In 1956, my father, John J. Glennon (Librarian of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences, now the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) was one of the few fluent Russian speakers in the US, as I was given to understand. He was recruited by the FBI's New York Office by John Connolly to work with the CIA. In November of 1956, my father traveled to Russia after a thorough background check of friends, family, etc. I understood that his assignment was to find out what was the status of aircraft (not sure what else). He spent three weeks there.
Is more known about the context of that trip and about his project? He never spoke of this assignment. Does anyone have any information about John J. Glennon's visit to the USSR or the name he used in Moscow?
He was driven around of course and attended a high level gathering on November 7, 1956. He took 33mm videos which we still have.
From the OP's comments: This is NOT a technical question relating to spaceflight but it has to do with the history of spaceflight. This is a personal question indeed. You never know if someone who reads this may know. I am 70 now and would like to extend the little information I have. I have applied and applied through the Freedom of Information Act to no avail.