State RQST CIA List of Defectors

 

25 OCTOBER 60 STATE DEPARTMENT REQUEST TO CIA FOR LIST OF AMERICAN DEFECTORS TO SOVIET BLOC

Hugh Cumming Request to Bissell for List of American Defectors in Bloc Countries

Hugh Cumming, Director State Department Intelligence and Research, sent CIA DDP Dick Bissell a request for a list of American defectors to Soviet Bloc countries.  Cumming attached a list of twelve American defectors, including “Lee Harvey Oswald, tourist.”