#1005 – John Armstrong


  • Part 2 of John Armstrong’s talk
  • Listen to episode 1001-b for Part 1
  • John’s new article: Marine Corps and the Soviet Union
  • All of Oswald’s work records have disappeared
  • HARVEY Oswald was working at the Pfisterer Dental Laboratory in 1957
  • While Lee Oswald was in Japan
  • Palmer McBride was working at the dental lab as a messenger
  • HARVEY and McBride became close friends
  • The two young men were constantly discussing Russia and communism
  • On October 4, 1957 the USSR launched “Sputnik,” the first satellite into orbit
  • McBride and Oswald were talking about the Russian space program and Sputnik
  • The Warren Commission (WC) wants us to believe that Oswald worked at the lab in 1956
  • That would be before Sputnik was launched into orbit
  • John Armstrong met Palmer McBride in 1996 and showed photographs of the two Marguerite Oswalds
  • McBride had no trouble identifying the photograph of the short, dumpy, heavy-set woman
  • Commission Exhibit 1386: Read onlineDownload PDF
  • New Orleans Amateur Astronomy Association (NOAAA)
  • In early 1958, while HARVEY Oswald was attending meetings of NOAAA, LEE Oswald was in the South China Sea
  • In the spring of 1958, McBride and Oswald spent a lot of time talking about the new novel Dr. Zhivago
  • McBride told the OSI (Office of Special Investigations, Air Force) that he met Oswald in 1957
  • On Nov 25, 1963, FBI agents were sent to the Pfisterer Dental Lab and confiscated all employment records,
    interviewed the owners and 10 employees
  • They told each and every employee in the dental lab, and the owners of the lab,
    not to discuss the case among themselves or with anyone
  • The Warren Commission, and later the HSCA and the ARRB, never interviewed Palmer McBride, William Wulf,
    members of the astronomy association, or any of the employees or owners of the Pfisterer Dental Lab
  • November 23-25, 1963–the FBI begins a coverup
  • FBI agents were instructed where to go and precisely which documents to seize
  • FBI agents were sent to confiscate documents and records even before FBI was officially involved in the case
  • Frank DiBenedetto, Oswald’s supervisor at Gerard F. Tujague Company in New Orleans
  • DiBenedetto told the HSCA that LHO worked at Tujague’s for “a year to a year and a half”
  • But the WC said that Oswald worked at Tujague’s for two months
  • FBI collected all of Oswald’s weekly time cards from Tujague’s but only released a few
  • The dates of Oswald’s employment at Tujague’s were changed from one year to a few months
  • In order to reflect the change in the amount of income he earned, FBI fabricated W-2 forms for 1955 and 1956
  • No original documents pertaining to Oswald’s employment were given to the WC
  • WC did nothing whatsoever to verify the beginning or ending dates of Oswald’s employment at Tujague’s
  • Frank Kudlaty was the assistant principal of Stripling Junior High in Fort Worth
  • Video: John Armstrong interviews Frank Kudlaty
  • In the fall of 1954, when HARVEY Oswald was attending Stripling Junior HIgh in Fort Worth,
    LEE Oswald was attending Beauregard Junior High in New Orleans, with near perfect attendance
  • Robert Oswald told WC that his brother attended Stripling Junior High in Fort Worth
  • The WC did not contact or interview anyone from Stripling Junior High
  • FBI gave only one document to the Warren Commission to show that Oswald worked at Pfisterer’s
  • This document was a black and white photograph of a 1956 W-2 form for Pfisterer Dental Lab, fabricated by FBI
  • FBI Director Hoover probably knew about HARVEY and LEE Oswald
  • Within 72 hours the FBI had “officially” solved the case and issued a written report
  • 225 items belonging to Oswald were confiscated by the Dallas PD
  • Each and every item was dated, initialled and inventoried by police detectives and photographed at Dallas PD HQ
  • These 225 items were sent to FBI and three days later, FBI FBI returned these 225 items,
    and an additional 200 hundred items, to the Dallas Police
  • The fabricated W-2 forms, created by the FBI, were among the 200 additional items returned to the Dallas Police
  • Not one of these W-2 forms were initialled nor dated by Dallas Police detectives, none were listed on the inventory
    of items confiscated from either 1026 N. Beckley or Ruth Paine’s home in Irving, and none were photographed
    by the Dallas police on the evening of November 22
  • The only initials on these W-2 forms were those of FBI document examiner Robert Frazier
  • These documents were fabricated by the FBI for the sole purpose of merging two Oswalds into one
  • John sent a copy of each of these fabricated W-2 forms to the archivist at the IBM Corporation
  • The archivist said that all of these W-2 forms were typed with the same typewriter
  • WC attorney Wesley Liebeler was chosen to “fix” the problem of Oswald having worked at the dental lab in 1957/8
  • The WC did not ask for NOAAA records
  • “My purpose was to obtain a chronology…of the life, school, places of residence, etc.–of Mrs. Oswald,
    her several marriages, her husbands and her three children and, in particular, Lee Harvey Oswald….
    Our depositions and examination of records and other data disclose that there are details in Mr. Ely’s
    memoranda which will require material alteration and in some instances omission”

    – WC attorney Albert Jenner’s memo to General Counsel J. Lee Rankin
  • Page 680 of the Warren Commission report
  • Linda Faircloth, President of the Pfisterer Dental Laboratory
  • Video: John Armstrong interviews Linda Faircloth (1997)
  • To be continued in Part 3 next week (episode 1006)