Superimposed here, on the official drawing of President Kennedy’s Dealey Plaza limousine, is my diagram of the single bullet that went through Kennedy’s neck and Governor Connally’s torso and wrist.
It lines up.
In putting this together, I noticed a few things about how far Connally was sitting from his door. The most important observation is that it appears the governor was about 6 inches from the door, and that put him in the bullet’s path.
A few JFK assassination debates have focused on whether Connally’s seat really was 6 inches inboard. The critics of the single-bullet explanation have pointed to this Warren Commission drawing because it shows Connally’s seat to be just 2.5 inches from the door.
Kennedy snug right. The 2.5 inches from the door appears to be correct. But then two other factors enter the calculations. First, a slight outward taper of the limo interior at Kennedy’s right thigh (because Kennedy had no thick door to his right) put Kennedy’s seat another .5 to 1 inch to Connally’s right. And secondly, unlike Kennedy, Connally was not sitting on the far right edge of his seat. Seated a little to the left, Connally’s torso was about 6 or 6.5 inches to the left of Kennedy’s torso.
The Warren Commission drawing -- the one I've used as the basis for today's illustration -- may have confused some students of the assassination. The original did not show the figures of Kennedy and Connally -- only their empty seats.
Note: Lee Oswald’s non-fatal shot came from a 21-degree downward angle from the rear, relative to flat ground (subtract a 3-degree downward street slope for the angle relative to the car) and from about 7.5 degrees to the rear right, relative to the car's side (as viewed directly from above). The positions align for the single bullet.
The bullet that killed Kennedy was fired 4 seconds later.