Captain Clarence S. Chiles
Eastern Airlines pilot. At 2:35 a.m. on July 24, 1948, Montgomery, Alabama, pilots Captain C.S. Chiles and First Officer J.B. Whitted reported that a cigar-shaped object with lights like portholes approached head-on, accelerated and climbed away. Chiles was a member of the original NICAP Panel of Special Advisers.