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4 minutes ago, Steve Thomas said:

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/1959_80AF25CF0E76A.pdf

 

Memorandum to: Each member of Congress

 

In compliance with provisions of Public Law 476 of the 79th Congress, I am forwarding herewith the annual report of the Civil Air Patrol of 1959.

Stephen D. McElroy

Brigadier General, USAF

National Commander

 

“On 8 August (1959) the National Headquarters opened for business in its new home at Ellington AFB, Texas, in a building far more suitable than the old Bolling AFB facility. The Corporation received a new chief executive officer when Colonel D. Harold Byrd replaced General Carl Spaatz who retired in April after many years of service as National Chairman”

 

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5 hours ago, Steve Thomas said:

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/1959_80AF25CF0E76A.pdf

 

Memorandum to: Each member of Congress

 

In compliance with provisions of Public Law 476 of the 79th Congress, I am forwarding herewith the annual report of the Civil Air Patrol of 1959.

Stephen D. McElroy

Brigadier General, USAF

National Commander

 

“On 8 August (1959) the National Headquarters opened for business in its new home at Ellington AFB, Texas, in a building far more suitable than the old Bolling AFB facility. The Corporation received a new chief executive officer when Colonel D. Harold Byrd replaced General Carl Spaatz who retired in April after many years of service as National Chairman”

 

Steve Thomas

Linda J. Minor writes in her blog: Quixotic Joust

http://quixoticjoust.blogspot.com/2011/06/other-uranium-explorers-in-texas-in.html

“Other Uranium Explorers in Texas in the 1950's “

 

“Jerrell Dean Palmer writes: "In 1952 the entrepreneur [Byrd] began to phase out Byrd-Frost and organized the Three States Natural Gas Company, which was purchased by Delhi-Taylor Oil Corporation in 1961."

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fby13

 

The United Press reported in mid-March of 1955: "Byrd Uranium Corp. had a new charter from Delaware Thursday making it a wholly-owned subsidiary of Byrd Oil Corp., President D. Harold Byrd said. The new company, authorized to operate in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Texas, will examine uranium prospects on the oil company's extensive holdings in the Rocky Mountain region."

 

It would have been during this period of time that George De Mohrenschildt's resume * reflects he worked for Three States Natural Gas in the Rocky Mountain area and in the Uintah basin.

 

* COL. LAWRENCE ORLOV: EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL RECORD

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=7491#relPageId=3&tab=page

 

“During the period of 1949 – 1959 acted as consultant on various projects, namely in Haiti, West Indies... for Western Hemisphere Oil Corporation; in France... for Three States Natural Gas Company...” “July, 1946 to January, 1949. Field Engineer for one year and then Chairman of Rangely Field Engineering Geological Committee, Colorado.”

 

George DeMohrenschildt worked in Rangely.

Orlov was with DeMohrenschildt when they first sought out the Oswalds in 1962.

 

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Once you see clearly the fact that DeM would have no reason to befriend Oswald for social reasons it becomes clear it was for intelligence purposes, which by extension makes all of DeM testimony and writings suspect. The story about the rifle and the Hunter of Fascists comes to mind.

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Steve - have you seen the book titled ‘The Military Order of World Wars’? Researcher Larry Haapanen says, according to Peter Dale Scott, that on page 120 of that book that Crichton ‘commanded the 488th MID, reporting directly to the Army Chief of Staff Intelligence and the DIA’. Haapanen also says, according to Scott, that he was told by Crichton’s commander in the Texas Army Reserve, Lt. Colonel Whitmeyer, that Crichton’s Unit did its summer training at the Pentagon. This info was presented by Scott at the 2010 COPA convention.

What do we know of Haapanen? Still around? 

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6 hours ago, Paul Brancato said:

Steve - have you seen the book titled ‘The Military Order of World Wars’? Researcher Larry Haapanen says, according to Peter Dale Scott, that on page 120 of that book that Crichton ‘commanded the 488th MID, reporting directly to the Army Chief of Staff Intelligence and the DIA’. Haapanen also says, according to Scott, that he was told by Crichton’s commander in the Texas Army Reserve, Lt. Colonel Whitmeyer, that Crichton’s Unit did its summer training at the Pentagon. This info was presented by Scott at the 2010 COPA convention.

What do we know of Haapanen? Still around? 

Paul,

 

Thank you. Yes, I have seen it (at least as much as you can get online). Here is Crichton's entry on page 87:

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 120 is not available in this online version

 

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16 hours ago, Steve Thomas said:

It would have been during this period of time that George De Mohrenschildt's resume * reflects he worked for Three States Natural Gas in the Rocky Mountain area and in the Uintah basin.

 

* COL. LAWRENCE ORLOV: EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL RECORD

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=7491#relPageId=3&tab=page

 

“During the period of 1949 – 1959 acted as consultant on various projects, namely in Haiti, West Indies... for Western Hemisphere Oil Corporation; in France... for Three States Natural Gas Company...” “July, 1946 to January, 1949. Field Engineer for one year and then Chairman of Rangely Field Engineering Geological Committee, Colorado.”

 

George DeMohrenschildt worked in Rangely.

Orlov was with DeMohrenschildt when they first sought out the Oswalds in 1962.

 

Steve Thomas

I'm sorry. I have a correction to make.

Even though the title of this document is COL. LAWRENCE ORLOV: EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL RECORD, it is actually a resume of George DeMohrenschildt that he gave to Orlov in 1958. (see p. 2 of that document). It was DeMohrenschildt who was working for Byrd.

 

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2 hours ago, Steve Thomas said:

I'm sorry. I have a correction to make.

Even though the title of this document is COL. LAWRENCE ORLOV: EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL RECORD, it is actually a resume of George DeMohrenschildt that he gave to Orlov in 1958. (see p. 2 of that document). It was DeMohrenschildt who was working for Byrd.

 

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Would you agree that DeM was working for US Intel? I forget who made the very cogent point that he associated with high level figures his entire life, and the Oswalds were a notable exception. I used to believe he was being truthful in his book I Am a Patsy. But now I think everything he said and did is suspect, especially his so called friendship with Lee. So I discount his testimony in regards to the rifle and to Walker.

in regards to the book, shall we believe Haapanen? Is the book Military Order an official publication? I’d like to move beyond the questioning of the reality of the 488th.

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3 hours ago, Paul Brancato said:

Would you agree that DeM was working for US Intel? I forget who made the very cogent point that he associated with high level figures his entire life, and the Oswalds were a notable exception. I used to believe he was being truthful in his book I Am a Patsy. But now I think everything he said and did is suspect, especially his so called friendship with Lee. So I discount his testimony in regards to the rifle and to Walker.

in regards to the book, shall we believe Haapanen? Is the book Military Order an official publication? I’d like to move beyond the questioning of the reality of the 488th.

Paul,

 

 

It looks like you can pick up a used copy for about $12.50

The Military Order of World Wars
By Turner Publishing Company Staff, Military Order of World Wars
Published by Turner Publishing Company, 1995
ISBN 1563111845, 9781563111846
208 pages

 

Admiral George C. Dyer was the author of MOWW – Its First Fifty Years.

https://www.amazon.com/Military-Order-World-Turner-Publishing/dp/1563111845

 

As far as DeM goes, I think I would classify him as an asset. His "walking tour" of Mexico down to the Panama Canal at the time of the Bay of Pigs is suspicious; so is his move to Haiti at a time when serious thought was being given to overthrowing the government of Haiti.

 

I read the other day that his wife Jeanne was business partners with Abraham Zapruder.

 

Lately, I've become interested in the role that uranium mining might play in the JFK story. I'm not a geologist, but uranium deposits seem to be found near oil fields. I lived in that Rangely, CO. area for a while, so I had a personal interest in DeMohrenschildt's comings and goings. When I read that D.H. Byrd sold his interests in Byrd Oil and used the money to found Byrd Uranium, my ears perked up. Whey would a person give up the lucrative money of big oil to invest in uranium? You have to figure that in the later 50's and early 60's, uranium would have to be a pretty hot commodity.

 

There's a woman named Linda Minor, who writes a blog called, Quixotic Joust. She explored the topic of uranium exploration among rich Dallasites here:

http://quixoticjoust.blogspot.com/2011/06/other-uranium-explorers-in-texas-in.html

“Other Uranium Explorers in Texas in the 1950's “

She talks about the shadowy Dallas Uranium and Oil Company in the Dal-Tex building, and more.

 

It's intriguing.

 

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Purchased just now. Thanks

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14 hours ago, Paul Brancato said:

Purchased just now. Thanks

Paul,

 

When you get it, please let me know if there is an entry for George Whitmeyer.

 

Thanks,

 

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On 6/9/2018 at 3:26 AM, Steve Thomas said:

Paul,

 

When you get it, please let me know if there is an entry for George Whitmeyer.

 

Thanks,

 

Steve Thomas

No Whitmeyer, no Brandstetter. Crichton and Lumpkin were both members of MOWW, listed as Colonels. Crichton has a short bio. He commanded a Strategic Intelligence Unit, but no dates given and no further identification. 

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