Category 11 Case Directory
Rating: 5  


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.

Something Follows C-47 & Observed By RB-47 Crew
June 23, 1954
Bt. Dayton & Columbus, Ohio

10:00 p.m. local
Duration 30 secs +
aircraft C-47 & RB-47
United States
3 observer
No radar contact

Dan Wilson:
June 23, 1954; Between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio (BBU)
10:00 p.m. local. A pilot of a C-47, serial number 263, complained of something following him. Major Frank J. Gshwandtner and 2nd Lt. Robert P. Lommori, flying in the Columbus area in an RB-47E aircraft observed a white object the size of a baseball at 25,000 feet. The object was extremely fast. The object made a gradual turn and began a slight climb. It then flew out of sight. The length of the observation was 30 seconds.  A radio transmission from WPAFB put the crew on alert.

Detailed reports and documents
540623columbus_dir.htm [9 p.m. event which mentions the C-47/RB-47 crews case above]

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