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Cryptonym: AMDENIM-10

Definition:
AMDENIM-10 was possibly Pedro Ernesto Diaz. A cable in February, 1961, requested crypts for the individuals who maintained the Tejana. The ones listed first, fourth, eleventh and fourteenth became those AMDENIMS.
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
Pedro Ernesto Diaz was number J. (or 10th) on this list. According to the cable Pedro Diaz was born on November 7, 1931, at Santa Llora, and was a diesel engineer. A cable on March 22, 1961, stated that AMDENIM-10 was no longer part of the Tejana crew.
Sources:

104-10218-10144: CABLE: REQUEST CRYPTS BE ASSIGNED FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS WHO NOW CREW AND MAINTAIN THE TEJANA

02/22/61: Cable from JMWAVE to BELL: Slugline JMZIP TEJANA: "1. Request crypts be assigned FOLL individuals who now crew and maintain the Tejana: A. Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria (note: Became AMDENIM-1), owner. Will go on first few operations. B. Robert C. Stevens Jr., Captain. C. George Michael Kappes, engineer and operations officer (probably Mickey Kappes). D. Lawrence J. Laborde (note: Became AMDENIM-4) 27 Aug 09 New Orleans, Port Captain. Has been with Tejana for eight years and invaluable its upkeep. E. Naval Candidate 8501, senior Cuban officer aboard. F. Naval Candidate 8071, deck officer. G. Naval Candidate 8146, deck officer. H. Naval Candidate 8190, engine room assistant. Gunner. I. Eduardo Antonio Baez Ayala, 6 Aug 20, Havana, Cuba. Will be trained as gunner. J. Pedro Ernesto Diaz, 7 Nov 31, Santa Llora, diesel engineer. K. Eduardo Perez Gonzalez (note: Became AMDENIM-11), 18 March 27 Santiago de Cuba. Ordinance man. Responsible for armament of boat. L. Rafael Casals y Fernandez de Cueto, 6 Oct 06, Cienfuegos, Cuba. Cook. M. Joaquin Powell Rubio, 7 Dec 24, Sancti Spiritus. Small boat operator (catamaran and/or raft from Tejana to shore) and gunner. N. Antonio Cuesta Valle (note: Became AMDENIM-14), 13 June 26, at Santiago de Cuba. (Same duties as M above). 2. Request POA's SUBJ I thru N. Local ODENVY (FBI) checks negating..."

104-10172-10444: CABLE: AT REQUEST AMDENIM-1, AMDENIM-2 AND AMDENIM-3

03/22/61: Cable from JMWAVE to BELL: Slugline JMZIP TEJANA: "1. At request AMDENIM-1 (Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria), AMDENIM-2 and ANDENIM-3 are no longer part of Tejana crew. Presently plan utilize A-2 and A-3 for harassment operations using Tejana as mother ship. Separate cable will follow. 2. AMDENIM-10 no longer part of crew. 3. Recent crypts be assigned FOLL additional Tejana crew members: A). Naval Candidate 8032 - radio operator. B) Naval Candidate 8116 - doctor. C) Naval Candidate 8530 - boatswain. D) Naval Candidate 8074 - sailor. E) Naval Candidate 8233 - sailor. F) Naval Candidate 8503 - engineer. G) Naval Candidate 8242 - engineer assistant."

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald

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