SS ‘imposters’ spotted by JFK Witnesses by Earl Golz, Dallas Morning News

The terms of the 1992 John F. Kennedy Records Act the government was given 25 years to make public all related files. The time is up on Oct. 26, 2017. Over 3,000 never-before-seen documents and  about 33,000 previously redacted files, are scheduled for release.
The files are suspected to be about “what” the government,  might have known about assassin Lee Harvey Oswald before Kennedy’s death.

According to writer Anthony Summers:

When police seized Oswald’s effects in November 1963, after the assassination, they found a Minox 
camera — the sort usually referred to as a "spy camera." This fact remained obscure until very recently. 

Dallas police detective Gus Rose says he found the Minox camera in Oswald's old Marine seabag. It was listed with other 
confiscated possessions in Dallas police headquarters and kept there until the FBI took over the inquiry and carried off all 
evidence, including the camera, to Washington. Two months later the FBI contacted the Dallas police and tried unsuccessfully to 
have the manifest of Oswald's possessions changed. They now claimed that the equipment found had not been a camera at all. 
but a Minox. The police declined to change the manifest, and today Detective Rose remains adamant that it was indeed 
a Minox camera he found. He is emphatically supported by Assistant District Attorney Bill Alexander, 'who saw' the Minox camera 
just after its seizure. He scoffs at FBI attempts to say the camera never existed, recalling that he personally worked the mechanism 
on Oswald's Minox.

As a professional investigator, Alexander is familiar with the workings of the Minox camera and owns one to 
this day. He regards the FBI behavior over the camera as further indication that before the assassination, Oswald had some connec- 
tion with a government agency. Warren deBrueys, the FBI agent  who took Oswald s possessions to Washington and monitored his 
activities during part of 1963, today says he “cannot remember" the Minox camera. Now retired from the Bureau, deBrueys adds, 
however, that there are "limitations as to what I can say. ... I have signed the secrecy agreement before leaving the Bureau." In 
the recent proceedings of Congress' Assassinations Committee, a staff lawyer made it clear that the item seized was indeed a Minox 
camera. 

Along with the camera, police confiscated a whole array of other equipment after the assassination, including rolls of exposed 
Minox film. In 1978, after a legal suit under the Freedom of Information Act, the FBI released twenty-five pictures developed 
from. the Minox cassettes. The majority show scenes shot in Europe, and five show military scenes apparently photographed in Asia 
or Latin America. Apart from the Minox material, the police also seized three other cameras, a 15-power telescope, two pairs of 
field glasses, a compass, and even a pedometer. None of those who knew Oswald in the two years before the assassination have remembered him as a cross-country hiking enthusiast. The total cost of all this equipment must have been hundreds of dollars. 

Oswald’s address book, also confiscated after the assassination, contained the words “micro dots,” written alongside the 
entry for the firm of Jaggars-Chiles-Stovall." The microdot technique is used to store and transmit intelligence information. By a 
system of photographic reduction a mass of written material can be transferred to a tiny spot like a punctuation mark and then con- 
cealed in an apparently innocent document, such as a letter. It is a technique that has little use outside espionage. Taken together, 
Oswald's activities, possessions, and associations all jar with his public image of a hard-up workingman. There is no avoiding the 
strong suspicion that he was, in reality, something else.

 

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