SUBJECT: Bernard L. BARKER
Barker was born in Havana, Cuba on7. fatheruban mother. His birth was recorded at. Embassy and he was recognized as having. citizenship by birth through the citizenship of his father. He traveled, not. pass port, but on an identity card proclaiming. He entered. Army Air Corps in World War II, was shot down onh mission over Germany andrisoner of war foronths. He was honorably separated with the rank of Captain. long with several. citizens who were war veterans, he entered the Cuban police force, where his bilingual abilities soon brought him advancement.
Barker's relationship with CIA began in9 in Havana as the result of his positioiiwith the Cuban
plice force, under the Batista regiir.sj
J When Castro took power. Bark was expeditiously evacuated from Cuba and arrived in the Miami area in esult of his excellent record with CIA in Havana and favorable assessmentenior CIA official in Miami in Barker -was hiredontractual relationship with ijis CIA Miam fice0he rate off
Classified by signer. Exempt from General Declassification Schedulexemption Category1 Impossible to determine date of automatic declassification.
S. Barker's itermination
At the it to be made
^Tine of his CIA termination, Barker wantedatter of record that he vould drop everything and rejoin
CIAoment's notice in any capacity or salary
his services should ever be required again. >
6. While under CIA contract. Barkeroyal and rdedicatcd employee who rssponded without hesitation to rvafious requirements placed upon him. He was totallyto Agency objectives and provided CEAaluable information during his contract tenure.
Classified by signer. Exempt from General Declassification-S2 Exemption Category. ^impossible to determine date of automatic declassification.Original document.