Feb 23, 1979 • 0547 • State-Port of Spain • 44562

[Editor’s note: This text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979STATE044562_e.html. The State Department FOIA release of 1981 withheld all names of air marshals from this cable. They are denoted below in red type.]

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STATE 044562
ORIGIN OCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 CA-01 FAA-00 DOTE-00 /023 R
DRAFTED BY CA:OCS:EMR:MACELLA:ACM
APPROVED BY CA:OCS:MACELLA
FAA/ACS:ACASUCCI (PHONE)
——————013309 230612Z /15

P 230547Z FEB 79
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN PRIORITY
UNCLAS STATE 044562

E.O. 12065 N/A
TAGS: CASC:
SUBJECT: W/W: TRAVEL OF SKY MARSHALS

1. FOR BOTH POSTS: FEDERAL AVIATION ADVISES THAT FOUR SKY MARSHALS WILL BE FLYING TO GEORGETOWN TO ESCORT PEOPLE’S TEMPLE MEMBERS BACK TO U.S. MARSHALS ARRIVING ON PAN AM 227 FEBRUARY 26 AND RETURNING TO U.S. FEBRUARY 28 ON PAN AM 228. PAN AM IS MAKING HOTEL RESERVATIONS.

2. FOR PORT OF SPAIN: AIR MARSHALL DISEMBARKING AT PORT OF SPAIN IS CURTIS MOORE.

3. FOR GEORGETOWN: AIR MARSHALS GOING ON TO GEORGETOWN ARE ALFRED PANARESE, FRED CLARIDGE AND WALTER KORSGAAUD.

CHRISTOPHER

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Originally posted on October 22nd, 2020.

Last modified on November 15th, 2020.
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