Air Force One and the Kennedy Assassination
WASHINGTON – Air Force One was a focal point of November 22nd in Dallas Texas. Air Force One landed at Love Field with President Kennedy a vibrant and charismatic leader aboard. The President’s plane later left Dallas with the body of a dead President and newly sworn in President Lyndon Johnson aboard.
The murder of President John F. Kennedy remains one of the tragedies of the 20th century. The youthful President offered hope to America, and after his death for many Americans, the country headed the wrong way. Many Americans still believe that the President’s murder was massive conspiracy. Some suspect organized crime, some suspected Fidel Castro set up and funded the assassination.
Oliver Stone in the movie JFK laid a path to the door of the United States Government suggesting it was rogue elements in the CIA and military leadership.
The site of the assassination, the Dallas School Book Depository, where the alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, armed with an Italian military rifle got off three shots that killed the President and wounded Texas Governor John Connally is in Dealy Plaza in Dallas Texas.
Deally Plaza in Dallas is a small place, although its place in history is far larger. The shots that killed President Kennedy were not long-distance shooting. The alleged sniper’s nest on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository is now a museum. The spot where Lee Harvey Oswald is alleged to have fired the three shots, including the two that struck President Kennedy and killed him recreated.
There are, as many people believe, many conspiracy theories about the assassination. The information on the assassination has many people having many theories.
The radio communications between branches of the United States Government on that terrible day offer an insight into how confusing it was that day.
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Original Air Force One Radio Transmissions
A while back, Bill Kelly contacted Primeau Forensics and asked Audio Forensic ExpertEd Primeau to assemble and restore the original Air Force One radio transmissions that were recorded the day JFK was assassinated 50 years ago.
According to Primeau, ‘the quality of technology back then was very poor which weighs heavy on understanding the dialogue of the radio transmissions even after restoration’. Then Primeau had an idea, to have Partner Company Primeau Productions create a video which displays the wording on the bottom of the screen displaying the dialogue from the radio transmissions as they occurred.
Listening to the audio you can get an idea of how officials in the United States were trying to figure out what to do, and how confused that day was.
Today in an era where instant communications via cell phone, text messages, and the Internet is the norm, that day in 1963 the leading edge of communications was side band radio and telephone were all they had available.
Primeau sought some authentic footage from a private jet cockpit via a pilot who is a friend of Primeau Productions so the background footage adds an interesting background to the closed caption type text.