RADCAT Case Directory
Category 9, RADAR
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Oct. 9-10, 1942; Guadalcanal
10:00 AM. Radar/Visual involving 10 ships, including a Bagley-class destroyer DD-388, the USS Helm. During the Guadalcanal invasion U.S. Navy fleet radar detected an incoming unidentified object which also was observed through binoculars. When it approached within 3,000 yards gunners opened fire on it, whereupon the object made a sharp turn, accelerated and circled the entire fleet twice at very high speed at about 3,000 to 4,000 feet altitude. It was visually observed to be a silvery disc with dome on top, and portholes around the dome. (UFOCAT; Ref. 3; MUFON UFO Journal, No. 185, July 1983; tape-recorded witness interview.)
I have the deck logs from the dates in question and there is no mention of the incident. This was originally published in the MUFON UFO Journal, but I have been unable to verify the information.
reports/421009_waterufo.net_item.php_id=1113.pdf (Carl Feindt)
MUFON Journal #185, July 1983 [pp 14-15] (Paul Cerny)