18. Memorandum From Jacob R. Seekford to the Chief of the Western Hemisphere Division, Central Intelligence Agency (King)1
Washington, September 18, 1952.
- Liaison Between Calligeris and General Trujillo of Santo Domingo
- On 12 September 1952 an agent from General Trujillo, one Félix W. Bernardino, arrived in Honduras for a conference with Calligeris.2
- Bernardino stated that General Trujillo desired and was prepared to aid Calligeris with arms, aircraft, men, and money.
- In return for this help General Trujillo asked that four (4) Santo Dominicanos, at present residing in Guatemala, be killed a few days prior to D-Day. (Names of the four men are not at present available.)
- Calligeris stated that he would be glad to carry out the executive action, but that it could not be done prior to D-Day for security reasons. He pointed out that his own plans included similar action and that special squads were being designated. Bernardino was assured that the action could and would be carried out on D-Day.
- Calligeris is confident that this matter can be resolved between him and General Trujillo.
- Further conferences are scheduled.
- Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Job 79–01025A, Box 134, Folder 6. No classification marking. A typed note at the top of the page reads: “Report # 3.”↩
- Source comment—Félix Bernardino is one of General Trujillo’s most trusted men. He is employed at present in the Dominican Consulate, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 1235, New York City. [Footnote in the source text.]↩