9/22/60, Havana to Director: "...Subsequent emergency meetings requested by AMCONCERT-1 with case officer were called off on basis COS (chief of station) suggestion drop contact during period Cuban govt rolling up STESCALADE group."
7/5/74, memo from Ted Shackley, Chief, East Asia Division to Deputy Director for Operations: "The name of the operation against NCNA Havana was STESCALADE." Shackley was asked if James McCord was involved, he said he had no proof but neither could it be ruled out.
9/15/60 memo from Havana to Director, slugline LCHARVEST KOBIRD: "STESCALADE blown and Carswell, Tronsky and Dandbrunt under detention,"
9/20/60 memo by Acting Chief/WH Rudolph E. Gomez to DCI Allen Dulles: Detailed description of how the operation was blown. Other documents include discussion by Scott Breckenridge of whether James McCord was involved - verdict is unknown. (page 2 of 10). Last few pages indicate a possible escape plan drawn up in 1962.
1964 memo from Case Officer/ZRCHEST John Mertz to Chief, OPSER: "Upon the arrest of Messrs. (David Christ, Thornton J. Anderson, Jr. and Walter Szuminski) on 15 September 1960, the immediate damage assessment disclosed the extent and value of the operational knowledge possessed by the three men, particularly Mr. Christ...investigation disclosed that they were 'loyal' and that the roll-up and arrest were the direct result of certain operational and security deficiencies on the part of Mr. Christ and certain members of the Havana station."
104-10123-10410: VAUGHN, JAMES EDWARD [THIS MEMO IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADVISING OF THE APPREHENSION OF A PROWLER, JAMES EDWARD VAUGH, ON FRIDAY NIGHT, 15 OCTOBER 1965, AND TESTIMONY THE WRITER IS EXPECTED TO GIVE WHEN
10/19/65: James W. McCord, Jr. is described as Chief, Technical Division in his memo to Deputy Director for Security (PTOS).
7/5/74 routing slip states that the Office of Security has burned up material concerning James McCord's involvement in Cuban operations.