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Cryptonym: WOACRE

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The declassified CIA Files on Nazi and Japanese Imperial Government war crimes stated that WOACRE was the cryptonym for the CIA Technical Services Division.


CIA document: Research Aid: Cryptonyms and Terms in Declassified CIA Files Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Disclosure Acts: Page 62: ..."Term: WOACRE. Definition: CIA Technical Services Division..."


08/15/68: Cable to Withheld (Orig: Glenn Hunt, SR/o/PT): Slugline RYBAT REDTOP TECHS: "1. WOACRE advises they have just recently completed series tests of commercially available car tracking beacon with generally poor results. Devices suitable mainly for car locating for investigative purposes against unsophisticated targets. Devices not effective for car tracking. Devices not totally concealable and hence detectable through cursory inspection of vehicle. Pouching copy of ONHS 4084 which recent WOACRE reply to similar request from (REDACTION). 2. In view above cannot concur ref proposal." Releasing Officer: (Handwritten: Thomas Polgar), C/WH. Coordinating Officers: SR/O/WH (Signature). TSD/SDB W. Szuminski, by phone. WH/4 (Signature). Authenticating Officer: (Handwritten: J. C. King for) DC/SR/AO.

104-10188-10012: ( ) AFGHAN (VOL I) - DEVELOPMENT AND PLANS.

04/25/69: Dispatch from COS, Mexico City to Chief, WH Division: Subject: Operational/LIONION/LIONION Project Renewal for FY 1970: "LIONION Project Renewal...B. Changes: Oliver D. Cimoch assumed administrative and operational responsibility for Project LIONION (photosurveillance project targeting Cuban Embassy in Mexico City) in December 1967 and continued this responsibility until his departure in December 1968. Pending arrival of Cimoch's replacement, the Project was handled by Station Officer Gerald D. Fahlanger and Station WOACRE representative, Walter W. Cornbury. On 28 February 1969, LIONION-1 (Alberto Rodriguez Gallego) was introduced to Andrew E. Pellement, who assumed Project responsibility effective that date..."

104-10188-10020: ( )AFGHAN OPERATIONS (VOL I).

10/21/69: Dispatch from Chief, Western Hemisphere Division to COS, Mexico City: Subject: LIONION/3: "1. When Walter W. Cornbury was at Headquarters on his medical TDY, he raised the question of replacing the LIONION Pulse Camera with closed circuit TV. This would enable LIONION/1 (Alberto Rodriguez Gallego) to monitor the Consulate at the same time he was maintaining his coverage at the main gate. Cornbury advised that the equipment was available at WOACRE and that it could be shipped down and tried on an experimental basis. 2. We advised Cornbury that basically we had no objection to the proposal. We commented however, that the final decision on the matter rested with the Station and that he should take up the matter with the Station upon his return. 3. The foregoing in no way effects the previous authorized removal of the LIONION (photosurveillance project targeting Cuban Embassy in Mexico City) Pulse Camera. Kenneth G. Furnell." Originating Officer: (REDACTION), WH/1/R. Releasing Officer: (REDACTION), C/WH/1.

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