In Part 8, out in a few days: The fiery Cuban dance steps of the CIA-Army Intelligence Mambo.
Thanks to Barbara LaMonica, Greg Parker, Bill Kelly, and many other researchers for their insights on de Mohrenschildt and the Paines.
Peter Gregory...was also a translator who had his son
Paul take Russian
lessons from Oswald's wife Marina. Gregory provided Oswald with a letter certifying Oswald's ability to serve as a translator:
Warren Commission Document 5, p.l 290; SA Earle Haley interview with
Peter Gregory, 11/29/63. Also see Secret Service report, below.
commented on Oswald's pronounced Polish accent: Secret Service report of Leon
Gopadze, 11/29/63, p. 3, FBI
- HSCA Administrative Folders/NARA Record Number:
Oswald contacted Max Clark's wife shortly after his return: Warren Commission Hearings, Testimony of Max Clark, Volume 8, p. 344.
On 11/28/63, Gregory assisted the Secret Service in translating a lengthy interrogation of Marina Oswald: Secret Service report of Leon Gopadze, 11/29/63, p. 3, FBI - HSCA Administrative Folders/NARA Record Number: 124-10369-10062.
On 11/29/63, Clark and Gregory told FBI agent Earle Haley that Oswald had obtained their names from the
Worth ublic Library, where Gregory worked: Warren Commission
Document 5, p. 262, SA Earle Haley interview with Max Clark, 11/29/63;
p. 290, SA Earl Haley interview with Peter Gregory, 11/29/63.
a complaint by the Warren Commission that these these earlier reports
contradicted the witnesses' Warren Commission testimony, Legend Maker #6 FBI supervisor Marvin Gheesling was forced to confront them on these contradictions: Memo from Warren Commission counsel J. Lee Rankin to FBI Director, 5/7/64; Memo from Gheesling to SAC, Dallas, FBI, 5/11/64,
105-82555 Oswald HQ File, Section 151, p. 49.
After Gheesling re-assigned the case to the Dallas FBI office, agent Earle Haley went back and re-interviewed Clark and Gregory: Warren Commission Exhibits 1888, 1889, 5/14/64.
Gregory wouldn't change his story and blamed it on Oswald, while Clark said he heard about the whole issue second-hand
from his wife: Warren Commission Exhibits 1888, 1889, 5/14/64.
The Washington Post and other papers ran a UPI article on 6/9/62 announcing the Oswalds' impending arrival to Dallas: "Third American in 2 Months Leaves Soviet 'Home'", Washington Post, 6/9/62.
The FBI has got him tagged and is watching his movements: Warren Commission
Hearings, Testimony of Max Clark, Volume 8, pp. 351.
Marina's uncle and surrogate father Colonel Ilya Prusakov was with the MVD, the parent intelligence organization to the KGB...: William Hood, Mole, (W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1982) p. 305. See memo of Richard Helms to Warren Commission staffer J. Lee Rankin, 1/25/64, for the time period "18-31 March 1961".
...stationed in the Soviet embassy in New Delhi: Reel 13, Folder R - Marina Oswald, pp. 97-98.