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Pseudonym: Parlett, Wallace

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Definition:
Wallace A. Parlett was an alias used by CIA officer Frank Bender. Frank Bender was a pseudonym used by CIA officer Gerard Droller.
Category:
alias
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10160-10195: MFR:CONTACT WITH THE OFFICES OF THE LATTER IN MIAMI, 3 AUGUST 1960

08/03/60, Memorandum for the record from Wallace A. Parlett: Subject: Contact of Wallace D. Parlett with QDDALE, at the offices of the latter in Miami, 3 August 1960: "1. After some preliminary conversation concerning QDDALE's experiences at the Republican Convention in Chicago and his plans to sell the Miami Transit Company to Dade County he asked Bender to brief him on the current status of FRD affairs..."

104-10271-10158: CABLE: IN LATE EVE 15 NOV BENDER MET MANUEL RAY

11/17/60, Cable from MASH to Director: "1. In late eve 15 Nov Parlett alias Bender met Manuel Ray for more than three hours in complete privacy. 2. Unquestionably, the youthful soft-spoken, unassuming almost humble, Ray is a natural leader of highest intellect deepest sincerity and conviction. He would be a remarkable ally or opponent. Whether or not his political posture is compatible with U.S Government long range self interests in Cuba and/or hemisphere is still somewhat of enigma to Parlett..."

104-10179-10379: CONTACT REPORT: MEETING WITH RAMON BARQUIN IN JEROME DICK'S COLUMBUS HOTEL ROOM, BREAKFAST, 16 NOVEMBER 1960

11/21/60, Contact Report from Wallace A. Parlett: "1. This meeting has been reported in MASH 1703, 17 November 1960, and Paragraph 2 of MASH 1712. The only thing that needs to be added to that message is that Bender made it very clear that here could be no duplication in the anti-Castro effort and that, in many instances, it would appear necessary to establish and maintain liaison between Barquin and Col. Martin Elena of the FRD. Barquin said that he, too, felt that all appropriate groups must participate and help in the fight against Castro and that he held Col. Martin Elena in highest esteem. 2. After the discussion military matters, Barquin advanced some of his ideas on propaganda which were as full of impossible gimmicktry (gimmicktry that need not be reported here). To exemplify: Barquin suggested that a transmitter and loud speaker be attached to a parachute, that parachute to be over Havana and for five minutes the voice of Manuel Ray would drone over that city."

104-10240-10138: CABLE: REFERRING TO 17 NOV CONVERSATION WITH PARLETT, AMHAWK SAID

11/21/60, Cable to JMASH to Director: "1. Referring to 17 Nov conversation with Parlett, AMHAWK said he very disturbed over Parlett proposal establish Miro as 'super coordinator' and supercede AMBIDDY-1 with Lorie. Said this would lead necessarily to his resignation as all work to date would have to be done anew. 2. Twicker calmed him with assurances that Americans sometimes think out loud and that no serious proposal was being made to effect such a radical change. CS Comment: *Re Bender Miro meeting in effort arrive at formula to create some kind of unity."

104-10296-10059: MEETING WITN MIRO CARDONA AT THE BAND'S APARTMENT MOTEL, MIAMI BEACH, 16 NOVEMBER 1960

11/22/60, Contact Report from Wallace A. Parlett: "1. This meeting was reported in MASH 1720, copy of which is attached. The only items which need to be added to that message are: Miro Cardona has $7,000 left in his bank; he had to support 14 people in Miami; he had decided to accept a teaching job at the University of San Juan, Puerto Rico, which has been offered him ($800 monthly). I asked him when he would have to definitely decide on this job and Miro said that this could wait until mid-December. 2. Miro also said that he had taken the 21 escapees from Morro Castle who belong to the Huber Matos group, under his wing. He said that these people would surely join the MRP."

104-10274-10003: MEETING WITH AMBRONC-1 AT CRABANAC'S COCONUT GROVE APARTMENT, 21 DECEMBER 1960

12/29/60, Contact Report from Wallace A. Parlett: "Eustace C. Keator, using the alias 'Colonel Roderick', accompanied me to the meeting. The purpose of my talk with AMBRONC-1 was to assess his attitude toward the procedures in establishing a provisional government in Cuba. This purpose was never mentioned explicitly and the entire discussion was handled intentionally in a low key...I was preoccupied with how a provisional government could be established...AMBRONC-1 replied that the 1940 Constitution should be the basis for any future government...AMBRONC-1 then told me about his meeting with AMBANG-1, and let it be known that he was rather impressed with his honesty and sincerity. I asked him whether he had examined AMBANG-1's political beliefs. He assured me he had not..."

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