CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/29/1954

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BOND-PRESENTLY LOCATED APPROX7 AT WHICHRESUPPLY ARMS ANO AMMO THIS DATE. REPORTS ENEMYFOR BOND OUTLYING AREAS LOCATED ENEMYLOCATED CHACHAGUALILLA ANO EL MANGO (MAY BE LA IS WITY BOND AND TEAM WILL MOVE OUT

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MORNINGUNE TO CONDUCT HARASSMENT OPERATIONS*

TOkMY-ONTRICH REPORTS THAT EN AT LOS TARROS. ARRANGEMENTS MADE ESUPPLY THIS GROUP VICINITY MORALES JOO^OO, ^ZLD MORALES AND BANANERA FOR THREE DAYS BUY WAS FORCED TO ABANDON THEM DUE PRIMARILY TO SHORTAGE OF ARMS AND AMMO- ^ONFIDENY HE CAN RE-CAPYURE THESE TOWNS.

HANK-APPROXEN LOCATED. RECEIVED AIR RESUPPLY AND INSTRUCTED MOVE OUTUNE TO HARASS HANK FROM EAST.

TORONJA-APPROX LOCATION

REPORTS ENEMY TROOPS MORALE LOW AND RAPIDLY LOSING WILL YO FIGHT DUE AIR ATTACKS AND SHORTAGE FOOD. MANY SOLDIERS DESERY1NG. ONLY ENEMY ARTILLERY UNITS ARE REMAINING AT THEIR POSITIONS NEAR HANK AND AROUNDSTATES HE CANEN INOURSc HAS NOT ASSEMBLED TO OATE DUE HIS LOCATION VICINITY ENEMY STRONG POINT. CADICK TOLD CALLIGERIS^ JttOULD JOIN IN TOMORROW'S ATTACK BY STRIKING HANK FROM WESTC

DANNY-JOHNNY PRESENT0 WELL ARMED MEN EAGER TO MOVE. FRIENDLY CASUALYIES-YEN KIA0 ENEMY CASUALTIES-REPORTED UOO KIA. CALLIGERIS HAS CAPTUREDNEMY SOLDIERS AND

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2 OFFICERS,, MOST PSW NOW FIGHTING FOR CALLIGERIS,. STATEO DID NOT WANT TO FIGHT CALLIGERIS* COORDINATED GROUND-AIR ATTACK HANK READYUNE WEATHER PERMITTING. FRIENDLY TROOPS MOVING TO LINE OF DEPARTUREUNE* ATTACKLL AIR TACTICAL 29 WILL ATTEMPT SUPPLY CONTINUOUS COVER THROUGHOUT OAY- CALLIGERIS ARMS BOLSTERED BYORTARSM. AND ADVANCE FRIENDLY PATROL WILL BE ATlu

2u KUGOWNt SHERWOOD PLAYING THEMESOPULAR APPEAL TO ARMY ANDETTING ARMY KNOW JUNTA, IF TRUE, IS STEP IN RIGHT DIRECTION BUT NOT ENOUGH. MUST JOIN LIBERATORS., LEAFLETS BEING DROPPED DAYLIGHTUNE TO ARMY IN COMBAT ZONE0 DEADLINE JOIN CALLIGERIS*.

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JUNTA REFUSING RECOGNIZEUNTA-CALLIGERIS COLLABORATION NOW BECOMES KUHOOK TASK-

1*. AIR: CARGO DROPS. i1 SUCCESSFUL TO CHIQUIMULA AIRFIELD*. UCCESSFUL TO DZ CHlQUIMULAo 5 LANDED WITH SUPPLIES AT CHIQUIMULA AIRFIELD, STRIP UNSATISFACTORY FOR REGULAR USEo CADICK ACCOMPANIES FLIGHT. i SUCCESSFULD ROP TO 5 SUCCESSFUL DROP CHIQUIMULA AlPFIELOr FIGHTER: 7 TARGET ZACAPA,. WEATHER POOR* BOMBED POSSIBLE

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AMMO DUMPOUNDER ANDRAGS. 8 HIT RR SPURRAGS. AM2ACAPA CLOSEDEATHER. 8 AND TWO FRAGSOCEAN OFF SOMERSET, TQW0 WEATHER LOW OVER

AOAMo TOW TOWERS INASSES MADE STRAFING TOWERS AND BOMBI NO TRANSMITTERBOMBS WITHINEARS BLDGn NO DIRECT HIT,1 DIRECT HIT MATAMOROS* SECONDARY EXPLOSION ANO FIRE WIYNESSED BY

GENERAL: FORMATION OF JUNTA, ACTION AGAINST COMVUNlSYSp REMOVAL OF ARBENZ, ALL IS DIRECTED BY SYNCARP AS NECESSARY SYEPS TO PEACE HAS BEEN FOLLOWED BY NEXT STEPP NEGOTIATION. LATTER BEING ARRANGED FOR DTFROGS STARTING 29 THESE POSITIVE STEPS BY THE ENEMY MAY BE SERIOUS BID FOR EARLY TERMINATION OF CONFLICT *I0

of communism however past records of junta members^

C- Vindicated strongoax is being perpetuateo

in order yo disarm calligeris and carrying on with old regime., the outcome of zacapa battle should clearly determine whether calligeris will be able to deal from strength at peacl' table -

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