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Join this thread - provide and discuss FBI cryptonyms.   We can read the documents much better when we know what is being said!   
 
Please provide your proposed cryptonyms and/or discussion below the alphabetized list.
 
(Note that the T designation can change in different reports...a T-designation is only applicable for that report - a designation with non-T prefixes are generally good across the board)
 
(The S stands for “symboled informant”.  Uncertain what the * means - may mean active or inactive)
 
FBI Cryptonyms - Identity Known:
 
Bernardo Alvarez de Torres, Bay of Pigs veteran, infiltrated Garrison investigation, MM-4086-OA
 
Roy F. Armstrong, Postal Inspector, Dallas (in this document, Dallas T-6)
 
Paul Barger, Irving Police Chief, FBI Confidential Informant T-4.  Barger claimed that it was not he, but a "telephone repairman", who heard the conversation between Michael Paine in Arlington and Ruth Paine in Irving shortly after the assassination that "(Michael Paine) felt sure that Lee Harvey Oswald had killed President Kennedy, but that he was not responsible and further stated 'we both know who was responsible.'"
 
Felix Botello, DL-18-S, active with American GI Forum and also with extreme right-wingers engaged in Minuteman-like activity, Ashland Burchwell and Vance Beaudreau (in this document, DL T-1
 
Jack Childs, member of the CPUSA in New York City, was an Operation SOLO source and NY 694-S*
 
Morris Childs, Jack’s brother, member of the CPUSA in Chicago and editor of the Daily Worker, was the other Operation Solo source and CG 5824-S*
 
Howard Davis, MM-639-S, FBI reports on his 3/16/61 letter to JFK attacking Manolo Ray; ally of Jerry Hemming; frequent and valued FBI informant throughout the 1960s.
 
Jeronimo Esteves, (various spellings), SJ-492-S, ally of Antonio Veciana, second cousin of Sylvia Odio, based in Puerto Rico.  MM 492-S also discusses Operation Judas as a plan to put Hubert Matos as Cuba's new leader with Gutierrez Menoyo as chief of the Army.
 
Earl Harvey,  informs Jim Hosty in late 1961 of lack of information on Minutemen, DL-107-C
Harry Holmes, Postal Inspector, Dallas, (in these documents, Dallas T-2 and Dallas T-10).
 
Joaquin Insua, Dallas Cuban Catholic Relief Services (in this document, Dallas T-3)
 
Margarita Landin, CPUSA member in Dallas with her husband Joe (Joe was also an ACLU member, Dallas and other Texas CPUSA chapters were poised to call the ACLU in case of emergency, he may have been DL-6-S, see memos dated 8/1/60, 8/30/60, 1/30/614/10/63 ) - DL-7-S (in this document, FBI informant DL T-2)
 
Ruth Lowery, possibly the younger sister of CPUSA member William Lowery - DL-15-S (in this document, FBI informant DL T-4)
 
William J. Lowery, Jr., Dallas CPUSA member from 1945-1963.  FBI informant until 9/23/63, when the double identity of this shoe salesman publicly emerged.  Worked at the Shoe Haven, 620 West Jefferson Blvd., three blocks from the Texas Theatre and three blocks from Johnny Brewer at Hardy's Shoe Store.  Reported to Jim Hosty on 11/29/63 that the KLIF announcer quoted Oswald all afternoon on 11/22 as saying, "I killed the President.  I killed a cop. & I'm going to kill two more", until 6 pm, when the manager reported live that it could not be confirmed.  Secretary of American GI Forum, the President was Joe Molina who worked at the TSBD and was taken into custody during the early AM hours of 11/23/63 as a suspect in the assassination of JFK. In late 64, Detective Stringfellow interrogated him about any connection between the American GI Forum and Joe Landin and Felix Botello. Reported to Jim Hosty.   DL-2-S.
 
Andrea McCormick, reported to police LHO’s leafleting that led to his arrest.  (in this document, FBI informant NO-6)

Carlos Quiroga, Cuban exile in New Orleans (in this document, FBI informant NO T-5)
 
L.H. Robertson, Postal Inspector, New Orleans (in this document, FBI informant NO T-1)
Also identified as L.W. Robertson
 
Jeanne Rodgers, Secretary to the Manager, radio station WDSU New Orleans (in this document, FBI informant NO T-3)
 
Nestor Rodriguez, NO-1213-S, ran New Orleans language school, met Lee Oswald, Nazi sympathizer, son of Arnesto Rodriguez/AMJUTE-1 and Emilio Rodriguez/AMIRE-1
 
Andrew St. George, Life Magazine photographer (in this document, NY T-1)
 
Enrique Varona, PSI Enrique Varona.  Frequent contacts with Carlos Bringuier.   (in this document, Dallas T-2)
 
FBI Cryptonyms - Identity Uncertain:
 
Manuel Rodriguez Orcarberro, may be DL-282-S.  This FBI memo says “his identity is known to the Bureau, BUFILE 105-131,209), was in a top leadership position in Alpha 66…(met at Jorge Salzar’s house) at 3126 Harlandale.”   The title of BUFILE 105-131209 is “Manuel Orcarberro Rodriguez.” created on 5/26/64.  This is the very first serial.  DL 282-S reported that the meetings were at Jorge Salazar's residence at 3126 Harlandale.   Problem:  This 1965 document lists Manuel Rodriguez Orcarberro as a PSI - a Potential Security Informant - which would seem to indicate that he is not yet security informant DL 282-S.   DL 282-S moved to San Juan in 1972.  His last known symbol number was SJ-1140-S.
 
 
FBI Cryptonyms - Identity Unknown:
 
CSNY 2822-S, (referred to elsewhere as NY 2822-S)  "Advised that troops being trained by the FRD had nearly completed their training and would be ready to invade Cuba by 11/1/60.  No action would be taken until after US elections on 11/8/60 to avoid the matter becoming an election issue; however, it would be launched before the new President took office in order that there would be no criticism against the new President." 
 
 

 

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Looking for references to CIA cryptonym RX-ZIM [from James Wilcott's HSCA backgrounder on LHO].

RX-ZIM.jpg

Edited by Jim Hargrove

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Please e-mail or message me if you have off-topic requests (i.e. -  CIA cryptonyms).  My goal is to foster a long-needed discussion about FBI cryptonyms.  As you can see from the list above - particularly on informants like William Lowery - some big questions about the JFK come up.

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7 hours ago, Bill Simpich said:
Join this thread - provide and discuss FBI cryptonyms.   We can read the documents much better when we know what is being said!   
 

Joaquin Insua, Dallas Cuban Catholic Relief Services (in this document, Dallas T-3)

Bill,

 

In a 5/28/64 memo from FBI, Dallas to the Director,
http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=10146&relPageId=28

Page 28
Informant T-1 is identified as Enrique Varona. Informant T-2 is identified as Joaquin Insua (under consideration as a PSI). Informant T-3 is identified as CIA, Miami, Florida.

 

Steve Thomas

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Steve, do you know anything about Enrique Varona?   He appears to be a Dallas resident - no reason to believe he is a relation to Tony Varona.   But what groups was he with, that kind of thing?   I am also wondering about my ID of Manuel Rodriguez Orcarberro as probably DL 282-S, if you have any thoughts on that.   I would love to button it down, but I can't quite do it.

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24 minutes ago, Bill Simpich said:

Steve, do you know anything about Enrique Varona?   He appears to be a Dallas resident - no reason to believe he is a relation to Tony Varona.   But what groups was he with, that kind of thing?   I am also wondering about my ID of Manuel Rodriguez Orcarberro as probably DL 282-S, if you have any thoughts on that.   I would love to button it down, but I can't quite do it.

Bill,

 

Sorry, I don't remember anything about Enrique Varona at the moment.

I'm not sure why the letter to Dorothy Klein would be signed by Rodriguez as the "General Secretary of Alpha 66". He was the President of the Dallas Chapter.

As far as DL 282-S goes, it could be any one of a number of individuals. If you look at this document,

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=28726#relPageId=4&tab=page

On pages 5-6, Rodriguez lists the officers of the Dallas Chapter of Alpha 66/SNFE. I know the FBI interviewed several of them in 1964; most notably in my mind, Raul Castro and Juan Quintana. Juan Francisco Quintana Maya and Raul Castro Baile were jointly interviewed by FBI Wallace Heitman at their home in Garland on May 14, 1964.

See here for a Heitman interview of Raul Castro Baile:
http://www.maryferre....do?docId=69112

See here for an interview of Juan Quintana Maya:
http://www.maryferre....do?docId=69111

 

On May 25, 1964, Manuel Rodriguez voluntarily appeared at the Dallas FBI offices and spoke to Wallace Heitman. He told Heitman that the members of SNFE met at bi-weekly meetings at 3126 Harlandale. (Although in his Report, Heitman spelled it Hollandale.)

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=11481#relPageId=222&tab=page

See p. 222.

 

Steve Thomas

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9 minutes ago, Steve Thomas said:

Bill,

 

On pages 5-6, Rodriguez lists the officers of the Dallas Chapter of Alpha 66/SNFE. I know the FBI interviewed several of them in 1964; most notably in my mind, Raul Castro and Juan Francisco Quintana Maya.

Bill,

 

Along those lines...

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=11481&relPageId=215

see page 6

 

Wallace Heitman and W. James Wood interviewed Raoul Castro on May 14, 1964. Their Report is dated May 22, 1964. Castro told them that he had entered Aviation Cadet School in Cuba in June, 1959, where he met Juan Francisco Quintana Maya. They were sent to Mexico, where they spent seven months. They returned to Cuba in May, 1960, spent twenty days there, and were sent back to Mexico for “link training, and to finish their course in crop dusting”. ( I don't know what “link training” is). Castro told them that it was obvious that the training they were receiving was military in nature.

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=69112&search=%22Eden_Gutierrez%22#relPageId=6&tab=page page 7.

 

In my mind, that's the kind of thing an FBI informant would be relaying to the FBI.

 

Steve Thomas

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134763042_FBIclassof1959includesmanyfrom

Edited by Paul Brancato

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Bill - thought I would post this here. Doesn’t deal with Cryptonyms or FBI informants, but does show that many DPD detectives presumably attached to Army Intel units were graduates of the FBI National Academy. 

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Paul, it's a great post - could you post it at the Lumpkin-Gannaway thread I set up along with any analysis you might have of it?   My request is to keep this thread strictly for FBI cryptonyms.

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On 2/15/2019 at 8:58 PM, Bill Simpich said:

Please e-mail or message me if you have off-topic requests (i.e. -  CIA cryptonyms).  My goal is to foster a long-needed discussion about FBI cryptonyms.  As you can see from the list above - particularly on informants like William Lowery - some big questions about the JFK come up.

This is great Bill. Maybe more light could be  (directly or indirectly lol) shed on the FBI’s work in Mexico City circa ‘63 as a result of this effort as well.

Edited by B. A. Copeland

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