CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/21/1954

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RELEASE AS SANITIZED

Ol RECTOR LINCOLN WH

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jocotan and ccmotan takenolunteers Ai'ded to force. presume acp and johnny traveling together. colonel baprios AND neiderheitman WITHen MOVING FOR vado hond approx trying to join DA.lNY FOR attack on chiquimula. DAM ny-captured esquipulas. pequest AIR fire MISSION on quetzaltepeque approx1 AND olopa8 points of resistance. frank-men released from dtfrogs and sent nueva ocotepeque. have joined danny and will break off AT1 for AI TACK on FRANK if area not already controlled BY FPlENOLY civilians.

c. MISCl tgw announced train machinegunned, rails torn up at bond. morales ano .ananera occupied. (cristina

aniooE blot, ojelieved to be tommyuat

REPORTED OiJLY TROOP trains moving to bond as far as sanwo such trains moved onune carrying troops ano equipment. NO communications beyond qmrigua. AOAM garrisons practically deserted as troops moved outune unk destination. train RETURNING from IKE WITH gasoline overdue -kesuwlo captureo. rumored that gaf col URRATlA had taken asyluj. stucents, LALiOREPS and FARMERS being ARMED and SENT IN LARGE TRUCK convoys to la epmita to engage anti communists.

2. kugovi'n: llaflet drops made over fpank, hank andtot'ns. clandestine broadcasts continued

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UNE 5lv9)

THEMES AS BEFORE. PROMPT RESPONSE PROVIDED TO ENEMY'S RADIO CLAIMS. WARNING ISSUED TO ALL PEOPLE RESIDING IN ADAM OR NEAR MILITARY INSTALLATIONS STATING STRONG MEASURES WERE TO BE TAKEN SOON AGAINST ALL PERSONS, MILITARY OR OTHERWISE WHO FOUGHT ON SIDE OF COMMUNISTS ETC. SPECIAL LEAFLETS ISSUING ULTIMATUM TO HANK WERE PPEPARED FOR DROP ONUNE. NOTIONAL THEMES APPEAR TO BE LESS ACCEPTABLE TO UNCONTROLLED OVERT PRESS THAN INDICATING GROWING NEED FOR MORE SUBSTANCE TO SUPPORT CLAIMS.

3. ROGRAM: GUAT STATION AND JUJLUG RDAAIN ADAMANTFOR BOMB DROP OVER ADAM TO

ARMY DEFECTION. NO CONTACTUNE.

POSSIBILITIES FOR ARMY DEFECTION BELIEVED LESSENED AS MOST TROOPS MOVED OUT OF ADAM TO UNKNOWN DESTINATIONS.

AIR: CARGO DROPS: PM90 COVERED dz. NO RECEPTION. RETURNED SOMERSET WITH CARGO. FIGHTER MISSIONS! LEW ESCORT90 AND BUZZED JUTIAPA FIRING MS ABOVE HORIZON. tf LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED ON LANDING UT FOR DURATION. SMALL ARM FIRE HIT Fk* MINOR DAMAGE. WEATHER SOMERSET AMUNEROi-NDED. f AND8 EXPECTED OPERATIONALUNE.

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air strikes have been requested for gas storage tanks and aa batteries adam onune.

signal: to be reported hereafter under kuhook.

general: the heretofore propaganda war of nerves

is rapidly moving into actual combat status as friendly forces

have established contact with the enemy at hankhowdown is

expected onune. the enemy has numerical and fire superiority

however friendly forces are expected to have air support Hi d

greater morale. the outcome of this engagement is expected to

ital to the project as it will serve as definite test of

(as rcvd)

army's loyalty and fpiendlies fighting qualities.

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