David Harold Byrd

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Born 24 April 1900
Detroit, Texas, USA
Died 14 September 1986 (Age 86)
Alma mater Trinity University, University of Texas
Founder of Civil Air Patrol
Member of JFK/Assassination/Perpetrators

David Harold "Dry Hole" Byrd is a Texas oilman who was a friend of Lyndon B. Johnson. He made a profit of around $50M after the assassination of JFK allowed LBJ to become US President.


He went to Trinity University and from 1919 to 1921 he studied geology at the University of Texas.[1]


In 1931 he founded Byrd-Frost with Jack Frost. In September 1941 he formed the Civil Air Patrol with Gill Robb Wilson.[1]

JFK Assassination

Full article: JFK/Assassination

At a public auction on July 4, 1939 Byrd purchased the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, from where Lee Harvey Oswald supposedly shot John F. Kennedy in 1963.[2][3] Byrd had the alleged window removed and mounted on the wall of his home.[1]

Fast profit

Peter Dale Scott estimates that D. H. Byrd teamed up with James Ling to make about $50M by buying 132,000 shares of Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) in November 1963 just before the JFK assassination. These shot up in value after the once LBJ came to power; whereas JFK had announced a troop withdrawal of the Vietnam war, the first contract the Pentagon awarded was for a fighter jet to LTV.[4]


  1. a b c http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20434
  2. Texas State Historical Association (2012). "The Handbook of Texas Online: Texas School Book Depository". Tshaonline.org. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved April 17, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Jerry Organ (2000). "Murder Perch to Museum". Marquette University.
  4. http://unwelcomeguests.net/687