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Pseudonym: Wickman, William

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Definition:
William Wickman was an alias used by William E. Wainwright in March of 1965.
Category:
alias
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Three memos during this month by Wainwright detailed the planned Rapprochement Deception Operation involving AMWHIP-1 (Carlos Tepedino Gonzalez), Emilio Collado and the CIA officer himself.

A memo on March 3, 1965, stated that Collado was "chief of the Governmental Relations Office of Standard Oil New Jersey with his office located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York...Purpose of the meeting was to request the use of Mr. Collado's name as a backstop for a phase of the rapprochement deception operation which would involve AMWHIP-1 (Carlos Tepedino Gonzalez)."

A memo on March 10, 1965, essentially stated that the planned operation was to entail ANWHIP-1 discussing Cuban affairs with the Cuban ambassador to Paris, Antonio Maria Carrillo Carreras (UNSNAFU-19). AMWHIP-1 was to tell Carrillo that he thought Fidel Castro's regime was in a severe decline and that after Castro had been removed from power, the United States would be willing to work with capable Cuban officials. AMWHIP was to tell Carrillo that the source of this information was Emilio Collado.

William Wainwright used the alias William Wickman when meeting Collado. Wainwright also used the pseudonym Richard Fallucci, and the aliases of William/Harvey Thompson and William Weatherby.
Sources:

104-10166-10124: TRANSMITTAL SLIP.

Circa 1964: Transmittal Slip from Evy (probably Evalena Vidal) to Wainwright: "Bruce Cheever would like to chat with you before you go."

104-10166-10126: TRANSMITTAL SLIP

Undated: Transmittal Slip from Evy (probably Evalena Vidal) to Wainwright: "Better say that this 'ok.'"

104-10247-10094: MEMO: MEETING AT MAYFLOWER HOTEL, WASHINGTON, D. C. CONCERNING :RAPPROCHEMENT DECEPTION OPERATION".

03/03/65: Memo for the record from William E. Wainwright, WH/C/FI/TC: "PERSONS PRESENT: The undersigned (as William Wickman) and Emilio Collado: REFERENCE: Memo - AMWHIP-1 Meeting, 19 February, paragraph 3.p.: 1. Meeting/Time/Place and Purpose: Meeting was held with Collado at 1000 hours in Suite 375 at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C. Mr. Collado is chief of the Governmental Relations Office of Standard Oil New Jersey with his office located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York...Purpose of the meeting was to request the use of Mr. Collado's name as a backstop for a phase of the rapprochement deception operation which would involve AMWHIP-1 (Carlos Tepedino Gonzalez). We asked Mr. Collado for 15 minutes of his time, however, the meeting progressed so satisfactorily that we spent just under one hour with him. 2. After an explanation of what we wanted from Mr. Collado, he agreed to cooperate. He had only one reservation and that is the fact that some members of his family are still in Cuba...The problems of his relatives and the aforementioned opinion were discussed at length with Mr. Collado who readily agreed to accept our judgement in this matter. Mr. Collado was advised of the identity of AMWHIP-1...Mr. Collado was in agreement with this and very kindly made arrangements with his secretary in New York for a meeting with AMWHIP-1 at 1500 hours on Monday, 8 March in his office in New York City. 3. The undersigned has advised AMWHIP of this development and the appointment, and the fact that he (the undersigned) will be in New York Monday to brief AMWHIP on the meeting and possibly also attend himself. 4. For the record the undersigned also plans to pay a courtesy call on both the offices of OO and DODS in New York. It is not planned to go into any details of the operation other than what is absolutely necessary."

104-10247-10093: AMLASH-1'S SAFE RETURN TO HAVANA.

03/04/65: Memo for the record from William E. Wainwright, WH/C/FI/TC: "1. AMWHIP-1 telephoned the undersigned on the morning of 4 March to state that he had just talked with Marcelino (Marzo) Artime Vega in Havana. Marzo stated that he had dinner the previous evening with AMLASH-1 (Rolando Cubela Secades) and also expected to see him today (4 March). Marzo also told AMWHIP-1 that AMLASH-1 seemed in fine spirits and that everything was okay. 2. AMWHIP-1 was advised again that the undersigned would be in New York Monday, 8 March for a 1400 hours meeting concerning the 'Rapprochement Deception Operation.'"

104-10247-10091: MEMO: MEETINGS WITH AMWHIP-1 IN NEW YORK CITY, 8 MARCH 1965.

03/10/65: Memo for the record from William E. Wainwright, WH/C/FI/TC: ..."2. AMWHIP-1 (Carlos Tepedino Gonzalez) was briefed for his meeting with Ambassador Carrillo in Paris in connection with subject operation. The gist of the story that AMWHIP was to convey to Carrillo is as follows: The AMTHUG (Fidel Castro) regime has reached its end...After AMTHUG and Communism have been ousted, USA will be willing deal with such capable PBRUMEN (Cuba) officials. AMWHIP-1 was instructed to allow this information to come up normally in one of his prolonged conversations with Carrillo in Paris. He was told to use Mr. Collado's name as his source of the information. AMWHIP was also instructed to tell Carrillo as little as possible about Mr. Collado but enough to make Mr. Collado seem 'bonafied' as the source of this information and also to permit the Cubans to check on his existence if they wished to carry the matter to that extent...3. For the record it was mentioned at this time that Nick Sanson (Nestor Sanchez) would no longer be in contact with AMWHIP-1 as he had been given a new assignment in Caracas. AMWHIP-1 was also told that the undersigned would also soon be leaving his present assignment and that AMWHIP-1 would be introduced to another contact in the near future...4. At the request of AMWHIP-1 the undersigned accompanied AMWHIP to his meeting with Mr. Collado. The meeting took place in Mr. Collado's office, located on the 28th floor, 30 Rockefeller Plaza...The undersigned used the name Mr. William Wickman in this meeting with Mr. Collado. The meeting was scheduled for 1500 hours and lasted only about ten minutes. The sole purpose was to effect a personal meeting between the two principals, thus allowing AMWHIP-1 to describe Mr. Collado to Ambassador Carrillo if such a move was necessary. The meeting was also useful should the two men meet sometime in Europe since both men travel there frequently on business..."

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