144. Telegram From the CIA Station in [place not declassified] to Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida1

984. 1. WASHTUB at this moment appears to be complete success. [name not declassified] called press conference of entire press and diplomatic corps. All were completely sold including PBPRIME Ambassador, First Secretary and military attaché. Latter identified country of origin of weapons, as he has spent some time in Far East. French Minister who has served in Greece pointed out how cache completely fits pattern used in Greece, explaining that men for whom arms intended could arrive at cache either by land or sea and if apprehended have no arms, but once fully loaded weapons are dug up, men are ready to go into action immediately. British Ambassador [less than 1 line of source text not declassified] read markings on rifles and dates of manufacture; [less than 1 line of source text not declassified] he is sending cable to his govt advising of gravity of situation. WSHOOFS Ambassador wanted to telephoto markings to PBPRIME for destroyer and search planes to locate submarine. New reports of sub sightings coming in from coastal residents who believe their own stories.

2. [name not declassified] again asked Magoffin for negative requested in [telegram indicator not declassified] 950.2 Believe it absolutely imperative he be furnished this. He can stall for a period of time by saying he has turned it over to PBPRIME for amplification in hope of identifying sub, but sooner or later may have to produce it if credibility of story to be maintained.

  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Job 79–01025A, Box 52, Folder 2. Secret; Priority; RYBAT; PBSUCCESS. Repeated to the Director of Central Intelligence.
  2. Not found.