Category 11 Case Directory
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AVCAT is a special project being conducted by NICAP, with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of AIRCAT, Dr. Richard Haines, and other sources, to create a comprehensive listing of sightings from aircraft with detailed documentation from these sources, including Projects SIGN, GRUDGE & BLUE BOOK.

F-80 Pilot Sees Circular Object At High Speed
May 31, 1949
Misawa AFB, Japan

11:10 a.m. local
Duration 10 mins
F-80 aircraft
1 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks
May 31, 1949; Misawa AFB, Honshu, Japan (BBU)
11:10 a.m. USAF pilot Giles flying F-80 saw a circular object moving at high speed and disappearing into cirrus cloud overcast. (Project 1947; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
May 31, 1949; Misawa AFB, Honshu, Japan
At 11:10 a.m. local time, 1st Lt. James J. Giles, the pilot of an F-80 aircraft while flying at 20,000 feet over Misawa AFB, saw what appeared to be a reflection of sunlight off an aircraft in flight. The amount of light reflected appeared to be equal to that of a B-29. The object appeared to be 20 to 30 miles away, above 30,000 feet and and moving at a high rate of speed in a northerly direction. The length of the observation is given as 10 minutes. (Dan Wilson)
Detailed reports and documents
reports/490531misawa_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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