Enos Wicher

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This article is part of the
Venona
series.

Secret apparatus
Columbia University
KGB

Enos Regnet Wicher was married to Maria Wicher and was the stepfather of Flora Wovschin. He was a professor at Columbia University. Wicher, an American citizen worked in the Wave Propagation Group at Columbia's Division of War Research and spied for Soviet intelligence during World War II. All three, Wicher, his wife, and daughter Flora Wovshin spied for the KGB. His code name in Soviet intelligence and in the Venona project is "Kin" (also "Keen").

Wicher was a two-time Wisconsin state chess champion.

Source

  • Haynes, John Earl & Klehr, Harvey, Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America, Yale University Press, 2000. ISBN 0300084625
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