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Burton Perry

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Burton Perry was an American who worked for the KGB San Francisco office during World War II. Perry's young brother also worked for Soviet intelligence. In 1944 Perry gave the KGB technical particulars of a radar guided glide bomb which he had worked on.

Perry's code name in Soviet intelligence as deciphered in the Venona project is CEDAR.


Perry (Borton Perri) is referenced in the following Venona decryption:

  • 232 KGB San Francisco to Moscow, 1944 May 25.


  • John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America, Yale University Press (1999), pgs. 292.