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Pseudonym: Windecker, Theodore

Definition:
Possibly Tom Clines. AMHAZE-2523's PRQ Part II in November, 1961, stated that Theodore Windecker was known as "Clarence" to the former.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
Also, AMDENIM-1's PRQ Part II in October, 1962, stated that Theodore R. Windecker was one of the former's case officer. Windecker had used AMDENIM-1 boat, the Tejana, on a number of resupply and infiltration operations. Tom Clines was almost certainly known as "Clarence Smeryage"; thus, references to Windecker as "Clarence" may tie in here.
Sources:

104-10193-10110: CABLE: ON 14 AUG MANOLIN GUILLOT, CHIEF MASH AIDE AMBIDDY-1 REQUESTED URGENT MEETING WITH ENZEL

08/17/60, Cable from MASH to Director: "1. On 14 Aug Manolin Guillot, Chief MASH aide AMBIDDY-1, requested 'urgent' meeting with Enzel. Arrived accompanied by Luis Fernandez Rocha, aka Luciano, who 'Student Affairs' member 6 man national directorate AMYUM within Cuba. Planned return HAVA 15 Aug. 2. Purpose Fernandez mission ask to reassure national directorate AMYUM on activities AMBIDDY and to hasten initial supply arms and demolitions their faction AMRASP. Fernandez urged Enzel supply these materials soonest along with one PM (demo expert) and one W/T op from among AMYUM trainers now TRAV and RAND. Fernandez explicit in desire begin immediately activist resistance HAVA, more vaguely indicated AMYUM plans to establish nucleus of guerrilla group in organos of Rio del Rio. 3. Enzel and Windecker stated positive desire initiate this type aid near future. Tied in Fernandez request with current training Rogelio Gonzalez Corso."

104-10162-10088: CABLE RE DISCUSSIONS OF 14 SEPT MEETING

09/16/60, Cable from JMMASH to Director: Slugline JMNET AMASPEN: "1. At meeting 14 Sept Windecker informed AMBIDDY-1 para 7 Ref A. Also discussed need facility transport arms ammo to AMYUM-1 at which time AMBIDDY-1 offered use his controlled boat named Gleinmore, 93 foot, steel hull, two diesel engines, ten knot speed. Owned by Jerry Conney of syndicate of transport, Miami. Liberian flag. Complete Cuban crew avail captained by Renato Diaz who former Cuban Navy capt. Boat now anchored north Miami River. 2. AMBIDDY-1 claims boat satisfactory for immediate use and will be avail indef period. Said he willing travel Cuba aboard so presume good condition but plan look at it prior final planning op HAVA 6114. Will report details coordination..."

104-10168-10032: CABLE: REPORTS FROM WIDELY DIVERGENT POLITICAL FORCESINDICATE RECENT AMHAWK EFFORTS UNIFY NON-AMRASP OPPOSITION GROUP MAY BE MEETING WITH SUCCESS

09/27/60, Cable from MASH to Director: "1. Reports from widely divergent political forces indicate recent AMHAWK efforts unify non-AMRASP opposition groups may be meeting with success. Night 25 Sept Enrique Fernandez Parejon told Windecker AMHAWK well regarded by moderate former Batista people and considered by them only AMCIGAR member capable of uniting non-AMRASPers. 2. Same night QDCOVE told Enzel that AMHAWK is capable bringing off amalgamation anti-Castro Cubans and specifically would be acceptable to Alianza. 3. These reports together with others on emerging Manolo Ray/AMHAWK accord suggest fairly wide acceptance of AMHAWK as person to fill leadership gap which responsible opposition heads recognize has become critical."

104-10179-10417: CABLE: IN TALK WITH AMCLATTER-1 ON 18 OCT, DR. MANUEL DE JESUS MENCIA

10/20/60, Cable from MASH to Director: "1. In talk with AMCLATTER-1, 18 Oct, Dr. Manuel de Jesus Mencia (unintelligible) that he had contact with Ray/Chibas circle including Miami (unintelligible) Pilin Estevez and Jorge Beruff, latter two of whom held recent conversations with Americans names 'Jimmy' and 'Clarence' and that Beruff said that the Americans were 'flirting' with his group. His group could remain politically independent of AMRASP. 2. Mencia was concerned about the radical leanings of the Ray/Chibas group and although he and his nephew Gonzalo de Varona Jr. had maintained relations with them during the anti-Batista fight they now treated them with reserve because of their leftist orientation. 3. MASH Comment: Enzel and Windecker have not met either Pilin Estevez or Jorge Beruff. However, AMHOSE-1 has been in close contact Beruff both before and after latter's trip to WASH week 10 Oct 'to meet with ODACID-KUBARK (U.S. State Department - CIA) officials'..."

104-10264-10000: CABLE: ON 29 NOV ALBERTO FERNANDEZ HECHAVARRIA INFORMED

12/01/60, Cable from JMASH to Director: "1. On 29 Nov Alberto Fernandez Echavarria informed Windecker that Jose Blanco Fernandez, director of Pinson College of Camaguey and a Methodist lay preacher, born 22 June 25, at Camaguey, recently travelled MASH as courier from the Colonos organization of Camaguey. Blanco reports that the Colonos have the following four specific groups in Camaguey: A) Moron-Ciego de Avila area with 700 men ready for action and 500 for follow-up. B) Florida-Egmeraldo-Nuevitas area with 500 men ready and 500 for follow-up. C) Camaguey City with 300 men ready and 300 follow-up and D) STA Cruz del Sur and Central Francisco area with 900 men ready and 900 follow-up..."

104-10264-10008: CABLE: SEND BIOGRAPHIC INFO ALBERTO FERNANDEZ

12/03/60, Cable from Director to JMGOLD and Havana (Orig: C. Hicks, Unit: WH/4/PM): "1. Send biographic info Alberto Fernandez Hechavarria and Antonio Blanco Fernandez for POA request. 2. Approve plan generally to be initiated upon receipt POA's. WH Comment: *Fernandez informs Windecker that Blanco reported on Colonos organization in Camaguey. **Fernandez and Hogan urging FRD supporters to rebel and work with a group now inside Cuba free from foreign influences."

104-10193-10275: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL REPORT ON ESCAMBRAY

03/22/61, Dispatch from Chief of Base, JMWAVE to Chief, WHD: "The attached report (Spanish with English translation) was received on 10 March 1961 via courier. AMRUNG-1 wrote the report as submitted by Major Membibre (also spelled Bembibre in other documents) from the Escambray. (Signed) Theodore R. Windecker." Page 3: "Report from Escambray: This report is submitted by Major Membibre, one of the leaders of the Escambray. During the Batista dictatorship Membibre fought under the command of Plinio Prieto...Membibre made his first efforts in the struggle against Fidel when he joined the conspiracy of some members of the Rebel Army together with Sinesio, when they decided to revolt with 200 men. Membibre revolted with soldiers from the Camajuani garrison. A few days later Sinesio joined him and together they joined their forces with those led by Perfirio Ramirez. At that time they were among the first ten to revolt. When Plinio Prieto climbed the Escambray he went to Sinesio's camp but since the encirclement was already in effect he could not get in to his camp. Turning around for Havana's Plinio and his deputy Lt. Zaldivar were taken prisoner. The encirclement destroyed Sinesio and Ramirez and scattered Membibre's forces. Later he made contact with Evelio Duque who had close to 70 men, with Osvaldo Ramirez, Nando Lima, Edel Montiel. These are the main groups in the struggle for the Escambray...The encirclement lasted until end of February, after great vicissitudes and the loss of almost all his men. He considers the Escambray lost and to have destroyed all his groups. He supposes Lima to be captured or dead, Edel Montiel in flight and all his troops scattered. About the others he has no reliable news. In his opinion nothing can be done for the time being, except hoard weapons and prepare a big revolt or invasion by thousands of men. He would like to get out to investigate what's there. Francisco."

104-10172-10114: HERNANDEZ SANCHEZ, CARLOS EDUARDO.

11/01/61, PRQ Part II - Operational Information: AMHAZE-2523: ..."2...Subject can be turned over to any responsible case officer with bona fide connection with Enzel or Windecker or Noemayr. 3. List other case officers who have handled Subject or whom he knows or has known. Give names by which they have been known: Enzel as 'Jimmy Smith', Theodore Windecker as 'Clarence', Harold R. Noemayr as 'Roger Fox', Dominique Pantleon as 'Peters', Clarence E. Smeryage as 'Tom', Alton T. Pirnack as 'Larry', Irving Cadick as 'Rip.'

104-10172-10143: PERSONAL RECORD QUESTIONNAIRE PART 11 - OPERATIONAL INFORMATION

10/10/62, PRQ PART II - Operational Information: AMDENIM-1: "1...Subject contacted KUBARK (CIA) in the early days of the Cuban government thru a U.S. journalist. Subject provided information thru a cutout to KUBARK and then, following his flight from the country, he made contact thru this same man with KUBARK in Washington where he made a sufficiently strong impression that he was referred to JMWAVE and a report of his meeting with Headquarters personnel was provided. On the basis of this lead Subject was contacted by Theodore R. Windecker who utilized him and his boat, the Tejana, for a number of resupply and infiltration operations. Subject was taken over by present C/O (Kiggins) from Dominic T. Panteleone in November 1961...3. List other case officers who have handled Subject or whom he knows or has known. Give names by which they have been known: Other case officers who have handled Subject include Dominic I. Panteleone and Theodore R. Windecker. Staff employees whom Subject knows include Donald P. Slingland and Charles J. Hostynski."

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