RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
 
  Preliminary
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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.

Object Tracked By Carrier At 1,000 MPH
Summer of 1945
Okinawa, Pacific


Fran Ridge:
Summer of 1945; Okinawa, Pacific
11:00 am. Naval officer witnessed strange event on radar.  E. L. Wells, then Lt. J.G. aboard the escort aircraft carrier Salamaua (CVE-96), was interceptor officer. While south of Okinawa he and his group were disturbed by the appearance of a "blip" on the screen that appeared to be traveling toward them at a terrific rate of speed. They were unable to distinguish any shape, but the object was estimated to be traveling at about 1,000 miles an hour, moving on a course of zero one zero, coming in from the direction of Formosa and traveling toward Japan. At that time they feared it was a Baka bomb, but it was apparently moving too fast. They braced themselves and waited for it to hit. Then, after tracking it to just a few miles from the ship, as the radar made another sweep, they lost it. (Rullan)

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