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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.

C-54 Shot At By UFO?
February 13, 1958
Wake Island

8:14 p.m.
Duration instant.
Navy aircraft, C54D
W. of Wake Island
1 observer
Radar contacts prior, after

Brad Sparks:
Feb. 13, 1958. W of Wake Island
8:14 p.m. (0914Z) Capt. William R. Paurot, pilot, and 1st Lt. Andrew S. Dehner, copilot of USAF C-54D, 421st Air Refueling Sq, Yokuta AB, Japan, flying at 7,000 ft at 190 knots true ground speed, heading 125° True, saw a greenish-blue object emitting a bright flash, felt he was “shot at” as if attacked. Within ½ hour before and after sighting, two unidentified radar contacts were made first by Capt. Paurot (sometime bet. 7:50 and 8:05 p.m.) then by navigator, 1st Lt. Douglas D. Smith, on APR-42 radar. The actual "fireball" was observed directly by only the flight engineer s/Sgt James A. Isaac, Jr. (Sparks; BB files; NICAP; Project 1947; McDonald list; Saunders/FUFOR Index)

Just the way Donald Keyhoe described it in his book, "Flying Saucers: Top Secret", Chapter XXI, The Key pp. 270-283

Detailed reports and documents
USAF UFO Encounter in 1958 - Not In PBB Files (Project 1947)

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