RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
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RADCAT is a revitalized special project now being conducted jointly by NICAP & Project 1947 with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of RADCAT, Martin Shough, to create a comprehensive listing of radar cases with detailed documentation from all previous catalogues, including UFOCAT and original RADCAT.

54 Targets / Two Ground Radars & Four Aircraft
Feb. 7, 1957
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Brad Sparks:
Feb. 7, 1957; Las Cruces, New Mexico (BBU)
3:53 a.m.  (MST). 54 radar targets? (McDonald list; FUFOR Index) 1 hr 39 mins

Dan Wilson:
Feb. 7, 1957; Las Cruces, New Mexico (BBU)
Bt. 3:53 a.m. and 5:32 a.m. The 685th AC&W Squadron at Lac Cruces AFS carried a total of 54 unidentified blips on their radar screen traveling from the north toward the station at speeds of 60 - 160 knots at altitudes of 6,000 to 14,000 feet. The targets disappeared approximately three miles out. The initial sighting consisted of 23 blips. At the same time the 686th AC&W Squadron at Roswell AFB, NM, had a number of blips, but with insufficient movement to establish track information. Four interceptor aircraft were scrambled out of the 15th FIS at Tuscon, Arizona and the 93rd FIS at Albuquerque, New Mexico. Two separate radar contacts were made by these aircraft including 13 targets at approximately 100 miles NE of El Paso, Texas.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/570207lascruces_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)

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