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Pseudonym: Staunton, Larry

Larry Staunton was an alias used by Joel N. Nebecker when meeting John Thomas Duncan in August of 1968.
A telegram on Operation PBSUCESS in Guatemala in March of 1954 stated that Nebecker was developing plans for a proposed hemisphere wide anti-communist conference scheduled for April 15, and a exile labor meeting scheduled for May 1, 1954. This was mentioned in the KUGOWN (Psychological and Paramilitary Staff) section of the telegram. Moreover, Joel N. Nebecker was possibly Chief of Station, Rio de Janeiro in March of 1961. In addition, a cable on November 6, 1969, mentioned that Nebecker was Deputy Chief of Station (DCOS), WH/Miami. Moreover, a document in January, 1970, stated that AMCHALK-5 (Miguel Angel Diaz Isalgue) knew Joel N. Nebecker's true first name. A-5 also knew Frederick C. Bradspies's true first name.

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala Current Section: 110. 3/2/54-Telegram From Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida to the Central Intelligence Agency

03/02/54: Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala: 110: Telegram From Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida to the Central Intelligence Agency: Page 2: ..."D. KUGOWN: Flow of guidance and materials to controlled assets is presently increasing and will continue. Proposed hemisphere-wide anti-Red conf scheduled for 15 Apr and exile labor mtg May 1 (being developed by Nebecker) should provide outside KUGOWN impetus. Key to KUGOWN effort inside WSBURNT is SHERWOOD siting and initiation of programs. These must go into effect not later than 1 April to provide 60-day KUGOWN buildup..."


01/12/61: Cable from Rio de Janeiro to BELL (Nebecker Acting): "Re RIOD 4878 (IN 1581): IDEN: Bernardo Nunez Portuondo."


03/06/61: Dispatch from COS, Rio de Janeiro to Chief, WHD: Subject: KUCAGE/JMRAKE/Clips of Conte Aguero - Visit to Brazil: "Attached are the clips mentioned in paragraph five of the Reference. (Signature) Joel N. Nebecker." On Page 2 is a Routing and Routing Sheet: in the To column at number 2 is "Rio/Maloney."

104-10165-10191: WEEKLY REPORT AS OF 1200 HOURS 25 MAY

05/28/68: Cable: Page 2: ..."2. Visitors present during the week: Anthony R. Ponchay (Jake Esterline), Joel N. Nebecker, Curtis B. Lamberson, Gerald F. Waselink, and IDEN A of JMCOBRA 0015..."

104-10070-10057: JOHN THOMAS DUNCAN

08/06/68: Cable: Slugline TYPIC AMWIDE: "1. Station officers met with Mr. Duncan 5 and 6 August. We found him competent and self possessed in this primary field of interest, broadcasting. His interest and bent in politics were less discernible. On balance, we will be gambling that his obviously high innate intelligence can encompass development of a more fully articulate political sense. Whether or not he accepts the job (he promised to notify Mr. Sainen of his decision within the coming week) we will still require a non-US native Spanish speaking newsman as described Ref B. We will therefore review and expand appeal for such talent. 2. Mr. Duncan met following Station officers, ATT using aliases noted: Nebecker (Larry Staunton), Bartilucci (Andy Pierce), Launeaux (Ray Arnold), Copsiadas (Jim Lane), and Zeephat (John Kennington). He was paid $280.40 for air tickets and expenses."


10/17/69: Cable from WH/Miami to Director (Nebecker Acting): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMABDUCT AMCALL-1: "REF: WH/MIAMI 5502 (IN 66806) "1. Request as soon as possible Headquarters approval pass $2,500 to wife AMCALL-1 for passage Alonso through AMSIGH-2. 2. File: 201-275949. X Ref 19-6-136/3."

104-10225-10012: CIA FILE ON ( )SHELL-5

11/06/69: Cable (Orig: Withheld, Unit: WH/COG/OPS): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMCHALK SMABOVE: "1. Per Ref A, HQs believes necessary that Nebecker establish contact with AMCHALK-5 upon arrival in (REDACTION) so that he be able relay information from AMCHALK-5 to SMABOVE on DGI - AMCHALK-5 meeting site. This step necessary because feel protective surveillance of meeting site by SMABOVE requisite for continuing operation. Please advise Nebecker. 2. File: 19-136-1/3. 201-307337. WH Comment: Ref A says HQs desires Nebecker initiate contact with AMCHALK-5 and that AMCHALK-5 should not make meeting with DGI without surveillance by SMABOVE. Ref B says that Noltham, (REDACTION) Station Officer, will contact AMCHALK-5 at his hotel in (REDACTION) to try delay operation. It adds that Noltham and Nebecker (DCOS WH/Miami) will consult with SMABOVE to assure coverage of meeting. Ref C request no contact between Noltham and AMCHALK-5 for fear that operation would be exposed to DGI. Ref D requests that operation proceed only if protective coverage can be given to AMCHALK-5 - DGI meeting and that Nebecker initiate contact with AMCHALK-5 upon arrival (REDACTION)."

104-10225-10012: CIA FILE ON ( )SHELL-5

11/25/69: Cable: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMCHALK: "1. Contacted Noltham who will contact AMCHALK/5, advising him postpone any possible meeting with CUIS until after Nebecker arrives. Will then be up to Nebecker advise AMCHALK/5 re points in reference. Noltham and Nebecker will consult SMABOVE to assure coverage of meeting. If SMABOVE unable cover only alternative is scrap whole thing. 2. Presume Nebecker has seen ref. If not please make sure he aware of contents and that he contacts Noltham immediately upon arrival. Noltham can be reached at (REDACTION). 3. Noltham will advise us at 0900 this morning the results of his contact with AMCHALK/5. 4. File: 19-136-1/3 and 201-307337."

104-10225-10012: CIA FILE ON ( )SHELL-5

01/29/70: Dispatch from COS, WH/Miami to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Subject: AMCHALK/Dismissal of AMCHALK-5: "1. AMCHALK-5 was advised on 17 October 1969 that his services with RVROCK had not been in sufficient demand to justify his retention on the payroll beyond 30 November 1969. Accordingly, on 31 October 1969 AMCHALK-5 executed a termination secrecy oath and quit claim which are forwarded as separate cover attachments hereto. The agent was paid his salary through 30 November plus a bonus equivalent to one month's salary...(Signature) Frederick C. Bradspies." - - - Page 90: "AGENT SERVICE RECORD: 1. Agent's Cryptonym or Pseudonym: AMCHALK-5 (formerly AMSTALK-1 and AMICE-14) (See also SD 56490). 2. Project Identification: AMCHALK. 3. Agent Recruited by: Leleand H. Cobfield. 4. Capacity in which Agent Served: Technical agent on REDTOP (CIA Soviet Division) operation. Also to establish contact with opposition service. 5. Rate of Pay: $300 per month gross. 6. Other Commitments: None. 7. Agent Dismissed by: Frederick C. Bradspies. 8. Reason for Dismissal: Economy, lack of requirements for operational use. 9. Security Risks: Subject knows location of Station meeting site #206. Knows Frederick C. Bradspies and Joel N. Nebecker in true first name only. Subject also knows accommodation address #1402..."


02/16/70: Cable from WH/Miami to Director (Nebecker Acting): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMECRU: "1. Gordon M. Biniaris reports that AMSIGH-2 received telegram from AMECRU-1 on 15 February advising that releases of AMPANIC-7, AMRIPE-2 and Jorge Villaverde Lamadriz have been approved by Cubans but that final amount ransom each case not yet agreed. Figure to be agreed upon at negotiating session scheduled 19 Feb. Telegram also advised that Cubans have not approved AMCALL-1 release, claiming 'further investigation' necessary. 2. File: 201-276080, 201-275949, 201-314480, 201-061063, and 19-6-136/3."

104-10104-10056: CABLE RE ALPHA-66 LANDINGS

04/24/70: Cable from WH/Miami to Director (Nebecker Acting): "1. The following additional information received regarding Alpha-66 landings. AMOTS report received from Luis Gonzales Grajales a leader of the Committee to Aid the Resistance, that the expeditionary force left Miami for Cuba approximately 12 April and was made up of 13 men who were trained at a RECE camp in the Everglades. Gonzales said that the operation had been financed by Juana Castro based on advice given her by Agustin Alles. In Gonzales opinion, the members of the Alpha-66 operation will be sacrificed and the only objective of the operation was for Alpha-66's Secretary General Andres Nazario Sargen to make a financial profit. Nazario's appeal for financial contributions have been well responded to and approximately 10,000 was collected in one day since the landing. 2. AMCHALK-1 reports that there is considerable talk in the Miami exile community regarding the possibility that the Alpha-66 operation was in its origins designed by the Castro Government to: (A) Detract from the growing popularity of the Torriente movement; and (B) To further disillusion the exile community with another failure. 3. We have been unable to confirm the second landing in Las Villas Province. 4. File: 19-300-3."


Rockefeller Commission document: Page 108: "Index...D. Letter from Nebecker to 'Anthony' - 27 March 1972...H. Cable from Nebecker 21 June 1972 SECRET..."

Gavin McDonald

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