Cryptonyms, Pseudonyms, and Aliases
CIA CRYPTONYMS / TRUE DESIGNATION
Cryptonyms are secret names used to conceal various people, places, and things. Cryptonyms are usually a combination of a locational prefix and a secondary word to represent the operation. Certain cryptonyms can relate to a group project and specific members of the operation. For example AMCONCERT would be an operation, person, or thing, and AMCONCERT-1 is a specific related person. However, the Central Intelligence Agency has altered prior names, used a single code name for multiple people, and ceased using some prior designations to prevent identification.
AMBIDDY-1: Manuel Artime Buesa (MFF)
Cuban exile leader that was involved in the Bay of Pigs and several other Agency funded operations that include his direct control of autonomous exile forces.
AMBLEAK-1: Estaben Jacquin Blanco Sanchez (MFF)
A Cuban official, CIA informant, and anti-Castro exile group member who assisted with courier services inside Cuba.
AMBRONC-5: Juan Manuel Guillot Castelloro (MFF)
He was an undercover CIA agent who made trips to Cuba for recruitment of anti-Castro forces. (*Furnished by Matthew Scheufele)
AMBRUSH: Intel Section of the Frente Revolucionario Democratico (FRD) (MFF)
The internal part of a large anti-Castro association of separate exile groups that focused on intelligence related operations.
AMCONCERT-1: Francisco Wilfredo Varona Alonso (MFF)
He provided information to the CIA's Havana Station to assist in official propaganda supporting the defection of the dictator's sister.
AMCOOP-1: Miguel Xiques Marcias (MFF)
He is a retired Cuban diplomat, informant, and friend of Costa Rica's Ambassador to Cuba who seemingly transported diplomatic packages.
AMECRU-1: Guillermo Alonso Pujol (MFF)
Pujol was a former Vice President of Cuba and Bay of Pigs veteran.
AMDIP-1: Manuel Antonio de Varona Loredo (MFF)
He was a leading delegate of the Cuban Revolutionary Council (CRC) and former Cuban Prime Minister.
AMHAWK-2: Jesus Exposito Lorenzo (MFF)
Agency Cuban asset reporting to Havana Station associated with Antonio de Varona (AMHAWK-1).
AMJUTE-1: Arnesto Napoleon Rodriguez y Gonzalez (MFF)
An exile asset used for CIA surveillance operations.
AMLASH-2: Jorge Carlos Robreno Marieguez aka "El Mago" (The Magician)
Robreno was a Captain in the Cuban Revolutionary Army and President of the Revolutionary Tribunals in La Cabana Prison. He organized, led, and participated in the execution of dozens of men by firing squad. Among his victims were former Castro supporter William Morgan.
AMLASH-3: Alberto Ramirez Blanco aka "El Loco" (The Crazy One)
He was instructed by AMLASH-1 (Rolando Cubela) to contact the CIA to obtain assistance for his attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro and other leading members of the Cuban regime.
AMLISP: A CIA foreign intelligence project with political and financial targets (MFF)
AMICE-31: Reinaldo Pico Ramon (MFF)
Ramon was a veteran of the Bay of Pigs who later defected and subsequently the CIA used him for propaganda operations.
AMOT-87: Mercedes Maria de los Angeles Meana Contina (MFF)
Contina performed intelligence reporting and translation for the Agency and its assets.
AMOT-99: Julio Fernandez Gonzales (MFF)
Gonzalez served the Intelligence and Security forces of the Frente Revolucionario Democratico (FRD) Cuban exile association.
AMPANIC-2: Antonio Santiago Ruiz (MFF)
Santiago was among a breakaway sect within one political group overseen by Cuban exile leader Antonio Varona Loredo and he assisted in the creation a rival exile group.
AMPANIC-7: Emilio Adolfo Rivero Caro (MFF)(*Furnished by Matthew Scheufele)
AMPANIC-14: Juan de Jesus Arbelo Zabaleta
AMPATROL-1: Jose Antonio Gomez Perez (MFF)
AMSLAW-1: Pedro Julio Martinez Fraga y Fernandez
Fernandez was among the anti-Castro exiles critical of the CIA and the former Cuban Ambassador to the United States.
AMTHUG-1: Fidel Castro (Cuban dictator) (MFF)
BGACTRESS: International Organizations Division (MFF)
This group funded anti-Communist publications and pro-Western media in Europe within the CIA's Directorate for Plans.
BKHERALD, BKCROWN: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (MFF)
JMNET: Routing indicator for the Latin American Division (MFF)
KUJUMP: The CIA's Office of Operations (OO)(MFF)
LNAGON: Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (MFF)
LNERGO: Federal Bureau of Investigation (MFF)
QJWIN: Jose Marie Andre Mankel (MFF)
Mankel was a criminal asset hired for potential assassination operations.
REDCOAT: Information regarding the CIA's Soviet East European Division (MFF)(*Furnished by Matthew Scheufele)
REDWOOD: Information Indicator for Soviet Russia (SR) Division (MFF)(*Furnished by Matthew Scheufele)
UNSNAFU-9: Luis Trasancos
He was a Central Intelligence Agency penetration agent at the Cuban Embassy in Paris, and connected to AMLASH-1 (Rolando Cubela).
WIROGUE: David Tzitzichvili (MFF)
He was a sabotage asset hired for potential assassination operations.
WOBONE: The CIA's Office of Security (MFF)
ZRCHEST: Special cable routing for a sensitive counterintelligence case
Research accepted into the Mary Ferrell Foundation Collections (MFF)
Pseudonyms / True Names
Pseudonyms are false names used for a person, group, or place usually associated with Intelligence work.
Mr. Trathcante: Santos Trafficante (U.S. Mafia leader of Tampa, Florida)
THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA, the Agency, the Company)
Mr. Abbot* (Furnished by Matthew Scheufele) David Atlee Phillips (CIA Foreign Intelligence Chief Officer in Mexico City)
Jeremy K. Benedum: George Frederick Munro (Former Agency FBI Liaison living in Mexico City) (AARC)
Harold E. Dahlgren: Oliver N. Aimack (CIA Western Hemisphere Division officer who dealt with some matters related to George de Mohrenschildt in Haiti) (AARC)
Charles S. Guymers: Serafino Romualdi (Romualdi was a labor and trade union leader who provided information to the CIA) (AARC)
Thomas K. Jadwin: Bronson Tweedy (Africa Division leader, Chief of Eastern Europe Division, and Deputy Director of the CIA) (AARC)
Dudley P. Jentons: J. Deering Danielson (Danielson was a staff employee at CIA's JMWAVE Station)(AARC)
Morgan O. Maestri: Roddy B. Lyons (CIA employee) (AARC)
Samuel G. Orrison: Stanley Moos (CIA Officer involved with the Bay of Pigs and under the control of Mexico City Station) (AARC)
UNIDAD REVOLUCIONARIA (UR, Anti-Castro militant group)
(The Black Falcons were a division of the UR)
Atila: Jose Antonio Darla Rodriguez (Black Falcons member)
Brito: Eduardo Antonio Baez Ayaia (Black Falcons member)
Ulises: Juan Gonzalez Perez (Black Falcons member)
Cazador: Luis Poveda Carriles (Black Falcons member)
Combate: Antonio Cuesta Del Valle (Black Falcons member)
Duncan: Ramon Cubenas Conde (Black Falcons member)
François: Ramon Font Samuel (Black Falcons member)
Guajiro: Raul Gonzales (Black Falcons member)
Horacio: Hector Febles (Military coordinator of the Black Falcons)
Jackie: Manuel Rodriguez Treto (Black Falcons member)
Tulio: Jose Dorrego Diego (Black Falcons member)
Jose: Eduardo Perez Gonzalez (Black Falcons member)
Marcos: Roberto Fuentes Planas (Black Falcons member)
Maxi: Maximino Casal Fernandez (Black Falcons member)
Nazi: Jose Roberto Gallinat Sanz (Black Falcons member)
Ocampo: Bonifacio Herrera (Black Falcons member)
Oswaldo: Jose Lopez (Commander of the Black Falcons)
Rauling: Raul Gramatges (UR Black Falcons member)
Al Smith: Julio G. Garcia (Military advisor of the UR Black Falcons)
Si-Jen: Chao Kuo Tse (National Coordination Cuban-Chinese Anti-Communist Alliance)
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE (DGI, Cuban Intelligence Service, G-2, Dirección General De Inteligencia)
Federico: Alfredo Mirabal Diaz (Cuban Embassy Consul in Mexico City and DGI Officer)
Gualterio: Earle Perez Friman (Cuban Intelligence officer that defected and returned to Cuban service)
Research accepted by the Assassination Archives and Research Center (AARC)
(Separate links for the pseudonym and true name appear when multiple documents are required to demonstrate them)
Aliases / True Name
Aliases are false identities often used by criminals and intelligence operatives.
Central INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
John Jacques Berger: Jose Marie Andre Mankel (CIA contracted agent used in African operations)
Leopoldo Chernetsky: Leo Cherne (CIA Analyst and member of several US advocacy groups)
Danilo Freitas: Daniel Flores (Directorate for Plans Special Affairs Staff)
Hugh W. Newstead (P.O. Box Alias): E. Howard Hunt (CIA Officer involved in anti-Castro exile operations)
Harold Francis Safley: Harold Francis Swenson (CIA supervisor for Headquarters Counterintelligence Staff)
William Walker: William K. Harvey (CIA Officer who designed multiple sabotage and political assassination operations)
Frank Fiorini, Fred Frank Fiorini, Fred Attile, Frank Campbell, Frank Attila, Frank Bonelli: Frank Sturgis (Former Castro regime official, anti-Castro mercenary, paramiltary trainer, and CIA informant)
Joe A. Cramer, Joe A. Kramer, Joe Crane, Robert A. Nolan: Richard Case Nagell (Former military intelligence officer who suffered serious brain injuries and later made unverified claims regarding the assassination of President Kennedy)
Brand: Emilio Adolfo Rivero Caro (*Furnished by Matthew Scheufele)
Angelo Bruno: Tancredi Tortora (United States Mafia leader of Philadelphia, Pennslyvania)
Sam Flood, Sam Mooney, Momo Salvatore Giancana, Albert Manusco, Alberto Masusco, Anthony de Bendo,
J. A. Collins, Russell Paige, John de Santos, Morris Simon, R. Costa, Sam Morris (additional similar alias variations
of those prior listed are in the document as well): Sam Giancana (United States Mafia leader of Chicago, Illinois)
Johnny Roselli: Filippo Sacco (Mafia hitman approached by the CIA to assassinate Fidel Castro and repeatedly associated with CIA
Officer William Harvey)
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Research by: C.A.A. Savastano
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