Robert Cowan, senior SA Govt. Analyst and the unavoidable conclusion that he too played a part in hiding the identity and purpose of the Somerton Man.
Robert Cowan (1900 – 1959) was Director of Chemistry, Government Analyst, Chief Inspector of Explosives, and Chief Gas Examiner in South Australia. He was also Deputy Government Analyst from 1947 and Government Analyst from 1950 for the South Australian Government Department of Chemistry. Cowan was educated University of Melbourne (BSc).
Paul Leland Kirk (1902-1970) was a professor of Criminalistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Kirk earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California in 1927 and spent his entire career at Berkeley, with the exception of a leave of service during World War II when he worked on the Manhattan Project from 1942 to 1945.
The agencies leading up to the Manhattan Project were first formed in 1939 by President Roosevelt after U.S. intelligence operatives reported that scientists working for Adolf Hitler were already working on a nuclear weapon. The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons.
The V-2 rocket was developed in Germany from 1936 through the efforts of scientists led by Wernher von Braun, it was first successfully launched on October 3, 1942, and was fired against Paris on September 6, 1944. Two days later the first of more than 1,100 V-2s were fired against Great Britain (the last on March 27, 1945). Wernher von Braun was later convinced to come to America and assist with their space program. https://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/history/vonbraun/bio.html
In Quebec City on August 19, 1943, the America and Great Britain sides signed the Quebec Agreement, adopting most of Churchill’s five point plan. To ensure “full and effective collaboration,” the agreement established a Combined Policy Committee (CPC) with representatives from the U.S., the U.K., and Canada. It also gave the Manhattan Project the resources of British (Canadian and Australian) uranium, established a research center in Montreal, and ensured the participation of British scientists.
Many prominent British scientists were soon transferred to the United States to work on the project..
Simply put – after reading the above one could say the initial objective of the Cold War was to develop the means by which this American made B-29 delivered nuclear bomb …
… could be re-engineered to fit into this German made rocket.
James Cowan sailed from Australia to America in 1940 for a period of 10 months, his manifest states Prof. F.L. Kirk of the University of California was his contact for this period.
The question inevitably arises as to why would someone with a scientific pedigree such as that enjoyed by James Cowan be found trying on the footwear belonging to an unknown man found dead on Somerton Beach?
The shoes taken off the deceased made an excellent fit to Mr. Cowan, but the slippers in the suitcase he thought a trifle smaller.” Feltus P65. Taken from Professor Cleland’s evidence at the inquest.
I wrote the following six days ago while wondering who ASIO might have co-opted into assisting them with protecting Australia’s National Security.
It then follows (in this fiction) that ASIO was responsible for placing the Tamam Shud slip in the fob pocket of the Somerton Man’s trousers during the many weeks his clothing was in the possession of Professor Cleland …….
… and I think I’ve found him.
Thanks misca .. you’re a legend.