Newly Discovered Post-JFK Assassination Tape Recording

Dallas, Texas November 22, 1963  the place and date President Kennedy was killed.  This famous picture was taken on Air Force One during the flight back to Washington, D.C. It shows then Vice President Johnson taking the Presidential oath of office, with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy looking on.  On Monday this week, the National Archives and the Government Printing Office released audio recordings from that same flight.  These  telephone conversations between officials on Air Force One and The White House were recorded and hidden away in a private collection untill now!  Some highlights are:

  • A private conversation by head of the Secret Service Jerry Behn about the disposition of the President’s body.
  • An expanded conversation about how to remove the President’s body from the plane and where to take it.
  • An urgent effort by an aide to Air Force Chief of Staff Curtis LeMay to reach General Clifton; and attempts to locate various Congressmen from Texas.

 The Audio Recordings

A press release from the National Archives

The JFK Assassination Records at the National Archives

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