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  1. Bill has updated Chapter 4 - https://www.maryferrell.org/pages/Essay_-_Oswald_Legend_4.html
  2. Hi Paul, I do remember this. I'll look into this a bit more. Skorzeny was an interesting character for sure!
  3. I'm on the fence (awaiting more info) as to whether Phillips and Veciana knew each other. Veciana did have a CIA crypt of AMSHALE-1 Some notes I had: Veciana joined forces with Eloy Guiterrez Menoyo's Second National Front Escambray (SNFE) in Sept 1962. Guiterrez was an Army Intel asset. Veciana had been working for the CIA as a PM asset prior to joining with Guiterrez. Cal Hicks was his case officer. Hicks was working for Harvery's Task Force W in 1962. He later worked for JMWAVE as a paramilitary officer. He most likely was the "Cal" that Bradley Ayers met at JMWAVE. John Newman pointed out that Veciana's primary ASCI contact was a US Army Captain using the pseudonym of Patrick Harris. Harris' real name was Milford Hubbard. Hubbard worked for ACSI OSD, aka Detachment A. Detachment A was a very small and secret office of the ACSI headed by Col. J.E. Boyt. Hubbard mentioned that Veciana would have been under control of the Miami Station (Army) headed by Major Junius "Duke" Watlington. Laureno Batista was also an asset of the ACSI Attachment A. Hubbard, when shown the sketch of "Maurice Bishop" stated that the sketch resembled Owen Darnell. Darnell was a source/spotter/assessor in Puerto Rico for Hubbard. Darnell was Hubbard's entree for SFNE and Alpha-66. He was close to Veciana and Veciana would occasionally stay at Darnell's place in San Juan. Darnell had previously lived in Cuba, spoke Spanish fluently and had a Cuban wife. Hubbard admitted to going to Mexico City on a tip from Darnell's wife. http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/jfk/NARA-Oct2017/2018/180-10104-10394.pdf Two members of USAOSD (using assumed names) met w/Veciana on 1/22/63. · Purpose of meeting was primarily to gather details on a boat, used by org., which had been confiscated by U.S. Customs. V. was also queried on the capabilities and mission of the group, his role, and what assist. might be provided org. Veciana said purpose.org.'was to cause war in Cuba by conducting raiding ops., est. guerrilla groups in Cuba- to harass and destroy troops and strategic facilities as to make populace aware that overthrow poss. Envisions internal Cuban uprising thru external Cuban refugee action:. ' Does not desire direct u.s. participation, has no political aims, other than to overthrow Castro. This is reason v. did not cooperate. with other refugee groups, and why they did not desire to work w/CIA, because aims would be subiterted to political ones. Claims several military bases in Caribbean. Bases manned by small groups w/mil. experience. Also had assets in Cuba. Maintain Hq. in PR, Miami, and NY and plan to establish offices in Washington, Chicago and LA. Veciana contacted initially to contact two frogmen involved in attack on Russian target. Meeting arranged. · Capt. Hubbard and Col. King in meeting. Discovered V. working w/SFNE, thought given to consideration of utilization of v. for intelligence purposes as Menoya has ISR from 1961 and known to have contacts in Cuba. Picked up ISR from CIA 11/2/62. V. gave Army two rifles,. ammo. taken from Russians. Operation discussed but stymied by lack of clear policy on actions against. Matter brought to higher levels; i.e., General Landsdale. Some discussion of possibly passing info to CIA for their recommendation. This suggestion turned down by Landsdale, who felt CIA, when informed, then took over op. Also in no better position to determine national policy. Persons involved in discussions - Col. Boyt, Col. Rolfe, Cols. Albro and Boucher, Col. DePuy of Special Warfare and Generals Lansdale and Leonard. http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/jfk/NARA-Oct2017/NARA-Nov9-2017/104-10103-10158.pdf JMCOBRA 0490 (IN 63607) 2 Aug 68: VECIANA told Cuban Affairs officer Miami 1 Aug 68 that Orestes Guillermo RUIZ Perez (DGI) married to VECIANA's cousin, was dissatisfied with Castro . regime and· receptive to recruitment. VECIANA reported same·info. to Cuban Affairs officer in 64. In 68 VECIANA served with AID in La Paz. Guillermo Ruiz was expected to help Alpha-66 as far back as 1962. Veciana described Ruiz as a cold blooded killer. (bottom of page and next page) Barney Hildalgo claiming that he knew a Maurice Bishop and was good friends with David Phillips but they were not the same person. Was he blowing smoke to cover for Phillips?
  4. Jenkins early history. Apr. 16, 2011 The Miami Herald Useppa: island with a Bay of Pigs pedigree: By DON BOHNING Shaded by ancient banyan trees, the old "pink path" links Useppa's Collier Inn with other parts of the 100-acre island. As historians look back 50 years on the Bay of Pigs invasion, one often-ignored sidelight is the small but important role played by a tiny island off Florida’s Gulf Coast. Useppa, a secluded, sun-dappled 100-acre plot of land west of Fort Myers, briefly became a jumping off point for the dreams of Cuban exiles yearning to take back their country. Here is the story of that role as told to the author by Carl Jenkins, a CIA officer who also served in the Marines. Jenkins had been training an infiltration teams in Saipan, in the western Pacific, to help bring about the eventual downfall of Indonesian’s President Sukarno when he was recalled and sent to Miami for a somewhat similar assignment involving a dictatorial leader closer to home. When he arrived, Jenkins said in the 2008 interview at his home in Texas, he joined forces with Manuel Artime, a disaffected one-time Castro revolutionary considered by the CIA to be the key to any effort by exiles to mount an invasion of their homeland. Artime had connections to the Agrupacion Catolica, a student group tied to Havana’s Villanova University. He also knew disaffected Cuban army troops. “We came to an understanding that Artime would provide the students and he would establish contact with ex-Cuban Army people,’’ said Jenkins. “They knew each other, but they weren’t prepared to work together at that point.” Meanwhile, the CIA was arranging cover and setting up a covert training facility on Useppa, located 15 to 20 minutes by boat off Florida’s Gulf Coast. For centuries, the island had seen only occasional use by fisherman and adventurers. In 1894, it was acquired by John M. Roach, a Chicago street-car tycoon. One of Roach’s guests was Baron G. Collier, a New York advertising executive and wealthy Florida land owner who developed much of Southwest Florida (Collier County is named for him) and built the Tamiami Trail between Miami and Tampa. Now, it was to become the first covert CIA base in Florida. Freddie Goudie, a well-to-do Cuban businessman of Scottish descent, along with a half dozen others, provided the cover, leasing the island under Goudie’s name. Jenkins was listed as the company manager. THE WHITE CASTLE “The idea,” said Jenkins, “was that Goudie and his group had contracted with a personnel company that would assess the abilities of all the people that they sent over there and try and assign them to jobs that they fitted…based on language abilities and so forth.” President Eisenhower signed off March 17, 1960, on what was to become the Bay of Pigs. Jenkins and another CIA agent started ferrying recruits from Miami to Useppa a month later. In two rental cars, he and a CIA colleague would pick up the exile recruits in the afternoon at a White Castle parking lot on Brickell Avenue in downtown Miami. They would then drive on the old Tamiami Trail through the Everglades to the departure point by boat for Useppa, returning the same night; a round trip of some 300 miles. A SUBTERFUGE Jenkins estimates it took a couple of months to ferry the 80 exile recruits to Useppa where he decided “we needed to have serial numbers if we were going to have a semi-military operation. We would start with 2,500…if they were picked up and asked for their serial numbers it would indicated there were 2,500, or more than there actually were…the first number went to Goudie, the front man.” The arriving recruits were housed at the island’s Collier Inn, formerly known as the Tarpon Inn. As part of the vetting process, personnel assessments were prepared and lie-detector tests were given. “Before we were finished, we knew more about these people than their parents did,” said Jenkins. It was the beginning of what eventually was to become Brigade 2506, although at the time there was no intention of a brigade or an invasion. “It was August, 1960, before that idea was ever sold…and I opposed it from the start,” said Jenkins. ON TO PANAMA In June, 1960, about 30 of the 80 or so recruits at Useppa were sent to Panama for further training in communications as radio operators, as well as intelligence gathering and propaganda. Most of the others went to a newly opened training base in Guatemala. Jenkins was to become the first commander there as well. As for Useppa, it now is an exclusive home for the well-to-do, with, according to its website: “140 privately owned homesites, two marinas, two food and beverage facilities, a retail store, a wide array of island accommodations, a service department and a utility company.” The island is administered by The Useppa Island Club. You can’t just drop in. To get to the island as a visitor, advance permission is required. The island’s boast: No Bridges, No Cars, No Crowds. But it does have a history. And a Bay of Pigs pedigree that is unique.
  5. Jim, You've probably seen this but it's new to me. Mentions "Harvey". https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=190904#relPageId=2&tab=page
  6. In defense of Bill, he is a meticulous researcher and references everything. Here's one of his earlier works. I'm still sorting through this... 🙂 https://www.maryferrell.org/pages/State_Secret.html
  7. https://www.maryferrell.org/pages/Essay_-_Oswald_Legend_Preface.html
  8. Butler's buddy would have been the "Reverend" Roy E. Davis. He was also Imperial Grand Dragon of the KKK. If my memory is still working, Butler contacted him about the Wanted for Treason posters. Butler said he knew Davis and that Davis didn't print them. Roy Davis was also an acquaintance of Joe Milteer. Reverend Roy E. Davis https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=123128&search="roy_davis"#relPageId=6&tab=page Imperial Grand Dragon https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=10490&relPageId=1120&search="roy_davis" Raigorodsky , Jack Revill. Raigorodsky was a friend of George DeMorhenschildt https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=123128&relPageId=6&search="roy_davis" https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=146185&relPageId=59&search=raigorodsky Davis used to publish the Fiery Cross back in the 1960's. It looks like Robert Shelton took over publishing. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=95659&relPageId=348&search="the_fiery cross" Interesting that number 23 in this doc on the MLK assassination was Roy Hargraves.
  9. Hey Greg, He certainly was. - https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=124052#relPageId=6&tab=page https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=124052#relPageId=8&tab=page
  10. Hi Anthony, The Lake Pontchartrain crew were not your average guys. Most had and were later assigned CIA POAs (Provisional Operational Approvals). Some were members of the 2506th Brigade and saw extensive action as part of the invasion. Carlos Hernandez and John Koch Gene were part of a group of 10 sent by the CIA to Helsinki in 1962 to disrupt the World Youth Conference and possibly help to recruit Rolando Cubela (AMLASH). If you recall, Cubela was recruited to assassinate Castro in 1963 and was visited by Desmond Fitzgerald to assure him that he had backing from the highest levels of the US Government. Miguel "Mike" Alvarez Jimenez had been to New Orleans and surrounding areas as as a BOP trainee and leader of the AMHAZE raider team. Carlos Hernandez was also a member of the AMHAZE team but was designated as a member of a small infiltration team. As Stu Wexler has pointed out, there was a Miguel Alvarez on the bus to Mexico with LHO. There is no indication that this was the same Alvarez. Antonio Soto was a B-26 pilot during the BOP invasion. He was also a pilot in the Congo. Harold Weisberg speculated that Soto was seen with Oswald around New Orleans. Acelo Pedroso was an armaments guy for the BOP Invasion. He along with Carlos Hernandez and John Koch became members of Quintero's Commandos for AMWORLD. Victor Espinosa Hernandez was a BOP veteran and close friend of Rolando Cubela often visiting Cubela when he traveled to Europe. More later.
  11. John Koch Gene was a post-BOP recruit. His brother was at the BOP and was killed. Koch was one of the first recruits for AMWORLD. He was one of Quintero's Commandos along with Carlos Hernandez and Acelo Pedroso. Obviously, he and Quintero worked closely together on Operation Pepe. Koch, Carlos Hernandez and Pedroso were some of the exiles that were at Lake Pontchartrain when it was raided by the FBI in July 1963. Others were Antonio Soto, Victor Espinosa Hernandez and Miguel Alvarez. Juan Manuel Guillot Castellano aka AMBRONC-5 was very close to Manuel Artime, Rafael Quintero and Felix Rodriguez. Guillot was captured and killed in 1962. Castro had Guillot put to the wall (firing squad). The first AMWORLD camp in Costa Rica (Oct 1963) was named Camp Guillot after him. Pictured below.
  12. Bill, Looks like John E. Boyt was a Lt. Col. for G-2 III Corps (The Phantom Corps) during WWII. Page 45 or so. http://284thcombatengineers.com/documents/IIICorpsHistoryWWII.pdf
  13. One of the more interesting subjects that we turned up during our research was Robert Moore. Moore was Ted Shackley's Deputy Chief of Station at JMWAVE and was chief of maritime operations.Shackley had two DCOS - Moore and Jack Corris. Corris was tasked with Support Patterns. I have no idea what the heck are Support Patterns. Shackley had worked with Corris in Berlin. Moore was using the pseudonym of Frederick Inghurst at JMWAVE and stayed at JMWAVE as DCOS to John Dimmer (pseudonym of Philip Elmard) after Shackley went on to Laos in 1965. Moore was an early recruit to the JMATE/Cuba Project and was Col. Jack Hawkins' deputy prior to the Cuban Invasion and during the Bay of Pigs. According to Grayston Lynch, Moore was Chief of Ops for the Invasion Force. He worked closely with Ed Stanulus, David Phillips, Ed Hinkle and Jake Esterline. As a major paramilitary officer he worked closely with Manuel Artime and Carl Jenkins would have reported to Moore. Moore was also heavily involved in Operation Tilt along with Rip Robertson, Rudy Enders, Mickey Kappes and Tony Szorza. Robertson, Grayston Lynch, Enders and Kappes all reported to Moore. Enders later took over as Chief PM Maritime Ops in 1964. David Morales was also "hands on" for Operation Tilt and handled the air search for the "missing" Cuban exiles (Eddie Perez, et al). While speculative, we believe that Moore was the man that Bradley Ayers knew as Gordon Campbell. There is still some question as to whether the "real" Gordon Campbell passed away in Sept 1962 as noted by Rudy Enders.
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