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  1. Steve Thomas

    Revolt of the Colonels?

    Over the years, a number of groups, or at least rogue elements of those groups have been floated as suspects in the assassination of JFK. These have included the CIA, the mob, the right wing, etc. However, I believe that there was another group of people who seem to appear in key circumstances associated with this event; and these are colonels in the U.S. Army Reserves, and more specifically the intelligence services of that military mileau. I don't believe that this group of people have been examined in any organized way before. I can't point to anything specific, but I get the impression in my readings that the military intelligence people did not hold the CIA in any high regard. They saw the CIA as a bunch of cowboys. These Reservists include among others: Jack A. Crichton, George L. Whitmeyer, George Lumpkin ,Lester Logue. L. Robert Castorr, and I'll float another name; Colonel Frank M. (Maryan) "Brandy" Brandstetter I can't be sure that these individuals were part of the U.S. Army's Active Reserves, or were part of the Reserve units attached to the State of Texas. The reason I say this is because, at various times, Lt. Col. Whitmeyer has been identified as: “Lt. Col. George L. Whitmeyer, deputy East Texas sector commander “Colonel Wiedemeyer who is the East Texas Section Commander of the Army Reserve “Lt. Colonel George Whitmeyer, U.S. Army, Dallas Sub-section Commander.” I spoke to a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel and he told me that these designations are unknown to him and are not part of the Army's TOE or Table of Expenditures. Another suggestion is that these Reserves were not part of the U.S. Army's Active Reserve system, but were part of the reserve forces of the State of Texas. If anyone knows the specific regiment, division, or Army Corps these people belonged to, please let me know. https://tmd.texas.gov/ The Texas Military Department is composed of the three branches of the military in the state of Texas. These branches are the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, and the Texas State Guard. All three branches are administered by the state Adjutant General, an appointee of the Governor of Texas, and fall under the command of the Governor. A possible source of reference might be here: They are housed at the Texas State Library. Texas Adjutant General's Department: An Inventory of Texas State Guard/Texas Defense Guard/Texas State Guard Reserve Corps Records at the Texas State Archives, 1938-1983, undated (bulk 1941-1945) http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/30026/tsl-30026.html Jack Crichton: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · December 5, 1967 Page 16 https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/6092576/ DALLAS (API — Col. Jack A.:, Crichton. commanding officer of) the 488th Military Intelligence Detachment, was awarded the Legion of Merit Monday night on' his retirement from the Army- Reserve after 30 years of service. The medal was presented in a ceremony by Col. Robert D. Of-; fer, commander of the VIII U.S. , Army Corps at Austin. An oil man and petroleum consultant, Crichton organized his Reserve unit in 1956 and has been its only commander. The award cited him for "exceptionally outstanding service" as commander and for the preparation of a series of military intelligence studies. Warren Commission Hearings. Vol. XIX p. 106 https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=43&search=Mamantov#relPageId=114&tab=page Ilya Mamantov identified Jack Crichton as a petroleum independent contractor, “and if I'm not mistaken he is connected with the Army Reserve, Intelligence Service.” Five minutes later, George Lumpkin called Mamantov. Thirty minutes before they called Mamantov however, he had called the FBI and offered his services because he knew Oswald and “knew of his background here in Dallas.” Crichton Legion of Merit Award See: https://books.google.com/books?id=ibtADE8gMeoC&pg=PA87&lpg=PA87&dq=%22Legion+of+Merit%22+Crichton&source=bl&ots=UsV17DJRk7&sig=sw-DLTVYZL9P6SKEfsWpeLEhvEg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJruvqzcvRAhXKw1QKHbOTD2IQ6AEINzAF#v=onepage&q=%22Legion%20of%20Merit%22%20Crichton&f=false page 87 http://spartacus-educational.com/MDcrichton.htm In 1956 Crichton started up his own spy unit, the 488th Military Intelligence Detachment. Crichton served as the unit's commander under Lieutenant Colonel George Whitmeyer, who was in overall command of all Army Reserve units in East Texas. In an interview Crichton claimed that there were "about a hundred men in that unit and about forty or fifty of them were from the Dallas Police Department." From Bill Kelly. JFK Countercoup blog July 22, 2012 http://jfkcountercoup.blogspot.com/2012/07/shenanigans-at-dallas-state-fairgrounds.html “On April 1, 1962, Dallas Civil Defense, with Crichton heading its intelligence component, opened an elaborate underground command post under the patio of the Dallas Health and Science Museum. Because it was intended for ‘continuity-of-government’ operations during an attack, it was fully equipped with communications equipment. Dallas Morning News 03-17-1960 Dallas Center Approved by Civil Defense www.civildefensemuseum.com “The Office of Civil Defense Mobilization announced Wednesday the approval of a $120,000 emergency underground operating center for the Dallas City-County Civil Defense and Disaster Commission. Under Plans formulated last year, OCDM and DallasCounty will match contributions of $60,000 for the center. The building will be constructed at Fair Park adjacent to the Health and Science Museum.” George Whitmeyer: (George Whitmeyer. Was passenger in the JFK motorcade pilot car.) "Mr. Lawson acknowledged that Lt. Col. George Whitmeyer, who was part of the Dallas District U.S. Army Command, who Lawson said "taught Army Intelligence"1/31/78 HSCA interview of Secret Service agent Winston Lawson (RIF#18010074-10396) Mary Ferrell database for Lt. Colonel George Whitmeyer: https://www.maryferrell.org/php/marysdb.php?id=10103 1963-1964 City Directories list George Whitmeyer as Area Commander USA Reserve Training Center. Whitmeyer is referred to in combined Batchelor, Lumpkin, and Stevenson, report to Curry as, “Lt. Colonel George Whitmeyer, U.S. Army, Dallas Sub-section Commander.” DPD Archives Box 14, Folder# 14, Item# 10 p. 20. https://jfk.ci.dallas.tx.us/box14.htm I believe that he taught at the Jules E. Muchert Army Reserve Center 10031 E. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX. This Property was a part of the original boundaries of White Rock Lake Park. The City of Dallas sold the Property to the Federal Government in 1956 for an Army Reserve Training Center Site. http://www3.dallascityhall.com/committee_briefings/briefings0607/QOL_061107_muchert.pdf George Lumpkin: Was a passenger in the JFK motorcade pilot car with George Whitmeyer. p. 128. “As was common for Brandy, he received a fine commendation for his work from his commanding officer, at this time, Colonel George Lumpkin....” “In his civilian life, George Lumpkin was deputy chief of police in the City of Dallas...” When Jack Crichton was asked by the Dallas Police to find a Russian interpretor for Marina Oswald, Crichton asked George Lumpkin to call Ilya Mamantov. It was George Lumpkin who took command at the TSBD following the assassination and who Roy Truly first told that Lee Harvey Oswald was “missing”. Frank Brandstetter: Published on NYTimes.com from Sept.14 to Sept.15, 2011 See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?pid=153634344#sthash.woUiR4U2.dpuf Colonel Frank Maryan "Brandy" Brandstetter (U.S. Army Ret.) died in the Hospital Megallanes in Acapulco, Mexico on August 21, 2011 at age 99. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?pid=153634344#sthash.woUiR4U2.dpuf After graduating from the U.S. Army Intelligence School, he was trained by British military intelligence before he parachuted with the 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment on D-Day and led his IPW (Interrogation of Prisoners of War) team into World War II. He served as General Matthew B. Ridgway's trusted aide with the XVIII Airborne Corps until the end of the war, then, with General Ridgway in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, and finally with the original, five-nation United Nations Organization. His awards include the Silver Star and the Bronze Star. Brandy continued for 40 years in uniform as a U.S. Army Reservist frequently providing assistance to the Office of the Army Chief of Staff for Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the FBI, and the CIA. Subsequently, Brandstetter unofficially provided reconnaissance services to the United States, primarily at his own expense, to China, Greece, Cyprus, Morocco, South Africa, Spain, Argentina, Yugoslavia, and many other hot spots at times when security threats were emerging. Brandy, Our Man in Acapulco: The Life and Times of Colonel Frank M. Brandstetter. A Biography by Rodney P. Carlisle and Dominic J. Monetta. University of North Texas Press, 1999. https://books.google.com/books?id=QLdqgDsVio4C&pg=PA122&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=3#v=onepage&q&f=false p. 118. “Brandy's move from San Francisco to Dallas resulted in his transfer from the Officers Reserve Control Group with the Sixth Army in San Francisco to one with the Fourth Army in San Antonio in the G-2 section.” p. 120. “...in December, 1951 he was assigned to reserve duty training in Dallas. In March, 1952 his file was submitted for a security background check. That work was finally completed on 30 June, 1953 and he was once again cleared for material up to and including Top Secret”. “Brandy soon began teaching and participating in a few courses in specialized intelligence studies. p. 120. Brandy wrote to Colonel J.P. Kaylor of the Fourth Army's G-2 section and “...suggested monthly or semi-monthly briefings in a private area “where classified material could be read and secured,” meetings with Civilian Defense Authorities for liaison in case of emergencies, and correspondence courses.” (See the entry for Crichton) pp. 127+ “after leaving Jamaica in early 1957, Brandy served as assistant troop commander and provost marshal of the Fourth U.S. Army Area Intelligence School for two weeks in August, 1957. These intelligence school sessions reviewed procedures and studies in a wide variety of areas for reserve intelligence officers including a review of a Central Index of Investigative and Domestic Subversive files. p. 128. “As was common for Brandy, he received a fine commendation for his work from his commanding officer, at this time, Colonel George Lumpkin....” “In his civilian life, George Lumpkin was deputy chief of police in the City of Dallas...” p. 121. “While at the Presidio, Brandy had prepared a draft of a Domestic Emergency Plan, which he revised and submitted in 1954 as part of the Cloverleaf I exercise, to G-2 of the Fourth Army Command in Dallas, Colonel M.H. Truly.” (Any relation to Roy Truly of the TSBD?) (Colonel M.H. Truly would submit a report on a UFO sighting in Texas and New Mexico in April, 1955 to the Assistant Chief of Staff, G2, Department of the Army.) http://ufologie.patrickgross.org/htm/foia24.htm “...in December, 1953 he (Brandstetter) and several other officers were attached to different units for the first three months of 1954 assigned as “Inspector/Advisors” " Colonel L. Robert Castorr: Would be linked to a gun running scheme to Cuba with Nancy Perrin Rich and Jack Ruby. The Mexia Daily News from Mexia, Texas · Page 1 November 7, 1957 https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/11876796/ (L. Robert Castorr) “Mr. Castorr. who is now a- colonel in the Active Reserve serving as inspector and advisor to the 90th Division in Texas...” Registrations by Lobbyists An article from CQ Almanac 1970 Following is a list of persons and organizations that filed lobby registrations from Dec. 23, 1969 (the date of adjournment of the First Session of the 91st Congress) to Jan. 3, 1971 (the date of adjournment of the Second Session of the 91st Congress) NATIONAL TAX ACTION INC., 1033 National Press Building, Washington, D.C. Filed 1/16/70. Registered for itself. Legislative interest—“Appropriations, taxation and economy in Government. In general, opposed to increased spending without more economy. Favor less international commitments, and less taxation.” Expenses—“Anticipated, $100 each for two agents, totaling $200 monthly to cover expenses.” Lobbyist—L. Robert Castorr, president, same address as employer. Filed 1/16/70. Legislative interest—“Economy in Government.” Frank Brandstetter: (A tantalizing side note): Brandy, Our Man in Acapulco: The Life and Times of Colonel Frank M. Brandstetter. A Biography by Rodney P. Carlisle and Dominic J. Monetta. University of North Texas Press, 1999. https://books.google.com/books?id=QLdqgDsVio4C&pg=PA122&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=3#v=onepage&q&f=false p. 117 In March, 1951, Brandy took over the management of the restaurant chain for Continental Trailways, a newly formed subsidiary of the Santa Fe Railroad. Trailways would become the nation's second largest bus company after Geryhound. Maurice Moore appointed Brandy as President of the restaurant subsidiary, Continental Restaurants. Continental was headquartered in Dallas, TX. Brandy planned the construction of new bus depots. Developed training and instruction manuals, and introduced pre-cooked frozen meals to smaller kitchens within a four hundred mile radius from a central kitchen in Dallas. He designed their logo, and raised sales from $215,000 in 1951 to $1,228,000 in 1953. p. 125. “General Carl L. Phinney, an attorney for Continental Trailways and commander of the Texas National Guard knew that Brandy was looking for new ventures.” Clint Murchison was a “member of the Board of Directors of Continental Trailways.” Warren Report p. 732. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=946#relPageId=756&tab=page “On September 26, Oswald boarded Continental Trailways bus No. 5133 in Houston and departed at 2:35 AM for Laredo, TX...” Lester Logue: I saw Lester Logue identified as a Colonel somewhere, but for the life of me can't find it again. REPORT:INTERCONTINENTAL PENETRATION FORCES/NEUTRALITY MATTERS https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=44539&search=lester_logue#relPageId=3&tab=page Page 3 Met with Hemming in July, 1963 Also met with Hall and Seymour who left a trailer full of weapons at his house in October, 1963. I called this thread the Revolt of the Colonels because I am reminded so much of the Generals' Putsch in Algeria in April, 1961. While the four generals were the public face of the attempted coups d'etat, the driving behind it were the colonels and captains of the French armed forces.
  2. Steve Thomas

    The Tippit Case in the New Millenium

    Robert, I'm awful glad I never had to rent from Mrs. Johnson. She was perfectly willing to violate her tenants' fourth amendment rights. Either the police lied to the Johnsons, or the Johnsons lied to the Warren Commission. Mr. BALL. Did you ever know his true name was Lee Harvey Oswald? Mrs. JOHNSON. No; not until we saw his picture flash on the television as the officers were out. Those particulars was found in his pocket after he killed Tippit, after his arrest. Mr. JOHNSON. "Well, uh--after he was--uh--apprehended out there, they searched him and found my address in his pocket Mr. BELIN. Your address of 1026 North Beckley? Mr. JOHNSON. That's right. Mr. BALL. When they came out there, did they have a search warrant? Mrs. JOHNSON. Yes, surely. Mr. BALL. Did you permit them to search his room? Mrs. JOHNSON. Yes; they taken everything immediately out of his room. “So I came from the restaurant, I guess 1 or 1:30, and these officers were there 1:30 or 2, something like that, anyway, it was after this assassination, and as I drove in, well, the officers were there and they told me that they was looking for this character and I told them I didn't think I had anyone by that name there but we went through the register carefully two or three times and there was no Oswald there and I had two new tenants, rather new tenants, so we had carried them around the house to show them and we was going to start in the new tenants' rooms...” At 2:40 PM, W.E. Potts, B.L. Senkel and Lt. E.L. Cunningham were dispatched to 1026 N. Beckley. Potts wrote in his after-action report (Box 2, Folder# 9, Item# 32) http://jfk.ci.dallas.tx.us/box2.htm that after he finished taking some affidavits, Fritz dispatched them to the Beckely St address at 2:40 and they arrived at Beckley at 3:00PM. Detective B.L. Senkel also said in his after action report (Dallas Police Archives Box 3, Folder# 12, Item#1) that they arrived at 1026 N. Beckley at 3:00PM. They checked the register and found that Oswald had been living there since October 14th. They did not search the room on Beckley until Detective Turner, David Johnston, and Deputy DA Bill Alexander arrived with a search warrant at 4:30 or 5:00PM (Potts, Dallas City Archives - JFK Collection) Steve Thomas
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    Revolt of the Colonels?

    From Bill Kelly in the Education Forum 8/27/2006: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/7717-a-phone-call-from-out-of-the-blue-laary-haapanen-alan-rogers/ "Capt. W. P. Pat Giannaway was a Lt. Col. USAR. ". Steve Thomas
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    Revolt of the Colonels?

    Michael, No. I don't think this has been discussed in this thread. I'm confused about how the Dallas Police Department would know about this phone call and why they would be interested. Steve Thomas
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    The Tippit Case in the New Millenium

    Paul, (19H354) (Crafard Exhibit 5226) FBI Interview of Curtis LaVerne Crafard November29, 1963. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=1136&relPageId=372&search=%22Eat_Well%22 “Crafard would stay at the club and eat his meals at the Eat Well Cafe and the drug store across the street from the club. Money for these meals was taken from the cash register.” Steve Thomas
  6. "Luis Posada Carriles, a Cuban-born veteran of the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, died Wednesday aged 90 at his home near Miami. " https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/cuba-regrets-cia-bay-pigs-veteran-died-without-trial/ Steve Thomas
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    The Tippit Case in the New Millenium

    Ron, The Eat Well Restaurant is interesting. George Senator ate breakfast there every morning, including Sundays. (14H193) http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/russ/testimony/senator.htm Steve Thomas
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    The Tippit Case in the New Millenium

    Gene, Who the smurf is D.F. Drittal? That's a new one one me. Good one Gene. Steve Thomas
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    Why was JFK assassinated but Trump has not been?

    Ron, I figure there was either an urgent need, or it was a matter of revenge, and the timing was coincidental. On a thread dealing with Lyman Lemnitzer, I wrote: "Lately, I've been speculating lately on "revenge as motive" for the hit on JFK. Not so much for what he "might" do with respect to getting out of Vietnam, or eliminating the oil depletion allowance, etc., but for what JFK "had" done; and looking at the people who had been "exiled to the frontier". So far, I've come up with Lyman Lemnitzer and William King Harvey, who was transferred to Rome after the Cuban Missile Crisis. Remember his handwritten ZR/Rifle to use Corsicans rather than Mafia. Being CIA Station Chief in Rome would make him pretty well positioned to find some. I think they sat out there in the boondocks and stewed. In ancient Roman times, wasn't it the generals who had been banished to Gaul who were always stirring up trouble, with this legion or that legion always seemingly ready to "cross the Rubicon" at any moment? Although they weren't exiled, I'd add Allen Dulles and Charles Cabell, who were forced into retirement rather than banished to the frontier." Steve Thomas
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    Why was JFK assassinated but Trump has not been?

    Douglas, It's funny. I was just thinking about that this morning. As much as Kennedy was hated by the upper eschelon, he was still adored by the masses. Look at the crowds standing ten deep along Main St. in Dallas.Something Ralph Yarborough said has always stuck with me. He said that along the parade route, the people down on the street were clapping and cheering, but if you looked up into the upper floors of the buildings, the peoples' eyes were full of anger and hatred. I always took that as a metaphor. So I was wondering, what couldn't wait for the regular election process to run its course? Why the urgent need to eliminate Kennedy now? So far, I don't have an answer to that. Steve Thomas
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    Harvey Lee Oswald

    Can anyone explain this? A letter from Anatoly Dobrynin to the U.S. State Department concerning Harvey Lee Oswald's request for Soviet citizenship is dated December 11, 1963. It says that Harvey Lee Oswald's request for USSR Citizenship was denied. It doesn't say when he applied for that citizenship, but the character reference memo from the Minsk Radio factory is dated December 11, 1961 and refers to “Citizen” Harvey Lee Oswald. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=1135&relPageId=447&search=%22Harvey_Lee%20Oswald%22 On page 430 of CE 985, there is a Certificate dated January 1, 1960 that “Comrade”, Lee Harvey Oswald was employed as an assembler at the Minsk Radio Plant. On page 433 of that CE Exhibit, it says that “Citizen” Harvey Lee Oswald was hired as a regulator at the Minsk Radio Plant on January 13, 1960. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=1135&relPageId=447&search=%22Harvey_Lee%20Oswald%22 So, “Comrade” Lee Harvey Oswald went from being employed as an assembler in the Minsk Plant on January 1, 1960 to being “Citizen” Harvey Lee Oswald hired as a “regulator in the experimental shop of the plant” on January 13th The character reference provided on page 433 says that his work as a regulator was unsatisfactory. I'm flummoxed. Steve Thomas
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    Harvey Lee Oswald

    David, I Looked up the definition of RYBAT GPFLOOR. For example: 104-10087-10054: THE 201 SYSTEM "This internal CIA description of the 201 file system makes note of the sensitivity of RYBAT-marked documents: "To retain the P&L, RYBAT, or KAPOK sensitivity of a document remaining in a 201 dossier being retired to Central Files, place that document in an envelope sealed with black tape..."" My my. Steve Thomas
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    Harvey Lee Oswald

    B.A., I could be wrong, but I've come to believe that's just what it was. Steve Thomas
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    Harvey Lee Oswald

    David, With these two references, that makes at least 27 instances I've run across. Steve Thomas
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    THE KENNEDY CULT BLINKERS THIS INVESTIGATION

    That says it all. Steve Thomas
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    What is the Kennedy Cult anyway?

    I hate saying, "Me too." It sounds too much like a cult. *grin* But, "me too". Steve Thomas
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    Texas State Guard Reserve Corps

    Well, This turned out to be a research bust. The conference was held on December 1, 1963 and lasted for two hours. Both the Texas State Adjutant General and the Commanding General for the Reserve Corps itself were there, but none of the people I was hoping to find signed in as conference participants: Logue, Castorr, Whitmeyer, Crichton, Brandstetter, etc. I guess I need to keep looking to find out which branch of service these Colonels were part of. I did find out how the Texas State Guard Reserve Corps was organized when it was first formed that I'll post just for curiosity's sake. Steve Thomas
  18. Before you scoff at this too quickly, consider this: Before it was over, this body was guarding missile silos, and National Guard armories. They had their own communications network and radio stations. They had their own air force. They had a budget in the tens of millions of dollars, and a force under arms that was larger than the Texas National Guard. The State Guard did a lot of good work in times of crisis, like natural disasters, but the potential for a lot of mischief is also there. I'll be exploring this body in a little more depth as time goes on, but I've come to believe that the Texas State Guard Reserve Corps will answer some questions I have; such as "Why is there such confusion over George Whitmeyer's job title? For another example, answer this question: Who reported to who? Read these two excerpts carefully: I posted to the Reopen the Kennedy Case Forum website on 1/9/17 So who served under who? "Russ Baker's new book, Family of Secrets, has some information on Whitmeyer. In 1956 Jack Crichton, a close friend of George W. W. Bush, started up his own spy unit, the 488th Military Intelligence Detachment. Crichton served as the unit's commander under Lieutenant Colonel George Whitmeyer, who was in overall command of all Army Reserve units in East Texas." http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=156778130 "DPD Deputy Chief, George L. Lumpkin, drove the Pilot Car. Lumpkin was also a Captain in the 488th Military Intelligence Detachment - the spy unit in Dallas created and led by ex-OSS, Col. Jack Crichton and was the highest ranking officer in the 488th and Col. Whitmeyer's superior." Which of those is true? If Chrichton was the 488th only commander in its history (per the Spartacus biography), how could Lumpkin be a Captain in a military detatchment, and at the same time be a Colonel in the Reserves and be the superior of Lt. Colonel George Whitmeyer, who was in "overall command of all the Army Reserve units in East Texas"? Steve Thomas
  19. David, No biography is free of interpretation. Otherwise, all you're left with is a chronology. Steve Thomas
  20. Andrew, I tried out their facial recognition software by comparing Oswald's mugshot with the backyard rifle photo known as 133A. The software said there is a 54% match and that it's the same person. Steve Thomas
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    The Tippit Case in the New Millenium

    Dan, That's ok. This is a complex case, and you're right. Rabbit holes abound. *smile* Steve Thomas
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    The Tippit Case in the New Millenium

    Dan, Maybe I missed it, but I don't find Pena listed in Batchelor's Exhibit 5002, https://www.history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh19/pdf/WH19_Batchelor_Ex_5002.pdf or in the DPD Archives. http://jfk.ci.dallas.tx.us/index.html Steve Thomas
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    The JFK Assassination (2018) by James DiEugenio

    Jim, I'm a big fan of the Corbett Report. Steve Thomas
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    Picture of QJWIN

    Paul, It's been a long time since I looked into this. It looks like they are saying that virtually all data on Mankel - his background, etc. has already been released. The only thing that hasn't been released is his true name and they are wondering if they should contest that or not. Back in 2007, I wrote: "The candidates that QJWIN was recruiting were petty criminals, most of them having rap sheets for burglary. William Harvey's handwritten notes on the ZRRIFLE program refer to crypts and codes. Right now I believe that Harvey was putting together a team to break into foreign embassies." On page 3 of that document, https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=60509#relPageId=3&tab=page it says that the objective of the ZRRIFLE project was to, "procure foreign code and cypher materials and information on such matters". It looks like the CIA was trying to steal information on foreign cryptonyms. We sit around and scratch our heads and try to figure out what KUBARK and ODACID and AMCLATTER mean. You can understand the frustration when trying to deal with the KGB equivalent. Steve Thomas
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    Picture of QJWIN

    I think I just ran across a picture of QJWIN. It's on page 3 of a 2/2/62 memo from COS Luxembourg to Chief, KUTUBE discussing QJWIN’s upcoming move to Germany. http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/....do?docId=22276 Steve Thomas
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