Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Andrews AFB Log 11/22/63
SPECIAL ANDREWS AFB DUTY OPERATIONS LOG FROM NOV 22-25, 1963 AND JUNE 5-6,
SUBJECTS: JFK ASSASSINATION; RFK ASSASSINATION; AIR FORCE ONE; GENERAL LEMAY.
DOCUMENT TYPE: LOG BOOK, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT
OPEN IN FULL
COMMENTS: Special Log of Events found by Air Force civilian employee, Mr. Chuck Holmes, and transferred to ARRB by USAF. Cover stamped 1254 ATW Command Post.
J.F.K. Assassination - 22 Nov. 63 & RFK Assassinations 5 June 68.
1254th ATW Command Post
Return to Chuck Holmes.
MAINTAIN IN LOCAL TIME
7530-222-3523 Federal Supply Service ICPO
ALL IN LOCAL TIME
LOCAL Death of J.F.K.
Time 22 Nov 63 (FR.)
1400 [2 pm-bk] Col Hornbuckle Heard News Report on the President being shot at Dallas.
Put Wing on Alert & Told Maint To Put Act T intoo. (C P Maintaining acft status)
Notified 98 & 99 To Alert Crews (Received Aircraft Availability Status)
Notified Air Police To Alert Flight Guards.
Notified Air Team.
D2Col Schwikert Concurs in Above Actions
1405 [2:03pm] Notified To Dispatch: 0912488 Plu Boston, Drop Dallas
1420 [2:20] 092488 & 2493 CANX. 4197 Set-up
To Dept To Plu Gen Lemay at Toronto, Canada. Trip #1602
1446 [2:46] =094197 Dept for Canada. ETA 1546
Received word from 86972 - Returning To HIK, Min 6nd Time, Direct Dallas.
092489 inbound To Whitemn with ulsec McMillian Advised to Standby there for further instructions.
1450 Set up MSN #1617 12490 To Take Sen Kennedy To Otis.
Crossed out ione line. Undecipherable
Change Gen Lemays Plu from Torento To Wawirton Canada 44.45N 0981.06W
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1500 [3pm] (C.F.) - WashARTC called with Flight Plan on AF1. ETD Dallas 22
1515 Hi. ALT to ADW, 2 + 10 ENROUTE
1505 [3:05] Contacted 24197 (UHF) to change Destination to Wairton.
1510 [3:10] Patch w/86972 EST ADW 23/0100
1515 [3:15] Change 12490 Destination Otis to Barnstable.
1525 [3:25] 912492 & 12493 Patrick to Ramey (Cong Group)Returning To ADW ETAs 1650 & 1700
1530 [3:30] 0912490 (Sen Kennedy Departed For Barnstable. Crew ABD ACFT
when He arrived Sgt Pshney AFLP stated that the S.S. will Take Care of Body At ADW
1535 [3:35] =09=0912499 u/sec MsMillian Returning ADW
1540 [3:40]=09=0924200 OUT of Commission For TOC=D5s To FAR into PE.
Missions 1572/27 & 1573/01 CANX.
1545 [3:45] 96000 Returning ADW, Mr Johnson ABD ETA 1725 (Returning as AF-1) Body & Mrs. Kennedy ABD
1547 [3:47] =09=09AF 1 Dept DAL, ETA ADW 1805
1600 [4:00pm] =09Quiet Hour 1745 To 1830.
1609 [4:09] =096972 Dept AIK ETA 00240
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1625 [4:25pm] 24197 Gen Lemay Dept Wairton 1604 ETA DCA 1715, Driver & Aide at DCA ETA charged 1710, Secy Zuckert Will Meet Lemay at ADW. (notified AC f t )
1650 [4:50] =09=09Call From 26000, need steps FWD Door, FWD Gally Door & Lift Truck AfT Pax Door, Body in Rear.
1700 [5:00pm] =09Gen Lemay Will land DCA NOT ADW.
1700 Alert Posture From Burleson: Immediate Alert till 1830 HR Alert till 1830 - 200 HR Alert 2000 - Till Advised Left Jetstar on 1 HQ
96000 Requested Ramps & Press Fence
1710 [5:10] =09=09Call From Duty Off @ Torrejon C.P. Requesting info on Sam
P/U of =09=09=09=09=09V.P. of Spain - None Sked By 1254th.
1712 [5:12] =09=094192 Gen Lemay ARR DCA.
1715 [5:15] =0912491 w/Cong Price at Burbank Alerted For Possible P/U ofLawford Family to Return ADW.
1730 [5:30] 096972 ETB A ADW 0030 . 32 PAX.Notified Mr Jackson – Home 9929-1298 For Transport Etc.
1735 12491 Possible Plu of Lawford Family CANX. Notified Alc @ Burbank. Maj Chappelle Advised thaat He is Returning ADW via FFUTT with Cong Cohelan.
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1740 [5:40 pm] AF1 Reg Four A.P. Cars, 2 FWD & 2 ft of AcFt on Ramp Confirmed.
1800 [6:00pm] AF1 ARR ADW, 12489 Slowing Down To ARR After ADW Opens, 42816 Still Holding
1830 [6:30]=09=0986970 ARR ADW
1841 [6:41] =0942816 ARR ADW
1852 [6:52] =09=0912489 ARR ADW
2108 [9:08pm]=0912490 ARR ADW
2145 [9:45] From Col Burleson - AT 39 #493 will Dept Love Field arond 2345 ETA ADW 0230 W/ A CAPT & 2 PRESS. Arrange a car To Take Them To The White House immed - Confirmed w/TFC.
2324 09T39 ETA ADW 0136 - given To TFC.
0923 NOV 63 (Saturday)
0037L [12:37am] =0986972 ARRIVED ADW with Scc Rusk, etc.
0950 [9:50am]=09Per Sgt Geiser - Gen Eisenhower to arrive at DCA at 1030L on a CBS Gulfstream.
Crossed out Line
1400 [10:00am] Per LCOL Burleson - Set up #1618 C131 42815 Drop Father Cavanaugh Barnstable. 09TRAF - RS 091299 - Johnson - Dec_____CAMRON – BECK SSC – RBC T/OPS - Hornbuckle W.H. - Po_le
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23 NOV 63
1200 [Noon] =09Per LCol Burleson SET UP MSN 1619
=09=09=09VC140 12490 PU VICE PRES SPAIN
=09=09=09MENOS GRANDES RTN TO ADW
Johnson – Deceasre
TFRAF - HP
CAMERON - BECK
SSC - RBC
DET 3 – LARSON’09T/OPS - HORNBUCKLE
1248 [12:48pm] =09SGT LARSON CONFIRMED GATE #21 (1AB Terminal) will be available for arrived MSN 1619.
1700 [7:00pm]=09MSN 1619 DELAYED ARRIVAl at Idlewild Due to Weather at Destination 2490 Landed. IDL 1645L Departure 10L 1756 L RTA ADW 1834 2490 Blocked in 1842
Notified Col Burleson
DET 3 Larson
1710 [7:10] Sgt. Griser - Cx Mission # 1585
Baggage P/U at Patrick Henry
Wg Ops Col Hornbuckle
1825 [8:25] =09=09Per Sgt Griser Set up Mission #1621 VC - 140
P/U Prince Bernhard at IDL Drop ADW
Set up Mission #1620 C-131 42815
Drop Gen Fol__sc_ IDL wgOps. Col Hornbuckle
99th Maj Hefn
Det. 3 - Sgt Larson
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0900 [9:00am]=09Per Col Burleson - Mission # 1604 A/C 80608 will divert To Nellis AFB To P/U Mr Conlon after DV Drop at Hamilton. - 98th
Maj. Tul_ Wg Ops. -
2300 Per Col Burleson - Mission #1604 will also wait at Hamilton no longer than 24/1800- for P/U of Congressman Shelly and Return ADW via Nellis.
24 NOV 63 (Sunday)
1330L [1:30pm] ACFT 80608 MSN # 1604 DIV To TRAVIS Due Hamilton WX will pu MR/CONLON At Nellis Per Col Tueful, Mr Conlon ARR Commercial
1436 [2:36pm] Per Col. Burleson - Set up Mission # 1622 VC-140 ADW To
IDL =09=09=09=09=09drop Prince Philip - To connect with BOAC Flight #500 For
London Det 3 - Larson
MX. - Beck=
99th - Bartels
SSC - Henry
TFC - L D
WH - Chance
1645 [4:45] 80610 Mission # 1367 Enroute From Naples To Lajes diverted To Lisbon Due to shorted plugs on Rt x Lt side of #2 cyl #4 Eng. Possible Cyl. or Eng change - will advise after inspection
ETA Lisbond 24/17102 Per Col Burleson set up Mission # 1623
VC - 09137 86902 To Lisbon To P/U Gen. Hamlet on 80610 ETA AD
SSC – Green
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1827 [8:27pm] Per Col Burleson CX. Mission #1623
986972- Wg.Ops Col Hornbuckle
998. - Mangold
2000 [10:00pm]Per Col Burleson - Set up Mission # 1624 VC-140 Pick up President Truman at DCA and drop at Kansas City.
Wg Ops Col Hornebuckle
1750 [7:50pm] 24197 called UHF and advised DV request 4197 make additionaltrip to Boston after Drop at Otis - Request approved - Sgt.Geiser
1845 [8:45] Chg OF ACFT ON MSN 1622 INST PANEL LIGHTS OUT D4ACFT 92490 Chg To 2493 approved - Col Hornbuckle
25 NOV 63 (Monday)
0930 [9:30am] Per Col HornBuckle Set Up MSN #1433 C140 To Take MRS Rose Kennedy To Cape Cod ETD 25/1500L
WG - Cesarid
MX - CN
99 - Bartels
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