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How many files, documents and other pieces of evidence relevant to the JFK assassination have been misplaced, lost or destroyed?
It would be nice to have a list of such missing items.
Who was responsible for those items, who or what obscured them?
The temple of Bel, ‘ruined’ by time over centuries, destroyed completely by tyrants on the last day of August 2015.
According to some experts this was because there should be no evidence of any reality beyond ISIL’s world view.
List of missing items mentioned in this thread so far (in order of appearance, list will be updated regularly, AJH.)
1. Robert Croft’s fourth photo: FBI claims the camera malfunctioned, came back as a blank.
2. In January 1995, the Secret Service destroyed presidential protection survey reports for some of President Kennedy’s trips in the fall of 1963.
3. The tape of Lee Harvey Oswald calling the Soviet embassy in Mexico City.
4. John F. Kennedy’s brain.
5. “Unidentified kid”’s pictures. Patrolman Stavis Ellis reported that a kid was taking pictures all the way from Love Field to Parkland. He added that an SS agent at Parkland took away his film, exposed it to light, and kicked it off.
6. The note / letter delivered by Lee Oswald to FBI-agent James Hosty. Gordon Shanklin ordered it’s destruction two days after Oswald’s death.
7. The pointy nosed bullet found by Darrel Tomlinson on a stretcher at Parkland.
8. The intact version of the surveillance photo of Edward Walker’s residence.
9. The trajectory of the bullet(s) going through Kennedy. Why wasn’t the backwound properly probed? Why wasn’t the neck dissected?
10. Oswald’s CIA files prior to December 1960.
11. The negatives of two of the three Backyard Photo’s, namely 133A and 133C.
12. The part of the Lopez Report concerning Oswald and the CIA.
13. The original air force one tape, a recording of radio communications to and from Air Force One on November 22, 1963
14. The files of William King Harvey
15. David Atlee Phillips’s operational files
16. The files of Anne Goodpasture
17. Files on the interrogation of Yuri Nosenko
18. Howard Hunt’s operational files
19. The files of David Sanchez Morales
20. The files of George Joannides
21. The full CIA Inspector General’s Survey Report for 1964
22. Lee Oswald’s W-2s
23. The tissue slides of the wound margins prepared after the autopsy of President Kennedy
24. Jar containing two bullet fragments from Kennedy’s brain.
25. The file cabinet mentioned by Buddy Walthers containing, “records that appeared to be names and activities of Cuban sympathizers”.
26. The lunch bag and soda bottle from 6.th floor that got destroyed by DPD.
27. The handwritten draft of Oswald’s ‘comrade Kostin’ letter to the Soviet Embassy.
28. The surveillance photographs of Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico.
29. Camera original of the Nix film.
30. The missing Mexico City transcript.
31. The “Pitzer Film”.
32. The photographs of Kennedy’s brain by John Thomas Stringer.
33. Several frames from the Towner film. (Corresponding frames from the Hughes film are damaged.)
34. The autopsy notes of Commander James J. Humes.
35. The first draft of the autopsy rapport by commander James J. Humes.
36. Photo’s remembered by Dr Boswell that went missing before the 1966 inventory.
37. Dr. Pierre Finck’s handwritten notes taken during the autopsy.
38. Another version of the autopsy report predating the report in the National Archives.
39. The casket that had been used to transfer JFK’s body from Dallas to Washington.
40. The Harper Fragment
41. Missing logs and production from the photobase LILYRIC (RE: Missing Mexico City Surveillance photo’s)
42. Lee Harvey Oswald’s army intelligence file.
43. Dorothy Kilgallen’s folder of JFK-assassination files.
44. Henry McCluskey’s letter to the Warren Committee.
45. 7.65 shell found in Dealey Plaza on 12/02/63, “determined of no value and destroyed”.
46. Photo of (nearly whole) bullet allegedly removed from President Kennedy’s body.
47. George de Mohrenschildt’s CIA affiliate personnel file. Destroyed in November 1964.
48. Mary Moorman Photograph #4
49. Norman Similas’ negatives presented to Toronto Telegram.
50. The original and complete Alyea Film
51. Marvin Wise’s handwritten note with the id’s of two of the three arrested tramps.
52. Large skull fragment from limo.
53. Texas Department of Public Safety records Intelligence file on Oswald (RE: Military Intelligence file on Oswald, RE: Mexico City-tapes and photographs)
54. Photographs and notes taken by James W. Powell.
55. Wallet found at site of Tippit shooting.
56. Three rolls of film (210 photographs) containing items from Oswald’s possessions.
57. Five bullet fragments from Connally’s wounds.
58. Wallet belonging to Oswald returned to Marina Oswald by the Secret Service.
59. Original TV broadcasts and press conferences from the Dallas doctors describing the president’s wounds.
60. Records of the 18 September 1964 Warren Commission meeting.
61. Buell Wesley Frazier’s polygraph-results (“The phantom polygraph”)
62. The emergency codebook on SAM 86972, the Tokyo flight
63. Emergency codebooks on Strategic Air Command bombers on 22-11-1963.
64. Salinger’s copy of transcript of Air Force One radio communications
65. One pink pillbox hat
66. Joint Chiefs of Staff Message 3675.
67. Sales records for Mannlicher Carcano Rifle-C2766.
68. Over 39,000 files from James Jesus Angleton’s secret collection.
69. E. Howard Hunt’s private (Kennedy) documents
70. A copy of the Mexico City tape, allegedly featuring Oswald’s voice, from Win Scott’s safe.
71. Copies of surveillance photographs, alledgedly showing Oswald, from Win Scott’s safe.
72. Four chapters from the manuscript of Win Scott’s autobiography
73. 14 minute audio recording of Hoover – LBJ phonecall on 23-11-1963
74. The original bullet fragment retrieved from the scene of the Walker shooting
75. Adele Edisen’s original 1963 FBI testimony
76. Hoovers private, sensitive files on Lyndon Johnson
77. Missing autopsy photograph: The ‘Probes’ Photo
78. United States Marine Corps Special Investigations Team report on Oswald in San Diego and Japan
79. Office of Naval Intelligence files on Oswald
80. The interrogation of Lee Harvey Oswald
81. Six or seven pre-autopsy color slides of pre-autopsy post mortem images of the president
82. Four or five black and white prints of pre-autopsy post mortem images of the president
83. “The original windshield”
84. Records of “the Chicago Plot”
85. JFK White House tape recordings post November 8, 1963
86. Henry Earl Palmers registration book with the signature of Lee H. Oswald
87. National Security Action Memo approving “Project Four Leaves”
88. CIA documents related to the CIA study of the Valkyrie plot that was to be used against Castro, as mentioned in the Higgins Memo
89. Bullet slug (or piece of skull) picked up by (unidentified) agent in Dealey Plaza
90. Forrest Sorrels’ notebook
91. Arnold Rowland’s signed statements of November 26th , 29th , December 1st and 3rd or 4th
92. One TSDP sixth floor hammer
93. Sandra Styles’ FBI interview
94. Record of testimony Dorothy Garner
95. Pennsylvanian piece of paper connecting Oswald, Ruby
96. Miscellaneous materials in private collections (part one: Francis Adams)
97. Jim Hood photograph
98. One piece of scalp
99. FBI report on Hardee incident
100. Agent Quigley’s interrogation notes
101. Vial containing part of JFK brain
102. Five or six entire file cabinets of Secret Service JFK assassination related material
103. The license number of the getaway car reported by Tom Tilson
104. “Numerous depositions before the Church Committee”
105. Church Committee’s interviews with CIA officials about “JM/WAVE”
106. Small snapshot showing Oswald and company in Clinton, Louisiana
107. “FBI telex of November 17, 1963”
108. Contact / debriefing rapport on U.S. defector who had lived in Minsk
109. Guy Banister’s FPCC-file on Oswald’s activities
110. The written record of Sergeant Patrick Dean’s polygraph test
111. Bullet fragment from the floor of the limousine
112. Bullet particles from the limousine’s windshield
113. Dallas curbing sample
114. Medical notes of Dr. Mikhailina
115. CAP squadron records of Captain Dave Ferrie’s Patrol
116. Hardway memo on Bill Harvey
117. One suspicious diagram of Dealey Plaza
118. “The Bomb”
119. FBI’s Pena files
120. One CIA “Y”-file on Clay Shaw
121. FBI New Orleans office’s 105 files on Oswald
122. FBI New Orleans office’s 134 files on Oswald
123. “Lee Oswald” & “Warren de Brueys” security file
124. One page from Oswald’s address book
125. The Mike Howard tapes
126. “Ferrie’s library card” or Oswald’s New Orleans library card
127. Oswald’s Defense Department identity card
128. One Skaggs-slide (Miscellaneous materials in private collections, part two)
129. FBI ‘137’ files and Number TK files containing underlying info Peck & Crawford memo’s
130. Copies of documents obtained from the New York authorities relating to LHO and his family history
131. “119 (after-action) reports” regarding Oswald
132. One ten page encoded teletype
133. NSA copies of CIA Mexico City files concerning “Oswald” visit
134. FBI radio log for 11/22/63
135. Informant files for the Marina Oswald wiretap
136. Unencoded 1963 Cuban operational files
137. Allen Dulles’s unredacted 1963 calendar
138. One list of Texas Theater patrons
139. Weisberg’s taped interview with Jones Printing Co. employees
140. SA Robert Frazier’s custody cards and notes detailing the deliverance of “The Magic Bullet” CE399
141. Audio / video of Malcolm Perry press conference
142. CIA cables concerning Oswald in the Cuban embassy
143. The 22-11-63 Stemmons Freeway Sign
144. Tippit’s clipboard
145. Notes and materials of Joachim Joesten ( Miscellaneous materials in private collections, part 3)
146. One Coke bottle
147. Francis O’Neill’s contemporaneous autopsy notes
148. Miscellaneous materials in private collections, part 4: Captain Michael D. Groves’ mementos
149. G. Wray Gill’s November 1963 office phone bill
150. Records of the threat against Kennedy in Tampa Bay
151. CIA files on William Gaudet
152. 24-11-1963 statement of Sergeant Don Flusche
153. The original birth certificate of Lee Harvey Oswald
154. Complete record of hearings of the fourth floor witnesses
155. Remaining pages of Community Service Society Rapport on Oswald
156. FBI rapports relating to Ruth and Michael Paine
157. FBI recordings of Ruth Paine wiretap
158. FBI rapports relating to George and Jeanne de Mohrenschildt
159. One movie of Cuban exile training camp
160. 168 passages from “The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence”
161. Background on Thomas Arthur Vallee’s licence plate
162. Oswald’s original NY school records
163. Oswald’s original NY court records
164. Oswald’s original NY psychiatric records
165. “History of the Counterintelligence Staff 1954–1974”
166. Frank Sturgis’ 4-4-75 Rockefeller Commission testimony
167. Rockefeller Commission interview with Judd McIlvain
168. Marguerite Oswald’s IRS returns
169. Oswald’s original Beauregard School Records
170. The original Wiegman film
171. The original Darnell film
172. The original Couch film
173. Tax returns for mystery Smith couple
174. The original Daniël film
175. Dealey Plaza sequence of Craven film
176. Rockefeller Commission Tape of conversation with McGeorge Bundy
177. Tape of interview with Robert McNamara and General Maxwell Taylor
178. Two photographs by Carolyn Klein (?)
179. Parts of the testimony of James Martin
180. Tapes of Rockefeller Commission interview with Will Wilson
181. Tape of Rockefeller Commission interview with William piffle. Harvey
182. 123-page CIA file on William King Harvey’s Operations
183. The complete Albert Schweitzer College file on Oswald
184. One out of place library card
185. Oswald’s (unobliterated) Defense Department identity card
186. Tape of interview of Colonel Sheffield Edwards
187. Jim MacCammon Dealey Plaza photos
188. 25-11-1963 FBI interview with Myra DaRouse
189. The personal notes of Clint Hill
190. Two Houston street photos
191. “Bob Jackson’s Houston Street Picture”
192. Rental records of 126 Exchange Place New Orléans
193. Oswald’s Stripling School Records
194. “One Jim McCammon arrest photo”
195. Original payroll records of Lee Harvey Oswald’s employment at Pfisterer Dental Lab
196. The photographs taken by congressman Henry González
197. “Dozens of Tujague Company payroll checks”
198. Julio Fernandez’ photographs and tape recordings of Lee Harvey Oswald
199. “Knoll shooter” crime scene photographs & possible physical evidence
200. JFK autopsy face sheets
201. Six page 22-11-1963 longhand letter containing testimony of Victoria Adams
202. One barrel swab
203. Evidence Oswald bought ammunition for his MC
204. Evidence Oswald practised with his MC
205. All of the W.C. stenographic tapes made on April 7, 1964
206. “One US Customs authentication file”
207. Documents relating to LHO’s employment at J.piffle. Michaels
208. Work permits for underage Lee Harvey Oswald
209. Records relating to 1970 assault on Hale Boggs
210. Blakey notes from informant files
211. Records of Reeves Morgan Phonecall to FBI
212. Lee Harvey Oswald’s Louisiana State Hospital application
213. “Oswald’s” knife and bar slip signed ‘Hidell’
214. “The journal of Roscoe White”
215. Preparation materials and the memorandum on Dan Hardway’s interview with David Atlee Phillips
216. (CIA Vaughn Index) Document number 1199978, an 8/17/1978 HSCA Memo for the Record ‘Reinvestigation of Third Party’.
217. (CIA Vaughn Index) Document number 1161490, George Joannides 9/20/1978 Fitness Report
218. (CIA Vaughn Index) Document number 1153249, Form Discussing Intelligence Methods re Joannides
219. (CIA Vaughn Index) Document number 1161488, another (undated) George Joannides Fitness Report
220. (CIA Vaughn Index) Document number 1153248, another (undated) Form Discussing Intelligence Methods re Joannides
221. “The bulk material in one diplomatic pouch”
222. The sworn (HSCA) testimony of Orest Pena
223. CIA op files on Richard Snyder
224. Documentation of the AM/LASH plot
225. David Ferrie’s original statements to the FBI
226. The missing content from Oswald’s 201 file
227. CIA file Boris Tarasoff – official personnel file
228. Some 15 HSCA tapes of interviews with Boris and Anna Tarasoff
229. CIA file on Ross Lester Crozier
230. CIA file on James Walton Moore
231. 08/09/1978 HSCA deposition of David E. Murphy
232. Governor Connally’s bloody suit
233. “The AJ Hidell warning letter”
234. CIA OP files on B. N. Hidalgo
235. “transcript of inter-vehicle radio channel”
236. “The Ruby message note”
237. Presidential limousine SX-100
238. “The military records of Knoll Shooter John Christian”
239. The O’Reilly-slug
240. Arrest records compiled for the Warren Commission
241. “The DePugh sabot”
242. The Kinsley bullet
243. The identity of “279”
244. One pregnant witness
245. The Rotterdam American Express Folder on the Oswalds
246. The Oswald exhumation videotape
247. Stenographic notes and tapes of James C. Cadigan’s deposition
248. Box of documents linking Oswald, Ruby, Castro
249. A bunch of Texas, Nevada, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, New York, Washington, Miami, and New Orleans Phone Records
250. Part three of postal form 1039
251. Spectrographic test results of (magic) bullet fragments
252. The bullet fragments from John Connally’s wrist
253. Frank Sturgis’ 75.000 page FBI file
254. The Kassab Report
255. Blood samples and spinal fluid from Ferrie autopsy
256. Diary and related papers of Mary Meyer
257. Philip Buchen’s 15 page report on CIA’s clandestine anti-castro activities
258. Prepared testimony of mr. Tennent H. Bagley
259. Sergio Arcacha Smith’s map of Dealey Plaza sewer system
260. Richard C. Nagell’s registered letter to J. Edgar Hoover
261. Richard C. Nagell’s letter to James Rowley
262. FBI reports (allegedly) mentioning Rosselli / Ruby meeting
263. Most items found in Richard C. Nagell’s trunk after his arrest in September 1963
264. Property report & first page of FBI report concerning items belonging to Richard Case Nagell
265. Photograph of Oswald & Nagell in New Orleans
266. Tape recording featuring Nagell, Oswald, “Angel” and “Leopoldo”
267. FBI SA Todd’s initials on CE399
268. November 1962 strip sheets of Lynn D. Curry
269. Court Records (and two back-up films) of U.S. vs Landesberg
270. The identity of the policeman who told Will Fritz that Oswald lived on Beckley St.
271. The names, addresses and telephone numbers of persons in automobiles in the parking lots around the Texas School Book Depository, and the licenses numbers of unoccupied automobiles in those parking lots taken later in the afternoon
272. The rent receipts for any place Oswald lived on his own in 1962 and 1963
273. “JFK details from Murder One”
274. CIA/JCS study of Valkyrie Plot
275. Files indicating that Oswald had training in the Russian language
276. The Marina Oswald Tapes
277. The source of the 12.45 suspect description
278. Another ‘ghost’ source
279. The KGB Tapes
280. National Photo Interpretation Center (NPIC) records related to the assassination
281. NPIC official history (including passage about Zapruder film at NPIC)
282. The PATHFINDER Files
283. Walker Reports from the Dallas City/County Investigation Laboratory
284. “Mrs. Beck’s 16mm color film”
285. The original data used for the Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) of the ballistics evidence
286. Counter Intelligence Operation involving Priscilla Johnson
287. The recipient of pouch 234
288. Another ghost source (2)
289. “The Gordon Arnold film”
290. The photograph & identity of Jack Harrison’s Babushka Lady
291. The identity and photographs of the “Babushka Lady”
292. Beverly Oliver’s Super 8 Yashica color movie of the assassination
293. “The Ralph Simpson movie”
294. Records of 22 January 1964 meeting WC
295. A study of Babushka’s feet
296. Beverly’s Babushka camera
297. Document concerning Regis Kennedy
298. Most Texas Employment Commission records relating to Oswald
299. “The Estes Tapes”
300. One five foot tall KGB file on Oswald
301. “The Edward Bray film”
302. Unknown woman’s pictures of ‘sniper’s window’
303. Moving pictures from upper window Dal Tex Building
304. Sally Sedgwick Holt’s TSDB shot
305. Gloria Wilson’s diary
306. The Posner/Bugliosi copper jacket
307. Nix-film chain of custody index
308. Passport and visa records on F. Mark Wyatt
309. X-Ray showing trail of metal particles
310. Autopsy photo’s processed by Saundra K. Spencer
311. Oswald’s envelope to Klein Sporting Goods
312. Klein’s microfilm records
313. The bottom part of Oswald’s original Interstate Claims Card
314. Federal Bureau of Narcotics files on Jack Ruby
315. Another ghost source (3)
316. Oswald’s notebook with details-maps, photographs, sketches, bus schedules & notes of his effort to kill Walker
317. One original J.R. Michels payroll check
318. Antonio Veciana’s routing and record sheet
319. “More than half of the records of the Garrison inquiry”
320. The Aldredge bullet mark
321. FBI report with Seymour Weitzman’s detailed description of the rifle found
322. Aline Mosby’s handwritten 1959 Oswald interview notes
323. The identity of the person who signed Oswald’s name on the Atomic Museum register
324. The James A. Hawkins Files
325. Lee Harvey Oswald’s Texas driver’s licence
326. One “Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox”-file on Jack Ruby
327. One portion of (partially eaten?) fried chicken
328. A pack of cigarettes
329. Another ghost source (4)
330. A 221-page file of long-secret CIA documents about June Cobb
331. Original application forms for boxes 2915 and 6225 in Dallas and box 30061 in New Orleans
332. The original of ‘Holmes Exhibit No. 5’
333. 74 page transcript of James Angleton’s Church Committee testimony
334. The identity of the ‘Dogwood Motel caller’
335. Critical part of James Martin’s statement to the Warren Commission
336. Southwestern Bell records showing calls between Ruby & Oswald
337. The whereabouts of three TSBD employees during the shooting
338. Records of Oswald’s 30 minute 23-11-1963 phonecall
339. Ten feet of CIA Mexico City surveillance film
340. Identity of male witness near pickup truck behind Texas Theater
341. Identity of man seen taken out of the rear of the Texas Theater
342. Original and duplicate of essential Flecha Rosa bus manifests
343. Oswald’s military orders from the Marines
344. One 4K high res scan of the Towner film
345. Critical part of James Martin’s statement to the Warren Commission (2)
346. Photograph given to SA John Fain by Marguerite Oswald
347. The postmark on Oswald’s letter to Connally
348. The sworn testimony of numerous persons of interest (I)
349. Documents related to the Bay of Pigs-invasion
350. Volume 5 of Oswald’s Office of Security files
351. Who told Tennent Bagley about killer comrade Kostikov?
352. The identity of one Freer, Texas waitress
353. SA Tom Shipman’s death certificate
354. Papers compiled by crypto-code operator Eugene Dinkin foretelling a military plot against JFK
355. FBI follow-up on names mentioned by Dinkin
356. Eugene Dinkin’s registered letter to RFK
357. The identity of Dinkin’s Defense Department visitor at the CID detention center
358. Operational files on David Atlee Phillips dated between 1961 and 1965
359. FBI File 105-2137
360. Two men sighting in a rifle
361. The number JD Tippit dialed at the Top Ten record Store
362. Oswald’s application for Soviet citizenship
363. The original of Oswald’s diary
364. One Berlin stamp
365. Oswald’s fingerprints taken off the rifle, the paper bag, and cartons at the TSBD
366. Photo of Oswald’s palmprint
367. One unidentified TSBD 6th floor palmprint
by Arjan Hut »
How many files, documents and other pieces of evidence have been misplaced or destroyed by the CIA, FBI and Secret Service?
Why destroy history?
What would have happened if people, if we, could have read and seen what was once there?
It would be nice to have a list. Or compile a list, together, and publish it – or wallpaper Langley with it.
The temple of Bel, destroyed by tyrants yesterday.
Yeah. I just bet the Temple of Bel topped your priority list yesterday.
Obscure agency documents led to the Croft photo and Charles L. Bronson 8mm film and color slides.
Good one, Jerry.
1. Robert Croft’s fourth photo
FBI claims the camera malfunctioned, came back as a blank.
Robert Croft’s third photo:
by Arjan Hut »
Falsifying the past in service of radical anti-American beliefs is also wrong. Or to smear innocent people.
Which is what some conspiracy believers do too often. Look at the leading conspiracists: Jim Garrison, Mark Lane, Oliver Stone.
Those three men were and are simply, to be blunt, dishonest to the core. Garrison’s case against Shaw was a fraud. And yet the conspiracy crowd thinks they are heroes. Please.
If you hate American, fine, feel free to criticize her; but don’t use this tragedy to promote your hatred.
Again: not all conspiracists are this way. Many are sincerely grieved by what they think happened. I applaud you; really. But unfortunately your voice gets drowned out by those with political goals in mind.
Good one, Jerry.
* Robert Croft’s fourth photo: FBI claims the camera malfunctioned, came back as a blank.
Robert Croft’s third photo:
Not a “claim”. It’s what was found.
The FBI didn’t make the camera malfunction. They didn’t know:
– Kennedy was going to be assassinated;
– Robert Croft was going to be there with a camera.
Croft himself was never specific: “I can’t tell you at this point anything about the shots, numbers, or where they were.”
A 1963 report on Croft has him thinking one of his pictures was taken simultaneously with a shot (the FBI put it this way: “Croft believed the last picture taken by him was taken simultaneously with the shot which killed the President.”)
In other words, the idea that the blank slide was simultaneous with the head shot is how the FBI characterized it, not necessarily how Croft actually stated it. His third photo does coincide with the first shot, hence the association with a photo and a shot. Croft was in no position to take a photo of the head shot.
Even Trask tied the fourth photo to the blank, based on how the FBI erroneously characterized what Croft described. Of course, there’s no convincing chumps otherwise.
2. Presidential protection survey reports for President Kennedy’s trips in the fall of 1963
“…In January 1995, the Secret Service destroyed presidential protection survey reports for some of President Kennedy’s trips in the fall of 1963. The Review Board learned of the destruction approximately one week after the Secret Service destroyed them, when the Board was drafting its request for additional information. The Board believed that the Secret Service files on the President’s travel in the weeks preceding his murder would be relevant.”
From the ARRB’s final report.
SEPTEMBER 24, 1963
“It is interesting to note,” wrote Doug Horne, the chief military investigator for the Assassinations Records Review Board (ARRB), in a memo (dated April 16, 1996), that three events — Oswald’s departure from New Orleans…Angel–Leopoldo visit to Sylvia Odio in Dallas,…and the Oswald visits to the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City all occur immediately after un-named White House sources report to the press that on September 24, 1963 a final decision was made to visit Texas on a 2-day trip scheduled for Nov. 21–22, 1963…The Secret Service Protective Survey Reports…which were destroyed in 1995, commence with trip files starting on this same date: September 24, 1963.”
Secret Service agents (l-r) Clint Hill, Roy Kellerman, and Bill Greer
by Arjan Hut »
The Mary Ferrell Foundation does what the U.S. media organizations and the U.S. government
apparently cannot: creates a searchable database of 58 new JFK files that have never been made public before. (h/t Rex)
Source: Formerly withheld-in-full documents released on October 26, 2017
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The Danville Register from Danville, Virginia on September 8, 1968 …
Troth Is Announced Of Miss Williams, Henry C. Hurt Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George … Margaret Nolting, to Henry Charles Hurt Jr., of Kennebunkport, Maine, son of Mr…..
In 1977, Henry Hurt, son in law of brother of Freeport Sulphur chairman, Langbourne M. Williams Jr…… informs Billy Joe Lord that Jim Beamiss, actually fitting the description of Fitzgerald Bemiss, is exerting pressure to result in Lord granting an interview to Henry Hurt and Readers Digest. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65388323
Fitzgerald Bemiss was the son of Prescott Bush Kennebunkport friend and neighbor Sam Bemiss. Sam’s mom was a sister of Langbourne M. Williams Jr’s grandfather. Sam Bemiss mother.:
Tom Scully on July 20, 2017, 07:42:12 PM
Priscilla Johnson fully inserted herself into Marina’s life by late July, 1964, as Katya and Declan Ford did the hand off to Priscilla. Priscilla’s CIA handler was Garrison Garry Coit. Coit and Thomas Devine and 15 other Sigma Chi frat brothers cohabited in their frat house on MIT campus from fall, 1944. Coit went to Naval radio school in late Sept., Devine followed two weeks later.
Devine had nine contacts with DeMohrenschildt from late April, 1963 through late May. Devine and his close friend Joseph F Dryer, Jr. met separately with DeMohrenschildt and Clemard Charles on 25 April, 1963.
In late Sept., 1964, Priscilla put herself and Marina under the domicile and hospitality of her first cousin David C. Davenport, later described by Sam Ballen as a former CIA man. Davenport’s obit refers to his intelligence work.
In December, 1964, news and FBI reports describe Marina and Priscilla residing in a Sedona, AZ apartment, transported and escorted by Jerome Hastings, close friend of Davenport, driving Davenport’s Corvair with Alaska plates. In July, 1965, Davenport and Hastings are sued in New Mexico by Hasting’s step-daughter, JoAnn McAdams,
first cousin of presidential assistant Clark Clifford. The suit describes Hastings as then second husband of Clifford’s aunt, Marguerite Bowman McAdams Hasty. In 1966, Jerome Hasty legally changed his name in New Mexico to Hastings.
At this link, I have documented that in 1978 HSCA counsel asked Priscilla Johnson Macmillan why her book, “Marina and Lee” was delayed at least a dozen years. See http://archive.is/esTuB
One excuse Priscilla offered was that she had experienced a bad period in which her father was a concealed suicide.
The last person reported to see Priscilla’s father Stuart alive and who reported him as missing to Locust Valley, LI police was James A. Thomas, a cousin of Allen Dulles whose sister Eleanor Lansing Thomas was maid of honor in Clover Dulles’s wedding.
Louise Wolcott Hooker Dodge – First cousin of Senator Jay (John D IV) Rockefeller’s grandfather Elon Huntington Hooker, and grandmother of Thomas J. Devine.
Students Don Ear Muffs to Shut Out Band Music
Daily Boston Globe – Aug 14, 1947
… rhumba music yesterday asked the Boston Licensing Board to shut down
the Hotel … one of 16 Tech students livings in the adjoining Sigma Chi
fraternity house … Other student were Thomas Devine of Rochester who
told of taking refuge in ..
we visited Barbara Coit, the recent widow of another Alpha Theta Sig,. Garry Coit ’46, who died in February. 2008.”articles.baltimoresun.com/…/1992213129_1_boone-c…The Baltimore Sun
Jul 31, 1992 – … opposing the bridge are Mr. Becker, a retired aviation lawyer; L. Garry and Barbara M. Coit, two former Central Intelligence Agency officials; .
PARTIAL CONTACT REPORT ON MEETING WITH PRISCILLA JOHNSON 30-31 JAN 196 pg 1
WITH PRISCILLA JOHNSON 30-31 JAN 196 N 3/3/1964 COIT GARRY
CIA FROM GARRY TO PRISCILLA TITLE LETTER RE
RIF#: 104-10135-10090 (03/02/65) CIA#: 80T01357A
LETTER, “I AM TRANSFERRING TO ANOTHER SECTION” AND GIVING NAME OF ANOTHER PERSON TO CONTACT IN THE FUTURE pg 1
Found in: HSCA Segregated CIA Collection, Box 49
ORIGINATOR CIA FROM COIT GARRY TO PRISCILLA TITLE LETTER “I AM TRANSFERRING TO ANOTHER SECTION AND GIVING NAME OF ANOTHER PERSON TO CONTACT IN THE FUTURE DATE 06/18/65 PAGES 1 SUBJECTS
RIF#: 104-10135-10092 (06/18/65) CIA#: 80T01357A
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Marina Oswald Porter: To Forget Is Not To Forgive – The Washington …
Oct 13, 1977 – Marina Oswald Porter, hesitant and almost expressionless, held a press … the book’s author Priscilla Johnson McMillan in 1964, explained again that she … Harper & Row editor-in-chief Buz Wyeth cut the press conference off.
The class of ’44 were only ten, the other ten had gone off to larger schools but were not forgotten.
Meanwhile, in Concord, NH, Priscilla and Marina’s future book editor gained a classmate and evidently Buz Wyeth and Hawley Ward became friends!
Devine went on to attend M.I.T. and, just a few months later was residing in the Sigma Chi fraternity house with Garry Coit and fifteen other fraternity mates.
Peter Dryer, another of the not forgotten ten on Devine’s list in the yearbook, was the brother of Joseph F. Dryer, Jr., who met DeMohrenschildt in separate NYC meeting, but on the very same day as Devine, on 25 April, 1963 !
Peter Dryer partnered with brother Joseph in Cuba and then in Guatemala and was also a member of Wyeth’s 1948 Princeton class.
In January, 1964, Garry Coit happened to become the CIA contact of Priscilla Johnson….
Marion Sims “Buz” Wyeth had become by 1949, close enough to Devine’s former classmate to invite Hawley Ward to be an usher in his wedding party.:
1977….Billy Joe Lord writes to Pres. Carter that he works for Jim Allison in Midland
and Henry Hurt told Lord that he asked a friend, a Mr. Beamiss, head of republican party
in state of VA and owner of string of hotels, how to pressure Lord….FBI response was to
add Jim as first name of Bemiss and then actually not investigate. Bush close friend Fitzgerald,
Gerry Bemiss had meeting with Tom Devine in 1975 to determine Bush political future, per
Bush’s own book, published much later. Bemiss headed Ford election campaign finance in 1976
and owned hotels on Blue Ridge Pkwy. via his family, Virginia Skyline Corp.
Pretty obvious everything Billy Joe Lord related in his Feb., 1977 letter to Pres. Carter was
true. It is possible the letter was intended to distance Jay Epstein from CIA, IOW Lord was
actually cooperating with Hurt and Epstein in a hangout, but that is not our concern.
Bush said trust Ford that Oswald acted alone. Okay, fine….explain DeMohrenschildt, Devine,
Garry Coit, Joseph Dryer, Priscilla editor Wyeth, Lord’s 1977 letter, and connections of Bush
to Ed Hooker, Hooker and S Willetts Meyer, Wyeth connections to Devine’s schoolmate, Hawley Ward who transferred to St. Paul’s in Concord, NH into Wyeth’s class of 1944, to the Meyer boys, and neighbors DeMohrenschildt in-laws, the Sharpies, and Wyeth’s 12 years’ patience with Priscilla.
What did Priscilla intend in HSCA testimony about her father being accidental suicide? Why
did Priscilla use her CIA cousin, David Davenport as a safehouse for Marina and his friend, Jerome Hastings, who was Clark Clifford’s uncle as Marina chauffeur and body guard?
Our Man in Haiti: George de Mohrenschildt and the CIA in the Nightmare Republic – Joan Mellen
….In March 1963, the powerful 902nd Military Intelligence Group referred to George de Moherenschildt as “a business associate of Vice-President Lyndon Johnson.”
[b] On April, 19, the de Mohrenschildts left for New York.[/b]
When he found his way to Washington, D.C., de Mohrenschilst met, not with Lyndon Johnson, but with Johnson’s assistant for National Security Affairs, Air Force Colonel Howard Burris. A native Texan, Burris was an intelligence officer who had been involved in CIA’s 1953 coup against Iranian president Mohammed Mossadegh. He was an intimate of Richard Helms and of General Charles Cabell, right hand man of Allen Dulles, and brother of Dallas mayor Earle Cabell, who was in office at the time of the assassination of President Kennedy later in the year. An oilman by profession, Burris had created the Cuban-Venezuelan Oil Voting Trust Company, only to have his Cuban oil properties to be confiscated by Fidel Castro.
Clemard Joseph Charles departed from Haiti for Newy York on April 23. Upon his arrival, he was interviewed by a CIA informant who is identified in the CIA document describing their meeting only as a “former journalist.” Whith no fear that his words would get back to Papa Doc, Charles confided to the informant that heas in a strong position to become head of a provisional government once Duvalier was removed. Duvalier was likely to unleash a reign of terror and had to be stopped before he liquidated his opposition, Charles volunteered.
Speaking as if he were aware that this “journalist” was a direct pipeline to CIA, and that CIA was motivated by fear that Haiti might become a second Cuba, Charles added that Duvalier was about to accept aid from the Soviet bloc. In contrast, he would establish a democratic Haiti, one “friendly toward the Unites States, and save the country from a Castro-type Communist takeover.”
Charles then boasted of his “wide range of support among the peasantry, anti-Duvalier army officers, intellectuals, journalists and businessmen.” Should he not be appointed provisional president, Charles said, he might accept the post of Secretary of Finance and Economic Affairs.
In New York, Chalres me with kenaf partner, Joe Dryer. Charles had sent a limousine to the hotel to pick up Dryer and his partner, Clark Cassidy. Dryer recounts that he and Cassidy both were fond of Charles. Charles had a secretary wwith him, a woman who, as Dryer knew through his own intellligence connections, had been planted on Charles by CIA.
In the late 1970’s, Dryer told the House Select Committee on Assassinations that Charles had “many connections” with the Central Intelligence Agency. He added that George de Mohrenschildt had “some intelligence connection,” although he professed not to know with which country. It seems clear that CIA held both Clemard Joseph Charles and George de Mohrenschildt within its radar, destined for some role in Haiti’s political future….
….To Dryer now, in 1963, Charles described George de Mohrenschildt as his “business associate,” adding that de Mohrenschildt had an appointment with Vice President Johnson.
A generous man, Dryer supplied Clemard Joseph Charles with some useful letters of introduction, testaments to his character. ….to Senator Kenneth Keating….. to Democratic Congressman Paul Rogers of Florida…..
Dryer had his own bank conduct a credit check on George de Mohrenschildt, with the understanding that the name of the client initiating the inquiry “remain confidential.” The bank official however, reported to Special Agent William W. Hamilton of the New York FBI field office. He described the person checking on de Mohrenschildt only as “a firm dealing in the import and export of fibers.”
Dryer denies that he arranged for a credit check de Mohrenschildt, but given his concern for Charles, and his doubts about de Mohrenschildt, it seem that it could only have been he, a businessman “dealing in the import and export of fibers.”
The ensuing credit report, issuing from the Republic National Bank in Dallas, arrived on June 14. It was “favorable concerning de Mohresnschildt’s credit.” The evidence suggests that, along the way, Dryer had confided what he knew about Clemard Joseph Charles and George de Mohrenschildt to Army intelligence. Dryer’s views, as outlined above, appear almost verbatim, in the released files of 90 Deuce.
It is April 25, 1963 at the Knickerbocker Club[/b] at 2 East 62 Street, immediately east of Fifth Avenue in New York City. Two CIA operatives are conferring in the club’s library: C. Frank Stone, III, who is responsible for CIA’s WUBRINY operations, and Thomas J. Devine, CIA’s principal asset on the project. Devine had been a CIA staff employee, who ostensibly “resigned” in 1953 to “go into private business.”…..Devine’s partner, John Train, a long-time CIA asset, was a founder of the CIA-sponsored Paris Review. …
At long last, do we even know what questions to ask? How do we know to even ask that question or what the correct answer is? How many Russians entwined in the official story of a lone nut, a magic bullet, and a reluctant, accidental Russian immigrant home movie maker are too many?
Meet the family.:
The Russian immigrant grandparents, grandfather’s obit and graves at above link.
cvgs.cu-portland.edu › Settlements along the Volga › Original Colonies
Jun 20, 2014 – In an edict dated 26 February 1768, Frank was given the Russian name of Medeveditskii …
The heretofore unknown federal government employed aunt.:
Larrie Schmidt and friends….merely coincidental, or….????
Karl Stumpp – 1973 – 1018 pages – Snippet view
All net proceeds from the sale of the books shall revert to and be at the disposal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia and the Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Rußland in Germany for the purpose of heritage and cultural research. The contributors have, in this manner, accomplished two worthwhile objectives. 1. They have made possible the publication of the book. 2. They have indirectly given their support to the cultural research activities. HONORARY CONTRIBUTORS LIST $ 28.00-$ 40.00 John Alles, SanGabriel, California Capt. N. C. Altenhof, Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Amen, Loveland, Colorado Miss Ruth M. Amen, Lincoln, Nebraska B. A. Anheliger, Holdfast, Saskatchewan, Canada Myron E. Anderson, Greeley, Colorado Assumption Abbey, Richardton, North Dakota John Baab, Berrien Springs, Michigan Dean C. Batt, Marion, Kansas Mr. & Mrs. Edwin A. Beisel, Saginaw,Michigan Mr. & Mrs. Howard O. Berg, Devils Lake, N. D. Robert H. Billigmeier, Santa Barbara, California Dr. Sc Mrs. Norman Bitter, Fresno, California Bill & Elsa (Silbernagel) Burley, Denver, Colo. Beverly J. Burres, Fresno, California George …
Background on William M Burley, III’s wife, Elsa Silbernagel :
And…..was Marilyn Sitzman aware of or complicit with Larrie Schmidt?
It is not possible to determine if the routine complaint Tippit and Hankins responded to at Club 80 was a disturbance by extremely drunk Leonard Garland or something else that actually brought the officers into the Club. (From maryferrell link, below.)
It is clear that the FBI was not seeking Garland before 1957, IOW, some months after his death, unless it was related to James’s reference to a Las Vegas crime investigation.:
Garland is buried in the state in which he was born, Arkansas.:
In a post on the “OswaldsMother” blog, George observed that the shooting of Leonard Garland was not investigated by the DPD.
(Death Certificate, no autopsy )
I can add that no autopsy was performed before Garland’s body was shipped to Clarksville, Arkanasas on 6 Sept., 1956.
The Dallas authorities recorded his birth year as 1923 but birth records indicate it was 1922
Garland was from a large family and the brother closest in age to him is buried here.:
(Exploring the “man exacts revenge for the death of his kid brother,” angle, as no one else has done it.)
There were at least one even older and two much younger brothers.