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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.

Radar Tracks Object "Orbiting" 5-Mile Circle
April 28, 1964
Minot AFB, North Dakota

Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 19:10:01 +0000 (GMT)
Dan Wilson:
April 28, 1964; Minot AFB, North Dakota
At 8:50 p.m., one object observed visually by a civilian pilot about 50 miles south of Minot AFB. Ground radar picked up the object. The object appeared as a light 3000 feet below the aircraft flying at 7000  feet and seemed to be following the aircraft. Minot AFB GCA reported a scope indication of an  object at 160 degrees bearing 15 miles moving outbound at approx. 25 miles from the station, orbiting in a five mile circle.The object then proceeded inbound to the station to approx 15 miles and disappearing from the scope. (Dan Wilson).

In 1961, the Air Force selected the land around Minot for a new Minuteman I Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) complex. Field construction began on the missile complex in January 1962. SAC activated the 455th Strategic Missile Wing in November 1962, and in less than a year, on September 9, 1963, the first Minuteman I Missile arrived from Hill AFB, Utah. It was placed in Launch Facility A-02, September 9, 1963. Within a short 28 months, in April 1964, the 455th became combat ready. The amber waves of grain over the North Dakota plains were implanted with a combat ready ICBM system born of the latest American technology.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/640428minotAFB_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)

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