Dag Hammarskjold is a person JFK assassination researches should be familiar with, and if you're not familiar with the name, with who he was, and his mysterious death this book would be a good place to start. I recommend going to www.abebooks.com and ordering a copy. This book was published in 2011. The author is Susan Williams. There is a New York Review of Books review available here.
Like President Kennedy, Hammarskjold was a man of peace. He was on a mission as the United Nations Secretary General trying to negotiate an end to a war when his plane mysteriously crashed in Katanga. Katanga was a province of The Congo, a former Belgian colony in Africa, that was trying to break away from The Congo and become its own nation. Certain people of power and influence in Europe and the United States wanted The Congo to stay just like it was. Such forces were behind the assassination of Patrice Lumumba.
The Congo is deserving of so much more attention than it gets. It had the world's richest deposit of uranium, for example, making it a hot spot in the Cold War. The mining company, Union Miniere, was determined to undermine Hammarskjold's UN mission.
For a long time the official story was that the crash was due to pilot error, but many thought otherwise. The exact "error," was never properly explained. Several people at the crash scene claimed the plane was riddles with bullets.
Former President Harry Truman was one of the first "conspiracy theorists," to comment at the time telling reporters [Hammarskjold] "was on the point of getting something done when they killed him."
And perhaps most mysterious of all when authorities got to the crash site Dag Hammarskjold's body was propped up against an ant hill with a deck of playing cards surrounding him, and it appears someone left a calling card, the Ace of Spades was found his collar.
And now it appears that an American spy agency may shed light on the question of who killed Dag Hammarskjold. Great Britain's great newspaper, The Guardian reports that tomorrow, December 14, 2104 the United Nation is expected to pass a resolution asking member states for any information they may have on the crash. Will the NSA comply?
NSA radio intercepts may prove that another plane was in the area around Ndola and shot down Dag Hammarskjold's plane.
The Guardian has a site devoted to Dag Hammarskjold, his death and calls for a new investigation.
There is also a Facebook page Justice for Dag Hammarskjold.