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William Kelly

JFK Joint Chronology Timeline Project

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For those who are alway's interested in the Dallas-Miami connections, I would think this belongs in a timeline somewhere......

That article describes Tommy Webb as Murchison's "representative in Washington" and the head of a real estate syndicate that procured loans from the teamsters. According to Don Reynolds' testimony, Webb was the "sparkplug" of a particularly large deal and "knew an awful lot of important people." Webb was a "good acquaintance" of Bobby Baker.

According to Anthony Summers:

Within four days of the assassination, the FBI received a tip-off that Clint Murchison and Tom Webb - the FBI veteran the millionaire had hired at Edgar's suggestion - were both acquainted with Jack Ruby (Courtesy of John Simkin's Spartacus page on Murchison)

Much more here: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=6436

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For those who are alway's interested in the Dallas-Miami connections, I would think this belongs in a timeline somewhere......

That article describes Tommy Webb as Murchison's "representative in Washington" and the head of a real estate syndicate that procured loans from the teamsters. According to Don Reynolds' testimony, Webb was the "sparkplug" of a particularly large deal and "knew an awful lot of important people." Webb was a "good acquaintance" of Bobby Baker.

According to Anthony Summers:

Within four days of the assassination, the FBI received a tip-off that Clint Murchison and Tom Webb - the FBI veteran the millionaire had hired at Edgar's suggestion - were both acquainted with Jack Ruby (Courtesy of John Simkin's Spartacus page on Murchison)

Much more here: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=6436

SO I TAKE IT THAT TOM WEBB, FORMER FBI VETERAN AND MILLIONAIRE, IS NOT THE OWNER OF WEBB'S WAFFLE SHOP AT THE SOUTHLAND HOTEL WHERE JACK RUBY HANGED OUT IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF NOV. 23RD.

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SO I TAKE IT THAT TOM WEBB, FORMER FBI VETERAN AND MILLIONAIRE, IS NOT THE OWNER OF WEBB'S WAFFLE SHOP AT THE SOUTHLAND HOTEL WHERE JACK RUBY HANGED OUT IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF NOV. 23RD. (Bill Kelly)

Bill,

I checked this out some time back. The Webb restaurant chain was founded by John Chester Webb. His restaurants were run by his sons, John, Randolph and Roland.

FWIW.

James

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SO I TAKE IT THAT TOM WEBB, FORMER FBI VETERAN AND MILLIONAIRE, IS NOT THE OWNER OF WEBB'S WAFFLE SHOP AT THE SOUTHLAND HOTEL WHERE JACK RUBY HANGED OUT IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF NOV. 23RD. (Bill Kelly)

Bill,

I checked this out some time back. The Webb restaurant chain was founded by John Chester Webb. His restaurants were run by his sons, John, Randolph and Roland.

FWIW.

James

Thanks James,

I didn't think an FBI agent moonlighted as the owner of a waffle grill.

Thanks to Jack White and Robert Howard, Webb's Waffle Shop was located in the Southland Hotel, which is not the same as the hotel at the Southland Insurance building.

Thanks for straightening that out.

BK

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Hi Bill,

I'm over at Chalet these days. I caught you on "AM Coast To Coast" a few weeks ago. Nice work, indeed. You sound like you look. That's not a bad thing. Your presentation was even handed and very informative.

Later, JG

I DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS RUBY-CASTRO TIMELINE COMES FROM. I FOUND IT ON AN OLD HARD DRIVE. CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY IT? - BK

The idea of melding these timelines is an excellent, excellent concept; the Ruby/Castro 1959 timeline is from Seth Kantor's 'Who Was Jack Ruby?'

Hello Robert,

Welcome to the JFK Joint Chronology Timeline Project.

Thanks for the source on the Ruby/Castro Timeline.

God bless Seth Kantor. He was one of the best, on the scene.

The Ruby Timeline Amended will certainly reflect Seth Kantor's report of seeing Jack Ruby at Parkland Hospital, which I don't understand why conflicts with official record.

The idea for the timelines is to make confusing information more simple and to bring out connections that would ordinarily be missed.

Now if we can get some computer wiz kids to help fomat it.

Others are already on this, trying to figure it out, but haven't reported back yet.

Rex has some ideas too.

BK

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Hi Bill,

I'm over at Chalet these days. I caught you on "AM Coast To Coast" a few weeks ago. Nice work, indeed. You sound like you look. That's not a bad thing. Your presentation was even handed and very informative.

Later, JG

I DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS RUBY-CASTRO TIMELINE COMES FROM. I FOUND IT ON AN OLD HARD DRIVE. CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY IT? - BK

The idea of melding these timelines is an excellent, excellent concept; the Ruby/Castro 1959 timeline is from Seth Kantor's 'Who Was Jack Ruby?'

Hello Robert,

Welcome to the JFK Joint Chronology Timeline Project.

Thanks for the source on the Ruby/Castro Timeline.

God bless Seth Kantor. He was one of the best, on the scene.

The Ruby Timeline Amended will certainly reflect Seth Kantor's report of seeing Jack Ruby at Parkland Hospital, which I don't understand why conflicts with official record.

The idea for the timelines is to make confusing information more simple and to bring out connections that would ordinarily be missed.

Now if we can get some computer wiz kids to help fomat it.

Others are already on this, trying to figure it out, but haven't reported back yet.

Rex has some ideas too.

BK

March 20, 1934 Attorney General Homer Cummings lobbies Congress to enact his Twelve Point Crime Program making bank robberies and extortion federal crimes and increasing the Bureau's authority to investigate kidnapping cases. Concurrently, the Justice Department successfully promotes the image of a super-professional and efficient FBI, personified by the G-man. By May 19, 1934, Congress enacts six of the proposed crime laws.

May 8, 1934 President Franklin Roosevelt directs Bureau Director Hoover to monitor "Nazi groups," particularly their "anti-racial" and "anti-American" activities having any "special connection" with "official representatives of the German Government in the United States.''

July 1, 1935 The Division of Investigation is formally renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

November 2, 1938 President Roosevelt approves FBI Director Hoover's proposal to expand FBI counterintelligence activities in coordination with the Military Intelligence Division and the Office of Naval Intelligence. This program is to be conducted in "strictest confidence" and without seeking "additional legislation."

December 2, 1938 As a result of an intensive FBI investigation, Guenther Gustav Rumrich, Johanna Hofman, Otto Voss, and Erich Glaser are convicted of espionage activities on behalf of Germany. Fourteen others who had been indicted disappear before they can be arrested and tried. Arrested in February 1938, Rumrich led a ring of spies seeking industrial and military information for Nazi Germany.

June 26, 1939 President Roosevelt issues a secret directive assigning exclusive responsibility for all "espionage, counterespionage, and sabotage matters" to the FBI, the War Department's Military Intelligence Division (MID) and the Navy Department's Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI).

August 24, 1939 Through an arrangement with syndicated columnist and radio commentator Walter Winchell, FBI Director Hoover arrests, in New York City, Louis "Lepke" Buchalter on narcotics charges. Buchalter surrenders to federal authorities, hoping to avoid prosecution for murder under New York law. New York Attorney General Thomas Dewey, however, secures Buchalter's indictment and conviction for the more serious state murder charge.

September 2, 1939 FBI Director Hoover authorizes a Custodial Detention list of aliens and citizens "on whom there is information available that their presence at liberty in this country in time of war or national emergency would be dangerous" to the nation's security. Hoover subsequently, on June 15, 1940, seeks Attorney General Robert Jackson's approval to list individuals for possible preventive detention.

September 6, 1939 President Roosevelt publicly authorizes the FBI to "take charge of investigative work in matters relating to espionage, sabotage, and violations of the neutrality regulations" and invites police officials to forward relevant information to the FBI.

January 14, 1940 FBI agents arrest 17 members of the pro-fascist Christian Front in New York City for planning a "vast plot" to overthrow the government and establish a fascist dictatorship, including stealing arms and ammunition from a National Guard Armory and making bombs. None of the arrestees are convicted, as defense attorneys successfully challenge the role of the FBI's chief informer, Denis Healy.

February 6, 1940 FBI agents arrest 12 radical activists in Detroit and Milwaukee for having—in 1937—recruited volunteers to fight in support of the Spanish Loyalist government in the so-called Abraham Lincoln Brigade. FBI methods in making the arrests, as well as questions about why the volunteers were under investigation, precipitate criticisms of the FBI's "gestapo" tactics. An ensuing internal Justice Department investigation refutes these criticisms.

April 11, 1940 FBI Director Hoover institutes a special reporting procedure governing senior FBI officials' written communications about especially sensitive and administrative matters. Such reports were to be prepared on colored paper (first blue and then pink) to preclude their serialization in the FBI's central records system. Hoover terminated this.

March 11, 1945 OSS agents break into the office of Amerasia, a journal of Far Eastern affairs, and discover thousands of pages of classified OSS, Navy, and State Department documents. OSS officials refer this matter to the FBI on March 14, 1945, precipitating an intensive FBI investigation (including wiretapping and breaking into the office of Amerasia and the residence of its principal editors and identified sources in the Navy and State Departments). On June 6, 1945, FBI agents arrest six individuals (two Amerasia editors, Philip Jaffe and Kate Mitchell; freelance reporter Mark Gayn; and three State Department and Navy Department employees, Emmanuel Larsen, John S. Service, and Andrew Roth) for unauthorized possession of classified documents. Only three of the six arrestees (Jaffe, Larsen, and Roth) are subsequently indicted. None are convicted owing to the OSS's and FBI's illegal investigation practices.

October 12, 1961 FBI Director Hoover authorizes COINTELPRO–Socialist Workers Party to "harass, disrupt, and discredit" this Trotskyite organization.

June 1962 Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy requests an FBI investigation of the source of a leak pertaining to Soviet missile systems published in the New York Times, and the FBI wiretaps Times reporter Hanson Baldwin and his secretary.

June 9, 1962 President John F. Kennedy assigns supervisory control over all internal security matters to the attorney general, revising policy instituted during Truman's presidency that vested such responsibility to NSC subcommittees, one chaired by the FBI director.

November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas. President Lyndon Johnson immediately orders the FBI to investigate the murder. Dallas police arrest Lee Harvey Oswald that same day. While in police custody, Oswald is killed two days later by Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby. President Johnson orders the FBI to investigate this murder, as well (at the time, the FBI had no authority to investigate presidential assassinations, and both murders were local crimes). To allay public doubts about whether Oswald and Ruby had acted alone, President Johnson establishes a special commission, chaired by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, and directs the FBI to assist the commission's staff of investigators.

June 10, 1965 The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation is formally incorporated in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, funded by millionaire businessman Lewis S. Rosenstiel to "perpetuate the ideas and purpose" to which the FBI director "dedicated his life" and to "safeguard the heritage and freedom of the United States."

September 1966 Assistant Attorney General Fred Vinson orders the creation of a special ELSUR Index to record the names of all individuals whose conversations had been intercepted by FBI wiretaps or bugs.

December 1966 Based on information provided by FBI Director Hoover, Republican Congressman H. R. Gross publicly accuses former attorney general Robert F. Kennedy of having authorized FBI bugging, escalating the rift between Kennedy and Hoover that first surfaced publicly during the Supreme Court's review of the Fred Black case.

April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Initiating an intensive investigation (on grounds that King's civil rights were violated, as murder was not a federal offense), the FBI identified James Earl Ray as King's assassin. On June 8, 1968, Scotland Yard officials arrest Ray in London, England. Ray pleads guilty to King's murder and receives a life sentence. He subsequently denies guilt and claims to have been the victim of poor defense and a conspiracy to protect the real assassins.

May 2, 1972 J. Edgar Hoover dies.

May 3, 1972 Following the death of FBI Director Hoover, President Nixon appoints L. Patrick Gray acting FBI director. Nominated FBI director in February 1973, Gray withdraws on April 23, 1973, having admitted during Senate confirmation hearings to destroying records that Nixon White House aides had given him in 1972.

May 4, 1972 Helen Gandy, Hoover's administrative assistant, begins reviewing and then shredding the former FBI director's "Personal and Confidential File." In contrast, acting associate director W. Mark Felt incorporates Hoover's "Official and Confidential File" into the FBI central records system.

June 17, 1972 Washington, D.C., police arrest five individuals (James W. McCord Jr., Bernard L. Barker, Eugenio R. Martinez, Frank A. Sturgis, and Virgilo R. Gonzalez) inside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office building. Discovering that the five arrestees had illegally bugged the Democratic headquarters, the Washington police request an FBI investigation the next day. The FBI soon identifies G. Gordon Liddy (a former Nixon White House aide who is an official on Nixon's reelection committee) and E. Howard Hunt Jr. (a former CIA officer who is a White House consultant) as organizers of this break-in. The seven are indicted on September 15, 1972, for conspiracy, burglary, and interception of communications. All but Liddy and McCord plead guilty when the trial begins on January 8, 1973. On January 30, 1973, McCord and Liddy are convicted. Fearing a harsh sentence, McCord charges that Nixon's reelection committee had orchestrated the break-in and a resulting cover-up, triggering a special Senate investigation later that year.

The above is a selective chronology taken from Athan Theoharis' FBI Chronolgy......

Robert

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Some goodies Robert from the FBI Chrono! So, where is this GUT Chronology of the JFK Assassination?...or for that matter, all major Deep Political events - as they intertwine in motive, cast, and when one follows the money....and power.

You might want to squeeze the following into a timeline somewhere.

Koon Kreek Klub Fabulous Millionaires Playground

Dallas Times Herald April 17, 1957

Athens (AP) Koon Kreek Klub, lush, green hunting and fishers paradise for Texas big

rich boomed and reverberated today in the midst of its annual stag party.

Fishermen lined the banks of Koon Kreek’s four fishing lakes as hunters tramped

the swampy wildlands that make up two-thirds of the fabulous 7, 500 acre playground

for millionaires.

Clint Murchison, known in oil circles as “Old Wheeler Dealer” and reputedly

worth some 300 million dollars, but not the club’s richest member, was one of

four heirs. The club started the week by inducting into membership investor

Sid Richardson of Fort Worth, said to be the nations richest man with 700 million

dollars of collateral.

HERE’S HIS CHECK

“Nearly everyone thought Old Sid was already a member” said Sam Gladney,

amiable gerneral manager of Sun Oil Company, “but here’s his check right here.”

Gladney explained that dues for the 50 year-old-club were “low,” just $250 per

year, but that the membership was limited to 145, that 170 were on the waiting list,

“and all the members stay healthy down here.”

Gladney, president of Koon Kreek, was one of the stag party’s hosts along with

Richardson and two independent oil operators, Ike LaRue and George Greer.

Gladney refers to LaRue, a man who has been broke as often as he has been a

millionaire, as the “Pride of Athens.” Larue lives at the club 11 miles northwest

of the East Texas County seat town. Greer lives in Dallas.

NO PHOTOGRAPHERS

Employees of Murchison and LaRue, before the party began, said no newmen or

photographers were to be allowed. One reporter got in because he knew “Editor”

R.T. Craig, former publisher of the Athens Daily Review and now chairman of the

board of Murchison’s First National Bank here. But they were stubborn about

photographers. “We don’t look so good down here anyway,” a khaki-clad million-

aire quipped. “We don’t want any publicity— why this is just a family gathering.”

The family included such names as Buddy Fogelson, husband of actree Greer

Garson, and a Dallas oilman-rancher; Walter Pew, director of Sun-Oil from

Philadelphia; Arch Underwood, Lubbock, Tex., who owns 22 cotton compresses

and warehouses among other properties in Texas; Herman Brown, of Brown and

Root, Houston shipbuilders and construction tycoons; the deputy staff of the Air

Force, Lt. Gen. “Rosie” O’Donnell and Dr. Alton Oeschner, the surgeon who put

golfer Ben Hogan on the comeback trail after Hogan’s near fatal auto accident.

MAN HAVING FUN

“What do we do down here?” said Sam Gladney, looking a man having fun.

“Well, we fish and hunt and play gin rummy. The we eat, — lordy, we eat—

and some of the boy’s have a drink. But mainly, we just talk.”

You hear no discussion of oil, ranching or banking or any other business.

You get the idea, but quick, that here the money barons are in their heaven

and all’s right in their world.

Robert: The President of the Koons Kreek Club on June 26, 1963 was James C.

“Jimmie" Williams,

[see DMN of the same date article “Redbook Glows of 1902 Fishing.”]

so Gladney either was no longer the President, or, there could even possibly

be more than one president simultaneously.

Sam Gladney, of course was married to Edna Gladney of the famous Edna

Gladney Home, or Gladney Home, as the case may be. According to the website

Texas State Online, they had been to Havana, shortly after the two were married

in 1906, which is just mentioned as a factoid.

http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/...s/GG/fgl11.html

While some might find the above dull and ordinary, I felt it was worth sharing.

Edited by Robert Howard

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Nothing new on this idea for quite some time.

I'd like to throw my hat into this mix... While a database does have it's advantages I am most comfortable with Excel Spreadsheets... they are sortable, filterable, searchable, and so much more. Cells can be interlinked, macros written, etc...

I will take some time and download these timelines and see what I can start to do. I have started my own but got side tracked... It's a monster of a project but one I've wanted to sink my teeth into for some time...

Would really like to leave something of value in the JFK area, so while all timelines are welcome, I will start with everything JFK Assassination first... and go from there.

Thanks for the inspiration..

DJ

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Nothing new on this idea for quite some time.

I'd like to throw my hat into this mix... While a database does have it's advantages I am most comfortable with Excel Spreadsheets... they are sortable, filterable, searchable, and so much more. Cells can be interlinked, macros written, etc...

I will take some time and download these timelines and see what I can start to do. I have started my own but got side tracked... It's a monster of a project but one I've wanted to sink my teeth into for some time...

Would really like to leave something of value in the JFK area, so while all timelines are welcome, I will start with everything JFK Assassination first... and go from there.

Thanks for the inspiration..

DJ

Mary Ferrell's chronology is the best and Walt Browns timeline most recent.

Best way is to start with Walt Brown's and go backwards.

BK

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Nothing new on this idea for quite some time.

I'd like to throw my hat into this mix... While a database does have it's advantages I am most comfortable with Excel Spreadsheets... they are sortable, filterable, searchable, and so much more. Cells can be interlinked, macros written, etc...

I will take some time and download these timelines and see what I can start to do. I have started my own but got side tracked... It's a monster of a project but one I've wanted to sink my teeth into for some time...

Would really like to leave something of value in the JFK area, so while all timelines are welcome, I will start with everything JFK Assassination first... and go from there.

Thanks for the inspiration..

DJ

Mary Ferrell's chronology is the best and Walt Browns timeline most recent.

Best way is to start with Walt Brown's and go backwards.

BK

In my estimation, the following timeline is long overdue, I found it this morning.

If you go to the URL that it is from,

See

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/staff/aldrich/vigilant/lectures/gchq

you will find that there are live links

that connect the various topics, it is indispensable, as far as I am concerned.

I doubt that my perception will be shared by everyone, but I know that this area

understates the term relevant If anyone doubts that is the case, I would suggest

taking a very hard look at just some of the following threads.

Air Force One Transcripts

Who Had The Football on Nov 22, 1963

Did Oswald Practice Tradecraft?

John David Hurt

Does McCloy Connect to John Hurt?

Valkyrie at Dealey Plaza

Cryptography, Field Operations Intelligence & Army Signal Corp

The Thresher Incident

Operation Stella Polaris

Eugene B Dinkin

Or if one is pressed for time google search

"Kirknewton Intercepts."

A Signals Intelligence Timeline

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/staff/aldrich/vigilant/lectures/gchq

1 Nov. 1919 GC&CS formed from a merger of the Army’s MI1b and the Navy’s Room 40

1921 Alastair Denniston becomes (Deputy) Director of GG&CS

1925 SIS and GC&CS move to Broadway Buildings

1927 Neville Chamberlain reads out decyphered Soviet telegrams in Parliament

1936 GC&CS opens an RAF section

Aug. 1939 GC&CS moves to Bletchley Park to avoid wartime bombing

1940s

6 Sept. 1941 Winston Churchill visits Bletchley Park to congratulate staff

21 Oct. 1941 Four code-breakers appeal for more resources and Churchill orders "Action This Day"

Mar. 1942 GC&CS send Edward Crankshaw to Moscow to explore liaison with the Soviets on sigint

1942 Edward Travis becomes (Deputy) Director at Bletchley Park

1942 Holden agreement on Anglo-American naval sigint

Jul. 1942 Bletchley achieves the first breaks into the German high grade "Tunny" cypher produced by the Lorenz

1943 BRUSA agreement on Anglo-American military sigint

1944 Revised Holden agreement on Anglo-American naval sigint

Feb. 1944 Cypher Policy Board created due to penetration of Allied cyphers

1 Mar. 1944 Edward Travis becomes Director of all of GC&CS

May 1945 TICOM mission establishes contact with German OKW-Chi who worked on Soviet military traffic

Jun. 1945 US ANCIB proposes UK-US co-operation against Soviet traffic known as Operation Bourbon (previously Rattan)

15 Sept. 1945 US Army codebreakers re-designated Army Security Agency (ASA)

Oct. 1945 Radio Warfare Establishment created at RAF Watton

22 Feb. 1946 Commonwealth sigint co-operation conference in London begins

5 Mar. 1946 Revised BRUSA agreement on Anglo-American sigint co-operation

Apr. 1946 Move from Bletchley Park to Eastcote completed and term "GCHQ" formally adopted

May 1946 Revised BRUSA technical appendices on Anglo-American sigint co-operation

Sept. 1946 Radio Warfare Establishment at RAF Watton is renamed Central Signals Establishment

Jan. 1947 A further Commonwealth sigint conference in London

Feb. 1948 Percy Sillitoe, DG of MI5, heads to Canberra to discuss Australia's Venona cases

Jun. 1948 A further Anglo-American communications intelligence agreement incorporating Canada

1 Aug. 1948 Captain Edmund Wilson and his team are shown over Oakley and Benhall sites

29 Oct. 1948 ‘Black Friday’ – a major change occurs in Russian cypher procedures

1 Nov. 1948 Staff are told by Travis that the term ‘London Signals Intelligence Centre’ is abolished in favour of GCHQ

20 May 1949 US Armed Forces Security Agency created, a weak forerunner of NSA

Aug. 1949 Loss of the USS Cochino

1949 Vienna tunnel operations begin, overseen by Peter Lunn of SIS (MI6)

1950s

10 Mar. 1950 US Communications Intelligence Board created

25 May 1951 Donald Maclean, who has been identified by Venona, flees London and heads for Moscow

Mar. 1952 Eric Jones becomes Director of GCHQ, taking over from Edward Travis

Jun. 1952 William Marshall of the Diplomatic Wireless Service arrested for passing secrets to the KGB

Jul. 1952 Move from Eastcote to Cheltenham begins

24 Oct. 1952 Truman signs order to create NSA, following failure to warn of Korean War

1953 London Communications Security Agency (LCSA) created with Major General William Penney as Director

12 Mar. 1953 Loss of an RAF Lincoln over the Inner German Border

Feb 1954 Move from Eastcote to Cheltenham completed

6 Apr. 1954 USCIB Directive 12 sets up SUSLO system for comint liaison with UKUSA countries

2 Sept. 1954 Work on the Berlin Tunnel begins

Apr. 1956 Buster Crabb disappears on his infamous dive, prompting a review of all short-range intelligence collection

21 Apr. 1956 Eastern bloc troops break into the Berlin Tunnel

1956 Joint Services School for Linguists moves from Bodmin to Crail in Fife

1956 NSA moves to new headquarters at Fort Meade

1956 Creation of the Joint Speech Research Unit

1957 RAF Hambuhren handed over to German communications units

1957 Move from HMS Anderson sigint site to Perkar on Ceylon

1957 Government White Paper suggests coming end of National Service

1957 Karamursel NSA station built in Turkey to the south of Istanbul

1957 William Friedman visits GCHQ and LCSA to discuss the European neutrals problem

11 Oct. 1957 Jodrell Bank, the first radiotelescope is completed and is also used for sigint

1 Nov. 1957 Captain Robert Stannard RN becomes Director of LCSA, taking over from Penney

21 Aug. 1958 The RAF’s sigint unit, 192 Squadron is renumbered as 51 Squadron

2 Sept. 1958 US Sigint C-130A Hercules shot down over Armenia with loss of 17 crew

1958 Berlin tunnel translators move from SIS to GCHQ as London Processing Group

1958 Comet sigint aircraft enter service with RAF 51 Squadron

1959 1 Special Wireless Regiment renamed 13 Signals Regiment

May 1959 RAF Habbaniya in Iraq closed and sigint personnel moved to Cyprus

3 Jun. 1959 One of RAF 51 Squadron’s new sigint Comets is destroyed by a hangar fire

1 Sept. 1959 2 Wireless Regiment at Ayios Nikolaos renamed 9 Signals Regiment

12 Nov. 1959 The first dedicated US sigint-gathering ship, the USS Oxford, is authorised

1960s

1 May 1960 Loss of Gary Powers U-2 aircraft over Russia

1960 Clive Loehnis becomes Director of GCHQ, taking over from Eric Jones

Sept. 1960 Joe Hooper introduces joint sigint equipment purchase with services

Dec. 1960 Templer report on integration of service interception

1961 George Blake arrested and early compromise of Berlin Tunnel realised

1961 Collection begins from Teufelsberg in Berlin operating out of ASA vans

Nov. 1961 Project Sandra receives Treasury approval

1962 Perkar sigint site on Ceylon closed

1 May 1962 Templer Working Party on Integration of Interception Services reports

Jul. 1962 Sir Stuart Hampshire review of GCHQ initiated

Dec. 1962 Sir Stuart Hampshire visits NSA for three weeks

Mar. 1963 LCSA becomes London Communications-Electronics Security Agency

May 1963 Hampshire review of GCHQ completed

Jun. 1963 Permission for a US austere communications facility on Diego Garcia requested

2 Jul. 1963 Brian Patchett defects from the British sigint station at Gatow in West Berlin

1963 MC 74/1 – NATO Cryptographic Policy agreed

1963 Project Sandra begins operations on Cyprus

1 Jan. 1964 Little Sai Wan in Hong Kong passes from RAF control to GCHQ

Sept. 1964 Cypher clerks at the British Embassy in Moscow repel KGB ‘firemen’

1964 David Irving uncovers the "Ultra Secret" but is persuaded not to publish his scoop

1964 Rolling shelves installed at GCHQ to accommodate file storage problems

1964 Brigadier John Tiltman, a senior cryptologist, retires from GCHQ

1965 Joe Hooper becomes Director of GCHQ, taking over from Clive Loehnis

1965 LCSA takes over SCDU and JSRU and is renamed CESD

1965 Revision of the Sigint Charter PSIS (S) 65 (5)

Nov. 1965 Diego Garcia agreement completed and 2,300 inhabitants are removed

1966 Pine Gap station opened in Australia

1966 GCHQ station at Two Boats on Ascension Island opened

1966 John Tiltman asks David Kahn to remove references to GCHQ from Codebreakers

Sept. 1966 George Wigge, Harold Wilson's Paymaster General, reviews security at FCO and GCHQ

Oct. 1966 Decision taken to replace sigint Comets with Nimrod R1

1967 Scharfoldendorf station near the Inner German Border closed

7 Jun. 1967 USS Liberty AGTR ship attacked off Israel with loss of 34 lives and 174 casualties

1967 Chapman Pincher and the ‘D-Notice Affair’ exposes cable vetting

1967 Teufelsberg sigint site in Berlin begins operations

Dec. 1967 First voyage of the USS Pueblo

Jan. 1968 Geoffrey Prime offers his service to the Russians

23. Jan 1968 USS Pueblo AGER-2 ship captured by North Korea

24 Jan. 1968 HMS Totem, a veteran sigint submarine, is sold to Israel and sinks off Cyprus

Feb. 1968 Douglas Britten, an RAF sigint specialist, is seen by MI5 leaving a message at the Soviet consulate in London

20 Aug. 1968 The Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia takes GCHQ and NSA by surprise

Nov. 1968 Chief Technician Douglas Britten is sentenced for passing sigint secrets to the KGB

Late 1968 Dick White review of DIS and JIC in the wake of Czech invasion

Late 1968 Dick White inquiry into rising sigint costs

9 Sept. 1968 Geoffrey Prime begins work at GCHQ’s London Processing Group

1969 GCHQ’s nuclear powered sigint ship project abandoned

Jun. 1969 Decision to merge CESD with GCHQ and change its name to CESG

1969 Arthur Foden becomes Director of CESG, taking over from Robert Stannard

1970s

19 Jun. 1970 Launch of Rhyolite 1 sigint satellite by NSA at Cape Canaveral

1971 Hugh O'Donel Alexander, wartime Head of Hut 8 and Head of H Division (1949-71), retires

1971 RAF Chai Keng at Singapore closes

30 Mar. 1972 Kizildere incident, 3 GCHQ staff killed by the TPLA in Turkey

Apr. 1972 Visit to Paris by a JIC (A) delegation to meet with Groupe de Synthese et Prevision (French JIC)

1972 Skynet III decision

6 Mar. 1973 Launch of Rhyolite 2 sigint satellite by NSA at Cape Canaveral to verify the SALT 1 arms control treaty

18 Jun. 1973 Closure of Cobra Mist facility at Orford Ness announced

Aug. 1973 Arthur Bonsall becomes Director of GCHQ, taking over from Joe Hooper

Aug. 1973 Nixon-Kissinger ‘cut off’ of intelligence co-operation attempted

1973 Transfer of London Processing Group to Cheltenham begun

1973 Clifford Cocks discovers the asymmetric algorithm later the foundation of RSA

Apr. 1974 US SOSUS station opened at RAF Brawdy

3 May 1974 First operational flight by a Nimrod R1

1974 Turkey invades Cyprus in response to an attempted coup

1974 US sigint bases in Turkey shut down

1974 Publication of Frederick Winterbotham's The Ultra Secret reveals Bletchley Park

Jul. 1975 "Ivy Bells" undersea cable tapping operation begins using USS Halibut

Aug. 1975 Work on Diego Garcia expansion begins

Feb. 1975 Government Secure Speech Network cancelled

1975 GCHQ Mauritius station closed

Sept. 1975 Brian Tovey becomes Director of CESG, taking over from Arthur Foden

22 Mar. 1976 Geoffrey Prime moves from London to Cheltenham

1976 NSA takes delivery of its first Cray Computer

1976 GCHQ station at Two Boats on Ascension Island closed

1976 Geoffrey Prime promoted to section head in J Division

11 Mar. 1977 President Jimmy Carter discusses UKUSA with PM James Callaghan and they affirm its ongoing value

1977 Transfer of London Processing Group to Cheltenham completed

1977 14 Signals Regiment (Electronic Warfare) formed

1977 GCHQ’s Wincombe station closed

1977 GCHQ’s Flowerdown station closed

18 Feb. 1977 Journalists Aubrey and Campbell interviewed Berry (ABC). They are arrested under the Official Secrets Act

24 May 1977 Further charges were added under section 1 of the Official Secrets Act

28 Sept. 1977 Geoffrey Prime resigns from GCHQ

11 Dec. 1977 Launch of Rhyolite 3 sigint satellite (Aquacade) by NSA at Cape Canaveral

1978 GCHQ’s Gilnahirk station Northern Ireland closed

1978 Special Collection Service, a joint NSA-CIA black bag unit created

1978 GCHQ station at Two Boats on Ascension Island reactivated

1978 John Johnson become Director of CESG, taking over from Brian Tovey

1978 Brian Tovey becomes Director of GCHQ, taking over from Arthur Bonsall

4 Apr. 1978 Launch of Rhyolite 4 sigint satellite (Aquacade) by NSA at Cape Canaveral

5 Sept. 1978 ABC Trial opens at the Old Bailey

18 Sept. 1978 ABC Trial stopped after jury member exposed as SAS officer

3 Oct. 1978 Second ABC trial opens

24 Oct.1978 All section 1 charges dropped in ABC Trial

17 Nov. 1978 Aubrey, Berry and Campbell receive non-custodial sentences

Dec. 1978 Government discussions over whether the Energy Secretary, Tony Benn, should have access to sigint

Jan. 1979 Iranian revolution – NSA and GCHQ listening posts in Iran are lost

23 Feb. 1979 One day strike triggers Brian Tovey’s thinking on union removal at GCHQ

24 May 1979 NSA Director Bobby Ray Inman writes to Brian Tovey about "Collection of Information on U.S. Persons"

1980s

1980 Alastair Anderson become Director of CESG, taking over from John Johnson

1980 Ivy Bells submarine tapping operation blown by Robert Pelton, KGB agent in NSA

1980 Communications and Security Group created at Garats Hay (Beaumanor)

9 Mar. 1981 One day strike at GCHQ, then disruptive action to April

16 Nov. 1981 Geoffrey Prime makes his last contact with the KGB in East Berlin

1982 Gordon Welchman threatened with Official Secret Act over Hut Six Story

1982 GCHQ’s Little Sai Wan in Hong Kong closed down and moved to Chum Hom Kwok

26 Jun. 1982 Geoffrey Prime confesses

15 Jul. 1982 Geoffrey Prime remanded in custody on OSA charges

23 Sept. 1982 James Bamford’s Puzzle Palace is published

25 Oct 1982 NSA is authorised to set up a Computer Security Evaluation Center

10 Nov. 1982 Geoffrey Prime pleads guilty

Sept. 1983 Peter Marychurch becomes Director of GCHQ, taking over from Brian Tovey

1 Dec. 1983 Pilot polygraph machine arrives at R12 at Cheltenham

Dec. 1983 Decision on de-unionisation taken by an hoc Cabinet committee

25 Jan. 1984 GCHQ staff receive GN 100/84 letter on unions

17 Apr. 1984 WPC Yvonne Fletcher is shot outside the Libyan People’s Bureau in London

1984 GCHQ’s Brora station in Sutherland closes

1984 Little Sai Wan at Hong Kong closes and replaced by Chum Hom Kwok

1984 A major extension to the facilities at Menwith Hill, codenamed STEEPLEBUSH, is completed

1985 Paul Foster becomes Director of CESG, taking over from Alastair Anderson

1985 Interception of Communications Act

1 Aug. 1985 KGB officer Vitaly Yurchenko defects and reveals NSA spy Robert Pelton

21 May 1986 "The Whisteblower" - perhaps the only spy-film about GCHQ - starring Michael Caine, is released

5. Jun. 1986 NSA spy Robert Pelton is convicted of espionage for the KGB

6. Jun. 1986 Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty to espionage for Mossad

1986 Joint Speech Research Unit at GCHQ is amalgamated with Speech Research

Group at RSRE to form Speech Research Unit

13 Nov. 1986 BBC Governors express disquiet regarding a series of documentaries by Duncan Campbell called "Secret Society"

18 Jan. 1987 The Observer reveals the BBC decision not to show "Secret Society" documentary on UK's Zircon sigint satellite

20 Jan. 1987 European Commission for Human Rights declares GCHQ trade union case inadmissible

29 Jan 1987 Alastair Milne is asked to resign as Director-General of the BBC following controversy over "Secret Society"

1987 STU-III secure speech unit introduced by NSA

1987 Peter Wright's Spycatcher MI5 memoir is published, causing GCHQ to delay Clifford Cocks revelation by ten years

31 Jul. 1988 Hawklaw station in Fife closed

1989 The hilltop station at Teufelberg in Berlin closed

1989 John Porter become Director of CESG, taking over from Paul Foster

1989 John Adye becomes Director of GCHQ, taking over from Peter Marychurch

1990s

1990 Capenhurst Tower in Cheshire begins intercepting Irish telephone traffic

Mar. 1991 Andrew Saunders become Director of CESG, taking over from John Porter

5 Feb. 1993 John Adye informs IOCA that GCHQ categorically denies intercepting phone calls involving the Royal Family

Late 1993 Sir Michael Quinlan asked to look at government spending on intelligence

22 Dec. 1993 T of R for Quinlan’s ‘Review of Intelligence Requirements and Resources’ agreed

14 May 1994 26 Signals Unit departs RAF Gatow in Berlin

2 Jun. 1994 An RAF Chinook carrying security personnel from Aldegrove crashes on the Mull of Kintyre

Jun. 1994 Sir Michael Quinlan’s ‘Review of Intelligence Requirements and Resources’ completed

1994 GCHQ’s Earls Court station at the Empress State building closed

Oct. 1994 Operations at GCHQ’s Chum Hom Kwok station end

2 Nov. 1994 Intelligence Services Act

12 Dec. 1994 Roger Hurn Special Study commissioned

Jan. 1995 Chung Hom Kwok closed down and operations move to Geraldton in Australia

Jan. 1995 Operations at Cheadle end and station is closed in June

25 Mar. 1995 Roger Hurn ‘Special Study’ of GCHQ completed

Mar. 1995 13 Signals Regiment in Germany disbanded, some move to JSSU at RAF Digby

16 May 1995 XW666, one of the three sigint Nimrod R1s ditches in the Moray Firth

1995 RAF 51 Squadron moves from RAF Wyton to RAF Waddington

16 Oct. 1995 New high-level post created to represent GCHQ in London

6 Nov. 1995 J, K and V Divisions abolished. M, Q, U & W Divisions created

10 Nov. 1995 GCHQ’s Central Training School at Taunton closes

23 Nov. 1995 Impending appointment of David Omand announced

Jan. 1996 Sideslip/Caid/Cental and Yardage introduced for Radio Operators/RDs

1 Jul. 1996 David Omand becomes Director of GCHQ, taking over from John Adye

1996 Mark Urban publishes UK Eyes Alpha with detailed coverage of Zircon

1996 RAF Pergamos closes

1996 GCHQ appoints Michael Drury as Director of Legal Affairs (GCHQ's first full time legal advisor)

15. Jan. 1997 GCHQ formally asserts that it has no role in monitoring UFOs and holds no significant information on UFOs

16 Jan. 1997 GCHQ relaxes regulation on the employment of gays and lesbians

28 Apr. 1997 XV249, the Nimrod R1 replacement for XW666, becomes operational

15 May 1997 Robin Cook announces the end of the GCHQ trade union ban

1 Apr. 1997 CESG moves to cost recovery and completes restructuring

Oct. 1997 NSA station at Edzell in Scotland which focused on Soviet naval traffic is closed

18 Dec. 1997 Clifford Cocks delivers a public talk on the contribution of Ellis, Cocks and Williamson to Public Key Cryptography

Jan. 1998 Kevin Tebbit becomes Director of GCHQ, taking over from David Omand

May 1998 Kevin Tebbit introduces SINEWS (Sigint NEW Systems)

Jun. 1998 Lead 21 management training scheme begins at GCHQ

Jul. 1998 Francis Richards becomes Director of GCHQ, taking over from Kevin Tebbit

15 Aug. 1998 Omagh bombing by a breakway faction of the IRA kills 29 people

1998 Communications and Security Group move from Garats Hay (Beaumanor) to Chicksands

4 Jan. 1999 Richard Walton become Director of CESG, taking over from Andrew Saunders

May 1999 Foreign Secretary Robin Cook announces Benhall as the site for the new "Doughnut" building

1999 GCHQ station at Culmhead in Somerset closed, functions transferred to Scarborough

1999 Speech Research Unit privatised

1999 National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC) created (pronounced "nicey")

Sept. 1999 Cabinet Secretary asks Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Burton to review GCHQ

2000s

Jan. 2000 GCHQ assists NSA during its major computer failure

Jun. 2000 Construction of "The Doughnut" commences

2000 Burton review completed focusing on cost overruns on New Accommodation

5 Jul. 2000 European Parliament votes to investigate charges that "Echelon" targets European businesses

Jul. 2000 Brian Paterson from GCHQ helps to develop Government Technical Assistance Centre (GTAC)

13 Mar. 2001 Geoffrey Prime released from Rochester Prison on parole

11 Jul. 2001 European Parliament inquiry into Echelon interception system produces report

11 Sept. 2001 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington

12 Sept. 2001 Directors of MI5, SIS and GCHQ fly to Washington

Oct. 2002 Brent 2 secure telephone designed by CESG is launched

2002 Huw Rees becomes Director of CESG, taking over from Richard Walton

2 Jun. 2002 JTAC begins operations in the MI5 headquarters at Thames House

3 Mar. 2003 Observer publishes NSA message leaked from GCHQ on the monitoring of UN delegations

20 Mar. 2003 Iraq war begins with targeted strike against Saddam Hussein

Apr. 2003 Dr David Pepper becomes Director of GCHQ, taking over from Sir Francis Richards

16 Jul. 2003 National Audit Office publish report on New Accommodation IT cost

Jul. 2003 Scarus (Learas) manpack sigint equipment arrives in Afghanistan

17 Sept. 2003 Staff begin to move into the GCHQ New Accommodation known as 'The Doughnut'

14 Nov. 2003 Katharine Gun charged under Official Secrets Act over leaking of NSA document on UN monitoring

Feb. 2004 Katharine Gun acquitted over leak of NSA message on UN monitoring

May 2004 Move to GCHQ's New Accommodation known as 'The Doughnut' is completed

7 Jul. 2005 7/7 terrorist attacks on the London transport system

Sept. 2005 John Widdowson becomes Director of CESG, taking over from Huw Rees

Oct. 2005 Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research set up at University of Bristol

Apr. 2006 NTAC (formerly GTAC) transferred from Home Office to GCHQ

1 Feb. 2007 Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) created by merging NISCC, NSAC and a unit from MI5

25 Jun. 2007 BBC Radio 4 begins broadcasting the first series of "Hut 33" a sitcom set in Bletchley Park

21 Jul. 2007 Cheltenham floods threaten to shut off the supply of chilled water that cools GCHQ super-computers

Nov. 2007 GCHQ expands recruiting by advertising on the X-Box Live gaming platform

9 Jan. 2008 Ken Wharfe, former bodyguard, tells the Princess Diana Inquest that recordings were probably made by GCHQ

28 Feb. 2008 Sir John Adye, former Director GCHQ, assures Princess Diana Inquest that GCHQ was not bugging Royal phones

Jun. 2008 Siginters Memorial to those working on sigint who have been killed in action is installed in the courtyard of GCHQ

Jul. 2008 NATO Electronic Warfare Core Staff activated at Yeovilton

30 Jul. 2008 Iain Lobban becomes Director of GCHQ, taking over from Dr David Pepper

Aug. 2008 Intercept Modernisation Programme announced

15 Sept. 2008 BBC Panorama claims that GCHQ intercepts could possibly have prevented Omagh bombing

14 Nov. 2008 Declassification of Thomas Johnson's four-volume history of NSA covering 1945-1991 [available here]

Jan. 2009 Report by Sir Peter Gibson rejects main claims by BBC Panorama regarding Omagh bombing

Aug. 2009 Matthew Aid's history of the NSA, The Secret Sentry, is published

13 Nov. 2009 Plans for new office accommodation at GCHQ Benhall to allow transfer of remaining staff from Oakley

2010s

Feb. 2010 RC-135 Rivet Joint replacement for the Nimrod R1 sigint aircraft finalised

10 Mar. 2010 Cyber Security Operations Centre begins full range of activity

15 Jun. 2010 CESG imposes Whitehall iPhone ban

Jul. 2010 Leaked Whitehall report argues GCHQ's ethnic minority employees are too few at 2.49% of the workforce

Aug. 2010 The body of Garreth Williams, a GCHQ employee on secondment to SIS, is discovered in his flat in Pimlico

Note

Guide to some abbreviations

GCCS - Government Code & Cipher School [british]

http://biphome.spray.se/laszlob/cryptoag/crypto_ag.htm

also see Brigadier John Tiltman - A Giant Among Cryptanalysts

With the war over GC&CS became the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in 1946, and Tiltman was named an Assistant Director in 1947.

He added one more “retirement” to his resume, this one from the military (for the second time) the previous year. He was then named as the senior UK liason

officer (SUKLO) to the US in 1949, working out of the British Embassy in Washington until the next of his “retirements,” this time his formal one from GCHQ

in 1954, at the age of sixty. By special arrangement, and in recognition of his talents, he was allowed to continue working for GCHQ for another decade

including a stint as an integree at NSA from 1958 to 1964, finally stepping down from British service in 1964

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Tippit Timeline – per Larry Harris.

12:30 pm – JFK Assassinated, Dealey Plaza. ...

12:35 pm – Oswald leaves the Book Depository, walks two blocks east, gets on a bus going back towards Dealey Plaza. The bus gets stuck in traffic, Oswald gets off bus (taking a transfer ticket). He walks to the Greyhound bus station, flags down a cab, but offers it to a little old lady who declines. He takes the cab to either 500 or 700 block of North Beckley, 3 to 5 blocks past his rooming house, and walks back.

12:45 pm – DPD radio dispatcher (who is J.D. Tippit's best friend), instructs Tippit (#78 Car #10) to move from South Dallas to central Oak Cliff and be at large for any emergency. (This instruction to Tippit does not appear in a transcript of pertinent 11/22/63 radio transmission prepared by the DPD in December and submitted to the WC. Its omission gives rise to speculation that the 12:45 instruction was subsequently edited into the tapes to provide a legitimate explanation for Tippit being so far from his assigned district at the time of his murder.)

12:54 pm – Oswald arrives at rooming house.

1:00 pm – Dallas PD radio dispatcher calls patrolman Tippit but receives no response.

....

I've worked on one that includes much more pertinent information. It's part of what I'll drop by Craig Watkins' house one day soon, now that he's not facing re-election for a while. When it's ready for prime time, I'll drop you a note and you can add it to this project if you'd like. I've never seen anything else that even remotely approaches it.

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