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Could this be the John Hurt that Lee Harvey Oswald was attempting to contact after being arrested for the assassination of John F. Kennedy? Because of how I found out about this person I speculate that he may have known both Edwin Walker and Maxwell Taylor. Was this Lee Harvey Oswald's "cutout?"

While following an Edwin Walker thread I ran across an unusual person that played a major role in Army Signals Intellegence named John B. Hurt.

This John B. Hurt was a Japanese linguist and cryptologist who was an original member of William F. Friedman's team of cryptologist that broke the Japanese diplomatic code prior to World War II. Of the original team, William F. Friedman, Frank Rowlett, Abe Sinkov, Solomon Kullback and John Hurt, only Hurt's name is consistently missing from the history related to this group. All have been inducted into the National Security Council "Hall of Honor" except Hurt.

William Friedman is one of only two men to have won both the National Security Medal and the Medal of Merit (the other being J. Edgar Hoover). Yet by the mid 1960's Army Intelligence was following him to make sure he was not diviating from agency policy. His home library was raided by Army agents and 48 of his personal writings were confiscated and classified.

John Hurt was one of very few Japanese language specialist employed by the Army in the 1930's. It is interesting to note that Maxwell Taylor was also fluent in the Japanese language and was in Tokyo when this group of code breakers began their work of breaking the Japanese diplomatic code in earnest.

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There were two phone numbers for two different John Hurt's found on the slip of paper in the Dallas jail. This to me implies that Oswald may have wanted to contact "John Hurt" but did not have the phone number similiar to his attempts to contact Jonathan Abt. John David Hurt becomes a person of interest because of his connection to counter intelligence but throughout his lifetime he maintained that he had no connection to LHO.

I did read recently that upon his deathbed, John David Hurt, suppossedly admited to being the person that had called LHO while he was in the Dallas jail.

I put up the name of John B. Hurt for discussion because:

1) Intellegence linked

2) Since the assassination of John F. Kennedy his name has seemingly disappeared from history while those around him were honored

3) Two players in the assassination drama, Maxwell Taylor and Edwin Walker may be linked to him.

Perhaps just coincidence.

Jim Root

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Once again I bring this thread back only because it brings in the name of William Friedman whose original group of cryptologists (including John B. Hurt) became what today is known as the National Security Agency.

Friedman's group was brought together after a code breaking organization know as the "Black Chamber" had been disbanded. The man who was in charge of and was Americas premier code breaker at the time the Black Chamber was disbanded was a man named Herber Yardley.

This man will become important in relation to the secret intelligene organization beyond the CIA that Richard Helms was involved with (an organization that may have been mirroring the activities of Friedman's group (or the NSA) for 20 years prior to the assassination of John F. Kennedy)

Jim Root.

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Once again I bring this thread back only because it brings in the name of William Friedman whose original group of cryptologists (including John B. Hurt) became what today is known as the National Security Agency.

Friedman's group was brought together after a code breaking organization know as the "Black Chamber" had been disbanded. The man who was in charge of and was Americas premier code breaker at the time the Black Chamber was disbanded was a man named Herber Yardley.

This man will become important in relation to the secret intelligene organization beyond the CIA that Richard Helms was involved with (an organization that may have been mirroring the activities of Friedman's group (or the NSA) for 20 years prior to the assassination of John F. Kennedy)

Jim,

Have you looked for these people among the recently released OSS records, as I would think that the fact that Win Scott, Helms, Hurt, Hunt, Moore, Ford, et al., were invovled in OSS, there would be some records of inerest in those files. At least more than what's cookin' in the OSS kitchen.

BK

Jim Root.

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Once again I bring this thread back only because it brings in the name of William Friedman whose original group of cryptologists (including John B. Hurt) became what today is known as the National Security Agency.

Friedman's group was brought together after a code breaking organization know as the "Black Chamber" had been disbanded. The man who was in charge of and was Americas premier code breaker at the time the Black Chamber was disbanded was a man named Herber Yardley.

This man will become important in relation to the secret intelligene organization beyond the CIA that Richard Helms was involved with (an organization that may have been mirroring the activities of Friedman's group (or the NSA) for 20 years prior to the assassination of John F. Kennedy)

Jim,

Have you looked for these people among the recently released OSS records, as I would think that the fact that Win Scott, Helms, Hurt, Hunt, Moore, Ford, et al., were invovled in OSS, there would be some records of inerest in those files. At least more than what's cookin' in the OSS kitchen.

BK

Jim Root.

William

Interestingly enough Win Scott was in fact associated with the group that I am about to attempt to associate with Richard Helms.

And yes I do look forward to learning more about this new OSS (which now appears to be much larger than previously thought) information.

thanks,

Jim Root

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