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Gerrys height is known. There is sufficient stuff there to calculate the height of the person in the comp.

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If you read down to the quote box displaying page 10 of AJ Weberman's "Nodule 9", it will help explain why I

am posting this. I was reading through the Nodule looking for information unrelated to this post. I got interested

in the excerpts I've posted here, and then I noticed that Mr. Weberman was still researching this, in 2010, so I

figure if it was important enough for him to be spending time on it, maybe it was for me, also. I did some searching

where he said he had reached dead ends, and I came up with this. If Joan Mellen was correct, this USAF general was

the brother-in-law of Gerry P. Hemming's uncle, Robert.

http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=4766

MAJOR GENERAL DAVID D. BRADBURN

Retired Aug. 1, 1976. Died Oct. 18, 2008.

Major General David D. Bradburn is vice commander of the Electronic Systems Division, Air Force Systems Command, at L.G. Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.

General Bradburn was born in Hollywood, Calif., in 1925, and graduated from high school in South Pasadena, Calif., in 1942...

...In May 1948 General Bradburn went to Japan, where he served as a fighter intercept controller with the 610th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at Kyushu until July 1949. He then joined the 3d Bombardment Group at Yokota Air Base, and later at Iwakuni Air Base. He flew 50 combat missions in B-26s over North Korea as flight commander on daylight medium-level bombing, close-support and night-intruder missions.

In December 1952 General Bradburn was assigned as a staff officer, Headquarters Air Research and Development Command, Baltimore, Md., where he worked on aerial reconnaissance equipment (photo, radar) and ground radar (forerunner of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System. He led the site selection team that picked Trinidad for the prototype BREWS radar....

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NODULE X9

GERALD PATRICK HEMMING

THE MAN WHO WROTE THE OSWALD SCENARIO

by AJ Weberman

...HEMMING hinted at his friendship with OSWALD:

I had run into him before, he came to Subic Bay, I didn't know who the hell

he was. He saw me. I didn't know him. I visited the radar sites. He was

with a group of people. I didn't much pay attention to him. I might even

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have drank beer with him and not even remember it. Or at chow he might

have been with a group of people driving from his unit over to the chow

hall that could have overheard numerous conversations and sat there. In

the Marine Corps when you are sent overseas to an outfit, you are sent on

a draft. Usually when you are on a draft, you're not a critical MOS guy. A

guy that may have been OSWALD came through on a draft and then

stopped over in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and attempted to switch jobs from

this draft with our radar people. He'd rather have not gone to Japan. If the

man dealt with me there it was over a sandwich or a cup of coffee or some

such xxxx. I was busier than a son-of-a-bitch. Now if it was in Iwakuni...

HEMMING told the HSCA he flew to Atsugi three times, but never saw OSWALD.

According to Scott Malone, OSWALD and HEMMING could have met when they were

both in Iwakuni, Japan. HEMMING told his children at he was barely acquainted with

OSWALD at Atsugi...

More from "Nodule 9" by AJ Weberman

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....HEMMING'S UNCLE, ART SIMPSON

HEMMING stated his entre into the intelligence community was through his uncle, Art

Simpson, the brother of his mother, Catharine Ellen Simpson. HEMMING told this

researcher: “He knew John McCone, who was involved with my uncle, Art Simpson.

Simpson was one of the un-indicted co-conspirators in John McCone's war profiteering

trial. He was found innocent.” There was no trial.

Born into a prosperous San Francisco family on January 4, 1902, John McCone was a

steel company executive until 1937, when he formed the Bechtel-McCone-Parsons

Corporation. This company specialized in the design and construction of petroleum

refineries for installation in South America and the Middle East. In 1939 John McCone

entered the ship-building business; in 1946, Ralph E. Casey, an investigator for the

Government Accounting Office leveled accusations of profiteering against him, and

John McCone was called before the House Merchant Marine Committee. McCone was

president of the California Shipbuilding Corporation, which was accused by the

Government Accounting Office of having made $44 million in profits from an investment

of $600,000. "Calship" was owned by Henry J. Kaiser. Henry J. Kaiser was in

partnership with Howard Hughes during the war. [Robert Maheu, Next to Hughes, 1992,

Harper Collins p133] Kaiser and McCone made convincing arguments, and the matter

went no further. They were not indicted. The name "Simpson" was absent from the

articles about these hearings. [NYT 9.26.46; Newsweek 10.7.46 p37; Wash. Post

9.26.46; Ross & Wise Invisible Government p193] After the war, John McCone

purchased a million-dollar interest in Standard Oil of California which was owned by the

Rockefeller family. McCone became a member of President Truman's Air Policy

Commission in 1947 and in 1948 he became special deputy to James Forrestal, the

Secretary of Defense. In 1956 John McCone stated: "The uninformed believe that

radioactive fallout from H-bomb tests endangers life." In 1958 he became chairman of

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the Atomic Energy Commission. He was an avid supporter of the Dulles brothers and a

devout Roman Catholic. On September 27, 1961, President John F. Kennedy

announced the appointment of John McCone as Director of the Central Intelligence

Agency....

....On HEMMING'S application for CIA employment he listed this financial reference:

"Haisa-Pacific Inc., Art Simpson (President)." HEMMING told this researcher: "That was

the Asia Pacific Foundation. Simpson was on the board. It was a proprietary."

It was not the Asia Foundation, an organization that was funded by CIA. In 2010 I

located an Asia Pacific Capital Advisors (213) 680-8811 345 S Figueroa Street Los

Angeles, CA 90071. The Asia Society is located 350 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA

90071 (213) 613-9934 The CIA worked the Rockefeller Foundation, and established

numerous "bogus" foundations to "hide" its funding of the Asia Society and other

NGO’s. Robert Hemming confirmed that his uncle, "Art" Simpson, was a partner with

John McCone in Cal-Ship in San Pedro. HEMMING was telling the truth despite the fact

I cannot locate any relevant traces on Art Simpson....

Well, Mr. Weberman, I can locate relevant traces of both Art and Robert Simpson, and so I have put together this

post.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&tbs=bks%3A1&q=hemming+uncles+robert+art+simpson&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

A farewell to justice: Jim Garrison, JFK's assassination, and the ...

Joan Mellen - 2005 - 547 pages - Snippet view

He added that Hemming "could have been" CIA because "he had the connections," as he revealed his knowledge that Gerald Patrick Hemming had two uncles, Robert and Art Simpson, who had been shipbuilding partners with John McCone during ...

The quote above from Joan Mellen's book is not the "relevant traces" I was referring to. I've located the uncle Art Simpson trial details AJ Weberman said do not exist, and I will post them shortly if there is interest in this post. Aren't the details in the resume of this USAF Maj. General a little too similar to the ones described by Weberman related to Hemming and Oswald to be dismissed as mere coincidence?

Gerry Hemming never talked publicly about his mother's father, a WWI decorated war hero, an army officer in the Canadian infantry....

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=Helen+Sever+Bradburn+col+arthur+f+simpson+&btnG=Search+Archives&hl=en&ned=us&scoring=a

Marriage Announcement 2 -- No Title

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Feb 24, 1935

Helen S Bradburn Bride. of Robert Simbson. Miss Flelen Sever Bradburn daughter of ... Simpson son of LieutCol and Mrs Arthur F Simpson of Slerre Madre Villa .

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=%22Arthur+Simpson+a+brother+of+the*%22&btnG=Search+Archives&hl=en&ned=us&scoring=a

Marriage Announcement 2 -- No Title

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Feb 24, 1935

Roland Woodruff of Altadena was best man and Arthur Simpson a brother of the bridegroom and Adrian Perry were ushers. DESERT HONEYMOON ...

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US Indicts Nine in $5,000,000 Contract Frauds

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest

Archiver - Jan 17, 1946

U.S. Indicts Nine in $5000000. Contract

Frauds. Asserted war frauds involving $5000000 in contracts with the Consolidated Steel Corp

ship building division and asserted bribes of $200000 were charged yesterday in a U.S. grand

jury indictment naming nine defendants .Defendants named in the true bill are.

Robert W McBurney former buyer and supervisor of outside production at the Wilmington plant

of the concern Eugene Charles Brisbane South Gate manufacturer 1038 Shenandoah Road San M a r i n o

Anson Browne Long Beach manufac turer 3686 Berry Drive North Hollywood Bruce Stone Vernon manufacturer 1232 Highland Ave Glendale

Lawrence L Stone associated with Bruce Stone 1629 Virginia Ave Glen dale

Robert N Simpson and Arthur F Simpson Jr president and

secretary respectively of the Davenport Manufacturing Co

South Gate and owners of the Simpson Steel Co Wilcox and Foster C Rice

owners of the Wilmlngton Weld ing & Boiler Works Torrance Steel Works and

the B & R Machine Works Torrance.

Conspiracy Alleged.

The defendants are directly accused of conspiracy to defraud t h e government

through the submission of collusive bids to the Consolidated company for work labor

and materials while the firm was constructing ships under costplus fixed fee con tracts for the Maritime Commis sion according to James E 1arrington special assistant to tle Federal Attorney General

Well, it turns out that the information AJ Weberman got from Gerry Hemming is mostly accurate, but I am skeptical about his uncle Art Simpson having a relationship with John McCone or anyone else in the higher echelons in

the national intelligence community. The Simpson brothers escaped conviction for defrauding the federal government in 1946, but it seems they were much further down the chain than John McCone, and there were more

federal charges involving another of their federal contracting businesses by 1950, and labor relations problems in yet a third business with government contracts uncle Art was a principle in. Art and his partners were so anti-union, they defied an NLRB ruling to recognize and negotiate with the union chosen by their employees, they went so far as to mover their business and to use the move as an excuse to ignore the NLRB, litigating the matter all the way to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, where the lost their case.

Genealogical info of Hemming's maternal grandfather.:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gingerlou&id=I005

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/issues/31043/supplements/14214/page.pdf

SIMPSON, ARTHUR FREDERIC.

Capt., 28th Canadian Infantry Battn., Saskatchewan Regt. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in command of a support company during an attack.

Seeing that the attack was likely to become disorganized he led his company in face of heavy fire through the attacking line, reorganized the other units and carried the whole line forward.

His bold and skilful leadership enabled other units who were held up to come on. He showed marked courage throughout the operations.

Obit of Gerry Hemming's maternal grandmother, just two weeks after her son, Robert's wedding.:

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=%22Mat+Arthur+F+Shmp+4+son+*%22&btnG=Search+Archives&hl=en&ned=us&scoring=a

Obituary 1 -- No Title

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Mar 8, 1935

3 March 7 1935 Mrm Mary Loulse a Simpson wife of Mat Arthur F Shmp 4 son D.S.O. of 1640 Sierra Madre Villr 4 Road. * Funeral services Friday at 330 P.m. 3

Hemming's Uncle Art's listing in "Who's Who":

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&tbs=bks%3A1&q=%22Pasadena+Jr.+Coll.%2C+1941%3A+extension+courses+U.+of+So.+Calif.%2C+1939-41%2C+Pacific+Coast+U.*%22&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

SIMPSON, Arthur Frederic, mfr.. oil producer; b. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Can., Nov. 5, 1914; s. Arthur F. and Mary (Williams) S.; grad. Pasadena Jr. Coll., 1941: extension courses U. of So. Calif., 1939-41, Pacific Coast U..

http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi

HEMMING GERALD P 05/31/1902 Mother Maiden GALLAGHE M LOS ANGELES(70) El Monte 01/02/1963

http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi

HEMMING CATHERINE E 03/18/1913 Mother Maiden WILLIAMS Father Last SIMPSON F

Birth Place CANADA SAN DIEGO(37) 12/27/1988

http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi

SIMPSON ARTHUR FREDERIC 11/05/1914 Mother Maiden WILLIAMS M Birth Place CANADA LOS ANGELES(19) 04/28/1982

Gerry Hemming's first cousin, Arthur, son of Gerry's "uncle Art," lives in Arizona.:

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=%22adult+life+in+San+Marino+She+joined+St+Edmund%27s+Episcopal+Church+in*%22&btnG=Search+Archives&ned=us&hl=en&scoring=a

Pasadena Star-News : Dorothy Blakely Simpson

$3.50 - Star-News - NewsBank - Mar 22, 2007

SIMPSONDorothy Blakely Simpson was born on December 23 1919 at the Pasadena Hospital to Irene Small Blakely and Guy Deacon Blakely She passed away at the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena on Friday March 16 2007 Graduating from John Muir High School in 1937 she attended Pasadena Junior College She married Arthur Frederic Simpson Jr in 1940 and lived most of her adult life in San Marino She joined St Mary's Guild and the Altar Guild maintain ing her membership until her passing In her later years she worked for the Pasadena Historical Society Dorothy was predeceased by her parents her husband her sister Thelma Pyeatt and her brother Robert Blakely She is survived by her daughters and sonsinlaw Carol and Fred Skill of Redding CA Jean and Bill Thompson of Fresno CA her son Arthur Simpson of Phoenix AZ 6 grandchildren one great grandson many nieces and nephews and loving friends Her family wishes to thank her caregivers at the Scripps Kensington Home in Alhambra the staff at the Huntington Hospital and the ministry of St Edmund's Episcopal Church A family graveside service will be held at the Mountain View Cemetery in Pasadena A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at St Edmund's Episcopal Church 1175 San Gabriel Blvd San Marino on Friday March 23 2007 at 1 PM In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Endowment Fund of St Edmund's or to the Pasadena Historical Society 470 W Walnut Pasadena 91103 Mountain View Mountain View Mortuary Directors 6267947133

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Marino,_California

The seal of the City of San Marino, California is modeled on that of the republic, .... As of the census of 2000, there were 12945 people, 4266 households, ... About 3.7% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, ... most of the homes in San Marino, built between 1920 and 1950,...

Small, affluent So. Cal. town of San Marino. Could these relationships have been under our noses for nearly 48 years?

Is it significant, especially considering what Gerry Hemming told AJ Weberman about the relationship between Gerry's "uncle Al Simpson", and John A. McCone, that for many years the two resided within walking distance of each other?

Does it matter that Gerry has no record of telling anyone that "Uncle Al's" father, who was also Gerry's mother, Catherine's father, was Lt. Col. Arthur Frederic Simpson, Sr. a decorated WWI Canadian infantry Captain?

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NODULE X9

GERALD PATRICK HEMMING

THE MAN WHO WROTE THE OSWALD SCENARIO

by AJ Weberman

Page 10

....HEMMING'S UNCLE, ART SIMPSON

HEMMING stated his entre into the intelligence community was through his uncle, Art

Simpson, the brother of his mother, Catharine Ellen Simpson. HEMMING told this

researcher: “He knew John McCone, who was involved with my uncle, Art Simpson.

Simpson was one of the un-indicted co-conspirators in John McCone's war profiteering

trial. He was found innocent.” There was no trial....

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=SIMPSON+2420+LORAIN+san+marino+city+council&btnG=Search+Archives&ned=us&hl=en&scoring=a

Display Ad 140 -- No Title

- Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Apr 11, 1954

ARTHUR F SIMPSON. 2420 LORAIN ROAD. for. SAN MARINO ... occuring in the San Marino Council by appointment of the San Marino City Council. GjLA. CITY COUNCIL ...

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Display Ad 140 -- No Title

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Apr 11, 1954

my first term is such that I am worthy to run again I will run but for a second term only. ARTHUR F SIMPSON. 2420 LORAIN ROAD. for. SAN MARINO ..

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Pasadena Star-News : Dorothy Blakely Simpson

- Star-News - NewsBank - Mar 22, 2007

SIMPSON Dorothy Blakely Simpson was born on December 23 1919 at the Pasadena Hospital to Irene Small Blakely and Guy Deacon Blakely She passed away at the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena on Friday March 16 2007 Graduating from John Muir High School in 1937 she attended Pasadena Junior College She married Arthur Frederic Simpson Jr in 1940 and lived most of her adult life in San Marino...

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=mccone+oak+grove+san+marino&btnG=Search+Archives&ned=us&hl=en&scoring=a

M'Cone Sees Challenge in Atomic Energy Job

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Jun 11, 1958

When the 'McCones re- t011 ne home v it was to a new mansion at 1100 Oak Grove Drive in San Marino. The house, in a five- acre estate, is not yet quite ...

John A. McCone Weds Industrialist's Widow

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Aug 30, 1962

McCone, 60, a California industrialist, still maintains a residence at 1100 Oak Grove Ave., San Marino. He was a member *for three years of the Atomic ...

John McCone Appointed to Air Post

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Jun 1, 1950

McCone is a registered Republican. A close friend of Secretary of the Air Finletter, ... Mrs. Rosemary Cooper McCone, at 1100 Oak Grove Ave., San Marino.

TRUMAN NAMES M'CONE TO AIR POLICY BOARD

- Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Sep 27, 1947

McCone, who lives at 1100 S. Oak Grove Ave., San Marino, has been serving on the staff of the commission since last August as a special adviser. ...

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=S.%20Oak%20Grove%20Ave.%2C%20San%20Marino%20ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

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San Marinans Support Nixon

- Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Dec 16, 1949

SAN MARINO Dec 15. Unan. Imous endorsement of the can of Rep Richard M Nixon ... Col Jo seph N Owen John F Finucane and Arthur F Simpson committee at large ... .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_B-36

Convair B-36

http://www.google.com/search?q=jumbo%20products%20b-36&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbo=u&tbs=bks:1&source=og&sa=N&tab=wp

Space/aeronautics: Volume 11

1949 - Snippet view

... 28.5 Volts at 1200 (Continued on page 67) FACED with how to maintain flight control components way up there on the 60-foot high tail of the B-36, . the Air Force took its problem to the Jumbo Steel Products Company, Azusa, Calif., ..

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=JDs0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=fOsFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3099,8000721&dq=*-and-aircraft-industries-is-handling-most-of-the-procurement-burden&hl=en

Marquis Childs .Us Air Transport Woefully Lacking .

Miami Sunday News - Google News Archive - Jul 31, 1950

... working together again. mccone with a long range of experience in both the shipping and aircraft industries, is handling most of the procurement burden. ...

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=%22jumbo+steel+products%22+arthur+simpson&cf=all

B-36 Tail Rig With Five Decks Given Workout

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Oct 20, 1949

... Air Force Base Rig was developed by Simpson Jumbo Steel Products Co ... Two huge B36 bombers landed at March Air Force Base yester day for a fitting job ...

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A farewell to justice: Jim Garrison, JFK's assassination, and the ...

Joan Mellen - 2005 - 547 pages - Snippet view

He added that Hemming "could have been" CIA because "he had the connections," as he revealed his knowledge that Gerald Patrick Hemming had two uncles, Robert and Art Simpson, who had been shipbuilding partners with John McCone during ...

Man Cleared of $323,000 False Claim Charge

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Dec 17, 1954

Robert N Simpson president of the Jumbo Steel Products Co of Azusa yesterday was acquitted by a jury in the court of U.S. Judge William C Mathes on charges ...

15 Men Indicted Here in War Fraud Checkup

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Sep 26, 1952

The indictments resulted from a widespread investigation by ti FBI into ... sub mitted by Robert M Simpson president of the Jumbo Steel Products Co and John ...

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=mccone+resigns+assistant+secretary&btnG=Search+Archives&ned=us&hl=en&scoring=a

AIR FORCE AIDE RESIGNS; New York Attorney Nominated as Under Secretary...

- New York Times - Oct 10, 1951

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9-Tbls resignation of John A. McCone as Under Secretary of the Air Force and the nomination of Roswell Iz Gilpatrick of New York was ...

Gerry Hemming's uncle Robert Nathan Simpson lived even closer to John McCone's residence in San Marino than his brother Arthur did...literally just a walk across the park separated Robert's residence from McCone's. Robert lived at that San Marino address from 1944 to at least 1966, and probably as far back as in 1937 when the house on the property was built.

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The following quoted post is on the Cord Meyer and the Assassination of JFK thread.:

Good one, John.

He looks like Barry Bostwick.

James

John:

I doubt very much that Frank G. Wisner, Sr. was in any kind of shape to do any plotting in the JFK matter. While at the Naval Academy [Annapolis, MD] during 1958, I visited Frank at the Hospital? near Baltimore -- and he was definetly on his way out of reality shortly thereafter. My uncles [partners in CALSHIP during WWII with John McCone] had arranged for me to meet Frank early in my Marine Corps career.

During a 1975 visit with Vic Marchetti [at his home in Vienna, VA] I queried him as to Frank being the lead (and fatal) character in his first novel, "The Rope Dancer". The plot is centered on a DDP discovering that eith the DCI or the Deputy DCIA is a Soviet "Mole", and is ultimately "suicided".

Vic wouldn't comment on the story-behind-the-story at that time !!

I was in D.C. at that time [May 1975] to give testimony to the "Church Committ-ee"; visit with "Bud" Fensterswald & Andrew St. George; and give warning to Lou Conein that the "Quantum/WerBell Op" was about to be blown.

Gerry Patrick Hermming

_____________________________

I included the San Marino, CA addresses of John McCone and Gerry Hemming's uncle Arthur Simpson in my last post.

In 1944, Hemming's other uncle, Arthur's brother, Robert Nathan Simpson (see info in my other posts on this thread)

while operating his vehicle, made a left turn into the path of a California Highway Patrol officer engaged at the time in a pursuit on his motorcyle. Robert's address is displayed in the newspaper coverage of this fatal accident.

His name is displayed with an error in the middle initial, but this is cleared up in the record of the related lawsuit.:

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=Robert+N.+simpson+%22865+Chester%22+Ave.%2C+San+Marino&btnG=Search+Archives&ned=us&hl=en&scoring=a

County Charities Official Named to UNRRA Post

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - May 20, 1944

California Highway Patrol man John A Reed 31 of 975 N Vendome St died at ... Driver of the machine Robert P Simpson of 865 Chester St San Marinoas not held ...

http://scocal.stanford.edu/opinion/reed-v-simpson-26058

Reed v. Simpson , 32 Cal.2d 444

[L. A. No. 20004. In Bank. Aug. 24, 1948.]

HELEN L. REED et al., Appellants, v. ROBERT NATHAN SIMPSON et al., Respondents.

Robert N Simpson divorced his wife Helen, and in 1957, he married Margaret Celine Ludgate Ames. He was still living

at the same address in San Marino in 1966, as in the 1944 accident article.:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&tbs=bks%3A1&q=Robert+N+Simpson+San+Marino&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

The California register

1966 - Snippet view

SIMPSON. Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. (Ludgate), 865 Chester Ave., San Marino; 796-2870. ... 7-0805 flames Robert Simpson; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dene McCormick (Sandra Ann Simpson). ...

Hemming's Uncle Robert Simpson's residence on Chester Ave. is marked w/yellow on the map (to the right of the park.)

John McCone's residence on Oak Grove Ave. is marked w/red on the map (to the left of the park.)

Hemming's Uncle Arthur Simpson's residence on Lorain Road is marked on the map with purple marker.

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=S.%20Oak%20Grove%20Ave.%2C%20San%20Marino%20ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

4950052951_dcfb296a7b_b.jpg

A curious detail is evident in Hemming's 2005 post in the quote box above. Since Hemming's uncles were friends and business associates of John McCone, and McCone was not appointed DCI until later in 1961, how was it that Hemming's uncles could

arrange through McCone for Hemming's introduction to Frank Wisner, before 1958?

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FYI

I was interested to read this portion of your post:

"In May 1957 General Bradburn was picked for assignment to WS117L, the first U.S. Air Force satellite project office, with duty at Western Development Division, ARDC, Los Angeles, Calif. This began a series of assignments of increasing responsibility in the field of military applications of earth satellites."

On Nov. 28,2004 I posted this dealing with WS117L and received no replies:

"The timming of the launch of the TIROS I Satellite on April 1, 1960 and the downing ot Francis Gary Powers on May 1, 1960 has intrigued me for many years.

Were the two events connected? If they were connected, the defection of Lee Harvey Oswald to Russia in October of 1959 and any information he may have provided the Soviets could place Oswald at the center of a highly classified intelligence operation dealing with the WS117L Program.

The Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) was an organization formed by the United States Army on February 1, 1956 (While Maxwell Taylor was Chief of Staff of the Army), at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama, taking over what was previously the Guided Missile Development Division, to develop the Redstone and Jupiter ballistic missiles. Its first commander was Major General John Mendaris. In July 1960 ABMA’s buildings and staff, including Wernher von Braun, were transferred to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, which remains in the midst of the Redstone Arsenal.

The transfer of ABMA to NASA was one of the many disappoinments that led to Maxwell Taylor's distaste of the Eisenhower Administration.

Tiros I was built by the Army, and launched by an Army Redstone Missle for a, supposedly civilian project (I cannot accept this point).

In a local publication printed in Kerr County, Texas (Edwin Walker's home) in 1958 it states that Walker is working with "guided missiles." Nohing in Walker's military record supports this although the Arkansas Military District (integration of schools in Little Rock) where Walker was stationed at the time and the Redstone Arsenal are in close proximity.

http://www.met.fsu.e...tml/tiros1.html

http://www.stratmag....e-15/page03.htm

http://www.peterson....th/Timeline.asp

http://www.fas.org/s...gins/part09.htm

http://www.zianet.co...ance/samos.html

http://www.zianet.co...ning/midas.html

http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/dsh/artifa...S-discover.html

Jim Root"

I think it is interesting

Jim Root

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