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Pseudonym: Thyfault, Paula K.

Definition:
Possibly used by Jim Noel in Havana in 1960, and possibly used at JMWAVE in 1961 and continuing until at least 1965. Thyfault was described in 1961 as "Chief of Base" and also as an FI officer.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Speculative
Sources:

104-10267-10125: DISPATCH

09/21/60, CIA Information Report: Page 3: "Habana, Paula K. Thyfault, Paula K. Thyfault: No Project. Woodrow C. Olien: See below:" Also see 104-10072-10005, 10/12/60 cable from Chief of Station, Habana to Chief, WHD, re Diego Paneque. Signed by Paula K. Thyfault.

104-10181-10208: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF ODACID MEMORANDUM CONCERNING ANTONIO VECIANA

10/21/60 cable from Chief of Station, Habana to Chief, WHD, re a ODACID/State Dept memo re Antonio Veciana, president of the Association of Public Accountants and the Association of Professionals deciding to cooperate with the Manolo Ray organization. Signed by Paula K. Thyfault. (For more on Veciana's plan to kill Castro on December 7, 1960 and how Jim Noel at CIA turned him down, see 104-10181-10434 and John Newman's Into the Storm, p. 283).

104-10073-10116: SPANISH EXILE ACTIVITIES IN CUBA

12/22/60, Dispatch from Acting Chief of Station, Habana to Chief, WHD (Info: Chief, WE): This dispatch was signed by Paula K. Thyfault.

104-10296-10070: DISPATCH: LEADERS OF THE MOVEMENT FOR THE RECUPERATION OF THE REVOLUTION IN HABANA

03/28/61, Dispatch from Chief of Base, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD:

1104-10226-10255: TRANSMITTAL OF THE CUBAN PRODUCTION PLAN FOR THE METALURGICAL INDUSRY FOR 1961

04/17/61, Dispatch from Chief of Base, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: Paula K. Thyfault passing on info from UR intel chief AMGLAD-2/Aureliano Fernandez Diaz re metallurgical industry in Cuba and dollars. AMGLAD-2 received it from Arturo Villar, who was the successor to AMGLAD-1/Rafael Diaz Hanscom as chief of naval intelligence of UR. See 104-10226-10252, providing some marginalia, including initials of Thyfault and other officers. Also see 104-10226-10249; 4/19/61 report from Thyfault on Cuban financial matters, obtained from AMGLAD-3/Luis Vega Moreno who received it from Arturo Villar.

104-10171-10319: REPORT COVER SHEET: CAPTURE MEMBERS OF THE ANTI-CASTRO DIRECTORIO REVOLUCIONARIO ESTUDIANTIL

5/23/61 memo with Reporting officer Stanley Zamka/David Morales and Reports officer Paula Thyfault, Approving officer Paul Manson/Al Cox re capture of DRE members. May 7-13, 1961 report: 48 DRE members arrested during second week of May in Oriente province. They were arrested when they tried to leave the Sierra Cristal after the failure at the Bay of Pigs. Other DRE members were arrested in Habana, including Manuel Salvat/AMHINT-2, head of DRE's propaganda section, and Manuel Garcia Armangol, head of DRE's action and sabotage section. Page 4: Jose Luis Machado, former assistant to General Fatjo Miyares AMHINT ops HAVA arrived Miami 11 May with general situation report: A. AMHINTS imprisoned Boniato, Oriente Province: AMHINT-1 (Handwritten: 986050), Enrique Casuso (Handwritten: 278749) (2507), Rene Armas, Carlos Armas, Carlos Cacicedo, FNU Fontanil. B. Arrested, G-2 HAVA: AMHINT-3 (Handwritten: 287682). C. Interrogated and released G-2 HAVA: AMHINT-2 (Handwritten: 286051). D. Political asylum HAVA: AMHINT-13 (Handwritten: 291751), AMHINT-14 (Handwritten: 289935), Francisco Blanco, Jose Maria Laza, Fernando Garcia Chacon (Handwritten: 313136) (AMHINT courier)....Page 6: "General Fatjo Miyares...AMHINTS' finance secretary. (His fiance involved in clandestine AMHINT/DRE action and sabotage actions)

104-10271-10227: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE MOVIMIENTO DEMOCRATA CRISTIANO

7/5/61 memo: List of executive committee of Christian Democrats (MDC) given to Chief of Base on 7/1/61 signed for by PKT (Paula K Thybault) - later calling herself Acting Chief of Base. Also see 104-10260-10085, 8/3/61 memo from Chief of Base, JMWAVE "Paula K. Thyfault" to Chief, Western Hemisphere: AMOT-3 in discussion with Al Tarabochia, deputy sheriff in Miami sheriff's office - deputy sheriff in Miami (and friend of Senator Eastland's SISS) arrived at meeting two hours early, talked with AMDIP-1/Tony Varona, mixed it up with FRD's Intelligence and Security team. Tarabochia directed the police to arrest those criticizing AMDIP-1/Varona and AMIRON/FRD - the members of the FORDC group. Also see 104-10235-10199, 8/16/61 dispatch from Chief of Base, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: Originating Officer: Paula K. Thyfault: Office: FI. Releasing Officer: Paul J. Manson. List of Cuban naval officers who were members of the AMIRON/FRD naval section, obtained from one of the AMOT collaborators in the naval office. List was compiled and sent to AMBUD-1/Miro Cardona at the latter's request.

104-10235-10195: DISPATCH-NEW LOCATION OF THE AMIRON NAVY OFFICE

9/7/61 dispatch from Paula K. Thybault, Chief of Base to C/WHD. CI Charles Weisinger/Ray Dubois was coordinating officer, releasing officer was C/WAVE Paul Manson/Al Cox. Was Paula K. Thybault a subordinate or pseudonym for David Morales? "On August 31 1961 AMCHEER-1/Julio Garcia submitted a report...the Navy office is now located in a two-story house at 2301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The entire Naval intelligence department occupies the first floor of this house. The radio receivers to monitor Cuban stations are also installed on the first floor of this house."

104-10192-10222: CIA FILE ON MDC.

03/16/65, Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Henry J. Sloman, Reports Officer: Paula K. Thyfault, Approving Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman: Source: AMFAST-6 (note: Jose Garcia Valdez, aka Pepe Gatillo), DD-1287, from AMOT sub-source Marcos Rodriguez Menendez. "Jose CENAL Cueto reported privately that he had made contact with members of the John Birch Society and that there was a possibility that the society might give financial assistance in the fight against Castro-Communism. Cenal said he would soon be able to give more details about the developments of the negotiations with this society."

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