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Cryptonym: AMTRUNK-21

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Unknown identity. A POA was approved for AMTRUNK-21 on February 12, 1965, and A-21 was assigned the 201 number of 201-300063.
A cable in March, 1965, included the TSD comment that requested "disguise support for Weldrake, Huseby, Sloman (note: probably Tony Sforza), Di Gerveno (note: Emilio Americo Rodriguez) and AMTRUNK-21." The Releasing Officer of this cable was the Deputy Chief of TSD, Sidney Gottlieb.

A dispatch in February of 1967 mentioned that AMTRUNK-21 was one of the indigenous agent personnel exposed to AMLUNT-2 (Duney Perez Alamo). AMTRUNK-21 was also exposed to AMSTALK-1 (Miguel Angel Diaz Isalgue) as an indigenous agent. In both cases AMTRUNK-21's true name was exposed.


Late 1964-October 1965 - STEAMER VII-VIII - planned for a duration of 20 days and was to entail establishing the ratline and sending AMTRUNK-21 to Havana to accomplish his objectives and to set up facilities for his MHAPRON partner, AMTRUNK-22, to be used on later infil. Team members brought back wild tale about how remainder of AMTRUNK cache (see AMTRUNK VIII) was 'returned to the US'. AMTRUNK-18 said a person who identified himself only as 'Bobby', a perfume salesman living in Varadera (note: Varadero?) had transferred the AMLASH (Rolando Cubela Secades) cache to a boat from the US in late 1964. According to AMTRUNK-18 'Bobby' was a former CIA asset who re-infiltrated Cuba (circa 1963) with all necessary documentation to establish himself legally in area. Only salient clue to Bobby's identity is fact he in possession AMLASH cache recovery plan which was either given to him willingly by A-15 or extracted thru DSE investigation. The true names of AMTRUNK-15 and AMTRUNK-18 were passed to Cubela in Paris in Feb. 1965."

104-10216-10391: CABLE RE POA GRANTED

02/12/65: Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Orig: A. Abeyta, Unit: WH/SA/IOS): Slugline TYPIC MHAPRON AMTRUNK COMMO: "POA granted AMTRUNK/21 on 12 Feb 65. 201-300063. WH/SA/Comment: *Requested POA status AMTRUNK/21. **Requested AMTRUNK/21 POA be amended for OWVL. (Handwritten note: (For AMLASH cache infiltration)." Releasing Officer: (Signature) for Raford W. Herbert, AC/WHD. Coordinating Officers: (Signature), WH/SA/MOB. (Signature), WH/SA/MHAPRON. C. Baumler (by phone), O/C-AD. Authenticating Officer: (Signature) for John L. Hart, DC/WH/SA. - - - 2022 release: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2022/104-10216-10391.pdf

104-10180-10210: [RESTRICTED]

03/05/65: Cable from JMWAVE to Director (Orig: Withheld, Unit: TSD/OA/AB/D&IS): AQUATIC: "Disguise Tech Bernard prepared to TDY WAVE week 15 March. Need not meet. Request concurrence and whether Subjects of ref available. TSD Comment: Request disguise support for Weldrake, Huseby, Sloman (probably Tony Sforza), Digerveno (Emilio Americo Rodriguez) and AMTRUNK-21." Releasing Officer: Sidney Gottlieb, DC/TSD. Coordinating Officers: Withheld, WH/SA/MOB. Withheld, TSD/PERS. Authenticating Officer: Withheld Robert Bussey, C/TSD/OA. - - - 2022 release, page 61: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2022/104-10180-10210.pdf


07/07/66: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline PBRUMEN KUROAR CHAPPIE RAMROD: "1. Request training for six man leader group scheduled arrive ISOLATION (CIA's Camp Peary, also known as "The Farm") 11 July as follows: (REDACTION) same given AMANCHORS less emphasis UDT. ISOLATION stress leadership training and rotate leadership assignments in field exercises encompassing tradecraft, caching, observation and reporting all trainees completed JMWAVE training and have OA's and recent LCFLUTTERS. 2. Trainees: AMLILAC/29 (201-728520) TA Ignacio (trained at ISO/REDACTION July 63), AMLILAC/33 (201-741331) TA Manuel (trained at ISO Feb 64), AMSKIRT-1 (201-753409) TA Pablo (trained at ISO Jan 65), AMHINT-56 (201-332676) TA Frank (JMWAVE training only), AMTRUNK-21 (201-300063) TA Luis (JMWAVE training only), AMLUNT-2 (201-324081) TA Filipe (JMWAVE training only), AMPOLISH-1 (201-285159) TA Simon (ISO/REDACTION Aug 65), interpreter C/O to be assigned. 3. Request airlift leader team to (REDACTION) night 11 July and return AMANCHOR group ISO WAVE night 12 July." - - - 2022 release: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2022/104-10215-10139.pdf

104-10225-10009: CIA FILE ON ( )SHELL-5.

12/13/66: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WOBONE (Info: Deputy Chief, WH Division): Subject: FJDUST/SGSWIRL/PBRUMEN/Transmittal of SGSWIRL Reports: This dispatch confirms AMTRUNK-21's 201 number was 201-300063 (IRD Number was #70143). There are also 201 numbers for some interesting cryptonyms, such as for AMOTs, etc.

104-10177-10147: CIA FILE ON PEREZ ALAMO, DUNEY.

02/06/67: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH Division: Subject: Termination of Subject of 201-334081: AMLUNT-2 Damage Report..."Indigenous Agent Personnel Exposed...AMTRUNK-21 - True Name..."

104-10225-10009: CIA FILE ON ( )SHELL-5.

03/08/68: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH Division: Subject: TYPIC/Operational Termination of AMSTALK-1: AMSTALK-1 Damage Report..."Indigenous Agent Personnel Exposed...AMTRUNK-21 by true name..."

Gavin McDonald

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