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Cryptonym: ODOPAL

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The declassified CIA Files on Nazi and Japanese Imperial Government war crimes stated that ODOPAL was the cryptonym for the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps.
LNWILT was also a cryptonym for the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps.


CIA document: Research Aid: Cryptonyms and Terms in Declassified CIA Files Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Disclosure Acts: Page 42: ..."Term: ODOPAL. Definition: U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps..." Note on page 39, LNWILT was also a cryptonym for the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps.


02/18/54: CIA document: Document Transfer and Cross Reference: Subject of Document: Yuri Rastvorov Report...Pertinent Information: "Transmitted herewith are eight (8) copies of Field Interrogation Report containing information from DS-2072. It is recommended that these contents be distributed as follows: FE 2, REDSOX 2, REDCAP 2, Registry 2. One copy of this report is being transmitted to local ODOPAL. It is not validated that this report will be disseminated in its entirety to any other non- (unintelligible) unit although it will probably be shown to interested officials of ODACID (U.S State Department). (Unintelligible) advise you of any further full or partial dissemination of this material. /s/ Robert C. Damien, (REDACTION) Intelligence Officer. Field Interrogation Report Number 1..."


04/10/54: Cable from LINCOLN to Director: Slugline RYBAT PBSUCCESS: RE: HGGA 869: "1. Info has been received to the effect that IDEN A and his family are scheduled to arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, on or about 11 April 54 for a stay of approx three weeks. SUBJ is a former ODOPAL agent and had practised law in Kansas City for approx five years. His father is reported to be a well known (REDACTION) in that city. 2. It is requested that SUBJ's ODOPAL files be reviewed and a check made with ODENVY (FBI) on SUBJ's background and political motivation. If clear, it is recommended that arrangements be made to discreetly approach him on his willingness to serve as an informant. Perhaps such approach could be made with the assistance of ODOPAL."


05/02/54: Cable from Director to SR REP LINCOLN: Slugline RYBAT/PBSUCCESS: "1. KUJUMP (the Domestic Contact Division) rep here reports IDEN A of Ref C (REDACTION) born PBPRIME (U.S.) citizen (REDACTION) city, son respected banker well known by KUJUMP rep. Graduated Univ (REDACTION) law degree practised (REDACTION) City reputation integrity. ODOPAL work in SCRANGER (probably Latin America) during war. (REDACTION) great financial stake in WSBURNT (Guatemala). Loves life there, eager remain. Circumspect, loyal citizen, level headed, practical. Always careful keep out WSBURNT politics. Nothing derogatory known. KUJUMP debriefed him thoroughly Sept 52..."


04/15/57: Cable from Berlin to Director: Slugline BEDOX: "1. Must have reply re ODOPAL interest Laechert op. SUBJ barraging BOB (Berlin Operating Base) with letters requesting instructions re abortion, future financial payments of automobile, etc. Tenor letters indicates SUBJ will take independent action if we do not expedite reply re her problems. Such action would prejudice op completely and undoubtedly prove embarrassing to KUBARK (CIA). 2. FRAN: Suggest if ODOPAL answer not forthcoming prior close of business 16 Apr we accept this as indication no interest and proceed discuss case with UPSWING (West German Foreign Intelligence Service - BND)." - - - UPSWING can be found on page 57: https://www.archives.gov/files/iwg/declassified-records/rg-263-cia-records/second-release-lexicon.pdf


04/17/61: Cable from Director to Tokyo (Orig: Anita Potocki, Unit: FI/D): Slugline RYBAT LCIMPROVE ZRPERUSAL ZRGRACE: "1. Appreciate ref, which first report Martin contact with Dr. Jacob Y. Fisher. 2. Re para 2B ref, find Fischer quote volunteered comments end quote and ONI reaction interesting, especially quote he appeared intrigued by idea use his place for MTGS end quote. This out of character in light his known contacts various intel officers, including KUBARKers (CIAers) who used his restaurant for MTGS. Presume ref quote Yuri Rastvorov Amer female contact end quote refers (REDACTION) end quote. Born Texas, elderly DAC employee of AEP school TOKY, Rastvorov's English teacher 48-END 53 and close contact. (REDACTION) was joint ODOPAL/KUBARK asset through whom actual defection contact Jan 54 established..."


05/17/62: Dispatch from Chief, EE to Chief, Munich Liaison Base: Subject: UPHILL Dr. Herbert Kraus and Hans Rechenberg: "1. Headquarters is in possession of a voluminous file dating back to 1948 on Dr. Herbert Kraus, the subject of (REDACTION). A brief summary of this file for your information follows: Dr. Herbert Kraus, born Nov 18, 1911 in Zagreb, Croatia, Austrian rightist political figure, was for years head of the League of Independents (VdU) and editor and publisher of its newspaper the 'Neue Front.'...He has been described as pro-Western and anti-Russian...ODOPAL established contact with Kraus in 1945. Kraus was described as being 'responsible for most of ODOPAL Salzburg's positive intelligence networks.' The most important one of these, which purported to run into the USSR through Finland, was finally proved to be a complete fabrication. The ODOPAL officer in contact with Kraus later joined KUBARK (CIA) and much of the KUBARK information concerning Kraus stems from him. KUBARK considered recruiting Kraus in 1954-55 but decided against so doing because of the fact that he still maintained some sort of casual contact with ODOPAL at that time and because his record indicated some doubt of his trustworthiness..."


04/00/73: Cable to Director: Slugline (REDACTION) CASUSTAIN (REDACTION) VLVIGOR: "1. According record, CASUSTAIN-5 (Hans Waldemar Seebode) was witting BKHERALD (CIA, Soviet Bloc division)-LNWILT (another cryptonym for U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps) joint sponsorship of (REDACTION). (REDACTION) C-5 has periodic continuing contact with (REDACTION) has indicated suspicion (REDACTION) still working for LNBUZZ (U.S. Government). Doubtful he then or now able sort out BKHERALD (CIA) from LNWILT lines of jurisdiction (REDACTION) op. 2. File: (REDACTION). Handwritten note: Wait for CASUSTAIN-5 damage report. His connections should be carried (?) in that." - - - CASUSTAIN-5 can be found on page 21. "CASUSTAIN involved operations against the Soviet target in Northern Germany. Walther Block, Inge Marie Gehrich, Hans Waldemar Seebode associated with Project." https://www.archives.gov/files/iwg/declassified-records/rg-263-cia-records/second-release-lexicon.pdf - - - This document stated that: "Hans Seebode served in several military units, including the SS Panzer Regiment Wiking in Russia/Eastern Front from June 1944 to March 1945 (Lieutenant). While deployed on the Eastern Front, members of the Wiking Division were involved in the shooting of Jews as a 'reprisal for Soviet cruelties' inflicted on the Germans." https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/SEEBODE%2C%20WALDEMAR%20%20%20VOL.%201_0001.pdf

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