Roger Craig

Roger Craig was a Dallas deputy sheriff on November 22, 1963 who heard the shots that killed the president. His policeman instincts immediately went in high gears. He tried the best he could to identify the source of the shots to possibly make an arrest.

In the years following the fateful event, he started making extraordinary claims that allegedly put his life in danger. We’ll examine them. 


SECTION 1: CHRONOLOGY OF HIS ACTIONS ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963

It is not a comprehensive list, but it is sufficient for the needs of this blog.


12:30 PM: In front of the Sheriff Office on Main Street

Several sheriff deputies were watching the motorcade in front of the Court Building on Main Street just off the corner of Main and Houston. I have not found images showing of them.

Note: For bigger photos, click on the photo and a bigger one will appear, most of the time, in a new window.

Bronson 1-Full

Credit: Charles Bronson


Bothun_Crop

Credit: Richard Bothun


12:32 PM: After the shooting. On the south side of Elm Street. 

Willis 7,1-Craig

Credit: Phil Willis


12:32 PM: Runs across witness Amos Euins.

Euins, Craig and Walthers in Bell

Credit: Mark Bell film


12:34 PM: In the parking lot with his colleague Eddy Walthers. 

Martin/DCA film

The image is above is from the John Martin film. This is a link to the clip on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ9X_TOT0y8   youtube_icon-69x69


Craig also appears in the Darnell/WBAP film.


The Darnell clip can be seen here on YouTube from 0:27:

https://youtu.be/rMONciXGHY0?t=26s   youtube_icon-69x69

 


At around 12:40 PM: Back from the parking lot. North side of Elm Street with his colleague Clint Lewis.

William Allen/Dallas Times Herald


12:41 PM: Very likely Craig. Discusses with witnesses.

Credit: Allen William/Dallas Times Herald. Allen 1-5.


During that exact time, investigators are looking for a bullet in the grass on Elm Street.

1-16 Murray

Murray 1-16


12:55 PM: Discusses with investigators.

Alyea film VS L'Hoste

Left: Alyea/WFAA. Right: L’Hoste/WFAA


Craig in Skaggs 16

Skaggs photo


Craig-3 STCA 100

Cooper/KTVT


At around 1 PM: On the 6th floor. Looking for evidence.

Alyea/WFAA film


At around 1:25 PM, after Oswald’s Carcano rifle was found. Craig and Capt. Fritz. Did Craig mention the fleeing man to Capt. Fritz at that time?

Craig, rifle 7

Alyea/WFAA film


Weitzman on he left, Alyea film

Alyea/WFAA


This seems to be the last time we see Craig in photos and films on that weekend. Other images allegedly show him, but they’re images of individuals who only  look like him. This will be discussed later.


SECTION 2: EVALUATION OF HIS CLAIMS


Craig has dramatically added juicy details over the years. However, he was very credible in the first days following the assassination. He was interviewed at least twice by the FBI. Here are those reports:

November 23, 1963:

https://www.history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh23/pdf/WH23_CE_1967.pdf    


November 25, 1963:

https://www.history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh24/pdf/WH24_CE_1992.pdf 


Many claims can be found in Craig’s manuscript called When They Kill a President which is abbreviated WTKAP in this blog. Click on the link below to read it.

When They Kill a President


CLAIM #1: He heard 3 shots

Source: Craig’s Warren Commission testimony CLICK HERE

Craig is considered as an extremely reliable witness by the conspiracy crowd. He agrees on this with the Warren Commission.


CLAIM #2: Saw a man flee Dealey Plaza in a Rambler station wagon about 10 minutes after the assassination

Craig stated that he called Captain Fritz to inform him about the man. In consequence, Fritz asked him to come to his office to have a look at the suspect, Oswald, in custody. Later this afternoon, Craig went to the Homicide Bureau and confirmed that Oswald was the man he had seen. Three citizens had similar stories: Marvin Robinson, Roy Cooper and Richard Carr.

Allen 1-4 allegedly shows Craig looking towards a station wagon coming his way. The photo taken at 12:40 PM is consistent with the time stated by Craig. 

Station Wagon in Allen

Allen 1-4


Murray 1-19 allegedly shows Craig (which I doubt) at 12:40 PM looking at the station wagon seen in the previous photo. 

Murray-Craig-Station Wagon


Both photos side by side.

Murray-Craig-Station Wagon 2


My conclusion is that Craig did see a man looking like Oswald getting into a car. Unfortunately, a cab driver testified that he took Oswald as passenger a few minutes after the assassination, Also, a bus driver testified that he had Oswald as a passenger also a few minutes after the assassination. Finally, a bus transfer of that particular bus driver was found on Oswald.


Robert Groden states that “Craig saw this Oswald double get into the green station wagon”. Allen 1-4 taken at 12:40 PM.

Man seen by Craig, maybe 2


Three citizens had similar stories: Marvin Robinson, Roy Cooper and Richard Carr. 

Craig’s story was reported on NBC later that afternoon and Chief Jesse Curry was also asked about it.

Curry on a car fleeing Dealey Plaza    youtube_icon-69x69

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Richard Sprague worked on that particular claim using his photo knowledge. Click on images to get bigger ones in PDF.

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I created a collage of better copies of the Murray photos above.

Murray 20 and 21


Click on the images below to make it bigger in a new window. A new window will open.

In this article Craig told the reporter that he saw Oswald flee in a white car. Craig claimed 8 years later that the Warren Commission changed the color of the car. He claimed that he said it was a green car. 

Fort Worth Press, November 23, 1963. Continues below.

Fort Worth Press, November 23, 1963 (Continuation of the page above)


Several years later, Craig is quoted as stating that after he saw Oswald fleeing Dealey Plaza, he saw Secret Service agents arrest a man in front of the Depository who looked like the man, or his twin, who he had seen driving the getaway car. Furthermore, Garrison would have shown him a photo of this individual.  


In order to create doubt on cab driver Whaley, Craig stated that he personally observed Whaley given a blank statement that was filled out by the Dallas Police Department.

Source: Transcript of a 1968 radio interview

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=104533&relPageId=173


CLAIM #3: Saw Oswald in Captain Fritz’ office

During his Warren Commission testimony in 1964, Craig informed Commission’s attorney David Belin that he had.  

Source: Craig’s Warren Commission testimony CLICK HERE


A man named P.S. Nichols relates in this letter that Craig wrote to him that he is the man seen in the Beers photo below. Unfortunately, this is not Craig. An examination by Gary Mack of the original Beers negatives proves that this photo was taken on Saturday, November 23, 1963. Craig wrote in his manuscript that he stayed home on that Saturday. 

7 Bob Jackson-Craig at DPD-Coverup book 2


This is what Nichols wrote. Click on the image below to make it bigger in a new window.

Other photos seem to show the same man. 

Bob-Jackson-Photo at DPD, Nov 23

The photo in the middle is of Craig in Dealey Plaza. Compare with the man on the right. Definitely a different individual. 


Some people mistake this man for Roger Craig. Has some resemblance to him, but the profile views of him proves it’s not him. Also, these images were taken at 2 PM. Craig was at the Police Headquarters only late in the afternoon.

  

See the scene in this film showing Oswald a few seconds after he had been taken in the DPD building.

https://youtu.be/eiAL04sCoVI?t=13s   youtube_icon-69x69


Claim #4: Confronted Oswald in Fritz’ office, and Oswald said that the Rambler was Mrs. Paine’s station wagon.

The Paynes had a car, but of a different model, a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. 

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In this Fort Worth Press, November 23, 1963, Craig is quoted as saying the car was white. FBI reports of interviews also quotes Craig saying it was a white car.


Claim #5: A Mauser was found in the Depository

In this Los Angeles Free Press, January 31, 1968 edition, Craig admits he does not know foreign rifles. If he knew it was a Mauser, then why did not he mention it to Jim Garrison or Mark Lane who interviewed him multiple times?

Craig said he was behind Deputy Sheriff Eugene Boone when Boone found the rifle. That begs the question: If Boone found a Mauser, then who found the Carcanno that was filmed by WFAA cameraman Thomas Alyea? And why ALL the photos and films taken inside and outside the Depository show only a Carcanno? Craig said the police took photos of the Mauser. Then where are those photos?


Link to the complete article:

http://jfkassassinationfiles.com/LAFP-Craig-Jones.pdf    PDF icon

The only rifle found on the 6th floor was this Carcano. No photo of a Mauser was ever seen because none exists.

Craig, Roger 3-2

1968


Craig’s testimony at Clay Shaw’s trial, but no mention of a Mauser neither by him or the Garrison team.

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/russ/testimony/craigsh.htm CLICK HERE!


Claim #6 : Saw a .45 slug in the grass on the south side of Elm Street and his colleague Eddie Walthers confirmed to him that he found the bullet


I am unable to find a corroboration of this claim.

Does not seem to have brought this up in any interviews. The photo below depicts the area where Craig claimed he saw a .45 slug. The two men standing, Deputy Sheriff Eddie Walthers and police officer J.W. Foster denied in public that they ever saw a bullet.

Walthers 6, Allen


Walthers pointing to himself,newspaper article

Buddy Walthers pointing to himself. 1967.


Walthers 1967 1

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Walthers 1967 2

1967


Claim #7 : Saw 3 hulls perfectly lined up on the 6th floor, indicating that someone had put them down very carefully

No other person remembers this. 


Claim #8: When he looked at his watch after hearing about the shooting of Tippit, he saw it was 1:06 PM

This claim is very easy to rebut. In this 1969 interview, he states that Tippit was killed at 1:40 PM. Penn Jones corrects him saying it was 1:15 PM. Craig replied, “Was it?”. Three years, Craig’s improves. He now claimed his watch showed 1:06 PM.

http://jfkassassinationfiles.com/LAFP-Craig-Jones.pdf    PDF icon


Claim #9 : He talked to a man named Eugene Bradley in front of the Depository. Bradley became a suspect in Jim Garrison’s inquiry.

Bradley denied the accusation. He claimed he was in El Paso, Texas, on the day of the assassination. He admitted he was in Dallas, but years after the assassination. 

Bradley, Eugene 1967 1

1967

 


 

Bradley, Eugene 1968

1968

 

Bradley, Eugene 1967 Tramp


Claim #10: The Tall Tramp confronted him after a radio appearance in Los Angeles

No corroboration for this claim. See photo above.


Claim #11: There were attempts on his life



SECTION 3: CRAIG IN THE MEDIA ON THE WEEKEND OF THE ASSASSINATION

My video on Craig in the press. Some of the articles below are included in it. Among things, the video includes a mention of Craig on NBC a few hours after the assassination, and possibly an appearance of Craig behind Captain Fritz in a TV clip.

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Craig in the Media on the Weekend of the Assassination  youtube_icon-69x69


SECTION 4: PERSONAL LIFE

His son fear kidnapped

The conspiracy crowd back then must have been thinking that conspirators had kidnapped his son to silence him. It turned out that he had just run away…

Craig son missing

October 16, 1968


Second article on the son’s disappearance

http://jfkassassinationfiles.com/Craig_Son_Kidnapped.pdf   PDF icon


Son found on October 17, 1968

Craig son found-FWST-Oct 17, 1968


Death of Roger Craig

Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

http://jfkassassinationfiles.com/Craig_Death.pdf  PDF icon


Roger Death-DMN-May 16, 1975


A YouTuber who claims to be Molly Craig -Craig did have a daughter named Molly, answered to rumors on Craig’s death:


SECTION 5: RESOURCES ON CRAIG

The Continuing Inquiry

http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/po-jones/id/1307/rec/10


Transcript of a 1968 radio interview

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=104533&relPageId=173


Audio of a 1974 or 1975 videotaped interview I made available on Internet about 15 years ago. The interviewer is Ted Gandolfo most likely for his New York TV show called Assassination USA. It is erroneously believed it was made for a Mark Lane video.

Roger Craig interview   youtube_icon-69x69


Craig started a business in the investigation field.

 Craig PI Nov 14, 1971


Facebook page on Roger Craig. It is the only Roger Craig Facebook page that is not censored and where people who know about the JFK assassination case are not banned.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/676374872488404/  

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My main website

http://www.jfkassassinationfiles.com

My other blogs

PHOTOS, FILMS, SUSPECTS, WITNESSES

The Missing Craven Film Taken in Dealey Plaza


DCA Film


Location of Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza During the Shooting


Witnesses and Suspects in Dealey Plaza


Locating Media People (Other than Photographers and Cameramen) in Dealey Plaza


Locating Professional Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Locating Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Is Beverly Oliver the Babushka Lady Taking Pictures of the JFK Assassination?


Bad Luck with Cameras in Dealey Plaza and Photographers not Taking Pictures at the Right Time


Where are the Original of these Films Taken in Dealey Plaza?


Lost, Missing, Over-Exposed, Unavailable Photos and Films and Dubious Claims


Unidentified Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza


DOCUMENTARIES: WHAT YOU SEE IN THEM

https://jfkassassinationdocumentaries.wordpress.com/


INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFICATION PROJECT: TRYING TO IDENTIFY OFFICIALS IN PHOTOS AND FILMS

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/jfk-investigators-identification-project/


A CHRONOLOGY OF THE INVESTIGATORS’ ACTIVITIES IN DEALEY PLAZA

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/chronology-of-police-activies-on-the-week-end-of-the-assassination/


My YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/DenisMorissetteJFK/videos   youtube icon


See Robin Unger’s photo and film blog

http://www.jfkassassinationgallery.com/

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Cameramen and Photographers Along the Motorcade Route

The goal of this project is to locate as many cameramen and photographers (amateurs and professionals) along the motorcade, from before President Kennedy’s plane landed at Love Field Airport to Parkland Hospital where President Kennedy was brought it. 

Other cameramen and photographers will be added with time.  


This is a map I’ve made to easily locate the photographers and cameramen. For a bigger version, click on the image.


NON-DCA FILMS AND PHOTOS 


Jackie Tindel

  • On the south-west corner of N. Harwood and Main. He happened to catch WBAP cameraman Dan Owens in his film.

A presentation of complete film by the 6th Floor Museum can be seen watched here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaPMrbUUM1Q   youtube_icon-69x69


Cecil Stoughton  

This photo shot by White House photographer taken on Main, west of Griffith and close to Lamar might show up to 2 unknown photographers or cameramen.

600 Stoughton-Main, East of Lamar


John Haller

  • Film in 6FM YT video entitled, “Moments and Memories” from 22:50)  
  • Filmed from Lemmon Ave. just before the turn on our right on Turtle Creek

200 Lemmon-John Haller


A presentation of complete film by the 6th Floor Museum can be seen watched from 22:15:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxka6WU8heo      youtube_icon-69x69


A.J. L’Hoste 

  • WFAA

    Z-L'Hoste autograph

    L’Hoste in dark suite on the right


  • Filmed from the north side of Main Street, on the corner of Lamar before the motorcade, and filmed from the opposite side -south side, during the motorcade. These are frames of his film.

600 Hoste filmed motorcade South side 1


600 Hoste filmed motorcade South side 2


  • L’Hoste told me that he was in front of the Texas School Book Depository with his camera and audio recorder. For some reasons, he changed his mind, and moved to Main and Lamar instead. Imagine he had filmed and recorded the sounds of the shots. 

Don Cook

  • KTVT
  • His film is known as the Cooper film. Cooper being the name of his supervisor

This frame was taken from the north side of Main, just before the Limousine turned onto Houston. A photographer or cameraman is seen in black on the left.


600 Cooper film, maybe-Photographer on left 2


600 Cooper film, maybe-Photographer on left 1


James Underwood

  • KRLD (CBS) 
  • Took films throughout the motorcade

430 Cedar Springs

In the center in this DCA film frame


Took some film in Dealey Plaza after the shots

Underwood film 3


Malcom Couch

  • WFAA (ABC) 
  • Took films throughout the motorcade

430 Cedar Springs

On the right in the DCA film


A frame he took in front of the Texas School Book Depository

700 TSBD-By Couch


George Jefferies

  • Filmed from the south side of Main Street, at the corner of Main and Lamar 
  • A presentation of complete film by the 6th Floor Museum can be seen watched from 26:55:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxka6WU8heo      youtube_icon-69x69


Bob Jackson

  • Dallas Times Herald photographer
  • Got off the car after shots, walked around, but did not take one photo

Dillard 2-Atkins running-TDID-Jackson in it 2

Dillard photo


Dan Owens

  • WBAP (NBC)

600 Owens in Tindel film

Owens in blue on the right. Credit: Tindel film


One frame of the Owens film taken from position above. On Main at N. Harwood

600 Main, just after turnng from Harwood-Film

WBAP


Darryl Heikes

  • Dallas Times Herald photographer 
  • Positioned on Main on the corner of N. Harwood
  • Very close to Dan Owens on Main Street
600 Heikes, where is he-Tindel film

Left: Heikes at the police station. Center: Tindel film. Right: A photo he took.


Tom Dillard

  • Dallas Morning News

430 Cedar Springs

On the left in the DCA film


Chris Darrouzet

  • Filmed the “Please stop and shake our hands” banner 
  • Quantity of film he took is unknown
  • Close to Lomo Alto Ave, just north of Clarence Hays (See Hays film frames below)

The Darrouzets were featured in the November 21, 1963 edition of Life Magazine. Copy provided by Randy Owen.

200 Lemmons Loro


Bigger version (CLICK ON THE PIC)


Unknown origin of those film frames. Filmed on Lemmon. West Mockingbird can be seen from a distance. The only place where I could find them was on Robert Groden’s Case for Conspîracy DVD.

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DCA FILM


This part covers exclusively the cameramen and photographers of the DCA film. DCA stands for Dallas Cinema Associates. Most of the information presented here can be found in a 1964 FBI report consisting of interviews with various DCA members and the cameramen who took the films. 

FBI Report    Report sample


ORIGINS OF THE DALLAS CINEMA ASSOCIATES 

From the interview of DCA cameraman John Martin Jr., we learn that it was the idea of Wyman Parr to put together all possible films taken through the motorcade to make it one film. The Dallas Cinema Associates was incorporated on March 18, 1964. All the films were sent for processing to Technicolor located on 123 South Hollywood Way in Burback, California. (FBI report, page 14) 

The FBI learned of the existence of the DCA film on April 10, 1964, from Eddie Barker of KRLD (FBI report, page 8) 


The first image of the DCA film produced under the name of “The President’s Last Hour” shows The Southland Life Building which is located on 1416 Commerce Street, a few blocks east of Griffith. I do now know who took this photo.

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DCA CAMERAMEN IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER


LOVE FIELD AIRPORT


Larry Eugene Thomas

  • He filmed off the right nose of Air Force One carrying the president.   
  • He took 15 feet of film of the right side of JFK as he departed the plane and entered the Limousine.  
  • Worked at Love Field as an employee of Central Airlines.  

Source: FBI report, page 17


James Douglas Brown

  • His dad Joe Cern Brown who worked at Love Field thought it would be a great idea to bring him so he takes films of the president.  
  • James proceeded to Gate 28 where JFK was scheduled to arrive.  
  • He filmed Air Force One land, and then climbed upon the roof of the south concourse section of the terminal building and shot some film of JFK and Jackie deplaned. 
  • He then ran down to the fenced enclosure where he obtained more film of JFK and his entourage. 
  • He took between 10 to 15 feet of film.  

Source: FBI report, pages 44


David Percy Holloway

  • Filmed the crowd before the planes arrived 
  • Shot a sequence of the planes’ arrival  
  • Took 5 feet of film of JFK and Jackie deplaned 
  • Also, shot some sequences of JFK shaking hands with people in the crowd who were there to greet him.      
  • Went to Trade Mart afterwards. See Trade Mart Section. 

Source: FBI report, page 23  


LEMMON AVE


Albert Lewis Bunnell

  • Filmed from 6211 Lemmon Ave from the roof of the company’s building which is on the west side. This puts him on JFK’s side
  • Filmed an aircraft that was passing over the building in the direction of Love Field.  
  • He thinks he may have filmed Air Force One 
  • He added that his colleague Gray took a film from the median lane of Lemmon  

Source: FBI report, page 37


C.W. Gray

  • Took his film from in front of Campbell-Taggart Associated Bakeries at 6211 Lemmon (store on west side).   
  • Unknown how much film he took 

Source: FBI report, page 35


Mrs. Ivy Randle (Hazel) Gooch

  • She worked at the A&P Grocery Store at 5011 Lemmon (store on the west side).  
  • She filmed from a sidewalk in front of the store on the east side of Lemmons between 12:10PM and 12:15PM. This puts her on Jackie’s side.
  • Said she took several feet of film 

Source: FBI report, page 9


Clarence Eugene Hays

  • Filmed on Lemmon at the corner of Lemmon and Lomo Alto 
  • Wife said he filmed from the south-east side (FBI report, page 14), but he said west side (FBI report, page 16)
  • He took 5 or 10 feet of film (FBI report)
  • Worked at Skiller Drug Store at 4900 Ross (FBI report, page 16)
  • Location is close to 4600 Lemmon 
  • Positioned Just south of Darrouzet, close to Lomo Alto

TURTLE CREEK 


Charles Mentesana

  • Took up a position on Turtle Creek at the intersection of Turtle Creek and Cedar Springs, 100 feet north of the intersection  
  • He was with his friend Arden Wilson  
  • Took 10 feet of film. 

Source: FBI report, pager 33

  • After the shooting, he went to Dealey Plaza. See Houston and Elm Section
  • Unknown which side, east or west, of the street he was positioned 
  • I am unable to figure out his film. 

Researcher Dick Sprague said that this is Mentesana in an DTH/Allen photo. Source: Todd Vaughan.

Mentesana-maybe-2-3 Allen


Mentesana-maybe-2-3 Allen-CROP


CEDAR SPRINGS


George R. Kincaid

  • Filmed from the north-west corner of Routh St and Cedar Springs, on the opposite side of his business, Kincaid Photo Services, located at 3013 Routh St.  This puts him on JFK’s side.
  • Took a minute of film  

Source: FBI report, page 11  

  • That location corresponds to 2600 Cedar Springs

Richard “Dick” Lee Allen

  • Employee of Hine Pontiac at 2100 Cedar Springs. He took up position on the east corner of Cedar Springs directly in front of the showroom. This puts him on Jackie’s side.
  • Took 25 feet of film. 

Source: FBI report, page 39


Martin Gewertz (Anna’s son)

  • She was watching the motorcade with her husband Irving and son Martin. 
  • Her 14-year-old son Martin was unable to film on Cedar Springs, but took some film of the motorcade as it disappeared on N. Harwood (Close to 2200 N. Harwood). I am unable to identify the film. 
  • More precisely, she was in front of 2025 Cedar Springs which is north side. This puts him on JFK’s side. 
  • At around 2PM, they drove to Parkland Hospital where the son filmed the hearse carrying JFK passing by. See Parkland Section.
  • Organizer of the DCA film project 

Source: FBI report, page 50

  • Also went to Trade Mart as well. See Trade Mart Section. 

N. HARWOOD


Dr. Howard Young Sigler 

  • Took film from the north-west corner of N. Harwood about 50 feet north of McKinney St.  This puts him on JFK’s side.
  • Was at 400 feet north of Cedar Springs 
  • He took 10 feet of film  

Source: FBI report, page 45 

  • Close to 2200 N. Harwood

Rudolph “Rudy” Viktor Brenk

  • Was on the north-west corner of N. Harwood and Ross. Close to 1700 N. Harwood.  This puts him on JFK’s side.
  • He took 5 feet of film.  
  • He was with his friend Mack Harris.  
  • Brenk did the editing of the films 
  • He approximated the duration of the DCA film to 12 minutes at a rate of 16 frames a second  

Source: FBI report, page 47  


Nick Viafadis  

  • He took his film on N. Harwood at the N. Harwood and Ross corner, facing north. This puts him on JFK’s side.  

Source: FBI report, page 19  

  • This corresponds approximately to 900 N. Harwood. 
  • The MG sign that is seen is the film is located on the east side of 808 N. Harwood at Overseas Motors (Source: Steve Roe) 
  • The owner of the film is Earl Mester who was a DCA member

MAIN STREET 


George Shawver

  • Took a position with his wife on the south-east corner of Lamar and Main 
  • Took 8 feet of film  

Source: FBI report, page 12  

  • Location is close to 900 Main Street. 
  • Jules Spiegel shares the same location 
  • He captured Spiegel in his film.

Jules Ernest Spiegel

  • Took his film while standing on a metal coined-operated newspaper dispenser on the south-east corner of Lamar and Main. 
  • He took 2 or 3 feet of the motorcade, and then filmed the crowd to finish the roll

Source: FBI report, page 31 

  • George Shawver shares location with him. 
  • Location is close to 900 Main Street

Spiegel in the the Shawver film:

635 Main


637 Main


Richard “Rick” Becker Stewart

  • Said he filmed from the corner of Austin and Main.  
  • Bryant Boren is the owner of the film  
  • Took 1 or 2 feet of JFK and continued filming the general area.

Source: FBI report, page 30  

  • His actual location is between Record and Market Street which corresponds to 700 Main according to what is seen in his film: There is the sign of Sigel Liquor on the right side which was located at 615 Main Street (Source: Steve Roe)

Charles Alan Rhodes (35mm slides)

  • He said he took three 35-mm slides from the corner of Austin and Main of JFK and Connally
  • Claimed that his 35mm slides were added to the movies. My DCA copy does not include any. 
  • Worked at Sanger on the corner of Lamar and Main  

Source: FBI report, page 28


  • Jack Ruby was one of his customers at the photo department at Sanger-Harris (Source: Picture of The Pain, page 577)


HOUSTON AND ELM 


John T. Martin Jr.

  • Filmed from the north-west corner of Main and Houston 
  • Took 25 feet of film 

Source: FBI report, page 4 


Charles Mentesana

  • Filmed around the TSBD. 
  • Also filmed from Turtle Creek. 

Source: FBI report, page 33


TRADE MART 


David Percy Holloway

  • He filmed JFK at Love Field, and immediately drove towards Trade Mart to catch JFK again. At the intersection of Industrial and Stemmons, he observed protesters who had their mouths taped. 
  • He got off his car on Stemmons hoping the Limousine would pass in the other direction on Stemmons, which it did. He filmed the motorcade passing by extremely fast. 
  • He filmed at Love Field as well. See Love Field Section. 

Source: FBI page 23


Martin Gewertz

  • There is a sequence taken at Trade Mart that could be hers (Source: Picture of the Pain, pages 565-566). However, I was unable to find any reference in the FBI reports to Gewertz taking any film at Trade Mart
  • The Gewertz family drove to Parkland afterwards. See Parkland Section.

PARKLAND 


Martin Gewertz 

  • He filmed the hearse carrying JFK passing by (Source: FBI report, page 50) 
  • He was also at Trade Mart. See Trade Mart Section.

DCA FILM FROM MY YOUTUBE VERSION

You can following along with my copy of the 1964 President’s Final Hours. 


LOVE FIELD 


0:22: Crowds before the plane landed 

101 Love Field


0:36: Close-up of Mayor Cabell 

105 Love Field


0:39: Plane coming towards us. Bunnell film?)

108 Love Field


109 Love Field


TV camera

103 Love Field


JFK’s plane is landing

111 Love Field


1:20: JFK and Jackie getting off the plane. Corresponds to the Brown film.

110 Love Field


1:22: Different view of JFK and Jackie getting off the plane)

112 Love Field 


1:30: Numerous media photographers and cameramen gather around the Limousine

 

122 Love Field


1:41: JFK in the crowd 

113 Love Field


1:41: Connally standing up in the Limousine.C112 Love Field


1:52: The Limousine is leaving Love Field. Jackie is putting on her shades. 

114 Love Field


118 Love Field


LEMMON AVE  


2:03: BUNNELL FILM

2:07: Taken from the roof of the company building where Bunnell was working.

Possibly a photographer on the left) and a cameraman (on the right) seen across the street 

204 Lemmon-Two cameramen


  205 Lemmon-Cameraman


2:10: This sequence seems to be taken from a much higher position, further away from the street, than the Bunnell film. The limousine has already passed by 5 seconds.

207 Lemmon


2:16: Undetermined film

This could be the Mentesana film. If so, it was not put in the right order in the film. 

208 Lemmon


2:20: The Limousine

209 Lemmon


2:28: GOOCH FILM 

2:28: Sign of Paul Davis’ Used Cars located at 5020 Lemmon 

217 Lemmon


2:28: The sign of Doigg’s Pharmacy located at 5017 Lemmon  

218 Lemmon


2:33: The Limousine

214 Lemmon


220 Lemmon


222 Lemmon


2:49:  HAYS FILM 

2:49: Banner reads “Please stop and shake our hands”

229 Lemmon

 232 Lemmon


234 Lemmon


 

236 Lemmon


3:07: The Limousine 

 

238 Lemmon


3:12: Someone shook JFK’s hands. Probably the girl in green seen a second later. 

239 Lemmon

240 Lemmon


241 Lemmon


242 Lemmon


3:14: A cut in the film. Starts with a close-up of an old man. It is probably the beginning of the film that was taken next.

249 Lemmon onto Cedar CUT


404 Cedar Springs


TURTLE CREEK  


I am unable to locate the Mentesana film. It could be the film starting with this frame.

208 Lemmon


CEDAR SPRINGS  


3:16: KINCAID FILM

3:16: Overpass Cotton Line at 2800 Cedar Springs can be seen on the north side.

  410 Cedar Springs


A KRLD cameraman took a film of the same location, but on the other side of the sreet.

400 Cedar Springs 2800-CBS VS DCA


3:28: JFK and Jackie in the Limousine

422 Cedar Springs


414 Cedar Springs


3:34: One of the oress cars

430 Cedar Springs


3:38: ALLEN FILM

 

3:47: Biker waves at the crowd so they get off the street

The Carrier-Brock sign is seen across the street. They were an air conditioner distributor company (Source: Steve Roe)

453 Cedar Springs 2


3:54: The Limousine

456 Cedar Springs


458 Cedar Springs


460 Cedar Springs


4:02 LBJ, his wife and Texas Senator Ralph Yarborough

467 Cedar Springs


4:05: Boys on a roof. Probably the beginning of the next film that was taken.

467 CUT Cedar Springs to Harwood


N. HARWOOD 


4:07: SIGLER FILM

A split in the film. 

504 Harwood CUT


4:07: The Limousine

516 Harwood


LBJ, his wife and Texas Senator Ralph Yarborough

526 Harwood


529 Harwood


4:18: BRENK FILM 

4:18: Pre-motorcade sequence at the intersection of Harwood and Ross Ave.

551 Harwood


4:32: The Limousine 

564 Harwood


569 Harwood


4:40:

578 Harwood


4:59: VIAFADIS FILM 

4:59: The Limousine 

588 Harwood


591 Harwood


5:10

597 Harwood


MAIN STREET                         


5:20: SHAWVER FILM

599 Harwood CUT


Cameraman Julius Spiegel. His film is featured below.

637 Main


WFAA cameraman A.J. L’Hoste was filming from the same location. This is one frame of his film.

600 Hoste filmed motorcade South side 1


648 Main


5:36: The sign on the building reads EM KHAN CO.

 637 Main


5:56: The Limousine

647 Main


656 Main


6:02: SPIEGEL FILM


663 Main


The Lead Car

654 Main


6:09: The Limousine

664 Main


 665 Main


6:28: STEWART FILM 

6:28: People on the roof of a building

690 Main 


6:36: The Limousine

695 Main


6:38: Dealey Plaza is seen

699 Main


DEALEY PLAZA


6:44: MARTIN FILM 

6:44: The Limousine is turning onto Houston from Main 

6:56: Filming motorcade on Elm Street

Martin 1


7:00: Towards the grassy knoll. WFAA cameraman Mal Couch filming from inside the car.

Martin 2


7:10: MENTESANA FILM 

7:10: The Texas School Book Depository from a distance

 Mentesana 1


7:17: North-east side of the Depository.


Mentesana 2


TRADE MART 


7:17 to 7:31: Holloway seems to have taken this film. Richard Trask, the author of the Pictures of the Pain, thinks Martin Gewertz may have taken some of this sequence, too.

Trade Mart 1


Trade Mart 2


Trade Mart 3


BACK TO DEALEY PLAZA 


7:32: MARTIN FILM 

7:32: In the parking lot. WBAP cameraman Jim Darnell filming.

DCA-Darnell and Hill


7:42: Shots around the TSBD (Amos Euins on the back of the police 3-wheel vehicle) 

DCA-Euins, Harkness


7:51: Doorway of the Depository. Bill Lovelady can be seen. 

Martin 6


7:56: Charles Brehm and his son Joe with a policeman 

Martin 7


8:27: MENTESANA FILM 

8:27: From the front of the Depository. A firetruck is seen. Also, one of KRLD’s car.

Mentesana 1


8:38: Close-up of the upper-floors of the east side of the Depository.

Mentesana 2 DCA project


8:04: Cops gathered around a policeman, probably Roy Vaughn, with a shotgun

Mentesana 3


PARKLAND HOSPITAL 


9:03 to 9:13: GEWERTZ FILM  

Hearse passing by

Parkland 1


Parkland 3


BACK TO DEALEY PLAZA 


9:13: Various newspapers are displayed 

Various scenes in Dealey Plaza

Dealey Plaza


POLICE STATION 


10:48: After Ruby shot Oswald or shortly before.

Police Station 3 


11:48: UPI photographer Frank Johnston (with glasses on the left) and Dallas Herald Times photographer Bob Jackson (on the right) are seen exiting the building. 

Police Station 4


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