Category 11 Case Directory
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AVCAT is a special project being conducted by NICAP, with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of AIRCAT, Dr. Richard Haines, and other sources, to create a comprehensive listing of sightings from aircraft with detailed documentation from these sources, including Projects SIGN, GRUDGE & BLUE BOOK.

Daytime Bright Object In Vertical Climb Near C-45
Oct. 30, 1953
Norton AFB, California

1:55 p.m. PST
Duration 7 mins
aircraft C-45
United States
3 observers
No radar contact

Dan Wilson:
Oct. 30, 1953; Norton AFB, California (BB)
1:55 p.m. PST A pilot, Major Joseph P. Tracy, co-pilot Capt. John H. Moore, and observer 1st Lt. Raymond J. Gorman observed an object that was bright red on the leading portion and bright white on the trailing portion. The object passed directly below their C-45 aircraft and directly in the flight path of the aircraft and continued almost vertical climb until lost from sight. The C-45 was at an altitude of 7500 feet. The object appeared as large as a grapefruit held at arm's length and was in sight for 7 minutes. (Dan Wilson, BB files) 

Detailed reports and documents
reports/531030norton_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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