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Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:07:34 +0000 (GMT)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: June 30, 1954; Mobile and Brookley AFB, Alabama (BBU)/ RADCAT

Form:  Research of newspaper archives

Long Beach Independent
July 2, 1954
Page 8

Do We Shoot or Salute, Sir?

MOBILE, Ala. (UP)­Brookley

Air Force base reported Thurs-

day  that an '"unidentified flying

object, brilliant and silver col-

ored"was tracked by radar over

Mobile and the Alabama-

Mississippi gulf coast Wednesday


Major James Zicherali, public

information officer at Brookley,
said the object "appeared to be

a jet-type aircraft of new design

with short stubby wings."

Five other residents of Alabama

and Mississippi also reported

sighting the object .

Zicherali said the object appeared

on the base control tower

radar screen at 6:50 p.m. CST.

He said radar operators reported

it "made no sound and left no