(PART 302)


Robert Harris' attempt at debunking Dale Myers' animation work [via a YouTube video of Harris' that no longer exists, so I can't link to it] can itself be completely trashed when we realize that Mr. Myers utilized the ORIGINAL BODY DRAFT of the Kennedy limousine throughout all of his animation project.

Myers didn't just suddenly stop relying on the limo body draft (for victim placement in their seats) only for the close-up shots [that were used in TV documentaries in 2003 and 2004]. (Or does Bob Harris really think Mr. Myers DID do just that very thing?)

IOW -- The whole "Secrets Of A Homicide" animation project by Dale K. Myers is based on rock-solid, verifiable PHYSICAL data with respect to the TSBD, the angles from the TSBD to the limo, Dealey Plaza as a whole, and (most importantly for this post in response to Mr. Harris' argument) the body draft from Hess & Eisenhardt for JFK's 1961 Lincoln limousine [Myers' animation is on top]:

Moreover, Mr. Myers didn't simply MAKE UP (from whole cloth) the measurements he used to position JFK and Connally in their respective seats. He relied on photos and, as mentioned, the actual body draft of the limo. Here's a photo of the specific layout of the car in which the victims were riding when they were shot (and this comes not from Myers, but from the HSCA volumes--from 30 years ago). And just look at the amount of "leg room" for the back-seat occupants (which would have been JFK and Jackie on 11/22/63 in Dallas). Not very much room there, per my perception of things.

The exact numbers are hard to read, but it looks like it says 8.80 inches between the front of the (JFK) back seat and the back of the (Connally) jump seat. For comparison, my Size 10 shoes are about 10 inches long. IOW, there sure wasn't much room between those seats (as the 11/22/63 motorcade photo shown below demonstrates):

David Von Pein
August 18, 2008