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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.

Air Intercept & Radar Tracks
June 28, 1966
Anderson AFB, Guam


Dan Wilson:
June 28, 1966; Anderson AFB, Guam
A significant air intercept was made at 12:45 a.m. local time of unidentified radar targets by an Anderson AFB Air Rescue Squadron C-130 aircraft equipped with a APS-59 radar. Radar contact was made and maintained for 20 minutes and numerous intercepts were attempted. Vectors called by the ground radar controller checked perfectly with the return identified on the airborne radar. A third radar an FPS-6 Height Finder was also in operation and showed a return. The C-130 crew reported that there seemed to be a cloud associated with the target at all times. Whenever the crew tried to spot it visually it was always in a cloud. The target was lost to both the FAA radar and airborne radar at the same time 1:15 a.m. The Project Blue Book documents give exact dates and times of  24 radar sightings over a 9 month period of unidentified targets observed at Anderson AFB.  These were radar beacons with no known or identifiable source and were noted by Guam FAA Controllers, using FPS-20 Surveillance radar since October 1965. FPS-6 Height Finder radar and an APS-59 airborne radar were also involved. Phenomena occurrence times were Oct. 65 (one), Nov. 65 (two), Dec.65 (one), Mar. 66 (one), Apr. 66 (three), and June 66 (nineteen).  Interception attempts were made on June 23, 1966 by KC-135 and C-97 aircraft.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/660628anderson_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)


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