Therefore, the planned motorcade route included a short one-block turn at the end of the downtown segment of Main Street, onto Houston Street for one block northward, before turning again west onto Elm, that way they could proceed through Dealey Plaza before exiting Elm onto the Stemmons Freeway. This car is witness to his murder. As you examine the data and photos on this page, ask yourself the question, “Why did this happen? In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The replica limo is currently available for purchase; please email Pamela at pamelam1 mindspring.

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An assassin shot John F. The car was as glamorous and camera-ready as he was.

What was done during that time? Marine Lee Harvey Oswald firing in ambush from a nearby building. Look at the vertical line in the center of the metal frame area. By the time the limo passed Jean Hill and Mary Moorman of the famous Polaroid only the lavender-white flowers and possibly the other small white object remained on the back seat. President Kennedy’s motorcade passes the Texas School Book Depository just prior to the assassination. Before visiting Sydney, the president stopped off in Victoria, home to then-prime minister Harold Holt, with whom Johnson had developed a strong bond.

Kennedy, September 24, Also, Anthony Marsh’s has some interesting insights in an analytical article.

There were two radio telephones, assassinstion to walkie-talkies or CB radios rigged to telephone handsets. All remaining assassination-related records approximately 5, pages were scheduled to be released by October 26,with the exception of documents certified for continued postponement by the President under the following conditions: The assassination evoked stunned reactions worldwide.


Assassination of John F. Kennedy

She was given the roses by Dearie Cabell, as she walked away from the plane; the white flowers may have come from onlookers at the fence where Jackie and JFK shook hands prior to entering the limo.

Lyndon Baines And with all of the added weight – the car now tipped the scale at 9, pounds, up from 7, – the team installed “the largest passenger-car air-conditioning unit ever built,” the memo said.

Views Read View source View history. There were at least ear witnesses in Dealey Plaza who were on record with an opinion as to assassinahion direction from which the shots came. Johnson President” View in our Collections on thehenryford.

JFK Assassination Presidential Limousine SSX

Retrieved October 19, The new President refused to leave for Washington without Kennedy’s remains and his widow. Hydraulic rear seat assassinatio could raise the president. What ammunition would make a hole the size of a pencil?

All of the Warren Commission’s records were submitted to the National Archives in Kennedy’s new plastic-topped Lincoln Continental limousine outside the White House, after its delivery in Washington.

Archived from the original on July 25, The typical configuration for a through-and-through windshield bullet hole include 1 a hole larger than the size of the ammunition, 2 white frothing around the hole and 3 spider cracking extending from the hole to perhaps the edges of the windshied.


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None of these things are evident in the “Spiral Nebulae” of the Altgens — assadsination hole, later described by observers one high on the windshield, one low on the windshield, adding to the confusion was supposedly just big enough to ‘put a pencil through it’. Kennedy’s left hand is in front of his throat and Mrs. How does it compare with the color photo farther down the page of the limo as it is today.

In assassinqtion process, the car gained Secret Service codenames – SSX and X – and the grille of a model, so it appeared right up to date. Asssassination continued to be used by Presidents until it was retired in Work was completed May 1, and extensive testing was performed in Cincinnati, Ohio and Dearborn, Michigan before the car was delivered to the White House in June.

The Committee concluded that previous investigations into Oswald’s responsibility were “thorough and reliable” but they did not adequately investigate the possibility of a conspiracy, and that Federal agencies performed with “varying degrees of competency”. The panels could stack into into the trunk of the car.