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Pseudonym: Zannettos, Philip

Definition:
David Morales. Philip S. Zannettos was the Authenticating Officer and/or originator of a series of cables on Operation Tilt in June, 1963. Andrew K. Reuteman (Theodore/Ted Shackley) was the Releasing Officer.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
One of the cables on June 8, 1963, had the name Philip Zammets instead of Zannettos. Note how the Z in Zannettos is identical with the Z in Zamka - Morales' pseudonym: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=32388&relPageId=2&search=zamka https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=28920#relPageId=2&tab=page
Sources:

104-10312-10353: CABLE: REQUEST AIRLIFT STAND-BY STATUS EGLIN COMMENCING 9 JUNE 63

06/06/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director (Orig: Air/Zannettos/cjm): Slugline RYBAT CHAPPIE: "Request airlift stand-by status Eglin commencing 9 June 63. Plan utilize transport possible defectors presently within Cuba. Mission dates are A.M. 10 and 11 June. Depart Miami - destination Andrews. Aircraft will be released NLT 12 June." Authenticating Officer: Philip S. Zannettos. Releasing Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman.

104-10312-10343: CABLE: MSN NUMBER JW-PBY-6301

06/07/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director (Orig: Air/Philip S. Zannettos): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE: Operation Tilt cable: Authenticating Officer: Philip S. Zannettos. Releasing Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman.

104-10312-10322: CABLE: OPERATION DELAYED TWENTY FOUR HOURS DUE ENGINE TROUBLE MR PAWLEY YACHT

06/08/63, Cable from JMWAVE to PRITY Director (Orig: Philip S. Zannettos): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE TILT: REF WAVE 9343: "Operation delayed twenty four hours due engine trouble Mr. Pawley yacht." Authenticating Officer: Philip S. Zannettos. Releasing Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman.

104-10312-10328: CABLE: PBY CHALLENGED TIGER AND NO REPLY. CONTACT AND ASK REASON. ADVISE

06/08/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Floater 99 (Orig: Philip Zammets/Air) (Note: Handwritten: Zannettos above Zammets): "4. PBY challenged Tiger and no reply. Contact and ask reason. Advise." Authenticating Officer: Philip Zammets. Releasing Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman.

104-10312-10320: CABLE: REF YOUR SIX. PROCED ON OP WITH FOLLOWING GROUND RULES

06/08/63, Cable from JMWAVE to OPIM FLOATER 199 (Orig: Philip S. Zannettos): Slugline TYPIC ZRPERUSAL TILT: "Ref your six. Proceed on op with following ground rules. Leda close in and maintain visual contact with Tiger. Launch V-20 at point H per plan. Leda and Tiger depart point H immediately after launching and return vicinity Hogsty Reef and wait for V-20. V-20 complete mission and return vicinity Hogsty Reef for rendezvous. PBY will search area Hogsty Reef beginning 1300Z 10 June to assist in rendezvous if necessary. Advise if different time desired. Good luck." Authenticating Officer: Frederick J. Inghurst. Releasing Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman.

104-10312-10321: CABLE: ROJO NOW HOGSTY REEF. OPERATION TO CONTINUE DELAYED

06/08/63, Cable from JMWAVE to OPIM KESAM/2 (Orig: Philip S. Zannettos): "Rojo now Hogsty Reef. Operation to continue delayed twenty-four hours. Rojo and papa to return Hogsty Reef after launch Blanco. Blnaco to rendezvous Rojo vicinity Hogsty Reef morning 10 June. Proceed Kingston if you desire. Comply plan. Assist Blanco rendezvous Rojo if required. Commence loiter 1300Z. Contact Base 09/1500Z." Authenticating Officer: Philip S. Zannettos. Releasing Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman.

104-10312-10234: CABLE: MAXIMUM ALTITUDE FIVE ZERO MILES FROM COAST IS ONE THOUSAND FEET

06/10/63, Cable from JMWAVE to OPIM KESAL/2 (Orig: Air/Zannettos/jrh): "Maximum altitude five zero miles from coast is one thousand feet." Authenticating Officer: Philip S. Zannettos. Releasing Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman.

104-10312-10241: CABLE: BLANCO TO RETURN FROM DRP COURSE ZERO TWO EIGHT SPEED SIX KNOTS

06/10/63, Cable from JMWAVE to OPIM KESAM/2 (Orig: Air/Zannettos/vtp): "Blanco to return from DRP course zero two eight speed six knots for Castle Island LT then west to Mira Por Vos Cays where Rojo will wait Blanco return. Papa will search eight miles east and west brown bank Lat two one three zero and long seven four four four for Blanco who would arrive 10/1600Z. Commence loiter 1500Z. Arrive brown bank 1530Z and if spot Blanco attempt notify Rudy then R proceed to Rojo and direct move toward Blanco. Remain station and assist rendezvous. They proceed Hogsty Reef rendezvous with you for return Pax to Base. Do not proceed south of line east and west thru brown bank unless absolute necessary. If so must be low altitude. In no case closer than five zero miles to coast. Good luck." Authenticating Officer: (Signed in draft) Philip S. Zannettos. Releasing Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman.

104-10312-10237: CABLE: OVERNIGHT INAGUA APPROVED. CONTINUE SEARCH LONG AS FUEL ALLOWS

06/10/63, Cable from JMWAVE to OPIM KESAL/2 (Orig: Air/Zannettos/vtp): "Overnight Inagua approved. Continue search long as fuel allows. Rerun tomorrow. Search from brown bank north along course Blanco. On station daylight. (Handwritten: Caicos also approved)." Authenticating Officer: (signed) Philip S. Zannettos. Releasing Officer: (signed) Andrew K. Reuteman.

104-10312-10233: CABLE: TURN BEACON ON 101600Z

06/10/63, Cable from JMWAVE to OPIM FLOATER 199 (Orig: Air/Zannettos/vtp): "11. Turn beacon on 101600Z." Per signal center, message received by addressee at 10/1632Z. Authenticating Officer: (Signed in draft) Philip S. Zannettos. Releasing Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman.

104-10312-10231: CABLE: PAPA WILL OPERATE BEACON COMMENCING 1600Z

06/10/63, Cable from JMWAVE to OPIM KESAL/2 (Orig: Air/Zannettos/vtp): "Papa will operate beacon commencing 1600Z." Per signal center, message received by addressee at 10/1653Z. Authenticating Officer: (Signed in draft) Philip S. Zannettos. Releasing Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman.

104-10312-10221: CABLE: PERMISSION GRANTED END SEARCH AND OVERNIGHT CAICOS

06/11/63, Cable from JMWAVE to OPIM KESAM/2 (Orig: Air/Zannettos/vtp (Note: Looks like there has been an attempt to change Zannettos): "Permission granted end search and overnight Caicos. Depart Hogsty Reef with pax 12/2100Z. Land Miami after dark. (Handwritten: QSLD - 3:39 PM)." Authenticating Officer: Philip S. Zannettos. Releasing Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman.

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