CALE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/22/1954

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) TO: DIR RYBAT PBSUCCESS DAILY OP SITREP NO. 3

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CITE: SLINC

A. 8TRENGHT REPORTOMMY7

NOTE: STRENGTH DANNY REFLECTS ADDITION OF FRANK GROUP,EN EETACHED FROMOLUNTEERS.

ONFIRMED CAPTURE Cf CUACMOUALIA,2 ONUNE CHAUPOHA,7 AND2 ONUNE. EESTROYED COMMUNICATIONS AT THESE POINTS. HAS FALLEN BACK DUE LACK AMMO AND FOOD AND NOW ENCAMPED AT CORREDEROS, APPROXWAITING RE-

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SUPPLY PRIOR RETURNING BOND AREA.O REPORT

AST MESSAGE SAYS "PLANE URGENTLY NEEDED, GUALAN OURS." NO CONFIRMATION OR CLARIFICATION TO INDICATE CAPTURE OF GUALAN. ORONJA, NOW IN HANK UNDER LT CHACON. HE ATTEMPTINGEN AND JOIN HANK FORCE. REPORTS DIFFICULTY MOVING MEN DUE PLACEMENT ENEMY TROOPS BETWEEN HIM AND HANK TROOPS. , WITH LT CHACON, CACHED RADIO BOND AND FLED DUE COMPROMISE AND CAPTURE OF ESCORT AT BOND.

NLY MESSAGE STATES COL BARRIOS AND NIEEERHEITMANN DEPARTED JOCOTAN-COMOTAN FOR VADO HONDO-

DDEDOLUNTEERS AT ESQUIPULAS AND NOW MOVING TOWARD CHIQUIMULA. LAST FIELD STRENGTHEN. 8ELIEVE THIS FIGURE DOES NOT INCLUTE VOLUNTEER BUT GROUP ANDEN WITH COLND NIETJERHEITMANN. LATTER GROUP ARRIVED VADO. BARRIOS REPORT HIS GROUP IN PLACE AND PLANNING ATTACK TEXT MESSAGE AMBIGOUS 8UT 8ELIEVE ATTEMPTING NEGOTIATE SURRENDER OF GARRISON PRIOR ATTACK., PRESUME BARRIOS-NfEDERHElTUANN AND DANNY GROUPS UNITED.

KUGOWN: ONE LEAFLET tftOP MADE EAST JOCOTAN. WEATHERIFFICULTIES PREVENTED OTHERS. SHERWOOD ASKED EXPLOIT THEME ARBENZ GIVING INDIANS LIQUOR AND INCITING TO COMMIT ATROCITIES.

SIGNAL: SAHARA PROVIDING VALUABLE TIMELY OB DATA. IS ALSO

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EFFECTIVE IN DELAYING ENEMY COMMO.

AIR: CARGO DROPS: PM JUNE1 PARTIALLY SUCCESSFUL. AMMO CROPPEDO HANK. NO RECEPTION PRIMARY JUTIAPA Ail2 SUCCESSFUL TO RECEPTION HANKIT BY GROUND FIRE. MINOR DAMAGE. 3 SUCCESSFUL TO RECEPTION HANK FIGHTER MISSIONS: LEW ESCORT2UZZED TOWNS FIRING MG IN CL1MB. SUSTAINED UINOR DAMAGE FROM GROUND FIRE. FORCED ONE LIGHT PLANE TO LAND AT ESQUIPULAS. ECON FLIGHT ALONG PAN AM HIGHWAY TOWARD FRANK ABORTED DUE ENGINE TROUBLE BUT LANDED BASE SAFELY. PRESENT FLYING STATUS UNREPORTED.

ENEMY SITUATION

WO TRAINS LEFT0 CARRYING FIRST AND SECOND COMPANIES OF GUARD IA EEL HONOR ACCOMPANIED BYM MORTAR ANDAL MC UNITS FROM THE BASE MIL1TAR. PRESUME THESE ARE TROOPS WHICH ARRIVED HANKUNE. ESTIMATED ENEMY MILITARY STRENGTH ADAM

HANK: EINFORCEMENTS ARRIVED HANKUNE. ORIGINAL GARRISONF WHICHROOPS ASSIGNED TO OUTLYING AREAS HANK COWAND. PRESENT ESTIMATED RR TRANSPORT NORTH OF HANK DISRUPTEDANDSLIDE AT SAN PABLO AND SAB Cf BRIDGE AT FUALAN.

BOND: COMMO BOND AREA DISRUPTED. CARRISON COMMO CENTER LOCATED AVIATECA OFFICE. BELIEVE AREA IMMEDIATELY SOUTH BOND UNEER

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FRIENDLY CONTROL. RR SOUTH DISRUPTED BY SAB AND FRIENDLY CONTROL MORALES BANNANERA AREA. BOND, GARRISON REPORTS SUFFICIENT MEN BUT SHORTAGE ARMS AND AMMO FOR DEFENSE. FRANK: NO ACTIVITY TO DATE.

IKE: FRIENDLY ASSETS BELIEVED IN AREA BUT NO REPORT THEIR ACTIVITY FROM CONTROLLLED SOURCES. RR AND ROAD TRANSPORT IKE TO ADAM BELIEVED CONTROLLED BY FRIENDLY PARTISAN FORCES NEAR IKE AND VICINITY AMATES-8ARBARENA. COMMO DISRUPTED BETWEEN TIOUISATE AND ADAM.

CAESAR FROM CONTROLLED SOURCES NO REPORTS ON ACTIVITIES THIS AREA.

GOSS: NO ACTIVITY REPORTS RECD.

MISCELLANEOUS: COUNTER ATTACK REPORTED AT GUALAN. GUAT SOURCES CLAIMING HANK ELEMENTS FORCED RETREAT. HONDURAN VESSEL REPORTED CAPTURED BOND, POSSIBLY "EMPIRE". PURCHASED LA CEIBA AND BEING SAILED TO BOND WITH LOAD OF ARMS. TGW ANNOUNCED NIGHTUNE PLANE SHOT DOWN PUERTO MADERA (NOT LOCATED) GRAVELY WOUNDING AMERICAN PILOT. UNCONFIRMED. MAJOR ENGAGEMENT EXPECTED HANKUNEOF WHICH MAY VITALLY AFFECT ULTIMATE OUTCOME CONFLICT.

GENERAL: SAME AS PREVIOUS REPORT SINCE HANK SHOWDOWN DID NOT OCCURUNE AND NOW EXPECTEDUNE. ENEMY HAS HAD EXTRA DAY TO AUGMENT FORCES AND CONSOLIDATE POSITION. FRIENDLY FORCES IN HANK AREA HAVE ALSO INCREASED BUT RELIANCE MUST BE HEAVILY PLACED ON EFFECTIVE AIR SUPPORT. OUTCOME IN DOUBT.QF yggg^

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