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Andrews Log

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USAF

SPECIAL ANDREWS AFB DUTY OPERATIONS LOG FROM NOV 22-25, 1963 AND JUNE 5-6,

9 pages.

SUBJECTS: JFK ASSASSINATION; RFK ASSASSINATION;AIR FORCE ONE; GENERAL LEMAY.

DOCUMENT TYPE: LOG BOOK, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

UNCLASSIFIED

OPEN IN FULL

COMMENTS: Special Log of Events found by Air Forcecivilian employee, Mr. Chuck Holmes, and transferred to ARRB by USAF. Coverstamped 1254 ATW Command Post.

COVER REMARKS:

Special Unclassified

J.F.K. Assassination - 22 Nov. 63 & RFK Assassinations 5 June 68.

1254th ATW Command Post

Return to Chuck Holmes.

RECORD

MAINTAIN IN LOCAL TIME

7530-222-3523 Federal Supply Service ICPO

UNCLASSIFIED

ALL IN LOCAL TIME

Page 1

LOCAL Death of J.F.K.

Time 22 Nov 63 (FR.)

1400 [2 pm-bk] Col Hornbuckle Heard News Report onthe President being shot at Dallas.

Put Wing on Alert & Told Maint To Put Act Tintoo. (C P Maintaining acft status)

Notified 98 & 99 To Alert Crews (ReceivedAircraft Availability Status)

Notified Air Police To Alert Flight Guards.

Notified Air Team.

D2Col Schwikert Concurs in Above Actions

1405 [2:03pm] Notified ToDispatch: 0912488 Plu Boston, Drop Dallas

1420 [2:20] 092488 & 2493CANX. 4197 Set-up

To Dept To Plu Gen Lemay at Toronto, Canada. Trip #1602

1446 [2:46] =094197 Dept for Canada. ETA 1546

Received word from 86972 - Returning To HIK, Min6nd Time, Direct Dallas.

092489 inbound To Whitemn with ulsec McMillianAdvised to Standby there for further instructions.

1450 Set up MSN #1617 12490 To Take Sen Kennedy ToOtis.

Crossed out ione line. Undecipherable

Change Gen Lemays Plu from Torento To Wawirton Canada 44.45N 0981.06W END OF PAGE ONE

Page 2

Local Time

1500 [3pm] (C.F.) - WashARTCcalled with Flight Plan on AF1. ETD Dallas 22

1515 Hi. ALT to ADW, 2 + 10 ENROUTE

1505 [3:05] Contacted 24197 (UHF) to changeDestination to Wairton.

1510 [3:10] Patch w/86972 EST ADW 23/0100

1515 [3:15] Change 12490 Destination Otis toBarnstable.

1525 [3:25] 912492 & 12493 Patrick to Ramey(Cong Group)Returning To ADW ETAs 1650 & 1700

1530 [3:30] 0912490 (Sen Kennedy Departed ForBarnstable. Crew ABD ACFT

when He arrived Sgt Pshney AFLP stated that theS.S. will Take Care of Body At ADW

1535 [3:35] =09=0912499 u/sec MsMillian ReturningADW

1540 [3:40]=09=0924200 OUT of Commission ForTOC=D5s To FAR into PE.

Missions 1572/27 & 1573/01 CANX.

1545 [3:45] 96000 Returning ADW, Mr Johnson ABDETA 1725 (Returning as AF-1) Body & Mrs. Kennedy ABD

1547 [3:47] =09=09AF 1 Dept DAL, ETA ADW 1805

1600 [4:00pm] =09Quiet Hour 1745 To 1830.

1609 [4:09] =096972 Dept AIK ETA 00240

END OF PAGE 2

Page 3

Local

Time=20

1625 [4:25pm] 24197 Gen Lemay Dept Wairton 1604ETA DCA 1715, Driver & Aide at DCA ETA charged 1710, Secy Zuckert Will MeetLemay at ADW. (notified AC f t )

1650 [4:50] =09=09Call From 26000, need steps FWDDoor, FWD Gally Door & Lift Truck AfT Pax Door, Body in Rear.

1700 [5:00pm] =09Gen Lemay Will land DCA NOT ADW.

1700 Alert Posture From Burleson: Immediate Alerttill 1830 HR Alert till 1830 - 200 HR Alert 2000 - Till Advised Left Jetstar on1 HQ

96000 Requested Ramps & Press Fence

1710 [5:10] =09=09Call From Duty Off @ TorrejonC.P. Requesting info on Sam

P/U of =09=09=09=09=09V.P. of Spain - None Sked By1254th.

1712 [5:12] =09=094192 Gen Lemay ARR DCA.

1715 [5:15] =0912491 w/Cong Price at BurbankAlerted For Possible P/U ofLawford Family to Return ADW.

1730 [5:30] 096972 ETB A ADW 0030 . 32PAX.Notified Mr Jackson – Home 9929-1298 For Transport Etc.

1735 12491 Possible Plu of Lawford Family CANX.Notified Alc @ Burbank. Maj Chappelle Advised thaat He is Returning ADW viaFFUTT with Cong Cohelan.

END OF PAGE 3

Page 4.

Local

Time

1740 [5:40 pm] AF1 Reg Four A.P.Cars, 2 FWD & 2 ft of AcFt on Ramp Confirmed.

1800 [6:00pm] AF1 ARR ADW, 12489 Slowing Down ToARR After ADW Opens, 42816 Still Holding

1830 [6:30]=09=0986970 ARR ADW

1841 [6:41] =0942816 ARR ADW

1852 [6:52] =09=0912489 ARR ADW

2108 [9:08pm]=0912490 ARR ADW

2145 [9:45] From Col Burleson - AT 39 #493 willDept Love Field arond 2345 ETA ADW 0230 W/ A CAPT & 2 PRESS. Arrange a carTo Take Them To The White House immed - Confirmed w/TFC.

2324 09T39 ETA ADW 0136 - given To TFC.

0923 NOV 63 (Saturday)

0037L [12:37am] =0986972 ARRIVED ADWwith Scc Rusk, etc.

0950 [9:50am]=09Per Sgt Geiser -Gen Eisenhower to arrive at DCA at 1030L on a CBS Gulfstream.

Crossed out Line

1400 [10:00am] Per LCOL Burleson -Set up #1618 C131 42815 Drop Father Cavanaugh Barnstable. 09TRAF - RS 091299 -Johnson - Dec_____CAMRON – BECK SSC – RBC T/OPS - Hornbuckle W.H. - Po_le

END OF PAGE 4

Page 5

23 NOV 63

Local

Time

1200 [Noon] =09Per LCol Burleson SET UP MSN 1619

=09=09=09VC140 12490 PU VICE PRES SPAIN

=09=09=09MENOS GRANDES RTN TO ADW

Johnson – Deceasre

TFRAF - HP

CAMERON - BECK

SSC - RBC

DET 3 – LARSON'09T/OPS - HORNBUCKLE

W.H. -

1248 [12:48pm] =09SGT LARSON CONFIRMED GATE #21(1AB Terminal) will be available for arrived MSN 1619.

1700 [7:00pm]=09MSN 1619 DELAYEDARRIVAl at Idlewild Due to Weather at Destination 2490 Landed. IDL 1645LDeparture 10L 1756 L RTA ADW 1834 2490 Blocked in 1842

Notified Col Burleson

Col Hornbuckle

MX Beck

DET 3 Larson

Spanish Embassy

1710 [7:10] Sgt. Griser - Cx Mission # 1585

Baggage P/U at Patrick Henry

Wg Ops Col Hornbuckle

Maj. Hefner

MX Harding

T/C Wade

1825 [8:25] =09=09Per Sgt Griser Set up Mission#1621 VC - 140

P/U Prince Bernhard at IDL Drop ADW

Set up Mission #1620 C-131 42815

Drop Gen Fol__sc_ IDL wgOps. Col Hornbuckle

99th Maj Hefn

Mx. Beck

TFC Wade

Det. 3 - Sgt Larson

END OF PAGE 5

Beginning of Page 6

Local

Time

0900 [9:00am]=09Per Col Burleson - Mission # 1604A/C 80608 will divert To Nellis AFB To P/U Mr Conlon after DV Drop at Hamilton.- 98th

Maj. Tul_ Wg Ops. -

2300 Per Col Burleson - Mission #1604 will also wait at Hamilton no longer than 24/1800- for P/U of Congressman Shelly andReturn ADW via Nellis

24 NOV 63 (Sunday)

1330L [1:30pm] ACFT 80608 MSN # 1604 DIV To TRAVISDue Hamilton WX will pu MR/CONLON At Nellis Per Col Tueful, Mr Conlon ARRCommercial

1436 [2:36pm] Per Col. Burleson - Set up Mission #1622 VC-140 ADW To

IDL =09=09=09=09=09drop Prince Philip - To connectwith BOAC Flight #500 For

London Det 3 - Larson

MX. - Beck=

99th - Bartels

SSC - Henry

TFC - L D

WH - Chance

1645 [4:45] 80610 Mission # 1367 Enroute FromNaples To Lajes diverted To Lisbon Due to shorted plugs on Rt x Lt side of #2cyl #4 Eng. Possible Cyl. or Eng change - will advise after inspection

ETA Lisbond 24/17102 Per Col Burleson set upMission # 1623

VC - 09137 86902 To Lisbon To P/U Gen. Hamlet on80610 ETA AD

W=20

0924/1800L

998th Mangold

Wg. Ops.

Col. Hornbuckle

SSC – Green

MX Harding

TFC Lynn

END PAGE SIX

Begin Page 7

Local

Time

1827 [8:27pm] Per Col Burleson CX. Mission #1623

986972- Wg.Ops Col Hornbuckle

998. - Mangold

MX. Harding

TFC Lynn

SSC MAY

2000 [10:00pm]Per Col Burleson - Set up Mission #1624 VC-140 Pick up President Truman at DCA and drop at Kansas City.

Wg Ops Col Hornebuckle

MX. Harding

TFC Wade

SSC Grlla

99th Parker

1750 [7:50pm] 24197 called UHF and advised DVrequest 4197 make additionaltrip to Boston after Drop at Otis - Requestapproved - Sgt.Geiser

1845 [8:45] Chg OF ACFT ON MSN 1622 INST PANELLIGHTS OUT D4ACFT 92490 Chg To 2493 approved - Col Hornbuckle

25 NOV 63 (Monday)

0930 [9:30am] Per Col HornBuckle Set Up MSN #1433C140 To Take MRS Rose Kennedy To Cape Cod ETD 25/1500L

WG - Cesarid

MX - CN

SSC-Parish

99 - Bartels

TFC-JP

END

END OF PAGE 7

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Edited by William Kelly
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JFKcountercoup: Andrews AFB Log 11/22/63

Further reflections.

It's kind of hard to believe that they would make a special hard copy "operations log" for the events of 11/22/63 and then use the same log when RFK is killed five years later.

What is it, the Kennedy assassinations log they only use when a Kennedy is killed?

And the guy who found it, I tracked him down and he was still working at Andrews but he never answered his phone, though I hope somebody gets to him and finds out the whole story of where this log came from and why it was discarded into a dumpster.

BK

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JFKcountercoup: Andrews AFB Log 11/22/63

Further reflections.

It's kind of hard to believe that they would make a special hard copy "operations log" for the events of 11/22/63 and then use the same log when RFK is killed five years later.

What is it, the Kennedy assassinations log they only use when a Kennedy is killed?

And the guy who found it, I tracked him down and he was still working at Andrews but he never answered his phone, though I hope somebody gets to him and finds out the whole story of where this log came from and why it was discarded into a dumpster.

BK

It would be interesting to determine if the times of this log are correct and line it up with the extant AF1 radio transmissions.

And I'd like to get a make on Col. Hornbuckle and Col. Burleson, who were lining up sudden missions left and right.

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