Form: 97BB
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 16:24:20 +0000 (GMT)
From: daniel wilson <daniejon2000@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: UFO sighting and a B-47 crash, Georgia, 21 June 1954
Cat: 1
To: Francis Ridge <nicap@insightbb.com>

 
 
 
UFO sighting and a B-47 crash, Georgia, 21 June 1954
 
Savannah, Georgia
 
Savannah Morning News, June 22, 1954
 
Article:  Four Killed As Hunter Jet Explodes
 
               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.
 
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  The 6th District Office of Special Investigations
  Robins AFB, Georgia
 
Subject: Report on Unidentified Flying Object
 
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.
 
 
 
http://www.bluebookarchive.org/page.aspx?PageCode=NARA-PBB90-434
 
 
PAGE INFO
Page ID (PID) :  NARA-PBB90-434
Collection :  NARA Blue Book
Roll Description :  Project Blue Book Roll 90
 
Frame  434
 

 
 
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 AFB. 
 
Map
 
 
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                                  The Complete report
 
The 6th District Office of Special Investigations
  Robins AFB, Georgia
 
Subject: Report on Unidentified Flying Object
 
 
http://www.bluebookarchive.org/page.aspx?PageCode=NARA-PBB90-434
 
Page ID (PID)  NARA-PBB90-434
Collection  National Archives (NARA)
Roll Description  NARA Blue Book Roll 90
Document Code  T1206-90
 
Frames  434 - 440