Footnotes

Footnotes for Chapter 56, "November 18, 1963: The Attempt to Assassinate JFK in Tampa."


Salon Staff
December 1, 2005 5:36PM (UTC)

1. JFK Assassination Records Review Board Final Report, 1998, p.149.

2. "Threats on Kennedy Made Here," Tampa Tribune 11-23-63; "Man Held in Threats to JFK," Miami Herald 11-24-63 -- it is bylined "Tampa (UPI)," so it may well have appeared in other newspapers; and, if so, the fact that it reprints just a few sentences from the Tampa Tribune article may have caused earlier researchers to overlook it.

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3. Frank DeBenedictis, "Four Days Before Dallas," Tampa Bay History Fall/Winter 1994.

4. FBI Airtel to Director from Miami, declassified 2-16-83.

5. 1967 CIA Inspector General's Report, p. 91, citing 11-19-63 CIA memo; HSCA 180-10074-10394, cited in JFK Assassination Records Review Board Update presentation by Joseph Backes at the JFK Lancer Conference, November 1996.

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6. HSCA Secret Service interviews declassified by the Assassinations Records Review Board, cited by Vince Palamara in Deep Politics magazine, 4-97.

7. Phone interview with Vince Palamara 12-10-96.

8. Phone interview with J.P. Mullins 12-10-96.

9. Phone interview with confidential high Florida law-enforcement source 12-10-96.

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10. Frank DeBenedictis, "Four Days Before Dallas," Tampa Bay History Fall/Winter 1994.

11. FBI 12-9-63 B62-6115-69; Phone interview with confidential high Florida law-enforcement source 12-10-96.

12. Phone interview with J.P. Mullins 12-10-96.

13. Phone interview with confidential high Florida law-enforcement source 12-10-96.

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14. Tampa Tribune 11-23-63.

15. Tampa Tribune 11-18-63; St. Petersburg Times 11-18-63.

16. Tampa Tribune 11-23-63.

17. RIF 154-10002-10423, cited by Vince Palamara.

18. Mary Evertz, "John F. Kennedy: The Exhibition," St. Petersburg Times 11-11-99.

19. Ibid.

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20. Article by Vince Palamara, Deep Politics magazine 10-96.

21. Evertz, op. cit.

22. DeBenedictis, op. cit.

23. Evertz, op. cit.

24. Phone interview with confidential high Florida law-enforcement source 12-10-96.

25. Ibid.

26. These are just some of the many pages of transcripts of phone calls the FBI recorded in Tampa: FBI 124-10249-10282, FBI 124-10249-10287, and FBI 124-10249-10295, all declassified 5-17-94. Contrast with FBI Airtel to Director from Miami, declassified 2-16-83.

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27. Interview with ex-Secret Service Agent Abraham Bolden 4-15-98.

28. According to an 11-26-63 interview of Miami police informant William Somersett, Milteer said JFK "could have been killed in Miami" -- and this reference to Miami (instead of Tampa) is yet another reason the Tampa attempt stayed secret for so many years. It's not clear if Milteer's use of "Miami" indicates that there was a backup plan to try to kill JFK in Miami -- which would have been difficult, since there was no large, public motorcade -- or if it means that Milteer wasn't fully informed about the city where the November 18th attempt would occur.

29. Rolando Cubela had not been one of "the twelve" in the Sierra Maestra mountains with Fidel Castro, unlike Raul Castro and Che Guevara.

30. New York Times 11-19-63.

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31. Marietta Daily Journal 11-19-63.

32. New York Times 11-19-63.

33. CIA AMTRUNK files (Russ Holmes work file, 4-77.

34. Miami Herald 11-24-63.

35. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board Final Report, 1998, p.149.

Excerpted with permission from "Ultimate Sacrifice: John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK." By Lamar Waldron with Thom Hartmann. Carroll & Graf Publishers.

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