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Cuban Missile Crisis Document Archive - 1962

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January
Handwritten summary of basic national security policy document (1 page)

11 April
Handwritten summary of 1962 funnel messages on Soviet military and technical advisers in Cuba
(2 pages)

13 April
Extension of assignment of ASA analyst overseas (2 pages)

18 April
Reference to radar tracking on Russian equipment in Cuba (1 page)

2 May
Dry cargo shipments to and from Cuba in Soviet ships, 1 January - 31 March 1962 (17 pages)

17 May
Cuban Air Force VHF communications procedure (3 pages)

5 June
New Soviet cargo ship en route Cuba with possible military cargo (1 page)

6 June
First ELINT evidence of Scan ODD radar in Cuban area (1 page)

19 June
Cuban Air Force long-range flights (1 page)

22 June
Electronic intercepts in Cuban area (1 page)

28 June
Night flights of Cuban jet aircraft (1 page)

19 July
DIRNSA request for temporary assignment of vessel to Cuban waters until a planned collection vessel is ready (1 page)

19 July
Memorandum for Secretary of Navy discussing requests for Navy collection resources (1 page)

24 July
Unusual number of Soviet passenger ships en route Cuba (2 pages)

31 July
Possible reflections of Soviet/Cuban trade adjustments noted in merchant shipping (2 pages)

7 August
Further unusual Soviet/Cuban trade relations recently noted (3 pages)

17 August
WHIFF radar in Cuba (2 pages)

23 August
Status of Soviet merchant shipping to Cuba (2 pages)

24 August
Reflection of Soviet bloc pilot/technicians in Cuban Air Force training, 1 May - 4 Aug. 1962 (4 pages)

28 August
Night aerial gunnery exercises by Cuban jet aircraft (1 page)

31 August
Further information on Soviet/Cuban trade (2 pages)

7 September
Increase flight activity of Cuban Tactical Air Force (1 page)

7 September
Further information on Soviet/Cuban trade (2 pages)

11 September
Cuban MIGS scrambled on two U.S. Navy patrol planes (2 pages)

11 September
Reporting instructions for SIGINT evidence of Cuban acquisition of offensive weapons system
(2 pages)

12 September
Definition of reporting category "funnel" (1page)

17 September
NSA need for larger collection vessel than planned (1 page)

19 September
New radar deployment in Cuba (1 page)

21 September
IFF signal in Cuban area (1 page)

25 September
Further information on cargo shipments to Cuba in Soviet ships (2 pages)

2 October
Further information on cargo shipments to Cuba in Soviet ships (2 pages)

October
Blank sample log sheet for crisis actions (2 pages)

5 October
DIRNSA msg to Services on collection effort (3 pages)

9 October
DIRNSA msg to Services on collection effort (3 pages)

10 October
Handwritten draft of DIRNSA reminder about funnel category (2 pages)

10 October
Handwritten draft of DIRNSA note on reporting priorities (2 pages)

10 October
Intercept of probable Cuban Air Defense Grid Tracking (1 page)

11 October
Further information on cargo shipments to Cuba in Soviet ships (2 pages)

16 October
Handwritten draft of DIRNSA announcement of ad hoc group to improve collection and processing of Cuban material (2 pages)

16 October
Hardcopy of DIRNSA announcement of ad hoc group to improve collection and processing of Cuban material (2 pages)

22 October
DIRNSA directs movement of ASA troops to augment SIGINT effort against Cuba (1 page)

23 October
Shkval passed messages to Alantika (1 page)

23 October
Passenger cargo vessel Nikolaj Burdenko related urgent message from cargo vessel Kura for Moscow (1 page)

23 October
Soviet vessels give positions and Odessa relayed very urgent messages from Moscow (1 page)

23 October
Message intercepted from Soviet Metallurg Kurako addressed to all vessels in zone FOXTROT
(2 pages)

23 October
Sretensk passed message to Moscow radio (1 page)

23 October
Nikolaevsk reported a ship on approaching course (1 page)

23 October
Nikolaevsk reported U.S. war ship continuing to accompany her (1 page)

23 October
Soviet cargo vessel Ustyuzhna carrying on cargo operations in Cuban port of Hoa (1 page)

23 October
Nikolaevsk reported waiting at unidentified Cuban port awaiting a pilot (1 page)

23 October
Further information on unusually high level of CRAFT pilots active on 18 October (1 page)

23 October
Summary of the day's news (1 page)

24 October
Handwritten draft of DIRNSA note requesting CRITICOMM communications (1 page)

24 October
Soviet cargo vessel Urgench alters course and is probably enroute back to port(1 page)

24 October
Soviet cargo vessel Bol'Shevik Sukhanov alters course and is probably enroute back to port
(1 page)

24 October
Soviet cargo vessel Kislovodsk alters course to the North (1 page)

26 October
Temporary transfer of ASA personnel during training for shipborne collection (1 page)

26 October
Summary of collection vessel operations in September 62 (1 page)

26 October
Summary of ELINT and COMINT collection improvements in September 1962 (1 page)

26 October
Amendment of classification level for reports (1 page)

26 October
Memorandum on courier flights to Homestead AFB, Florida (1 page)

27 October
SPOON REST radars identified at three sites (1 page)

27 October
DIRNSA msg on requirements for improving collection ability (2 pages)

28 October
Funnel reports revert to regular series (1 page)

30 October
Handwritten summary of DIRNSA msg to AFSS concerning reaction reporting and processing facilities (1 page)

30 October
Handwritten note on originating COMINT-derived warnings(1 page)

30 October
Summary of DIRNSA msg on level of support possible for military services (2 pages)

November
Summary of arrangements for representation at JCS (1 page)

6 November
Activation of Air Force Security Service Emergency Reaction Unit (2 pages)

7 November
Handwritten draft of DIRNSA msg on service arrangements for collection and reporting (2 pages)

7 November
Naval Security Group discusses problems with communications and reporting facilities (1 page)

8 November
Handwritten draft of DIRNSA note on processing and reporting (1 page)

13 November
Commander-in-Chief Atlantic concurs with transfer of Cuban problem (1 page)

December
Handwritten note re NSA contribution to intel actions (1page)

December
Handwritten summary of staff actions re Cuban crisis (2pages)

6 December
Handwritten draft of DIRNSA note on funding and level of collection against Cuba (1 page)

6 December
Hardcopy of DIRNSA note on funding and level of collection against Cuba (3 pages)

10 December
Proposal for a special national intelligence estimate on Soviet military in Cuba (2 pages)

11 December
DIRNSA msg to Naval Security Group re fixed and shipborne collection (2 pages)

11 December
Cover letter and commendation letter on SIGINT contribution during Cuban crisis (2 pages)

13 December
Handwritten note on renotating types of communications in Cuba (1 page)

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Historical Document | Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009

 
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