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Ingenieros de Combate Commando 100
(Commando 100 Combat Engineers)

[REF: Cuban Counter Revolutionary Handbook 10 October 1962 by the CIA.
FBI HQ  file number  109-584-3387; NARA RIF Number  124-10279-10032]

[NOTE: The copies  were very hard to transcribe because of  poor photo reproduction. At points where the words were unreadable, three dots (...) were inserted to indicate a missing word or words. Words in brackets are not contained in the original.  FURTHER NOTE: Please consider the date, 10 Oct. 1962, when evaluating the organizations.]

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Common Title:  "Comando 100"

Title:  Ingenieros de Combate Commando 100
           (Commando 100 Combat Engineers)

Political: Organized as a non-political anti-Castro/Communist military action/support group.  Supports Dr. GARCERAN and his Pro-Gobierno Constitucional de Cuba organization.   Would like to see a rightist government installed in a liberated Cuba.  Pro-U. S.  Is a member of UNIR and Alliance for Cuba's Freedom.

Leading Personalities:  Chief Fernando CASANOVAS Madrigal; Juan AMADOR Rodriguez; Marcos AMADOR; Angel CASANOVAS; Orlando CORDERO Blanco; Camilo G. CORTES Silvera;  Orlando COY Espinoso; Gregorio FERNANDEZ; Victor Manuel FERNANDEZ; Julio C. GARCIA Garcia; Felix GONZALEZ Conde; Andres GUERRA Alvarez; Pedro LOPEZ; Emiliano PEREZ Alderete; Andres SAR-ALVAREZ Andreu; Ricardo F. SARDINAS; Mario G. SESMA Estevez; Emilio VALDES; Ricardo VILA; Gabriel VILLAR.


Date and Place of Origin:  March/April 1962, Miami, Florida.

Principal Activities to Date:  "Classroom" and "field" training of Cuban exiles in commando tactics, explosives, demolition, sabotage, booby-trapping, and related subjects.  Commando 100 planned and attempted one infiltration operation involving Orlando CORDERO Blanco which was to be mounted from the Florida Keys.  Also worked out on paper and attempted to secure boat to carry out commando raid on Havana harbor.  Operation fell through before any action could be taken.


The "Commando 100" group remains a very small organization with only 20 members, all of whom are experts in demolition and explosives.  It continues to train exiles in a small scale but it is currently engaged primarily in attempting to secure financial aid.  It is not engaged in clandestine operations against Cuba; has no assets inside Cuba, and is completely lacking in financial resources.

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