Did Harvey Wade See the Second Oswald?
Updated: Oct 11, 2021
Harvey Wade claimed he saw Lee Harvey Oswald at Jack Ruby's Carousel Club in November 1963. The Warren Commission had read the FBI reports and they wanted to see if Mr. Wade could possibly identify the man he saw in several photographs. They knew that Oswald was not in the Carousel Club - at least on the night in question.
So, what was going on?
Two memos on Harvey Wade were included in the Warren Commission Exhibits. Here is Warren Commission Exhibit 2370:
The biggest problem with Mr. Wade's allegation is that on November 10, 1963, Oswald was at Ruth Paine's home. Here are two excerpts from her testimony before the Warren Commission:
That was not the end of Mr. Harvey Wade. He resurfaced during the Garrison investigation:
Boxley knew that the solution to the problem was that Wade had not seen Oswald - he had seen the second Oswald. Not surprisingly, Wade "responded exuberantly" with the news that he was right after all.
Garrison's lead memo from November 1967 mentions Harvey Wade:
Here is one of the photos shown to Harvey Wade who was the Oswald look-alike. You can also see many other photos taken at Jack Ruby's club.