CIA file on Roald Dahl

J.M. Porup filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # F-2017-01783
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Appeal


From: J.M. Porup

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all CIA documents on deceased British novelist Roald Dahl. It is public knowledge that Dahl was a British spy in Washington DC during World War II. Please also include any and all references to his well-known children's books.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


J.M. Porup

From: Central Intelligence Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.

From: J.M. Porup

Roald Dahl's activities as a British spy in Washington during WWII are well known, and were the subject of a 2008 book:

Even if the CIA were not aware of Dahl's wartime activities at the time, they certainly are now.

Inappropriate Glomar.


From: Central Intelligence Agency

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.