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Long Beach Independent
July 2, 1954
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