CE 350, does not show a crack or is a fake photo or a switched windshield.
Here is a blow-up of CE 350 showing the crack:
But the few witnesses they cite, who did not examine the windshield closely or carefully, are no match for the FBI examination team, various Secret Service agents, a Ford repairman, a White House upholsterer, glass repairmen, and so on who examined it very carefully, hands on, and up close. All of these witnesses were unanimous that there was no hole in the windshield, only a crack. In fact, a recently obtained Ford memorandum, which the promoters of the hole theory had not even known about, proves that there was no hole, just a crack on November 23, 1963 and that the original windshield was removed at the White House garage on November 25, 1963. So, then what can the proponents of the hole theory do? They resort to claiming that all of the later witnesses were liars, perjurers, and conspirators if they said it was only a crack. Notice that the promoters of the hole theory can get away with making this claim about the crack witnesses without any proof, yet we are not allowed to even suggest that their handful of witnesses might simply have been mistaken, even when they were told they were mistaken at the time they made their comments.
Now Fetzer's cult has taken this debate to a new level. Based on poor quality prints, they are claiming that the hole is plainly visible in the Altgens 1-6 photo, taken at about Z-255, before the head shot. On page 144 of Assassination Science, Fetzer summarizes the theory of Roy Schaeffer who claims that the hole in the windshield appears like a "small spiral nebula." I do not want to blame Fetzer for Roy Schaeffer's simple mistake, but Fetzer claims to believe it himself. This should not be a major controversy. Josiah Thompson stated the facts way back in 1967 on page 114 of his book Six Seconds in Dallas, where he provided the following caption to blow-ups of the Altgens 1-6 and Altgens 1-7 photos:
Photo taken by James Altgens just before the last shot
(note undamaged windshield). Another photograph taken
seconds after the final shot shows the cracks in the
windshield.I don't know why Fetzer has turned it into a major controversy. Six months ago I had told him about this simple error, even before I had read Assassination Science. There must be some hidden significance if Fetzer et al are willing to claim that all the photographic evidence is fake, claim that all the FBI agents and Secret Service agents are liars, perjurers, and conspirators. Fetzer went so far as to claim that because I did not simply accept his word that the "spiral nebula" was actually a bullet hole, therefore I was not interested in the truth and that I was part of the cover-up.
If you have picture software which lets you
examine the color values of each pixel, you can compare the darkness of
the "spiral nebula" to known objects. Use your eyedropper function to measure
the color values in the "spiral nebula" area. The values lie in the 60
to 146 range. This represents a medium to light gray. Absolute black would
be 0, while white would be 255. Now, compare that range to known whites
such as JFK's white cuff, Jackie's white glove and the white dress in the
background. The white cuff has a range of 152 to 218, very white. The white
glove has a range of 145 to 222, very white. The white dress has a range
of 143 to 221, very white. As an additional control, examine the values
for the known black of JFK's sleeve. That has a range of 17 to 28, very
black. This shows that the area where Fetzer et al claim there is white
glass is actually a medium to light gray. It is the woman in the background,
something she was wearing or carrying, possibly a dress or purse. You can
even see the folds and shadows from the folds. If Mantik is correct in
his observation that all it takes is one counter-example to disprove a
theory, then my pointing out that the white broken glass is actually
medium to light colored clothing in the background disproves Fetzer et
al's claim that the Altgens 1-6 photo shows a bullet hole.