Tapes capturing exchange between Air Force One and White House staff moments after the JFK assassination have been discovered. They contain more than 30 minutes of recordings not included in the National Archives.
The tapes give Kennedy assassination researchers information never revealed before. New code names are heard in the tape, ‘Monument’ and ‘W.T.E.’, of people whose identity are yet unknown. And the location of Air Force General Curtis LeMay is finally pinpointed, a mystery that has been baffling conspiracy theorists and research experts since the tragedy.
An aide can be heard breaking-in on transmissions trying to reach LeMay, saying the Air Force General “is in a C140. Last three numbers are 497. His code name is Grandson. And I want to talk to him.”
The original tapes are going up for auction to a private collector, but a digitized version has been made for the National Archives and John F. Kennedy Library.
The tape is titled, ‘Radio Traffic involving AF-1 in flight from Dallas, Texas to Andrews AFB on November 22, 1963.’