Serial 2070

P 290532Z MAR 79
FM SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (P) (SQD 10)
TO DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286) PRIORITY
MIAMI (89-179) PRIORITY
OKLAHOMA CITY (89-193) PRIORITY
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR, 00: SF.

Re BuAirtel to SF, March 27, 1979.

ReAirtel as follows:

On March 19, 1979, John Crimmins, U.S. State Department, telephonically advised FBIHQ that John Blacken, U.S. State Department, was in contact with Newsweek correspondent John Nugent. Nugent told Blacken that he had talked to an individual named “Ijames” [Norman Ijames] and according to Nugent “Ijames” was a member of the People’s Temple and was a pilot for Reverend Jim Jones. There were several members of the Ijames family involved in the People’s Temple. Ijames

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allegedly flew between Miami and Port Kaituma. Nugent believes Ijames is now chief pilot for the Monarch Airlines.

San Francisco is requested to review records to fully identify “Ijames”, determine if he was, in fact, a pilot for Jim Jones, and if he has been interviewed in depth regarding this matter.

For additional information of Miami, above Ijames believed identical with Norman Ijames, born March 15, 1944, who is the son of PT minister and current caretaker of PT, SF, Archie Gerome Ijames, born September 1, 1913, and interviewed at SF on March 5, 1979.

Miami will attempt to locate Norman Ijames through Monarch Airlines or other airlines servicing South America.

Oklahoma City is requested to contact FAA to ascertain if Norman Ijames has a pilot’s license and furnish identifying background to Miami and SF.

Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies.

BT

Originally posted on August 7th, 2020.

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