One copy of the enclosed Letter Head Memorandum is also being furnished to the New York Office for information
, in view of the statements attributed to William Dalzell
by PCI (deleted as of 2010) to the effect that Dalzell claims to be in contact with a man named Raymond in the Rockefeller Center
, New York City.
[HSCA Delsa interview with Gerdes 1.10.78] In late 1961 Guy Banister was a founder of Radio Free Cuba, with William Wayne Dalzell.
William Dalzell, born December 26, 1925, (or December 4, 1926) in Shawnee, Oklahoma, was a Native American who had been in the Navy from 1943 to 1945, and left with an honorable discharge.
In 1958, the FBI
investigated William Dalzell
to determine if he
should register as an agent of Ethiopia.
was arrested in Houston, Texas, in November 1958, for Carrying a Concealed Weapon.
claimed that he
had an agreement with the Government of Yemen in 1959 to negotiate offshore and inland oil concessions.
He told the FBI he had been employed by various drilling and petroleum companies, and had worked for the Defense Department as a cryptographer.
S.A. Regis Kennedy interviewed William Dalzell
about the illegal transfer of pesos to Cuba in 1960.
A Fugitive Warrant was issued for William Dalzell
in New York in July 1960.
Regis Kennedy interviewed William Dalzell
was investigated by S.A. DeBRUEYS in 1961 because of attempts to obtain a PT boat and a submarine for anti-Castro activities in Honduras.
told the FBI
that he discussed procuring weapons for exiles in Guatemala
, but claimed this matter never went beyond the discussion stage since, "Sergio Arcacha Smith never indicated that his organization had been able to obtain permission to purchase a PT boat and submarine."
After a few months with Radio Free Cuba, William Dalzell and Guy Banister resigned from its Board because of its alleged "communistic ideas.
[ NYT News Service Miami News
12.26.77] Guy Banister
, William Dalzell
and Grady Durham formed their own organization, The Voice of Free Cuba
, or The Free Voice of Latin America.
William Dalzell told HSCA investigators that he was fluent in five languages and had been employed by the CIA in Arlington, Virginia, in the early 1950's: "While in the CIA he was mostly in the Arabic Section, dealing with codes and radio transmissions.
was a cryptologist with a top secret clearance.
On October 31, 1967, in the course of formulating a response to New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison's investigation, the CIA ran traces on William Dalzell.
Office of Security indices - negative. [CIA F82-0240/1] FBI
documents revealed that William Dalzell's
only contact with the CIA
occurred in 1961, through the Cuban Revolutionary
told S.A. DeBRUEYS he visited the CIA
three times in connection with the Cuban Revolutionary
Front, and was interviewed by an Agent:
Hunter Leake, CIA representative, New Orleans, confirmed to S.A. DeBRUEYS that William Dalzell paid three visits to the CIA office on November 16, 1960, January 26, 1961, and February 11, 1961.
Hunter Leake told S.A. DeBRUEYS that William Dalzell
had been referred to the CIA
by Grady Durham, a lawyer friend of Lloyd Ray.
In 1962 William Dalzell
was arrested for "improper liquor permit.
During late 1963 and early 1964 the Justice Department
considered prosecuting William Dalzell
for Fraud by Wire and Mail Fraud.
The Department of Justice
had received a complaint from Miss Cecilia M. Hlebanja, an investor in one of William Dalzell's
1959 oil deals in Yemen.
The Justice Department
declined prosecution and characterized the activities of William Dalzell
as a civil matter. [FBI LHM 5.22.67] Joseph Oster commented, "There's a phony if ever there was one.
By February 1963, William Dalzell
was in the Central Louisiana State Psychiatric Hospital
was discharged as of March 20, 1963.
After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, William Dalzell was not interviewed by S.A.