Peter Whitmey is a Warren Commission critic who keeps smiling.
That alone sets him off from the others. He lives in Abbotsford, B.C. Although
he has written 21 articles on the assassination, he is best known for his work
on Jean Hill and on the "Winnipeg Airport Incident." As of this
writing, I am focusing on his Winnipeg articles, with one on
Jean Hill. Below is his brief autobiography, as it appears on
Clint Bradford's web site. Below that are links to those of his articles that
are posted on this JFK site.
- Born in Brighton, England, in 1945
- Immigrated to Ontario, Canada, in 1951
- Immigrated to Seattle in 1960 (Dad went to Boeing from AVRO)
- Graduated from Sammamish High School in 1962 (first graduating class)
- Graduated from the University of Washington 1967 with a B.A. in Economics
and History (had to get approval from draft board to go extra three
quarters...told them in response to question that I was planning to join
U.S. Army (a fib)
- Went to England for three months in March, 1967. Attended Expo '67 upon
return and short trip to Oakville (where I previously lived - home of
- Moved to Vancouver and worked briefly as a probation officer and stock
broker; attended Simon Fraser University in 1968 for teacher's certificate;
became high school teacher in 1969; taught until early 1990s at high school
and college level (business education, social studies, English and Math)
- Married in 1970, divorced in 1987, three sons (James - b. 1972, David - b.
1974, and Michael - b. 1977), none of whom will admit to being interested in
the JFK assassination, although David came to see "JFK" with me
and later an Oliver Stone lecture in Vancouver. James once bought me a book
on the subject. Michael periodically reminds me that Kennedy is dead.
- Always followed subject - but not intently - until 1986, when I read BEST
EVIDENCE, which blew my mind (although I don't entirely buy Lifton's
theory). Began writing after sending a short piece on PJM to Michael
Eddowes, who "commissioned" me to write a lengthy report on
Priscilla for a book he was supposedly working on at age 86. Mailed it to
him, but it was returned months later as the address was slightly wrong
(someone had tried to open it)...
- Learned about TTD from Paul Hoch and sent it to Jerry, who suggested
revising it, which resulted in, "Did Oswald Come Back?" and
"Priscilla and Lee - Parts 1,2, and 3."
- First article published was about the Winnipeg Airport Incident ... I have
written 21 articles for TTD/TFD, plus several for other publications.
- I have attended seven conferences (Fredonia, NY in 1991 and 1996; Dallas
in 1991, Chicago in 1992 and 1993, Sudbury, Ontario in 1993, and Minneapolis
in 1999) and one debate (U. W. in Seattle 1994). I have been interviewed by
CBC-TV in Winnipeg for local news program via satellite (Nov. 1993), by
Calgary radio station (Nov. 1993) by phone, by Abbotsford radio talk show
(Nov. 1993), by Chilliwack, BC talk show (1995) and by local cable station
twice (1992 and 1993). Was also profiled in local paper in Jan. 1992 and in
VANCOUVER SUN in 1998 (poor job resulting in letter to editor by me which
- Interviewed Perry R. Russo in 1990-91 by mailing him a series of questions
(three times, which he answered on audio tape with a girlfriend reading my
questions); gave presentation on my contact with Perry at 1996 Fredonia
conference, featuring excerpt from interview(s); provided copy of tapes to
Perry's brother, who is a professor of engineering in New Orleans, at his
request, which he greatly appreciated (he has always believed Perry's
"conspiracy talk" allegations, by the way).
- Interviewed Jean Aase in Minneapolis in May, 1997 (who went to Dallas with
Chicago businessman Lawrence Meyers, a good friend of Ruby's); interview set
up in conjunction with author Anthony Summers, but was hampered by presence
of Jean's lawyer, which produced mixed results.
- Ongoing contact with Curtis Craford (aka Larry Crafard), former handyman
at Carousel Club, whose interview with W. C. was over 200 pages long and
lasted three days; my contact was referred to in TIME article by
journalist/author Ron Rosenbaum in Jan. 1992 (republished in JFK: THE BOOK
OF THE FILM).
Articles on Jean Hill
Hill--The Lady In Red (1994)
Articles on Mary Woodward
Mary E. Woodward: The First Dissenting Witness
Article in The
Knickerbocker News by Mary Woodward, 22 November 1983
Articles on the Winnipeg Airport Incident
"The Man Who Heard Too Much"
Third Decade, November 1990, updated 2002)
Winnipeg Airport Incidents" (The Fourth Decade,
Winnipeg Airport Incident Revisited" (The Fourth
Decade, March 1999)
Pershing Gervais and the Attempt to Frame Jim Garrison (The
Fourth Decade, May 1994)
The Allegations of Cecil Small (The Third Decade, January
Deception and Deceit: Media Coverage
of JFK's Assassination (November 2003)
after Kennedy's killing (Vancouver Sun, 22 November 2003)
The Cubana Airlines Flight of November
22, 1963 (The Fourth Decade, January 1995)