrival to lay on suitable contact arrangements for AMCLATTER-1/Karnley contacts. No determination yet made re his use in other LA area. WH Comment: *Ref provides ops details planned air exfiltration AMCLATTER-1."

104-10193-10384: CABLE:BASE FORWARDING IN ODACID AIR POUCH TO [PAUL F. SIRETT MAPS MAJOR CITIES ORIENTE

09/20/60: Cable from Santiago de Cuba to Director and Havana: "Base forwarding in ODACID (U.S. State Department) air pouch to Paul F. Sirett maps major cities Oriente which Manolo de Parra requests be passed MRR KUBARK (CIA) contacts who expecting them 21 Sept. C/S Comment: *Dissemination applicable to JMNET cables."

104-10179-10386: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL RAMON BARQUIN LOPEZ

11/18/60: Dispatch from COS, Habana to Chief, WHD: "1. Items A and B which are attached are being submitted to Headquarters for information and retention, and whatever internal (KUBARK) distribution is deemed appropriate. 2. Item A is a typewritten letter addressed to Manuel Ray Rivero and signed by 'R. Barquin.' The signature does not appear on the copy. Item B is a penciled note and contains comments relative to Manuel Ray's declaration. 3. The original documents were forwarded to the writer by AMPALM-2 via ODACID (U.S. State Department) channels, requesting that they be held until AMPALM-2's return to Havana. Apparently the documents are for delivery to Manuel Ray, and will be held by the Station as requested, even though they may be valueless at the time of AMPALM-2's return. Paul F. Sirett."

104-10179-10373: CABLE: MANOLO RAY SENT OLIEN MSG VIA AMREEF-1 TO PAUL F. SIRETT

11/30/60, Cable from Havana to Director: Slugline JMNET: "1. Manolo Ray sent Olien message via AMREEF-1 to Paul F Sirett who returned HAVA from MASH on 28 Nov that he anxious see Olien or 'someone designated by him' at earliest possible moment. No indication received as to reason for requested meeting. Message stated Manolo could be located 1938 N.W. 3rd Street, Miami or meeting could be arranged by calling 'Ramiro' (Handwritten: Estevez Beniz (?) at Franklin 3-5813, Miami. 2. Above for info HQs and MASH and any action they may deem appropriate."

104-10193-10305: CABLE: STATION RECEIVED PHONE MSG FROM AMYUM-1 MORNING 30 DEC TO

12/30/60, Cable from Havana to BELL (Sirett Acting): "1. Station received phone message from AMYUM-1 (Lino Bernabe Fernandez Martinez) morning 30 Dec to effect Escambray drop called off. 2. Night 29 Dec CO met with AMRUNG-1 (Rogelio Gonzalez y Corso) who had no info re planned drop and unable locate AMYUM-1 to confirm. Assume AMYUM-1 already passed above thru AMPANIC-14. 3. On basis assurances given ref AMYUM-1 planning proceed Escambray ASAP to arrange drop within several days. C/S Comment: *Hqs. wanted confirmation with AMYUM/1 (2) and AMRUNG/1 (3) that drop in Escambray was requested through AMPANIC/14 (4) will be executed at 2300 hours local, 30 December."

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