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Pseudonym: Smeryage, Clarence E.

Definition:
Tom Clines
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10193-10016: DISPATCH-DEBRIEFING REPORT- SANTIAGO SANCHEZ DE LA TORRE

April-July 1961: Clarence Smeryage debriefing memo of Santiago Sanchez: Subject worked at a Santa Clara power plant as a technician controlling the electrical current. Many of his friends in the business. On 17 April 1961 Subject made contact with a (CIA) infiltration team...after the failure at Playa Giron the team reorganized the MRR in Las Villas Province...On 21 July 1961, while REDACTED and Subject were in Havana...the (CIA) infiltration team and many other members of the MRR in Las Villas...were arrested. (Discussions were about actions to take place 26 July 1961.)"

104-10181-10335: CABLE: DOS X CLARENCE CNA RECIBINOS NOTA QUE DICE CNA Y OMAR Y SALVAT SE

6/18/61 cable from RIMM to BELL, slugline JMZIP COMMO NOTLOX, following received from NOTLOX - "Clarence (NOTE: Assume this refers to Smeryage), we received note which states: Monty (AMBRONC-5) and Omar (AMJAVA-4) and Juan Manuel Salvat Roque (AMHINT-2) are to be found in Santiago, Cuba hiding awaiting permission to enter Gitmo (YOACRE). New commander of base prohibits entry to anyone. Return trip to Havana almost impossible. Great repression in Santiago. They hope you will resolve entry to base. Please answer in order to send word to them.

104-10193-10180: DISPATCH: JMZIP/PM - CONTACT REPORT OF MEETINGS

Dominick Pantleone (Jack Hawkins) and Clarence Smeryage met three times between 8/8/61-8/10/61 with AMBRONC-5 and AMJAVA-4. AMBRONC-5 is described in this memo as the deputy of AMCOAX-1/Juan Pujals Mederos. "AMBRONC-5 stated he would accept the Case Officer's pitch to work independently of the groups when the job he came to do was done. The job is the establishment of a viable MRR external executive committee."

104-10162-10199: REPORT ON DEVELOPMENT OF AN INCOMING SW MESSAGE.

Clarence E. Smeryage was a WAVE/PM as of Dec. 61, tracking AMBIDDY-1/Manuel Artime of the MRR.

104-10231-10255: PM CONTACT WITH THE CONSTITUTIONAL THESIS (GARCERAN)

1/11/62 memo by Chief, PM Glenn J. Farnsworth to Chief of Operations: "Listed below are those personnel and organizations PM maintains contact with: a. Orlando Bosch and Evilio Duque of the Movimiento Insurreccional Revolucionario. Thomas G. Clines is the case officer in contact. b. Ignacio Mendoza of the MRP. Thomas G. Clines is the case officer in contact." Also see 104-10231-10418, also 1/11/62: Clines was the case officer for Cesar Baro/AMYUM-19 of the MRR. Baro was the number three man in the hierarchy of the MRR. Also see 104-10235-10012 - Smeryage was handling Baro as of the date estimated to be April 1963.

104-10236-10260: MEMO FOR: CABLE OF YESTERDAY REF. JOSE ELIAS THUMAS

8/30/62 note from Clarence Smeryage to Norman D. Kiggins/Robert Wall re Jose Elias Thumas (Note: See 124-90090-10198, p. 3, identifies Jose Elias Thumas as aka Jose Elias Nacin): "I talked to BARO/AMYUM-19 about Elias last night. Elias knows him; says his matronymic is DUMAS and that he has participated 'very little' in C/R activities. He is not a RADOP (note: radar operator). Jose Elias is known as "JOHN" in (Cuba). Elias is very knowledgeable of how to apply pressures that will assist him being transported to (the USA)."

104-10262-10406: DISPATCH: PRQ PART II - OPERATIONAL INFORMATION/AMRAZZ/1

5/3/63 PRQ II signed by Henry Rebholtz: "Clarence E. Smeryage developed Subject (AMRAZZ-1/Joaquin Godoy) in the JMWAVE area for PM operational leads after his arrival from Cuba in the summer of 1961...Subject would cooperate on MRP matters with any bona fide case officer but would probably resent being handled through a Cuban principal agent." For case officers that handled subject, the names listed were "Clarence E. Smeryage - "Tom"; Charles E. Gneiting - "Lief"; and Henry P. Rebholtz - "Mr. Bell".

180-10145-10158: HSCA DOCUMENT

04/11/78, HSCA document:1978: HSCA staffer Leslie Wizelman's review of CIA documents on Carlos Hernandez Sanchez identify "Clarence E. Smertage" (sic) as "Tom".

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