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  Category 9, RADAR  
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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.

Gnd Radar Tracks Object Chased By Fighter & Heli Pilots
May 20, 1961
Tyndall AFB, Florida

Brad Sparks:
May 20, 1961; Tyndall AFB, Florida (BBU)
Morning. USAF fighter and helicopter pilots with 4756th Air Police Sq. saw a maneuvering white-orange round object, disappearing when the fighter approached. Ground radar tracking. (Project 1947; BB files??) Air Police observed unidentified light diving and climbing. [NICAP UFOE, III] 

Dan Wilson:
May 20, 1961; Tyndall AFB, Florida
At 2:50 a.m. local time, a round rusty-orange colored object was observed near the Drone Launching Area. The object moved up and down and would gain altitude rapidly. The object seemed to float. Four Air Policemen saw the object. RAPCON was painting the target that the Air Police at the launching site had called in. An F-102 fighter was scrambled to run on the object. The object was traveling at 2-4 mph and then up to 45 mph. The fighter was getting a sporadic paint on radar. A helicopter was scrambled due to the slowness of the object. An AF GCI radar also tracked the object between 2,000 and 10,000 feet. Total time of observation was approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. (85 pages of documents by Dan Wilson)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/610520tyndall_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)

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