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Pseudonym: Weldrake, Anthony

Definition:
Unknown identity. In February, 1963, Irving N. Peggins asked Weldrake to interview AMLEO-3 on AMTRUNK target personalities. Furthermore, a cable on November 15, 1963, noted that Weldrake would act as cutout to AMLEO-3 on a operational visit to Mexico.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Anthony B. Weldrake also wrote a lengthy debriefing report on Antonio Oddonez Hernandez in early May, 1962. Moreover, a cable on November 24, 1963, that Weldrake had employed Alfonso Abeijon Condes as a part time language tutor in the summer of 1957, which suggests that the former had a significant connection to Spain, as he also worked at the CIA Madrid Station in 1961. In addition, a cable in March, 1965, included a TSD Comment requesting "disguised support for Weldrake, Huseby, Sloman (Tony Sforza), Digerveno (Emilio Americo Rodriguez) and AMTRUNK-21."
Sources:

104-10217-10025: DISPATCH: ELOY GUTIERREZ MENOYO

03/03/61, Dispatch from COS, Madrid to Chief, WE: Signed by Sandra E. Gallione and Anthony B. Weldrake.

104-10217-10054: DISPATCH: ELOY GUTIERREZ MENOYO

07/05/61, Dispatch from A/COS, Madrid to Chief, WE: "1. Madrid Station appreciated receiving the FBI interrogation results re Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo. On receipt of reference, Madrid Station obtained clearance from the Legal Attache, Madrid Embassy, for passage of pertinent portions of the interrogation to local Spanish services. 2. (REDACTION) did a complete translation of the sterilized interrogation and copies of same were disseminated to (REDACTION), and (REDACTION) through (REDACTION). The recipients of this report were clearly warned that the Subject lied and contradicted himself throughout the interrogation. It was also made clear to them that CIA was well aware of the deficiencies of this report. Regardless of the above, the recipients expressed their gratification in receiving the report; and we feel that we made our point by showing a spirit of co-operation with the local services in regard to covering the activities of the DRIL. Madrid Station will appreciate receiving any further interrogation reports on the Subject, and it is requested that they be cleared for passage to local liaison services if at all possible. 3. Attached for Headquarters information is a microfilm copy of the Spanish translation of the FBI interrogation report that was done by (REDACTION)." Signed by Anthony B. Weldrake and Wallace A. Growery/CIA officer Earl Williamson.

104-10226-10434: DEBRIEFING REPORT OF ANTONIO ODDONEZ HERNANDAZ

05/02/62, Debriefing report from Anthony B. Weldrake: "1. Introduction: On 25 April 1962, Anthony B. Weldrake was informed by his office that he was to contact and debrief Subject, who was at that time being processed through CAC and would be released on that date at approximately 1530 hours. For reasons explained in contact report, Subject was not contacted on that date and was finally contacted at 1600 hours on Friday, 27 April 1962. The debriefing of the Subject was carried out on 27, 28 April and 1 May 1962. When the debriefing was terminated, Subject was advised he would be contacted within the week to review the subjects discussed and to determine if he could recall any further information..."

104-10102-10241: MEMO: DEBRIEFING OF AMLEO-3 ON TARGET PERSONALITIES IN AMTRUNK OPERATION.

02/19/63, Memo for the record from Chief, FI Branch to Chief, PM Branch (Attention: Irving N. Peggins/Rip Robertson): CASE OFFICER: A. B. Weldrake. "1. On 15 February 1963 the case officer was asked by Irving N. Peggins of the PM Branch to interview AMLEO-3 re certain AMTRUNK target personalities. These names were to be mixed into other groups or persons that are currently being discussed with AMLEO-3. On the night of 15 February AMLEO-3 was questioned re various individuals including the AMTRUNK targets. The following information was obtained from AMLEO-3 on the AMTRUNKS:..." Page 2: ..."D. Commandante Ramon Guin/AMTRUNK-10 - Commandante Ramon Guin is a neighbor of A-3's in Wajay, Habana Province and lives some 200 yards down the road from A-3's home in Wajay. The AMLEOs and the Guins were and are personal friends and got together socially from time to time but were not extremely close. Guin is about 37 or 38 years of age, is married, and has two sons about 1 and a half and 3 years of age. A-3 believes that Guin is definitely anti-Communist but probably still pro 'Fidel.' His wife is anti-Communist and anti-Fidel. Guin is an agronomist and the manager of a large GOC farm called 'Unidad' located at ' Guira de Melena', near San Antonio air base in Habana Province. A-3 believes that Guin's life is the farm, and that he has little other contact or access to people in high government office, although A-3 is not positive of this. A-3 considers Guin to be a good friend, a good person, a family man, and one who kept his hands clean in the aftermath of the Castro victory not participating in 'war crimes' trials, persecutions, and had no contact with the G-2. Guin served with A-3 in the hills in the group of Camillo Cienfuegos and is a 'combat' buddy."

104-10101-10026: CABLE: OP ASPECTS IN CUBA MAY NOW BE UNDER CUBAN CONTROL

11/15/63, Cable from Director to Mexico City: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC DYVOUR AMLEO: ..."C/S Comment: *In 61124, during operational visit MEXI Weldrake will act as cutout to AMLEO-3 and fully coordinate operational activity with MEXI Station."

104-10075-10031: JMWAVE CABLE RE ALFONSO (ABEIJON) CONDES EMPLOYED AS PART TIME LANGUAGE TUTOR BY ANTHONY B. WELDRAKE SUMMER 57

11/24/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "1. Alfonso (Abeijon) Condes employed as part time language tutor by Anthony B. Weldrake summer 57 on arr MADR. SUBJ remained contact with Weldrake 57 thru 58 as personal friend. SUBJ being considered re informant student circles Univ MADR during period. Sometime 58 wed (Unintelligible) a girl named 'Chori' LNU and they went Caracas, (unintelligible) he employed by U.S. oil CO 58-61. Rumor 7 - His family (unintelligible) left Venezuela request gov. Also reportedly left (unintelligible). 2. On Subject's return Spain 61 saw Weldrake once or twice socially but because of Subject's changed attitude and lack moral turpitude all contact between Weldrake and SUBJ terminated. SUBJ worked for U.S. aluminium CO Alicante 61 and spring 61 arrested by QUOTA Service for fraud/debtor reasons. Check with QUOTA Service 61 by Weldrake revealed SUBJ had served Spanish Foreign Legion (unintelligible). Has court (unintelligible) record. 3. Weldrake recommends no CIA contact with SUBJ because of his past record, his instability, his lack moral turpitude, and his irresponsibility. Subject's father Antonio (Abeijon) owns apartment house Paseo Rosales MADR. Extensive property, hotel, Marbella, Spain, and reportedly wealthy. Alfonso 'black sheep' of family and father has disowned him. 4. Suggest MADR check QUOTA/QUANTUM archives full record Subject. 5. Re name traces Subject."

104-10180-10210: [RESTRICTED]

03/05/65, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline AQUATIC: "Disguise Tech Bernard prepared to TDY WAVE week 15 March. Need not meet. Request concurrence and whether Subjects of ref available. TSD Comment: Request disguise support for Weldrake, Huseby, Sloman, Digerveno and AMTRUNK-21."

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