Looking into Oswald’s wallet, part 2

‘In my previous article, I asked the question ‘Who found Oswald’s wallet at the murder scene?’ Here, I pose another question: Was a phony identification card for ‘Alek Hidell’ inserted into the wallet after Oswald’s arrest?’

Source: The Murder of JFK, Part 2: Counterfeit ID Planted in Oswald’s Wallet?

7 comments

  1. Photon says:

    Now why would anybody plant an obvious fake draft card in Oswald’s wallet? If the aim was to tie him to the rifle why not create a genuine card-without the picture? The real reason for the photo “Selective Service” card is evident if you want to look.
    Oswald needed an ID for the Hidell alias. He didn’t have a driver’s license that he could alter. I assume that he didn’t have a reserve Arned Forces ID after his less-than-honorable discharge from the Marines; as a lamenated card with fingerprints it would have been difficult to alter or reproduce anyway. At that time a Draft Card was accepted in general as a form of ID, although rarely as most people had a driver’s license.Unless of draft age, most people didn’t really know what they looked like. But for some issues Oswald needed a photo ID-perhaps to pick up mail order firearms ( although in 1963 Dallas I doubt that was an issue). The paper draft card was easy to duplicate and easy to modify with a photo-as Oswald could have easily done at his prior place of employment.
    The giveaway that Oswald created it was the Alek spelling. Almost invariably in the U.S. it would be spelled Alec or Aleck. In Minsk where he referred to himself as Alek “C” would have been pronounced as “S”.
    As to who picked up the wallet, Bill seems to think that grand conspiracies are more believable that simple mistakes; mistakes made in abundance by the DPD that weekend. So a cop that discovers shells at the Tippit murder scene assumes they came from an automatic-because automatics eject shells-ignorant of the multiple witnesses seeing the shooter eject rounds and re-loading a revolver.
    A cop discovers a rifle in the TSBD and calls it a Mauser-because it has a Mauser-type receiver, even though film taken at the time he found it shows a Carcano.But to CT theorists those simple mistakes must be absolute truth-so we have the “Tippit was shot with an automatic” and “a Mauser was found in the TSBD” myths.
    Dale Myers rather extensively covered the wallet issue some time ago-for those interested in the truth.

    • Steve Stirlen says:

      Photon:

      Are you referring to same Myers that helps “manage” Tippit’s widow’s website? That Myers?

    • Neil says:

      ” So a cop that discovers shells at the Tippit murder scene assumes they came from an automatic-because automatics eject shells-ignorant of the multiple witnesses seeing the shooter eject rounds and re-loading a revolver.”

      Or the cop assumed the suspected killer wouldn’t be dumb enough to leave shells from a Revolver at the crime scene

      Granted, ordinary criminals do a lot of dumb things that lead to their arrests and convictions but the trail of evidence left behind by Oswald suggests he was an exceptionally dumb criminal.

    • Vanessa says:

      Paul, Paul, Paul,

      Can you answer why Oswald would carry around a wallet with fake ID in it when he is at the same time wearing a large silver bracelet on his wrist that has his real name on it?

      A bracelet that he was wearing when he was arrested and that is visible in photos and film. A bracelet that according to Marina he wore constantly.

  2. Paulf says:

    Ah, photon, the “mistakes were made” excuse. Which could be an explanation, if it didn’t permeate every aspect of the investigation. Incredible how every investigator made so many simple mistakes in the most important investigation in their careers.

  3. Ronnie Wayne says:

    First we should determine which of his three wallet’s this fake ID came from.

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