In my book I take the position that the most likely cause of the accident was three pilot errors that Jim made, which sealed his fate. However, we can never been 100% certain that there weren't other factors involved. If someone wanted to sabotage the plane (and the young woman at the Batesville airport who was killed may have been in a position to have seen someone around Jim's plane), all you'd have to do is drop an egg into one of the few tanks. It would sink to the bottom and not be visible when a pilot did his pre-flight visual inspection of the tank. But it would foul up things later.
The misdirection of search efforts, the sanitization of federal agency files, the destruction of records after my FOIA request, the fact there are still JR records locked up with JFK files, Jim having told people he recognized Lee Oswald as coming to his dances at Dewey Groom's nightclub (that had been owned by Jack Ruby) also is suspicious. Jim played that club often, including the night before JFK was assassinated, and also back on August 9, 1963. Did Jim see Lee Oswald on that occasion? It would be interesting for any Kennedy buffs who are knowledgeable about this subject to see if there is any evidence of where Oswald was on Aug. 9th. We know part of what he did on Nov. 20th but he would have had time to stop off at Dewey Grooms, however briefly.
Jim Reeves was known to have a photographic memory and he would remember fans' names from having met them once years earlier. Witnesses establish he told people the night of Kennedy's murder, upon seeing Oswald's photo on TV, that he recognized that man as having come to his dances.
I am not linking Jim and Dean's deaths to Kennedy, but you have to admit there are a lot of unanswered questions that arouse suspicions.
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