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  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.

Jets Scrambled After Radar/Visual UFO
December 12-15. 1957
Misawa, Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan

Brad Sparks:
Dec. 12-15, 1957; Misawa Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan (BBU)
Radar-visual sighting of vari-colored UFO, jets scrambled. (UFOE, VIII; McDonald list; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
Beginning at  1745 hours local time, Dec. 12,  at least 13 witnesses observed a very bright light in the sky to the SSW over the Sea of Japan. The object was tracked on radar and seen through binoculars.  At 1822 local time a scramble was ordered and two F-86D's took off from Misawa AFB. Site P-45 assumed control of Subway Red (F-86D) at 1829 local and immediately was vectored toward the object. P-45 was painting the object by the Height Range Indicator and visually. Subway Red reported he had a visual on the object at1839 local but lost it almost simultaniously. In the meantime, site P-45 had lost contact, both visually and electronically with the object. Site 29 advised they were observing the object at a bearing of 240 degrees, 110 miles from site 45. Subway Red was vectored toward the object and obtained another visual, but the object wasn't moving latterally, but vertically. The aircraft lost the object and the chase was broken off. The object was circular in shape and was under visual observation for one hour and twenty minutes and under radar observation for approximately 35 minutes. The object was tracked on radar at speeds ranging from 94 mph to 1686 mph.
(Dan Wilson)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/571212misawa_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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