THE PBSUCCESS OPERATIONAL SUPPORT PLAN

Created: 1/19/1954

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Tbe PBSUCCESS Operational Support Plan

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UKIEATIOHS CH DISCU3SICK OF OPERATIOMAL SUPPORT PUB. UPSIXTDS COrT OF PROPOSED UKXT EQUTPHENT KITS PRIOR TO DISCUSSIKG PACKAGINGWITH KORICT. CANNOT LOCATE ROUGH DRAFT HQS. PIS ADVISE LOCATION OF DRAFTOR FORWARD 0H3 SOOflEST. (END HMO.)

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OTHER THAN DISCUSSION ON KITS AKD rBjMMTIIM TO BE ISLCTr UP PJJJS GENERAL NATURE CF KUROOK PLANS IAPSLET UHACQUAIK'SD 1ST AILS NOR POSSESSES DRAFT TO DATS. SEEBHD

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THE FOLLOWING PROPOSED LOGISTICAT SUPPORT PUN FOR OPERATIONS, PBSUCCESS WAS WAS COMPILEDESULT OF THE FOLLOWING:

OF EXLSTIKG ASSETS AT ROBOLO INCLUDING PBSUCCESS EQUIPMENT.

OFAHD NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS TO FLYTO AND FROM THE FIELD.

DISCUSSIONDETERl-Effi STATIONRECEIPT OF ENTHUSIASTIC PLEDGE CF SUPPORT FROM ROBOLO STAFF.

AND LOGISTICS EFFICENCY IN RUNNING JJ1ITIAL BIACK FLIGHT.

WITH SEEKFORD on AVAILABILITY AND SECURITY RISKSHOND AND SALV.

Jf ICG that MAJORITY EQUIPI-EI'T AVAIU3LE IFPUCSD IN HIS HANDS SOONEST.

DISCUSSION WITH [ CF PROPOSED PLAN CALLS FOR:

GATHERING OVERALL EQUIPfiENT INCLUDING PACKING Aim AIR-DROP lECESSTTIES AT ROBOLO PRIOREB. REQUIREMENT FOR DELIVERY TO BE RESPONSIBILITY LOGISTICS.

PLACING TvJO MAN SPECIALIST TEAK ANDAN LABOR, ALL FULLY CLEARED AT ROBCLOAYS TOY, CONCURRENCE ^RECEIVED.

SUPPCRT REQUIREMENTS BROKEN INTO THREE PHASES.

A. AY UNDERGROUND SUPPLY KITS, WATER PROOFED AND MADE SINGLEBY LAPSLEY AND SUPPORT TEAM BETWEENSB AKDARCH, FORFROM ROBOLO TO AIRFIELD NEAR STAGING AREAS HONDURAS AND SALVADORE BYFRCK AIRFIELD TO STAGING AREAS BY SEEKFORD ARRANGED BUCK FLIGHT,AREAS TO RECIPIENT UNDERGROUND FOR STACKING BY TRANSPORT-CCURIER AND THIS BUCK FLIGHT TO CONSIST OF WO CJ*7'S OPERATING

ARCH ON SHUTTLE BASIS TO PREVIOUSLY OK'D FIELDS HOKKJRAS AND SALV. ESTIMATED COST BUCK FLIGHT OUR FUGlfT TIME IS CT J TOTAL IOAD

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OKS, ESTIMATED FLIGHTS 6.

D DAT DELIVEaT TO SHOCK TROOPS AKD SPECIALISTS CF ARMS AID UMO5QUIP1ZNT AKDEAR CCKKENS URATE WITH HEEDS ESTIMATED. THIS DSLIVERT1 APRIL TOPRIL BY SIMILAR SSTTTTB SERVICE BLACK FLIGHT TO SEEKFORDAREA APPROX ^TOTAL LOADONS,LIGHTSINSPECTED AND REPACKED BY LAPSLEY AND SUPPORT TEAK BETWEENARCHAPRIL.

DAY ANDONTINGENCY PREPARATION FOR POSSIBLE NECESSARYDROPS. PACKING FOR AIRDROP WITH STERILE (TP POSSIBLE, FRENCH CARGOMATTER TO BE DISCUSSED CADICK^MD IN PROPOSED JAKSETL'G) EQUTPt',ENT. IT

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AY TDT "IN INTEREST FURTKERIHG TRAINTJX) THEORIES" AKD PLACED IX SUPKRT PACKING TEAK TO BE SENT ROBOLO. IF PROCURRED, CADICK WHL BRIEF JAI. AT HQS,

TWO DATS PRIORAY,SPOSSBLE NLGKT AIR

DROP ALONG SOP AIR RESUPPLY TECHNIQUES, TACTICAL COMMO WITH ISOIATED UNITSAT PANAMA AND REQUESTS SERVICED TlilS IS CONTINGENCY

SET UP AND KAY BE UNNECESSARY TO FLY BUT SifOULD BE ON STANDBY DURIiJG OVERT PHASE. IT IS TENTATIVELY EXPECTED THIS PHASE KARLY MAY. LATER DEVSLOFJKNTS MAY DELAY THIS PERIOD,

IU. A. REQUIRED XTEHS NOT AVAILABLE ROBOLO OR NEW YORK AND REWIRING REQUISITION AND AUTHORIZATION AND ALERT TO LOGISTIC FOR DELIVERY ROBALO APPROXEB ARE AS IAPSLEY'S LIST EXCEPT FOLLOWING: RAG GRENADES, COHC GRENADES, TUTAP SON ETECTRIC,0HAPEDAPALMOUNDS.

B. ALSO SUarrrTED BY LAPSLEY WILL BS PACKING MATERIAL NECESSARY FOREQUIPMENT, TO BE ADDEDmrriN0

TPMENT NECESSARY FOR PREPARATION.

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IV. REQUEST:

A. TOUR PERUSAL THIS GENERAL PLAU, AND COMMENTS.

II. IT YOU CONSIDER FEASIBIE APPRECIATE AUTHORIZATION GO-AHEAD THIS PLAN THIS TEIECON Cfl LATER CABLE.

C. TE IN GENERAL AGREEMENT REQUEST FOLia.'IKO TO EXPEDITE

REQUISITIOHS REPRESENTING TIE SHORTAGEILLING BE APPROVED BY WHD ANDITO REQUEST POR DELIVERY TO RCBOLO BTES OR NEAREST DATE POSS3BTE.

IAPSIEY CaO?LETE THE PACKED EQUIPMENT SURVEY AND REQUIREDBS SUaTITTED AND APPROVEDfHD AMI'ITH SAME RSQUEtEIEl.TS AS ABOVE.

WHD ADM IK CONFER WITH TRAINING TO PROCURETHE PRIORITY ORDER) OKATS TDY "E* THE INTERESTS OF ADVANCING TRAILING TIfBORIES" AND HAVE TIE SELECTED MAN AVAHABLE AT HQS FOR BRIEFING BYAN.

A REQUEST TO DDP BE SUBMITTEDHD POR KECESSARY BUCK FLIGHTtfTTH REQUEST FOR CONPEREMCS BETWEEN CADICXKD MCRKE'GAW FOR PURPOSE PRSUHTNARY OUTLAY PU!S. (EliD Ltf-Ol)

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IMPOSSTBIE GRAli? APPROVAL BY TEIECON. TOO MANY FACTORS ETVOLVED AND ADDITIONAL SIOIiAlURES IFJTRSD. DECISION BT CABLE SOONEST.

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FULLY RECOGNIZE SAKE AND RECOMMEND ANY APPROVALNIZEB AS FIEXI3L2 BUT ADEQUATE TO PROCEED WITH PROGRAM AS THESE FACTORS ARE TIME CONSUNING AND CANNOT BE LEFT TO LAST MINUTE PLANNING. FULLEST DETAILS BEING POUCHED SOONEST TO AMPLIFYEND

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