REPORTED CONTENTS OF THE ALFHEM CARGO (W/ATTACHMENTS)

Created: 5/26/1954

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ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET

detonation) ahould ben"TO" oolumn. Ur.de-commentIme ahould be dawn acrau sheet and each com maul numbered lo correspond with the number In the "TO" column. Each oHicer should initial (check mack intufWiont) before further routing- Thii Routing and Record Sheet ahould be relumed to Rogialry.

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FDR: DEPUTY DIRECTOR Reported Contents of the ALFBEM Cargo

information indicates thatof cargo were unloaded from the ALFBEM and transferred tovhere the last railroad cars wore being unloaded during the Hay. The best sources of information concerning the specifictbe cargo have becnLT

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Air Attache froa Guatenu-u* city wno vent to merto Barrios and nancgod to enter the yards during the evening ofay as well as observe several loaded trains leaving Puerto Barrios and entering Ouateoela City.

leach of the Information does not include the type or number of specific Items reported to have been Included in the cargo, and several ultimate sources were obviously not familiar with military terms and could only describe items in very general terms.

Attachedist of specific items which have been reported oa part of the cargo unloaded by tbe ALFBEM.

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^Comment: This information is derived only from Project trafficj it has not been possible to make an analysis based on all info sent in by various agencies. It has been suggested to Mr. Blssel that hiscoordinate the matter by requesting Ambassador Puerifoy towith the cooperation of all sources the best available estimate on the spot.

In all probability the items in sub-paragraphs ofhould not bo totaled; the sub-paragraphs probably represent different reports on the same category. Moreover, it is unlikely that they wouldariety of fighter types. It would seem likely, however, that the total desired by them would be over ten fighters. With regard to paragraphhe tanks should not be totaled.

Aircraft:

, with an unknown additional number scheduled to9

numberUAT Chf

combat

s {rumored)

light

tanksJ}Al

tvo-man tanks, with small single gun mounted in turret.

Small enough to be transported by1 (Assistant Air Attache

to be put together in

a. Field

a. French cannons (Saint. m. artillery Jl2*H Rifles and_aiaoll ory:

UAT 6l0

rifles, "enough to7

-1

UAT 6l0

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UAT 6l0

fiuns:

a. "Pock-pock" cannons with aeveral barrels (possibly BOFOBS- Anti-tank guns:

Band-grenadas:

a. ^Thousands" ofUAT 6ti (Aaalataxxt Air Attache) 9- RadarUAT 6l0 XO. Unidentified bow:

crates noaauring" high, weighingone side parpondicular and one side slopedanldtopnransportedlat-eara.

cratesighspecial care which nay indlcato coatenta to beboxen bore the word "Belgian* andhampagne glassthe aide with on axrowhead bearing the letter "D* In theband prong and the letter "C" In the upper right hand prong.

ettera "B"ere placed vertically in tbe center of the

arrowhead. The nunbern the box obaened nay indicate

tbe firstoxes of thla type. atent Air Attache)

U. Aaaunltloo:

Otherb) aboveuatemala station comment thatinitlon probably had arrived In Guateaala City, there were no definite reporta by any other sources.

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