In March of 1964, the FBI interviewed William Sucher, the owner of International Firearms Limited in Montreal, Canada. Sucher was interviewed because of his vast dealings with overseas purchases of weapons. The FBI reported that Sucher purchased "hundreds of thousands" of rifles from the Italian government as surplus, usually in "very poor" condition. Sucher told the FBI that in the 1930's, Mussolini had ordered all of the arms factories to manufacture the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle. He further stated that "since many concerns were manufacturing the same weapon, the same serial number appears on weapons manufactured by more than one concern."

In other words, since many ( four that I've named ) of the factories were manufacturing the 91/38 rifle, the same serial number appears on weapons manufactured by more than one factory. That means that the C2766 serial number could appear on anywhere from 3 to 9 weapons. Some Warren Commission apologists will argue that the next sentence in this report "some bear a letter prefix and some do not" is relative to the serial number being the same. I do not believe that. I believe that the FBI is making a matter-of-fact statement. For if a serial number does not bear the letter prefix, it's not the same serial number as the one that does. The serial number 2766, for example, is not the same serial number as C2766. Sucher stated that the rifles had the SAME serial number, meaning that the serial numbers were exactly the same.

Corsican assasin
Sturgis Howard Hunt? Cubans
Mafia with James Files
3 hobos Mac Wallace and Billie Sol Estes


One evening in the spring of 1963, Files was playing a pinball machine (gambling type), when Mr. Nicoletti approached him and said they were going to go for a drive. During that drive, Mr. Nicoletti revealed a plan to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. This plan had come from collaboration between the CIA and the Chicago Mob boss Sam Giancana, and the job had been delegated to Mr. Nicoletti. In the months leading up to the assassination, several locations were considered, including Chicago. Ultimately, Dallas, Texas had been chosen as the location of the hit.


Compiled by Mae Brussell

My educated guess about the shots

For your comment if you have time:
More than five shots were fired almost at the same time within just seconds and some of them were from guns with silencers. Almost all the shots were aimed at the head of the president.
Shot One was from the grassy knoll/fence with a small caliber silenced weapon. The shot in the throat missed the head.
Shot Two came from behind and hit JFK in the back missing the head at the same time as the throat entry wound.
Shot Three from behind missed JFK and hit Connally.
Shot Four From behind hit JFK in the head almost at the same time as Shot Five.
Shot Five came from the front and was aimed at JFK's eye but Shot Four moved JFK's head slightly forward so that Shot Five hit more toward the temple not the eye.
I believe there was a shot through the windshield of the JFK limo and that it probably came from behind perhaps from a weapon with a silencer. Another shot hit a nearby curb fired from behind.


Texas Theatre reportedly owned by Howard Hughes. His henchman Mayheu was at the meeting at Murchisons????

Dal-Tex and TSBD owned by 2 different men, conspirators???
Operations at the Venice Airport have involved individuals whose names figure prominently in the Kennedy Assassination, for example Texas oilman General D. H. (Harry) Byrd,  owner of a defense contractor which in the late 50's and early 60's built and launched Regulus II cruise missiles from the beach directly in front of the Venice Airport in a program run out of at Eglin AFB in Florida’s panhandle.

“Vought's Regulus II was a Mach 2 capable cruise missile optimized for launch from surfaced submarines and other Navy surface vessels, and later served as a high-speed target drone for other weapon development programs,” company literature stated.
Byrd’s Chance-Vought Aircraft, later re-named LTV, would become—almost immediately after the JFK assassination—a principal beneficiary of the massive military spending accompanying the growth of American military involvement in the Vietnam War.
General Byrd, of course, was the owner of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, where the Warren Commission alleged Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots which killed President John F. Kennedy.
Byrd also ran the Texas and Louisiana Civil Air Patrol, at the same time cadets Barry Seal and Lee Harvey Oswald were meeting Kennedy assassination conspirator Capt. David Ferrie at a two-week summer camp of the Louisiana Civil Air Patrol at Barksdale Air Force Base in July of 1955.

Several conspiracy theories in the assassination of Kennedy allege that some of the shots fired on the President's motorcade originated from the Dal-Tex Building.[4] Numerous witnesses to the assassination reported hearing gunfire coming from the direction of the building. In fact, the Dal-Tex building was one of the first buildings to be sealed off in the minutes following the murder.[5] Several arrests were made following the building's lockdown;[6] there is record of a young man dressed in a black leather jacket and black gloves who was taken to the Sheriff's Office (also located within the Dal-Tex building) but he was never charged and no records of his name exist. Another suspicious person detained in the Dal-Tex building was Jim Braden, a career-criminal with Mafia ties who had recently changed his name[7] and was thus released by authorities. Furthermore, the Dal-Tex building aligns directly with the trajectory of the bullet that hit the curb, injuring bystander James Tague.[8]

The Owner of the Dal-Tex Building
The owner of record of the Dal-Tex Building at the time of the assassination was said to be Morris Jaffe. Morris Jaffe was indeed a very interesting fellow who bears further investigation. Jaffe succeeded Billie Sol Estes in Estes’ empire, buying it for a song. He also was the person who delivered money to Lyndon Johnson to insure Johnson’s being on the 1960 ticket with John Kennedy. Jaffe also started Costco, Inc. [14]


Find videos: Dallas top cop Fritz threatens to hit Oswald's friend if he does not sign paper. Secret Service agent puts pistol to the head of an innocent man to make him talk and then informs the man's wife that he slept with a whore. These are examples of the stupidity of Dallas-Ft. Worth lawmen. Dallas DA Wade was busted for winning cases based on false evidence.

The mayor of Dallas was brother of the CIA general fired by JFK.

Coincidences: Several M-C rifles had the same serial number as Oswald's.


Col Prouty:

General Lansdale at Dealey Plaza. He had retired Oct 1963 what was he doing in Dallas?

3 tramps arrested and taken to Sheriff's office instead of police station??? One of the tramps is Harrellson who confessed to killing JFK

"Lee" calls Chicago FBI to warn of assassination attempt. Tampa and Houston hits called off.

The Washington DC telephone system was out of service for about an hour beginning just before the JFK shooting. At the same time most of the JFK top administrators were in Hawaii.


Caravan to Dallas: Marita sayhs LHO was with them to deliver guns in Dallas to E. Howard Hunt.

Great audio timeline of the day JFK was shot:

Good analysis of the bullet angles and sources


Richard Case Nagell had been a US Army counterintelligence officer from 1955 to 1959. He was assigned to Field Operations Intelligence (FOI), which he later described as “a covert extension of CIA policy and activity designed to conceal the true nature of CIA objectives”.  During his training in Japan, Nagell was familiarized with “simple and intricate weapons to be used in assassinations”. He was also “advised that in the event I was apprehended, killed or compromised during the performance of my illegal FOI duties, the Department of the Army would publicly disclaim any knowledge of or connection with such duties, exercising its right of plausible denial”.


In the late fifties, Nagel’s role as a double agent in liaison with Soviet intelligence allowed his path to converge with that of Lee Harvey Oswald. Both men worked in a counterintelligence operation with the code name “Hidell”, which Oswald later used as part of his alias, “Alek James Hidell”.


Assigned by the KGB to monitor Lee Harvey Oswald, Nagell became involved in New Orleans and Texas with Oswald and two Cuban exiles using the “war names” “Angel” and “Leopoldo” in what he saw was a large operation to kill JFK. He identified Angel’s and Leopoldo’s CIA-financed group as Alpha 66.


Alpha 66 was a group of Cuban exile paramilitaries who were directed by David Atlee Phillips, Chief of Covert Action at the CIA’s Mexico City Station. In early 1963, Phillips deployed Alpha 66 in attacks on Russian ships in Cuban ports to draw JFK into a war with Cuba.


In September of 1963, Nagell was ordered by the KGB to convince Oswald that he was being set up by Angel and Leopoldo as the assassination patsy – or, if that failed, to murder Oswald in Mexico City. Nagell met with Oswald in New Orleans. He warned him but Oswald was evasive and unresponsive to Nagell’s appeals to quit the assassination plot.


Rather than carry out the KGB’s order to kill Oswald, Nagell sent a registered letter to J. Edgar Hoover on September 17, warning of the president’s impending assassination. The FBI later denied any knowledge of such a letter.


Having put his warning on record, Nagell then decided to remove himself from any possible role in the assassination plot. On September 20, 1963, Nagel walked into a bank in El Paso TX and calmly fired two shots from a Colt .45 pistol into a plaster wall just below the bank’s ceiling. He then went outside and waited in his car until a police officer came to arrest him. When questioned by the FBI, Nagell made only one statement: “I would rather be arrested than commit murder and treason.”

Naming the Assassins

 James Fetzer organized, and gave the keynote presentation at, a conference in Santa Barbara CA, at which he named the six shooters in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963. (The bold face type is mine. --D. Phillips)
These suspects seem to have no direct connection to the Mafia--contrary to the list that several other researchers might compile. --D.P.
(1) The first shot that hit, which struck Kennedy in the back, appears to have been fired from the top of the County Records Building by Dallas Deputy Sheriff Harry Weatherford. He used a 30.06 to fire a Mannlicher-Carcano (MC) bullet fitted with a plastic collar known as a sabot, which hit JFK 5.5″ below the shoulder just to the right of the spinal column. This was a shallow wound with no point of exit.
Harry Weatherford
(2) Jack Lawrence, a U.S. Air Force expert, who had gone to work for the automobile dealership that provided vehicles for the presidential motorcade just a few days before the assassination, fired the shot that passed through the windshield and struck JFK in the throat from the south end of the Triple Underpass.
Jack Lawrence
(3) Nestor “Tony” Izquierdo, an anti-Castro Cuban recruited by the CIA, fired the shot that hit JFK in the back of the head after the limousine was brought to a halt. He fired three shots with two misses using a Mannlicher-Carcano, which were the only unsilenced shots fired, from the Dal-Tex Building, which housed a uranium mining corporation, Dallas Uranium and Oil, that was a CIA front.
Statue of Tony
(4) Roscoe White, a Dallas police officer with ties to the CIA, fired from the grassy knoll adjoining the motorcade route, but seems to have “pulled his shot,” Fetzer said, “because it would have hit Jackie, so his shot went into the grass.”  His son subsequently discovered his diary, but gave it to the FBI and it has not been seen since.
Minutes after the shooting, Beverly Oliver encountered White on the Grassy Knoll.
Roscoe White
(5) Malcolm “Mac” Wallace, who shot from the Dallas Book Depository, may have murdered a dozen people for Lyndon B. Johnson. “Mac” appears to have fired from the west side of the book depository at Texas Governor John Connally in the mistaken belief he was Sen. Ralph Yarborough, whom LBJ despised. Wallace’s fingerprint was found on one of the boxes in the “assassin’s lair” in the book depository from which Oswald allegedly fired.
(6) Frank Sturgis, later complicit in the Watergate robbery, who also appears to have been connected to the CIA, is said by Fetzer to have fired from the north end of the Triple Underpass the shot that entered Kennedy’s right temple. Sturgis is known to have ties to Meyer Lansky, a notorious crime syndicate kingpin, and confessed his role to a New York City Gold Shield Detective when he was arrested attempting to kill Marita Lorenz, Fidel Castro’s former mistress who had defected and participated in Operation Mongoose to kill Castro, and knew too much about the JFK assassination plot.
Frank Sturgis
There were shooters at six different locations with up to 10 shots fired, three of which missed. JFK was hit four different times: in the back from behind, in the throat from in front, and twice in the head (first back, then front) after the driver had brought the car to a halt to make sure JFK would be killed. Another shot missed and injured bystander James Tague, while one or more shots hit Connally.
The Sequence:
1 – (CRB) JFK back – Deputy Sheriff Harry Weatherford, 30.06 with a Mannlicher-Carcano bullet
2 – (TUP-S) JFK throat – Jack Lawrence, a U.S. Air Force marksman
3 – (D-T) Main Street curb, injured Tague – Nestor “Tony” Izquierdo, anti-Castro Cuban (the only unsilenced shots – the three that most witnesses heard)
4 – (TSBD-W) John Connally  back – Malcolm “Mac” Wallace, former Marine, LBJ associate
5 – (GK) – Roscoe White, Dallas police officer with CIA ties, pulled shot to avoid hitting Jackie (bullet found in grass)
6 – (D-T) JFK head rear – Nestor “Tony” Izquierdo
7 – (TUP-N) JFK head front – Frank Sturgis, Watergate burglar, CIA asset
8 – (D-T) chrome windshield strip – Nestor “Tony” Izquierdo
CRB = County Records Building roof
TUP-S = Triple Underpass, south end
D-T = Dal-Tex Building, Dallas Uranium and Oil, CIA front
TSBD-W = Texas School Book Depository, sixth floor west end (opposite from “sniper’s lair”)
GK = Grassy Knoll
TUP-N = Triple Underpass, north end
Oswald and Tippet by DP
Please refer to the Warren Commission allegations online and to the video showing another version of the Tippet killing at
Background: The Warren Commission says that Policeman J.D. Tippet thought Oswald fit the description of the killer of JFK and upon seeing Oswald on the street tried to make an arrest. Oswald then shot Tippet and thereafter raced for refuge to the Texas Theater.
     Researchers claim that Oswald could not have killed Tippet since he was in the The Texas Theater at the time of the shooting.

Plan A  If everything had gone as planned by the conspirators Lee Harvey Oswald would have been killed when walking from his dwelling to a 1 pm meeting at the neighborhood Texas Theater or if the killing could not be arranged before the theater meeting then he would have been killed soon after Tippet had delivered him to a safe house.
     The man who shot and killed J.D. Tippet wanted to be seen and followed and for all blame to be on Lee Harvey Oswald (LHO).
     The shooter could have killed Tippet as he sat inside his vehicle. Instead, he waited for Tippet to get out of his police car and then shot 3 times. (Incidentally, even at close range with a snub-nose pistol 3 shots and 3 hits is noteable.) Then in no apparent hurry to leave the scene the shooter deliberately went to Tippet and shot him in the head. It reminds me of a professonal, Mafia type hit.
     Still the shooter was in no rush. He tooks time to remove the four shells from his revolver and throw them on the ground at the crime scene--thus leaving evidence to be traced to a particular gun.
The shooter waited to reload the revolver and then he started away from the crime scene holding the pistol so that it was readily seen by anyone in the vicinity.
     As he was fleeing he slowed to a stop so that a witness was able to get a good look at him; the shooter even spoke to the  witness from a distance before continuing to leave the scene.
     About the same time and in plain view the shooter shucked his jacket and threw it under a car obviously to be found as evidence by investigators.
     Most telling of all the actions showing that the shooter wanted LHO to be caught: a leather billfold was left at the crime scene and it contained--according to Dallas lawmen--two identification cards. One  for Lee Harvey Oswald and one for Alek James Hidell.
     Two witnesses said that just before the shooting there were two cars nearby (unmarked cop cars?) and that two men had left the scene. Conceivably the shooter had been delivered to the location by one of these two men.
Why was Tippet killed?

I believe that Tippet was part of the JFK assassination plot. Possibly he was a member of the Kennedy-hating patriot group called the John Birch Society and/or of the very active Dallas cell of The Minutemen.)
     I speculate that Tippet was supposed to have encountered LHO after the killing of JFK and that his mission was either to kill LHO in a faked arrest or to take him to a predesignated location such as a safe house. Tippet failed to accomplish his assigned mission and thus signed his own death warrant. There is a possibility that Tippet knew that he would be in danger if he did not get it right.
Plan B was to introduce an imposter who somewhat resembled LHO and to punish Tippet for his failure.
At the The Texas Theater (incidentally owned by the Howard Hughes business empire) the Oswald Imposter was seen sneaking into the theater without paying and seated himself in the balcony, while LHO was below in the main seating area. (LHO had changed seats several times, perhaps trying to find his contact.)
     An unusually large number of policemen arrived at and surrounded the theater--just to get a guy who had sneaked in without paying--wherein LHO was arrested. He was taken out the front door of the the theatre and the Oswald Imposter was escorted by police out the back door of the theatre.
James Files (on the left) says that the man on the right, Marlowe, shot Tippet
CIA Agent Claude Barnes Capehart claimed to have been with LHO

The following problem is rather key to solving the mystery- J. Edgar Hoover told LBJ

on 11/23/63 that Oswald had been impersonated in Mexico City weeks earlier. Warren

Commission staffer David Slawson recently confirmed at the SMU conference that audio

tapes of this episode existed in 1964, and he stated he did not believe CIA claims that the

tapes had been written over shortly after they were created in 1963. Nor did he believe

CIA explanations about the lack of a photograph of Oswald. Thus a key problem to solving

the mystery is whether Oswald was impersonated, and if so, why and by whom? 

Reinaldo Martinez Gomez: Herminio Diaz Garcia shooter from Cuba for Traficante