Up to now, I have been on the fence, feeling that it's about a 50/50 chance that Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. was assassinated. But now, that's changed, and I feel it is most likely that he was assassinated. If I had to put numbers to it, I would make it 75/25. And I'll tell you this, if I had to bet, if I was forced to bet, say my life, on whether he was assassinated or not, without a shred of doubt or hesitation, I would bet that he was assassinated.
So, what has tipped me over to this? It's the water landing. Why did they plan it that way? All they needed him for was to get the plane up in the air. Take-off was the ONLY thing they didn't have under remote control with this drone plane. He just had to get it up to altitude, and not very high either, only 2000 feet. And then he could and did turn control over to the remote operators and become just a passenger. So, why didn't they let him bail out? Why specifically did they plan for him to bail out over the English Channel and land in the water, to be rescued by a Navy ship?
I have been looking into water landings by parachute. I don't doubt that he was trained to do it. But, he had never done it in a combat situation. So, how many times could he have done it in training? Probably not that many, and probably not any recently. And when you don't do something for a while, you lose the knack.
Parachute landings, or I should say, seaings, are tricky because you can't let the parachute settle on top of you because, although it floats, it does so slightly below the water, which means you can easily drown because the material is heavy and gets heavier in the water. There is a technique to angle-in so that it's not right over you. But, even then, it's very easy to get tangled up in the lines that are wet, and you can drown that way too.
So why, since they didn't need him any longer did they not let him bail out onto the vast, sprawling, and safe English countryside? You know, the way Rudolph Hess did? Why did they want him to remain on the plane, which he had already relinquished control of, to make an unnecessary water landing? And especially knowing that he was a pilot not a paratrooper. He didn't spend his days jumping out of airplanes- onto land or water. So, why subject him to the extra risk of a water landing? But, they may have had a chosen spot where they were going to blow up the plane, needing him to be sure to stay on it and not eject too soon, before they could blow it up. And it did blow up at an ideal spot, meaning not over a city or even a town, where even though the plane's pieces were going to fall to the ground over a wide area, no one on the ground got hurt or killed.