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ONI - THE OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE (ONI)

The CIA has always taken the heat for the assassination of President Kennedy, but the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) is also suspect, not for any one reason but for an increasingly accumulating body evidence that implicates its operations in the assassination.

For starters, both victims – John F. Kennedy and John Connally, as well as their alleged attacker, Lee Harvey Oswald, had Navy backgrounds.

John F. Kennedy served as an officer in the ONI during World War II before being transferred to the Pacific. Connally was the Secretary of Navy at the time of the defection of Lee Harvey Oswald, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, which comes under the Department of Navy.

ONI, as the Intelligence Department of the Department of the Navy, is the oldest, smallest, least publicized and most influential of all official U.S. government intelligence agencies.

http://groups.msn.com/CTOSeaDogs/onihistory.msnw

For their official history see: http://sun00781.dn.net/irp/agency/oni/fac_desc.htm

Where you learn about the "Corporate enterprise":

ONI MISSION STATEMENT

"Naval Intelligence is part of the 'corporate enterprise' of military intelligence agencies working within the Intelligence Community. Naval intelligence produces and services support the operating forces, the Department of the Navy, and the maritime intelligence requirements of national level agencies. The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), located primarily in the National Maritime Intelligence Center in Suitland, Maryland, is the national production center for global maritime intelligence."

"ONI is the center of expertise for every major maritime issue – from the analysis of the design and construction of surface ships to the collection and analysis of acoustic information on foreign sensor systems, ocean surveillance systems, submarine platforms and undersea weapons systems. Its analysis of naval air warfare ranges from appraisals of opposition combat tactics to analysis of rival missile signatures, making it the authorative resource for maritime air issues."

"…The intelligence and cryptologic communities provide a wide range of intelligence support to tactical forces and commands and staffs ashore. Shore-based intelligence and cryptologic operations involve the collection, processing, analysis and reporting of information from many sources from communications intelligence to human intelligence…"

"…Naval intelligence is under the command of the Director of Naval Intelligence, who also serves as the staff advisor on intelligence matters to the Chief of Naval Operations. The DNI is also duel-hatted as the Director of Office of Naval Intelligence, an echelon two command. The DNI also oversees the operations of the Naval Security Group (NSG), which is also an echelon two command."

"ONI's missions are established by law, serving the Secretary of the Navy by providing the intelligence needed to train and equip naval forces. The Office works closely with the Joint Intelligence Centers of the United and Specified Commands to ensure that they have the detailed background information needed to enhance their support to the joint operating forces."

"The ONI no longer has only a Navy focus. It provides national products to national consumers and focus on all aspects of maritime intelligence vice Navy-only….From ONI's 1989 position of devoting 75 percent of analysis efforts to the Soviet problem, with only 25 percent for Rest-of-the-World (ROW) issues, the Office has reversed its emphasis to a 70/30 commitment and the 30 percent that is Soviet related is primarily concerned with Soviet-made weapons for ROW sale."

ONI HISTORY

The Office of Naval Intelligence was established on March 23, 1882, founded by a linguist, Lieutenant Theodorus B. M. Mason, who was named the first Chief Intelligence Officer after he recommended the Navy "assign naval attaches to embassies and Negations throughout the world to collect intelligence on advances in naval science." He also recommended that a section be created in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy "to assemble, correlate, and distribute reports on the intelligence gathered."

According to the official history, "When Theodore Roosevelt became Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1897, he quickly let it be known that he was going to work closely with office personnel. He believed Chief Intelligence Officers should provide advice and assistance to Department heads, as would Admiralty Board members in England's Royal Navy."

"In 1939, Rear Admiral Walter Anderson became the DNI. Anticipating the outbreak of war in Europe, he established a section to keep track of the world's merchant shipping routes, a strategic information center to gather and furnish information on request, and a secret intelligence section to handle confidential agents….There were four different DNIs in the year prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor…The DNI and the Director of Communications disagreed over who would control the dissemination of communications –derived intelligence; the transcript of the Japanese Navy operational code was broken by the Office of Naval Communications, but the translation work was done by intelligence linguists. The conflict was resolved in the DNI's favor."

"In January, 1944, it assumed control of the Photographic Interpretation Center from the Deputy CNO's Air Intelligence Center (NPIC)…Immediately after the war, the CNO was reorganized; and the DNI was titled Chief of Naval Intelligence, heading the Office of Naval Intellignce…In August, 1946, ONI was shifted to the Operations Division of OPNAV and absorbed the Operations Chartroom, which became the Operations Intelligence Branch; ONI then became formally involved in operational intelligence. At the same time, part of ONI's organization, the Office of Naval Records and Library, was removed, combined with the Office of Naval History and placed under the Deputy CNO for Administration."

"The National Security Act of 1947 required unification of military services and provided for greater coordination between intelligence activities of the various armed forces…the Chief of Naval Intelligence again became the DNI in November, 1948….The outbreak of hostilities in Korea dramatically increased ONI's workload, resulting in authorization of new billets and the recall of Naval Reserve intelligence officers…"

"The Defense Intelligence Agency (DNI) was created in October 1961 to improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of Department of Defense intelligence products and activities…"

"Until 1963, it had been Navy policy to fill the DNI billet with an unrestricted line officer. Rear Admiral Rufus Taylor was the first Intelligence Specialist to hold the position of DNI…."

UNOFFICIAL HISTORY OF ONI

Other than the official history, the most authorative independently researched history of

ONI is the two-volume work by Rutgers University (Camden, N.J.) professor Jeffrey M. Dorwart, "The Office of Naval Intelligence 1865-1919," and "Conflict of Duty, The U.S. Navy's Intelligence Dilemma 1919-1945," (Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Md., 1983).

[Note: Dorwart mentions that for interested researchers, ONI records are held at the National Archives Records Group 38, but they are generally restricted, classified and unavailable to the public.]

According to Dorwart, ONI agents, "….broke into safes, eavesdropped, vandalized private property and consorted with unsavory characters in pursuit of domestic pacifists and radicals. Still others interfered in the internal affairs of Latin American nations, dabbed in Asian politics, and accompanied Fascists Black Shirts into Africa. These men were not covert agents of the CIA, FBI or some elite American espionage team. They were U.S. naval and marine officers attached, between 1919 and 1945, to the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), a relatively obscure bureau whose primary mission was to provide strategic and technical information for the U.S. Navy."

"Dorwart explains the intense rivalry that developed among the military intelligence agencies during the war, how President Roosevelt utilized his own private espionage network outside the military and state department, and how the British tutored Roosevelt's most important private spy, William "Wild Bill" Donovan.

Dorwart: "Successful information gathering trips for the president to Britain and to the Balkans and Middle East prepared the way, while his (Donovan's) appointment in June as Coordinator of Information secured his place. As COI, he hired brilliant, creative and controversial assistants. He became close friends with (Ian) Fleming (assistant to Director, British Naval Intelligence) and Churchill superspy (Sir William) Stephenson, achieving unprecedented access to the very good British secret services. He stepped on the toes of other intelligence agencies, bypassed regular channels, and created interdepartmental jealousies – the kind of approach understood and admired by FDR…ONI appeared most perturbed by the competition from the fast moving civilian…"

The increasing reliance on crypto, cipher and communication and code intercepts and their translation, and the failure to properly analyze it, led to the intelligence failure at Pearl Harbor.

- Though ignored in the official history, Dorwart manages to give credence to the Mafia connections with the U.S. intelligence community, which were first established by the ONI in New York. As Dorwart reports, "The sensational fire on the converted ocean liner NORMANDIE in New York harbor on 17 February accelerated security measures, especiall waterfront control, port security and boarding patrols to interrogate passengers and search incoming vessels. In cooperation with other agencies ONI prepared a joint survey of New York harbor, and in a less covert operation began to send agents into the city's seamy world of prostitution, organized crime, and racketeering in search of America's enemies. Reportedly from March 1942 ONI cooperated with local crime syndicate leaders including Charles "Lucky" Luciano and Joseph "Socks" Lanza to locate leaks of convoy information along the waterfronts and infiltrate the fishing industry with ONI agents…."

JFK & ONI

- Navy Ensign John F. Kennedy was assigned to the ONI and was working as an ONI officer when he met his sister's college roommate Inga Arvad of Denmark. Miss Denmark 1931, Arvad attended the propaganda tinged 1936 Olympics in Berlin where she "charmed Adolph Hitler and his cohorts so much that she gained access to their inner circle, and was Hitler's guest" at the Olympics.

As a 1940 student at the Columbia School of Journalism [which later received funding from the CIA front Catherwood Foundation], Arvad lived with JFK's sister Kathleen when they both worked for the New York Times Herald. At the time JFK dated Arvad, she worked for the ubiquitous North American Newspaper Alliance (NANA), which also employed Ernest Hemingway when he liberated Paris with the OSS, Priscilla Johnson McMillan when she interviewed Oswald in Moscow and Virginia Prewett when she covered Alpha 66 operations in Cuba.

Kennedy and Arvad spent some time together in a Charleston, South Carolina hotel that was bugged by the FBI, and when Arvad's background was established, Kennedy was transferred out of ONI to the PT boat squadron in the Pacific.

- Meanwhile, on another front, the ONI's flirtation with the Mafia, which was established to protect the Northeast ports from Nazi saboteurs, blossomed into a full fledged marriage when a deal was struck with the imprisoned "Lucky" Luciano to obtain Mafia assistance in preparing for the invasion of Sicily, which became known as Operation Lucky.

- In modern American history texts, "Current Events" begins where World War II ends, though it never really ended, but sort of just flowed into the Cold War, which flared up with hostilities in Korea, when interests in and experimentation with mind control and the attempt to create the perfect Manchurian Candidate assassin.

We do know that the ONI played a major role if it was not the lead agency in the study of assassination and various ways, means and methods. At a NATO conference in Norway on the subject of stress in combat, U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Thomas Narut was quoted in the London Sunday Times as saying that such research is continuous, on going and operational.

According to Narut, "…combat readiness units…include men for commando-type operations and….for insertion into U.S. embassies under cover,…ready to kill in those countries should the need arise….U.S. Navy psychologists specially selected men for these commando tasks, from submarine crews, paratroops, and some were convicted murderers from military prisons…Research on those given awards for valor in battle [ie. Audie Murphy] has shown….that the best killers are men with 'passive-aggressive' personalities….Among the tests used is the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. This consists of hundreds of questions, and rates personality on many traits including such things as hostility, depression, psychopathy…."

The Times reported that, "The men selected were brought either to the Navy's neuropsychiatric laboratory in San Diego, California (which also trains spys in techniques to counter interrogation), or to the laboratory where Narut works in the U.S. Naval Medical Center in Naples."

- From Gerald Posner's "Case Closed" (Random House, 1993, p.13), that when Oswald was tested by R. Hartog as a New York City delinquent, "Hartog's diagnosis [of Oswald] was that of a 'personality pattern disturbance with schizoid features and passive-aggressive tendencies." Just what the Navy psychs were looking for in a potential assassin.

- Following in the footsteps of his older brother, Lee Harvey Oswald joined the USMC as soon as he was legally of age, and was twice stationed in San Diego, California, home of the Navy's "neuropsychiatric" lab where they taught counter-intelligence and interrogation resistance techniques.

- Trained as a radar operator, Oswald was stationed at Atsugi, Japan, where he occasionally stood guard duty at the U2 hanger. In 1956, Edwin P. Wilson was assigned to a sixty man detachment responsible for U2 security, which was based at North Las Vegas, Nevada, abut assigned overseas under cover of the Maritime Survey Associates, of 80 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. For some time Wilson served in Japan but he also was stationed at Adana, Turkey when Francis Gary Powers was flying out of there. Wilson would later – 1971, serve in ONI's Task Force 157, and could fill us in as a witness because he was recently released from federal prison.

- Oswald may have become involved in ONI counter-intelligence operations in Japan, where he is said to have been the target for recruitment by KGB assets. Although the Navy has refused to even admit that such a program existed, and some, like Otto Otepka of State Dept. Security, lost their jobs over it, it was the Navy that ran the Defector Program, which is said to have included Oswald as well as others in a program to send agents behind the Iron Curtain.

- When he left the USMC he returned to his hometown of New Orleans, from where he obtained, from a travel agency at the World Trade Mart, passage on a tramp steamer to Europe, the first leg of his journey to Russia. On his passport was stamped his occupation: Import-Export Agent.

- In New Orleans at the same time, and the only time and place their careers and travels have thus far shown to overlap, Col./Dr. Jose Rivera, USAR was teaching at a local medical college. At the time Oswald left the USMC, Rivera was assigned to a special Navy research center in California, under the direction of Dr. Carl Lamanna, who had been Rivera's commanding officer at Fort Detrich, Md in 1948.

- After Oswald defected, his honorable discharge was changed to "undesirable," which infuriated Oswald once he learned of it. And indeed, how could he be declared "undesirable" after he had already left the service. Another Catch-22.

- Writing a letter to the Secretary of the Navy John Connally, Oswald compared his sourjourn to Minsk "like Hemingway went to Paris." Now Priscilla Johnson McMillan, another NANA reporter who knew Oswald in Moscow, wrote that Oswald compared his stay in Russia to when Hemingway went to Paris in the 1920s. But Oswald didn't say the 1920s, when Hemingway lived there with the Lost Generation, and he could have instead been referring to Hemingway's liberation of Paris in 1944.

After working in liaison with the ONI in the Caribbean, Hemingway kept watch for Nazi subs and ships while fishing aboard his boat the Pilar, the fuel for which was supplied by the ONI. After D-Day however, Hemingway went to England, where his son was a trained British Special Operations trained JEDBERG, and dropped behind the lines where he was captured and held prisoner until after the war. After D-Day, Hemingway obtained correspondent credentials and went to France, where he hooked up with an OSS contingent led by Col. David Bruce.

Actually, after the fighting was mainly over, Hemingway, Bruce and their guerillas commandos liberated the bar of the Ritz Hotel, which had been occupied by the German General command earlier that morning. Putting his sidearm and a few hand grenades down on the bar, Hemingway took a head count of his party and ordered sixty vodka martinis, shaken-not-stirred.

And that could have been what Oswald was referring to when he wrote to Connolly that he was in Russia as Hemingway went to Paris – as an agent.

- Rather than Connally however, Connally had since become Governor of Texas, Oswald's letter was received by the new Secretary of the Navy, Fred Korth, a Fort Worth attorney who had been the lawyer for Oswald's stepfather. Korth was also entwined with the controversial TFX jet fighter contract negotiations with General Dynamics and the Continental National Bank of Fort Worth. Korth was also present at the Hotel Cortez meeting when JFK and LBJ hashed out the details of the Texas trip.

- When Oswald returned to Texas with his Russian wife, he met George DeMohrenschildt, who became a close friend. In one of the more bizarre incidents between Oswald and DeMohrenschildt, is the story of how DeMohrenschildt tried to get Oswald a job at Collins Radio by introducing him to Collins executive retired Admiral Chester Bruton.

Bruton later claimed he met him when DeMohrenschildt came knocking at his door, saying that he knew the previous owners of the house. DeMohrenschildt, using his well-honed charm, finagled himself an invitation to use Bruton's pool, and invited Marina to use it as well. One day, while Marina and DeMohrenschildt were lounging by the pool with Bruton, Oswald arrived unannounced and stayed for lunch. Of course Oswald didn't get along very well with the Admiral, an officer and "lifer" who made the Navy a career. And needless to say, he didn't get a job at Collins, although DeMohrenschildt tried to sell him on the fact that after all, Oswald did work in a radio factory in Russia.

Bruton was a former nuclear submarine commander who was hired by Collins after he retired from the Navy. He was working, at the time, on a new electronics system for communicating with nuclear submarines at sea.

Operating under the code names "Binnacle" and "Holystone," the ONI began using nuclear subs, not only for nuclear Polaris missile deterrent, but for electronic espionage. As mentioned in "Blind Man's Bluff – The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage" (By Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew, Harper, 1998), "Congress okayed these popular proposals and offered up funding that caught the attention of the Office of Naval Intelligence. The Navy might have been promising an era that mirrored Jules Verne, but a few submarine espionage specialists now saw the means to launch a new age of spying that would be much closer to James Bond."

"In addition to these operations off the Soviet Coast, some diesel subs carried Russian émigrés back to the Soviet Union to spy for the United States, and other diesel subs were landing commandos in places like Borneo, Indonesia and the Middle East to track the expanding Soviet influence. [shortly after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961, Navy commandos used diesel submarines to engineer the escape of prominent Cubans from Castro's regime. Over several weeks, commandos slipped from the subs and rowed to shore in inflatable rafts. The Cubans who were piloted back to the subs often had to dive 15 to 30 feet through dark waters to enter the submerged craft through special pressurized compartments. May of those rescued likely would have been jailed or executed for plotting to overthrow Castro, according to former U.S. sailors involved in the operation."

"Couriers met returning submarines at the dock, ready to whisk the intelligence directly to NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. The spooks themselves were so valuable that the Navy ordered them to travel to and from ports by train rather than on commercial plane. The Navy wasn't willing to risk even a slim chance that they might be hijacked to Cuba."

Lee Harvey Oswald took the bus from Texas to his hometown of New Orleans, where through the efforts of an old family friend he obtained a job at the Riley Coffee Company and an apartment on Magazine Street.

- Two weeks earlier, in Washington, D.C., Dr./Col. Jose Rivera, USAR, gave Adele Edisen Osawald's New Orleans Magazine street phone number, that's two weeks before Oswald himself knew where he would be living. At the time, Dr./Col. Rivera, although in the U.S. Army Reserves, he was officially stationed at the U.S. Naval Biological Lab at the University of California, Berkeley.

- The ONI offices in New Orleans are in the same building where Oswald kept his Post Office box, just across the street from the now infamous 544 Camp Street base of various nefarious operations run by Guy Bannister, who is said to have served with the FBI in New York in liaison with the ONI when they were working with the Mafia to cover the docks.

- In his book "Reasonable Doubt," Henry Hurt attributes some shady "bagman" activities in New Orleans to an unnamed former Navy man and Notre Dame alumni, while former D.A. Jim Garrison recalled being approached about his investigation into the Kennedy assassination and threatened by Colorado oilman John Miller, who had attended the U.S. Naval Academy.

- A number of Oswald's former USMC shipmates return to action in the drama, G.P. Hemming in San Diego, Kerry Thornley and A. Hidell in New Orleans and Roscoe White in Dallas. Roscoe White according to documents obtained by his son, received ONI typed orders:

Navy Int.

Code A. M R C

Remark data

1666106

NRC VRC NAC

- 1963

Remarks Mandarin : Code A :

FOREIGN AFFAIRS ASSIGNMENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED.

THE NEXT ASSIGNMENT IS TO ELIMINATE A NATIONAL

SECURITY THREAT TO WORLD WIDE PEACE. DESTINATION

WILL BE HOUSTON, AUSTIN OR DALLAS. CONTACTS ARE

BEING ARRANGED NOW. ORDERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

AT ANY TIME. REPLY BACK IF NOT UNDERSTOOD.

C. Bowers

O S H A

Re-rifle Code AAA destroy / on /

- John Gooch has located C. Bowers of New Orleans, who he believes is the author of these orders.

- Oswald also returned to Texas, via Mexico City, around the same time that three men visited Sylvia Odio and her sister, one of whom was Leon Oswald, an ex-Marine who could kill anyone, like the Secretary of the Navy.

- Around the same time, Edward Bray was visited by three men in suits who claimed to represent JFCOTT – Justice for the Crew of The Thresher, the nuclear sub that went down with all hands, ostensibly because of faulty hardware. They too threatened the President and Governor Connally, the former Secretary of the Navy, and Bray wrote to Connally to warn him of the threats. After the assassination, some people, like reporter James Reston, Jr., speculated that Oswald intended to shoot Connally rather than Kennedy.

- Two days after the assassination Det. Paul Bently of the Dallas Police Department received a letter from Robert D. Steel, Commander, USNR-R, of 7960 June Lake Drive, San Diego, California, who wrote Bently that, "Perhaps you are aware that ONI has quite a file on Oswald, which no doubt has been made available on the Washington level. If not, I am certain that this information can be obtained for you through our resident special agent in charge of the Dallas office, A. C. Sullivan, who is a wonderful agent, and whom I hope you know. As a personal friend, I congratulate you, wish you continued success, and pray that your guardian angel will remain close at hand and vigilant, always."

- The HSCA learned from an officer who flew aboard the same flight, that the USMC sent a special investigations team to Japan to report on Oswald's activities when he was there, but that report has never been acknowledged let alone released, even though the officials were supplied with the plane's tail numbers, flight data and the names of others aboard. [see HSCA Vol. IX - The Assassination Records Review Board's Final Report merely notes p. 84] that, "the Marine Corps did not locate evidence of any internal investigations of Lee Harvey Oswald, other than correspondence already published in the Warren Report."

- When the CIA director was asked about their interests in Oswald after his defection, he said that, "It would have been considered a Navy matter."

- In the Final Report of the Assassinations Records Review Board [p.158] it is noted for the record: "ONI stated that it conducted an extensive review of ONI records held at the Federal Records Centers throughout the country. ONI did not identify any additional assassination records. ONI was unable to find any relevant files for the Director of ONI from 1959 to 1964. ONI also acknowledged that there were additional ONI records that were not reviewed for assassination records, but these records would be reviewed under Executive Order 12958 requiring declassification of government records. The Office of Naval Intelligence submitted its Final Declaration of Compliance dated May 18, 1998."

George Orwell : "For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes. When one knew that any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic action to lift the flap of the nearest memory hole and drop it in, whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air to the enormous furnaces which were hidden somewhere in the recesses of the building….What effected him with a sense of nightmare was that he had never understood why the huge imposture was undertaken. The immediate advantages of falsifying the past were obvious, but the ultimate motive mysterious." – 1984

Bill Kelly

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Thanks, Bill...for this important posting, and for reminding me that it is the OFFICE of Naval Intelligence,

instead of BUREAU, as I said in the RATHER important posting above about the two BIGHEAD photos.

Jack

Hello Jack,

I have some additons to make to the ONI connections, as that was written some time ago, especially about the Joint Chiefs and commanders, of which I know little, other than what they did during Cuban Missile Crisis and what David Talbot says in Brothers.

Admirals Lemintzer - Arleigh Burke and Berkley.

Maybe somebody else can give more details of the guys at the top.

BK

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"Corporate enterprise":

"production center for global maritime intelligence."

"…The intelligence and cryptologic communities....collection, processing, analysis and reporting of information from many sources from communications intelligence to human intelligence…"

The Office of Naval Intelligence was established on March 23, 1882, founded by a linguist, Lieutenant Theodorus B. M. Mason

..collect intelligence...

..."to assemble, correlate, and distribute reports on the intelligence gathered."

...information center to gather and furnish information on request

...control the dissemination of communications .

...to provide strategic and technical information for the U.S. Navy."

...information gathering..bypassed regular channels

...reliance on crypto, cipher and communication and code intercepts...

...Writing a letter to...

...Oswald's letter ....

... on a new electronics system for communicating with nuclear submarines at sea.

...The ONI offices in New Orleans are in the same building where Oswald kept his Post Office box,

... received ONI typed orders:

...Bray wrote to Connally to warn him of the threats.

...received a letter

...who wrote Bently that, "Perhaps you are aware that ONI has quite a file on Oswald, which no doubt has been made available on the Washington level. If not, I am certain that this information can be obtained...

...correspondence already published in the Warren Report."

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George Orwell : "For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes.

When one knew that any document was due for destruction,

or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic action to lift the flap of the nearest memory hole and drop it in,

whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air to the enormous furnaces which were hidden somewhere in the recesses of the building….The immediate advantages of falsifying the past were obvious, but the ultimate motive mysterious." – 1984

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Excellent reduction and highlighting John. Very skilful.

According to Norman Polmar and Thomas B. Allen in Spy Book - The Encyclopedia of Espionage pp 408......”Late in World War II ONI also became responsible for OPERATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, a function previously assigned to the operating fleets. Naval Intelligence was considered a staff dunction within the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations until late 1992. It originally had the code OP-16 [OP for Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, 16 indicating naval intelligence;] this was later changed to OP-92. In the major Navy headquarters reorganization of 1992, ONI became N-2, a major staff office, bringing it more closely into alignment with the position of the intelligence organizations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, unified commands and the other military services."

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Oldest Memory holes v2.0.0 :

"Corporate enterprise"

"production center for global intelligence."

"…The intelligence and cryptologic communities....collection, processing, analysis and reporting of information from many sources from communications intelligence to human intelligence…"

The USPO was established by Benjamin Franklin. Its intelligence gathering Postal Inspection unit followed. By early 1800's the USPO had about 18 PI-agents in the field...

..collect intelligence...

..."to assemble, correlate, and distribute reports on the intelligence gathered."

...information center to gather and furnish information on request

...control the dissemination of communications .

...to provide strategic and technical information for..."

...information gathering...bypassed regular channels...

...reliance on crypto, cipher and communication and code intercepts...

...Writing a letter to...

...Oswald's letter ....

...on a new electronics system...

...Oswalds kept his Post Office boxes...

... .received. ONI typed orders

...Bray .wrote. to Connally to warn him of the threats.

... .received. a .letter.

...who .wrote. Bently that, "Perhaps you are aware that ONI has quite a file on Oswald, which no doubt has been made available on the Washington level. If not, I am certain that this information can be obtained...

... .correspondence. already published in the Warren Report."

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George Orwell : "For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes.

When one knew that any document was due for destruction,

or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic action to lift the flap of the nearest memory hole and drop it in,

whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air to the enormous furnaces which were hidden somewhere in the recesses of the building.The immediate advantages of falsifying the past were obvious, but the ultimate motive mysterious." 1984

The Shadow Knows... but what does the shadow know? Nixon scrapped it.

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Oldest Memory holes v2.0.0 :

John, I wrote the title of this thread before you corrected me about the Post Office being the oldest. BK

"Corporate enterprise"

"production center for global intelligence."

"…The intelligence and cryptologic communities....collection, processing, analysis and reporting of information from many sources from communications intelligence to human intelligence…"

The USPO was established by Benjamin Franklin. Its intelligence gathering Postal Inspection unit followed. By early 1800's the USPO had about 18 PI-agents in the field...

..collect intelligence...

..."to assemble, correlate, and distribute reports on the intelligence gathered."

...information center to gather and furnish information on request

...control the dissemination of communications .

...to provide strategic and technical information for..."

...information gathering...bypassed regular channels...

...reliance on crypto, cipher and communication and code intercepts...

...Writing a letter to...

...Oswald's letter ....

...on a new electronics system...

...Oswalds kept his Post Office boxes...

... .received. ONI typed orders

...Bray .wrote. to Connally to warn him of the threats.

... .received. a .letter.

...who .wrote. Bently that, "Perhaps you are aware that ONI has quite a file on Oswald, which no doubt has been made available on the Washington level. If not, I am certain that this information can be obtained...

... .correspondence. already published in the Warren Report."

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George Orwell : "For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes.

When one knew that any document was due for destruction,

or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic action to lift the flap of the nearest memory hole and drop it in,

whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air to the enormous furnaces which were hidden somewhere in the recesses of the building.The immediate advantages of falsifying the past were obvious, but the ultimate motive mysterious." 1984

The Shadow Knows... but what does the shadow know? Nixon scrapped it.

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John Gordon, ONI, transferred to Guantamano Cuba to run anti-Castro commando, Alonzo Gonzales, who was to try to kill Castro (June 61), and was thought to be a double agent.

This one's for Robert.

BK

Has anyone ever heard of John Gordon before?

Or ALonzon Gonzales?

And what became of Gordon's later testimony?

BK

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No worries, my apologies Bill, thank you. I hope my posting doesn't distract from what you're trying to find out here.

I'm interested in the answers to your questions.

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http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=2

John Gordon, ONI, transferred to Guantamano Cuba to run anti-Castro commando, Alonzo Gonzales, who was to try to kill Castro (June 61), and was thought to be a double agent.

This one's for Robert.

BK

Has anyone ever heard of John Gordon before?

Or ALonzon Gonzales?

And what became of Gordon's later testimony?

Does Gus Russo mention Gordon in Live By the Sword?

BK

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Not much to go on....but here are a few things....

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...oni+john+gordon

Live by the Sword

By Gus Russo Page 57

...The Story of Lt. Commander John Gordon III (USN)

(goes on about Gordon for four pages...)

Page 64

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...on#PRA1-PA64,M1

Page 278

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...n#PRA2-PA279,M1

Page 291

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...n#PRA2-PA291,M1

Page 437

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...n#PRA2-PA437,M1

Hidden in the Gordon attic all these years, after being carted around from continent to continent, was an object that the late John Gordon told his family ...

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http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=joh...ned=us&um=1

Philadelphia Inquirer - NewsBank - Sep 29, 1987

John Gordon 3d, 66, an educator and a Navy veteran of two wars, died Sunday at Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown, SC, where he lived. ..

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=in+...ned=us&um=1

Philadelphia Inquirer - NewsBank - Sep 29, 1987

He was named director of the University of South Carolina's Coastal College at Georgetown in 1976. He was a member of the Drake Society and the Greater ...

http://www.mcn.org/2/oseeler/comm.htm

....Among these, one of the more substantially festooned with credentials was a Dr. John Gordon, "Assistant Professor of History, Coastal Carolina College ... Lieutenant Commander, U.S.N. (Ret.), specialist in colonial and maritime history, and research associate of Admiral [samuel Eliot] Morison," who presented the commission with this pomposity: ....

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http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...oni+john+gordon

Live by the Sword

By Gus Russo Page 57

...The Story of Lt. Commander John Gordon III (USN)

(goes on about Gordon for four pages...)

Page 64

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...on#PRA1-PA64,M1

Page 278

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...n#PRA2-PA279,M1

Page 291

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...n#PRA2-PA291,M1

Page 437

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...n#PRA2-PA437,M1

Hidden in the Gordon attic all these years, after being carted around from continent to continent, was an object that the late John Gordon told his family ...

Page 524

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...n#PRA2-PA524,M1

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=joh...ned=us&um=1

Philadelphia Inquirer - NewsBank - Sep 29, 1987

John Gordon 3d, 66, an educator and a Navy veteran of two wars, died Sunday at Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown, SC, where he lived. ..

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=in+...ned=us&um=1

Philadelphia Inquirer - NewsBank - Sep 29, 1987

He was named director of the University of South Carolina's Coastal College at Georgetown in 1976. He was a member of the Drake Society and the Greater ...

http://www.mcn.org/2/oseeler/comm.htm

....Among these, one of the more substantially festooned with credentials was a Dr. John Gordon, "Assistant Professor of History, Coastal Carolina College ... Lieutenant Commander, U.S.N. (Ret.), specialist in colonial and maritime history, and research associate of Admiral [samuel Eliot] Morison," who presented the commission with this pomposity: ....

If Bill had not mentioned Alonzo Gonzalez in his recent post on this thread, I would not have been able to find the "Gordon story."

I will say that with regards to Gus Russo devoting so much time to Gordon in his tome, that he was going out on a limb, no matter how much others may disagree with me....As far as why I believe as I do, Gordon's claims about his fear of the Kennedy's the last time he was in a hospital, [which, in the following document, is stated as 1969], both JFK and Bobby were quite dead, so as far as I see it John does not come off as a very credible individual; To really understand why I am saying that, you have to read the section on Gordon in Live By The Sword....According to Russo, Gordon suspected that the "Kennedy's," if I remember correctly were behind his repeated incarcerations, but what really gets me steamed about all of this is that Gordon, in Russo's book, states that he was afraid that if RFK was elected we would have a "mob president, or, words to that effect. The part I most definitely remember, is his mentioning Gordon's daughter Heather.

Russo says in Live By The Sword, that when John Gordon heard that Bobby [RFK] was killed, "dad jumped for joy." That factoid is on page 59.

See Live By The Sword 57-60, 436-37

My perception is that if Gordon really thought RFK would have been a mob president, he really was nuts.....I suppose he really loved Nixon.....

PS: If it is ever discovered that Alonzo Gonzalez was the assassin of JFK, I will be more than glad to offer a sincere apology......below is a condensed version of the document, it was in the Rockefeller Commission section at Mary Ferrell.

Robert: note the handwriting on the RIF page states “closed by NLF unwarranted invasion of privacy

Board overrule?”

JOHN GORDON 178-10002-10320

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/....do?docId=31963

To: File

From: Mason Cargill

Subject: JOHN GORDON

The following is Gordon’s story. A few days after the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961, Gordon was told he was being transferred from his job in the Office of Chief of Naval Operations to the Navy base at Guantanamo as Base Intelligence Officer. He was briefed by several agencies including the CIA before heading for Guantanamo.

At one briefing by officers from a certain office within the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), he was told that there was a Cuban national who lived on our base at Guantanamo and was an employee of the Navy who was willing and able to assassinate Fidel Castro. His name was Alonzo Gonzalez. One of the officers who told him this was Lt. James Carr. Another’s name was Day, although Gordon does not remember his first name or rank.

Gordon arrived in Guantanamo about the first of June 1961. He began working with certain Cubans on the base including Gonzalez in a program of guerilla activities within the surrounding Cuban territory. The Cubans would surreptitiously leave the base to engage in sabotage and espionage operations and then return to it. Gonzalez was one leader within this Cuban group. Gonzalez during the month of June and during the month of July spoke several times with Gordon about the possibility of assassinating Castro. Gordon however, came to believe that Gonzalez was a double agent. One reason for this was that a certain cache of weapons outside the base of which Gonzalez had knowledge was discovered by Castro agents only an hour or so after it was placed there.

Another reason was that he discovered that Gonzalez was teaching his servant how to fire small-arms.

Sometime, in July 1961 Gordon discovered that dynamite had been brought into the base surreptitiously. He suspected Gonzalez of doing this and immediately telephoned the base commander to suggest that Gonzalez be arrested. According to Gordon, less than one hour after his telephone call to the base commander he himself was arrested by the Shore Patrol and placed in the psychiatric ward of the base hospital. After several days at this hospital he was transferred to Charleston Naval Hospital and then to Philadelphia Naval Hospital, finally being discharged from the hospital in October 1961.

He said he was characterized as having a problem of situational adjustment. After being discharged from the hospital, he was sent to the Fourth Naval District Headquarters in New Orleans as an intelligence officer.

He heard nothing of Gonzalez until approximately 1966 when he saw something in the Philadelphia newspaper that Gonzalez had been arrested by Castro within Cuba.

In 1969, Gordon says he wrote to the new Secretary of the Navy requesting an appointment to inform him of the Gonzalez episode. Shortly after writing this letter, Gordon was confined to the Bethesda Naval Hospital for an alleged psychiatric problem.

After release from this hospital Gordon retired from the Navy in 1969. Gordon admitted that the only evidence of any CIA connection to Gonzalez, his activities, or the actions on the part of Naval officials in hospitalizing Gordon was the fact that officers in Washington who initially informed him of Gonzalez had responsibility for liason between ONI and the CIA.

He also admitted that he had no evidence that any domestic CIA activities were involved in this affair

We advised him that as a result this matter did not appear to be within the jurisdiction of this Commission and suggested that he might get in contact with the Senate Select Committee.

About one half hour after Gordon left our office, I recieved a call from Fritz Schwartz of the Senate Committee Staff stating that Gordon had called him

requesting an appointment. I briefly described what Gordon had told us and said that the Senate Committee Staff might want to interview him, although Gordon’s story seemed a little incredible to us. Schwartz said they would probably talk to him today.

PSS Also, the maryferrell website, in it's chronologies section makes extensive reference to the ONI archives, which seems to be the only references to certain ONI personnel, that I have been able to find, if a fellow member of mary ferrell website knows where the "ONI Archives" are....specifically a URL, it would be of great benefit to the Education Forum, as I have, in this case as well, went to the trouble of transcribing documents, which benefits everyone.

And a last word on the Gordon matter, Gordon was, at one time in the same Naval District as Guy Johnson who, is a pretty significant person, I am also very interested in the Springfield rifle, but for reasons that are completely different than Russo's.

There are also the following from the MFF bio section.

GORDON, JOHN III

Sources: Petition in 15th Judicial Dist. Ct. of Lafayette Parish, LA, 42242; Live By the Sword, Russo, pp. 436-437

Mary's

Comments: DOB: 8/19/21. POB: Philadelphia (Upper Darby), PA. Son of Irwin Leslie Gordon who was Naval Intelligence. Gordon's first job was with Reading Railroad. His grandfather had been an executive with Reading Railroad. Social Security Number 726-09-1554 (issued by railroads in lieu of social security numbers - called Railroad Retirement Number). Attended William and Mary 1948-1953. Graduated from Harvard. Joined Navy. Service Number 52-28-50. Married Edna Cox North (granddaughter of Lord and Lady Beckwith), of Leeds, England, March 1954. Gordon was in Pine Beach, NJ, on Mill Creek Road, in 1964. In Morocco in 1956. At Pentagon in 1959 and lived on Dogwood Drive in Alexandria, VA. 1961 at Guantanamo Naval Base. Hospitalized during 1961. 1961 and 1962 at Naval Ship Yard in Philadelphia. 1963 - at Pentagon. 1964 - St. Petersburg, FL. 1965-1967 at 8th Naval District, New Orleans, LA, as Naval Intelligence Officer. 1968-1976 at Framingham, Massachusetts. From 1976 until death at Georgetown, SC. He taught at Coastal Carolina College, a subsidiary of University of South Carolina. Gordon died September 27, 1987. His daughter is Heather Gordon-Sweetser, 492 Wildwood Ave., Georgetown, SC 29440. (803) 546-3360. Gordon had one son, older than Heather. His nephew is David C. Dosker, 3621 Aspenwood Dr., Bedford, TX 76021 (817) 267-5604. He is with Bell Helicopter.

I am also very interested in the following, particularly the air crash mentioned....

GORDON, HAROLD SHERWIN

Sources: "ONI", p. 189

Mary's

Comments: DOB: 4/14/38. POB: Chicago, IL. Entered service (Marines?) at 18, a few months before LHO entered. Out of service April 1964. Died in plane crash in Lake Michigan 8/16/65. Plane en route from New York to Chicago. No survivors. 24 passengers, 6 crew members. Gordon's second wife died in crash with him. He had been a cosmetics salesman and a Marine Reservist. First wife divorced him because "he was away for such long periods of time. Had two children. They live in Southern California. Mother lives in Florida. Second wife was a model. His mother remembers visiting him at Pendleton. Nothing in his records about Pendleton. He was at Parris Island. Crew: Capt. Towel; Co-pilot Whitezell; Maurice Femmer; Stewardesses: Jeneal Beaver; Sandra Fuhrer; Phyllis Richer; Passengers: Beatrice Cartwright; W. (Wm?) Chalmers; K. Cumming; Sanford Horwitz; Mrs. (B. or H.) Johnson; Martha Kuphal; F. Landstrom; Donna Miller; K. Brick (female); J.B. Caruso; F. Duluca; H. Gordon; Mrs. H. Gordon; R. Hoffman; Mrs. R. Marconi; K. Musin; Daniel Pol; Benjamin Roytman; Clarence Sayen; G. Schmid; J.H. Thomas; R.C. Zabor.

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Thanks Robert, I too read the original report on Gordon by the Congressional Committee, which mentions ONI, and then read what Gus Russo says, and all of a sudden it's a RFK operation, and RFK is putting people away in mental institutions (ala Walker and Dinkin).

And yes, Upper Darby is part of the city of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, the Quaker City where Ruth Paine also lived and taught school nearby, and home to Szile, another USMC Guantamano victim, and the Man on the Motorcycle in MC, and Art Young and Michael's mom, Ruth Forbes Paine Young, and where Priscilla went to school, all within a five mile radius of each other. Tink Thompson was also teaching Philosophy nearby at the time.

It seems Gus Russo got to Gordon's daughter, and she is the source of all the RFK rubbish, or as Russo would have us believe.

I don't believe that Gordon and Alonzo Gonzales was an RFK operation. It was ONI/CIA, just as Gordon told the Committee.

What became of Alonzo Gonzales?

BK

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...oni+john+gordon

Live by the Sword

By Gus Russo Page 57

...The Story of Lt. Commander John Gordon III (USN)

(goes on about Gordon for four pages...)

Page 64

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...on#PRA1-PA64,M1

Page 278

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...n#PRA2-PA279,M1

Page 291

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...n#PRA2-PA291,M1

Page 437

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...n#PRA2-PA437,M1

Hidden in the Gordon attic all these years, after being carted around from continent to continent, was an object that the late John Gordon told his family ...

Page 524

http://books.google.com/books?id=7Q87Rrxyh...n#PRA2-PA524,M1

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=joh...ned=us&um=1

Philadelphia Inquirer - NewsBank - Sep 29, 1987

John Gordon 3d, 66, an educator and a Navy veteran of two wars, died Sunday at Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown, SC, where he lived. ..

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=in+...ned=us&um=1

Philadelphia Inquirer - NewsBank - Sep 29, 1987

He was named director of the University of South Carolina's Coastal College at Georgetown in 1976. He was a member of the Drake Society and the Greater ...

http://www.mcn.org/2/oseeler/comm.htm

....Among these, one of the more substantially festooned with credentials was a Dr. John Gordon, "Assistant Professor of History, Coastal Carolina College ... Lieutenant Commander, U.S.N. (Ret.), specialist in colonial and maritime history, and research associate of Admiral [samuel Eliot] Morison," who presented the commission with this pomposity: ....

If Bill had not mentioned Alonzo Gonzalez in his recent post on this thread, I would not have been able to find the "Gordon story."

I will say that with regards to Gus Russo devoting so much time to Gordon in his tome, that he was going out on a limb, no matter how much others may disagree with me....As far as why I believe as I do, Gordon's claims about his fear of the Kennedy's the last time he was in a hospital, [which, in the following document, is stated as 1969], both JFK and Bobby were quite dead, so as far as I see it John does not come off as a very credible individual; To really understand why I am saying that, you have to read the section on Gordon in Live By The Sword....According to Russo, Gordon suspected that the "Kennedy's," if I remember correctly were behind his repeated incarcerations, but what really gets me steamed about all of this is that Gordon, in Russo's book, states that he was afraid that if RFK was elected we would have a "mob president, or, words to that effect. The part I most definitely remember, is his mentioning Gordon's daughter Heather.

Russo says in Live By The Sword, that when John Gordon heard that Bobby [RFK] was killed, "dad jumped for joy." That factoid is on page 59.

See Live By The Sword 57-60, 436-37

My perception is that if Gordon really thought RFK would have been a mob president, he really was nuts.....I suppose he really loved Nixon.....

PS: If it is ever discovered that Alonzo Gonzalez was the assassin of JFK, I will be more than glad to offer a sincere apology......below is a condensed version of the document, it was in the Rockefeller Commission section at Mary Ferrell.

Robert: note the handwriting on the RIF page states "closed by NLF unwarranted invasion of privacy

Board overrule?"

JOHN GORDON 178-10002-10320

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/....do?docId=31963

To: File

From: Mason Cargill

Subject: JOHN GORDON

The following is Gordon's story. A few days after the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961, Gordon was told he was being transferred from his job in the Office of Chief of Naval Operations to the Navy base at Guantanamo as Base Intelligence Officer. He was briefed by several agencies including the CIA before heading for Guantanamo.

At one briefing by officers from a certain office within the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), he was told that there was a Cuban national who lived on our base at Guantanamo and was an employee of the Navy who was willing and able to assassinate Fidel Castro. His name was Alonzo Gonzalez. One of the officers who told him this was Lt. James Carr. Another's name was Day, although Gordon does not remember his first name or rank.

Gordon arrived in Guantanamo about the first of June 1961. He began working with certain Cubans on the base including Gonzalez in a program of guerilla activities within the surrounding Cuban territory. The Cubans would surreptitiously leave the base to engage in sabotage and espionage operations and then return to it. Gonzalez was one leader within this Cuban group. Gonzalez during the month of June and during the month of July spoke several times with Gordon about the possibility of assassinating Castro. Gordon however, came to believe that Gonzalez was a double agent. One reason for this was that a certain cache of weapons outside the base of which Gonzalez had knowledge was discovered by Castro agents only an hour or so after it was placed there.

Another reason was that he discovered that Gonzalez was teaching his servant how to fire small-arms.

Sometime, in July 1961 Gordon discovered that dynamite had been brought into the base surreptitiously. He suspected Gonzalez of doing this and immediately telephoned the base commander to suggest that Gonzalez be arrested. According to Gordon, less than one hour after his telephone call to the base commander he himself was arrested by the Shore Patrol and placed in the psychiatric ward of the base hospital. After several days at this hospital he was transferred to Charleston Naval Hospital and then to Philadelphia Naval Hospital, finally being discharged from the hospital in October 1961.

He said he was characterized as having a problem of situational adjustment. After being discharged from the hospital, he was sent to the Fourth Naval District Headquarters in New Orleans as an intelligence officer.

He heard nothing of Gonzalez until approximately 1966 when he saw something in the Philadelphia newspaper that Gonzalez had been arrested by Castro within Cuba.

In 1969, Gordon says he wrote to the new Secretary of the Navy requesting an appointment to inform him of the Gonzalez episode. Shortly after writing this letter, Gordon was confined to the Bethesda Naval Hospital for an alleged psychiatric problem.

After release from this hospital Gordon retired from the Navy in 1969. Gordon admitted that the only evidence of any CIA connection to Gonzalez, his activities, or the actions on the part of Naval officials in hospitalizing Gordon was the fact that officers in Washington who initially informed him of Gonzalez had responsibility for liason between ONI and the CIA.

He also admitted that he had no evidence that any domestic CIA activities were involved in this affair

We advised him that as a result this matter did not appear to be within the jurisdiction of this Commission and suggested that he might get in contact with the Senate Select Committee.

About one half hour after Gordon left our office, I recieved a call from Fritz Schwartz of the Senate Committee Staff stating that Gordon had called him

requesting an appointment. I briefly described what Gordon had told us and said that the Senate Committee Staff might want to interview him, although Gordon's story seemed a little incredible to us. Schwartz said they would probably talk to him today.

PSS Also, the maryferrell website, in it's chronologies section makes extensive reference to the ONI archives, which seems to be the only references to certain ONI personnel, that I have been able to find, if a fellow member of mary ferrell website knows where the "ONI Archives" are....specifically a URL, it would be of great benefit to the Education Forum, as I have, in this case as well, went to the trouble of transcribing documents, which benefits everyone.

And a last word on the Gordon matter, Gordon was, at one time in the same Naval District as Guy Johnson who, is a pretty significant person, I am also very interested in the Springfield rifle, but for reasons that are completely different than Russo's.

There are also the following from the MFF bio section.

GORDON, JOHN III

Sources: Petition in 15th Judicial Dist. Ct. of Lafayette Parish, LA, 42242; Live By the Sword, Russo, pp. 436-437

Mary's

Comments: DOB: 8/19/21. POB: Philadelphia (Upper Darby), PA. Son of Irwin Leslie Gordon who was Naval Intelligence. Gordon's first job was with Reading Railroad. His grandfather had been an executive with Reading Railroad. Social Security Number 726-09-1554 (issued by railroads in lieu of social security numbers - called Railroad Retirement Number). Attended William and Mary 1948-1953. Graduated from Harvard. Joined Navy. Service Number 52-28-50. Married Edna Cox North (granddaughter of Lord and Lady Beckwith), of Leeds, England, March 1954. Gordon was in Pine Beach, NJ, on Mill Creek Road, in 1964. In Morocco in 1956. At Pentagon in 1959 and lived on Dogwood Drive in Alexandria, VA. 1961 at Guantanamo Naval Base. Hospitalized during 1961. 1961 and 1962 at Naval Ship Yard in Philadelphia. 1963 - at Pentagon. 1964 - St. Petersburg, FL. 1965-1967 at 8th Naval District, New Orleans, LA, as Naval Intelligence Officer. 1968-1976 at Framingham, Massachusetts. From 1976 until death at Georgetown, SC. He taught at Coastal Carolina College, a subsidiary of University of South Carolina. Gordon died September 27, 1987. His daughter is Heather Gordon-Sweetser, 492 Wildwood Ave., Georgetown, SC 29440. (803) 546-3360. Gordon had one son, older than Heather. His nephew is David C. Dosker, 3621 Aspenwood Dr., Bedford, TX 76021 (817) 267-5604. He is with Bell Helicopter.

I am also very interested in the following, particularly the air crash mentioned....

GORDON, HAROLD SHERWIN

Sources: "ONI", p. 189

Mary's

Comments: DOB: 4/14/38. POB: Chicago, IL. Entered service (Marines?) at 18, a few months before LHO entered. Out of service April 1964. Died in plane crash in Lake Michigan 8/16/65. Plane en route from New York to Chicago. No survivors. 24 passengers, 6 crew members. Gordon's second wife died in crash with him. He had been a cosmetics salesman and a Marine Reservist. First wife divorced him because "he was away for such long periods of time. Had two children. They live in Southern California. Mother lives in Florida. Second wife was a model. His mother remembers visiting him at Pendleton. Nothing in his records about Pendleton. He was at Parris Island. Crew: Capt. Towel; Co-pilot Whitezell; Maurice Femmer; Stewardesses: Jeneal Beaver; Sandra Fuhrer; Phyllis Richer; Passengers: Beatrice Cartwright; W. (Wm?) Chalmers; K. Cumming; Sanford Horwitz; Mrs. (B. or H.) Johnson; Martha Kuphal; F. Landstrom; Donna Miller; K. Brick (female); J.B. Caruso; F. Duluca; H. Gordon; Mrs. H. Gordon; R. Hoffman; Mrs. R. Marconi; K. Musin; Daniel Pol; Benjamin Roytman; Clarence Sayen; G. Schmid; J.H. Thomas; R.C. Zabor.

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