UFO sighting and a B-47 crash, Georgia,
21 June 1954
Savannah Morning News, June 22, 1954
Article: Four Killed As Hunter Jet
B47 Crashes Near Townsend Shortly
After Take Off
Four crew members of a Hunter
Air Force Base B47 bomber were killed yesterday morning when their ship
exploded and crashed in a field about 40 miles south of here near
Townsend. There were no survivors.
Witnesses said they watched
the swept-wing jet fly over apparently "in trouble." It exploded
seconds later over a wooded flatland.
Hunter officials said the
plane took off at 6:12 a.m.on a routine training mission. Time of
the crash was reported as 6:15 a.m.
The sleek four-engine
bomber broke into two sections while thousands of smaller pieces
scattered over the countryside.
Cause of the crash was not
disclosed but a routine investigation was underway.
The plane was attached to the
Strategic Air Command's Second Bomb Wing at Hunter.
The 6th District Office of Special
Robins AFB, Georgia
Subject: Report on Unidentified Flying
Sighting occurred on June 21, 1954, 1047 P.M.,
over Savannah, Georgia.
Object appeared to be similar to an airplane with a glass
bottom with orange lights shining through the object. No sound
emanated from the object and it moved at an extremely high speed.
Mr. XXXXX had sighted the same object on 21
and 23 June 1954.
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Red star is
location of Townsend, Georgia, where the B-47 bomber exploded and
crashed on June 21, 1954
Savannah, Georgia is just north of
Townsend on the Atlantic Coast---and the location of Hunter