This Washingtonian magazine uses the new Air Force One tapes and other research to tell the dramatic story of the first few hours of Lyndon Johnson’s presidency.
The article is called “Angel is Airborne: Part 1,” by Garrett Graff.
“A review of dozens of memoirs and oral histories plus more than 500 pages of documents—from the White House pool report filed by the two journalists aboard to confidential Secret Service files documenting the activities of each of its agents—as well as a recently discovered two-hour-and-22-minute audio recording of Air Force One’s radio traffic with Andrews on the day of the assassination, reveals that even amid one of the most dramatic presidential transitions in history there arose very human moments of envy, anger, bewilderment, and courage, as those aboard endured what would be for all of them the most difficult hours of their lives.”
The drama of the story highlights the importance of finding the complete Air Force One tapes, a cause that has been championed by JFK researcher Bill Kelly with the help of audio engineer Ed Primeau.
For more information, read, listen and learn
“Enhanced Air Force One tape captures top general’s response to JFK’s murder “ (JFK Facts, Oct. 19, 2013)
“What’s the most important piece of JFK assassination evidence to surface in the past five years?” (JFK Facts, Oct. 27, 2013)
Listen to the enhanced Air Force One tape from November 22, 1963, in four parts, as prepared by Primeau Forensics.