NEWFOUNDLAND - 1955
Air force Special Security Office
Unclassified
UFO sightings, Various, Newfoundland region June 1 to June 9, and July 7 1955
Air Force Special Security Office 18 July 1955 UFO Sightings June 1 to June 8.


Item 1
At 2100Z on 1 June, an eastbound RB-47 experienced electronic contact with an unknown aircraft or object in the area of Devon Island. A bright return was received on the APG-32 set for 20 minutes and the warning light flashed intermittently. The RB-47's K-system recorded what was possibly the sweep pf another radar nearby. Contact was lost at 2120Z. No visual contact was established. On the return westbound flight, the APG-32 again had a contact for 30 minutes duration at approximately 8,000 yards. This time no indication was registered by the warning light. No visual contact made. **** Coordinates and times as follows: First contact (estimate) 70deg40'N-103deg00'W 2100Z 1 June Contact lost 76deg 15'N-81deg00'W 2120Z 1 June Second contact (estimate) 74deg30'N-90deg30'W 2400Z 1 June Contact lost 74deg10'N-91deg00'W 0030Z 2 June

Item 2
At 2100Z on 1 June, an eastbound RB-47 experienced electronic contact with an unknown aircraft or object in the area of Devon Island. A bright return was received on the APG-32 set for 20 minutes and the warning light flashed intermittently. The RB-47's K-system recorded what was possibly the sweep pf another radar nearby. Contact was lost at 2120Z. No visual contact was established. On the return westbound flight, the APG-32 again had a contact for 30 minutes duration at approximately 8,000 yards. This time no indication was registered by the warning light. No visual contact made. **** Coordinates and times as follows: First contact (estimate) 70deg40'N-103deg00'W 2100Z 1 June Contact lost 76deg 15'N-81deg00'W 2120Z 1 June Second contact (estimate) 74deg30'N-90deg30'W 2400Z 1 June Contact lost 74deg10'N-91deg00'W 0030Z 2 June

At 0030Z on 4 June, a westbound RB-47 experienced electronic and visual contact with an unknown aircraft or object in the Melville Sound area. The RB-47 gun warning light was flashing intermittently and the 5 radar had a contact at 7,000 yards range. Visual contact was made by crew chief, who describes aircraft as glistening silver metallic. The aircraft was first seen low and to the rear and slightly right of the RB-47. The configuration of the aircraft was obscured by contrails. The aircraft broke off contact to the north with an increase in speed. The RB-47 was at 32,000, indicating Mach 0.735. Although gun camera films are available, they are of such poor quality that no information can be obtained from them. The radar and visual contacts were maintained for a total of 9 minutes.**** Coordinates and times as follows: Contact established 74deg10'N-107deg10'W 0030Z 4 June Contact lost 73deg45'H-111deg35'W 0049Z 4 June

Item 3
At 0050Z on 7 June, a westbound RB-47 enroute to Eilson AFB, Alska, At 35,000 feet experienced electronic contact southeast of Banks Island. The RB-47's APG-32 detected an aircraft/object at 3,500 yards and at the same level as the aircraft. The scope return was small and rectangular. The pilot interpreted it to be a form of jamming. The target warning light went on and off 3 times in as many minutes. No visual or K-system contacts.**** Coordinates and times are as follows: Contact established 71deg02'N-127deg00'W 0050Z 7 June Contact lost 0053Z 7 June (possibly later).

Item 4
At 2044Z on 8 June, an eastbound RB-47 flying at 50,000 feet experienced electronic and visual contact with an unknown aircraft south of Bathurst Island. The RB-47 was flying at 30,000 and indicating 450 knots. The warning light flashed and 2 indications were observed on APG-32 scope. The K-system scope showed indications of sweeping by another radar. Visual contact indicates aircraft was 5 to 10,000 feet above RB-47 and approximately 5-10 miles behind for approximately 20 minutes. The co-pilot of RB-47 states aircraft had fighter configuration. Contrail also sighted by 2nd RB-47 approximately 80 miles behind 1st; therefore, about 70 miles behind the sighted aircraft. Distance suggests contrails remain visible for some time.**** Coordinate and times are as follows: Contact established 74deg26'N-103deg25'W 2044Z 8 June Contact lost 2140Z 8 June

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TOW DO975 ARCHIE 91 ARCHIE 29. OUT OF HARMON AFB REFUELING MISSION BACK TO HARMON. REPORTED SIGHTING OBJ AT 0705Z. KC 97S ALT 20,000 FT. WEATHER CLEAR. NO CLOUDS ABOVE AIRCRAFT. SCATTER CLOUDS AT 1000 FT. LEVEL NO REFLECTION POSSIBLE FROM CLOUDS. PILOT OF ARCHIE 29 LT HH SPEER. AIRCRAFT MADE CONTACT WITH RADAR SITE. SITE PAINTED OBJ ON SCOPE AT 0707Z. HELD INTERMITTENT CONTACT FOR 49 MIN. ARCHIE 29 IN POSITION TO CLOSE ON OBJ. INSTRUCTED TO DO SO BY SITE. POSITION OF OBJ 290 DEGREES FROM STATION AT APPROXIMATE 80 MILES. FIRST APPEARED TO BE HOVERING OBJ AT 10 OCLOCK POSITION RELATIVE TO AIRCRAFT ARCHIE 29 TRIED TO CLOSE. OBJ BEGAN TO MOVE SLOWLY N.E. 050 DEGREES T.H. RELATIVE TO SPEED OF ARCHIE 29, 275K. PILOT OF ARCHIE 29 MAINTAINED VISUAL CONTACT WITH OBJ CALLING DIRECTION CHANGES OF OBJ TO SITE BY RADIO DIRECTION CHANGES CORROLATED EXACTLY WITH THOSE PAINTED ON SCOPE BY CONTROLLER. OBJ BEGAN CLIMBING. ARCHIE 29 PILOT LOST VISUAL CONTACT WITH OBJ'S EST ALTITUDE 40-50,000 FT. CBJ THEN ACCELERATED TO SPEED OF ESTIMATED 1600 K AND MOVED OFF IN N.E. DIRECTION PAINTED ON SCOPES. FIGHTER SCRAMBLED WHEN OBJ STARTED TO CLIMB, BENT WEAPON ON FIGHTER, NO CONTACT MADE. RADAR OR VISUAL. AT SAME TIMES RADAR SITE WAS ALSO PAINTING 5 SMALLER OBJ'S ON SCOPES 5-10,000 FT BELOW THE KC97'S ARCHIE 29 AND ARCHIE 91. AT 300 DEGREES. 60 MILES FROM STATION OBJ'S MOVING VERY VERY FAST. CHANGING DIRECTION AND ASIMUTE JUMPING ON AND OFF (SC?) FORMING CIRCULAR PATTERN. CHANGING TO LINE ABREAST. TRAVELING 10-20 MILES THEN CHANGING DIRECTION CONTROLLER ESTIMATES SPEED IN EXCESS OF 1500 K. C119 AIRCRAFT ENROUTE FROM GOOSE PASSED WITHIN 5 MILES OF OBJ'S NOT KNOWN IF OBJ'S SEEN BY 119 CREW. INTEREGATION OF CREW'S OF ARCHIE 29 ARCHIE 91 AND C119 BEING CONDUCTED BY BASE INTELL OFFICER HARMON AFB COMPLETE REPORT TO BE SENT D/I 64TH A.D. FOLLOW UP MESSAGE WILL BE SENT TO ALL ADDRESSE.

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ADOAO 167 REF ADOAO 164 AND ADOAO 165 THIS IS FOLLOW UP REPORT OF PERSONELL STATEMENT. THIS MSG IS IN 6 PARTS. AEOP 7-3. THE FOLLOWING REPORT IS SUBMITTED IAW NEAC REG 200-2, DID 13 DEC 54. THIS MSG IS IN 6 PARTS. IT INCLUDES 6 SIGNED STATEMENTS WHICH MAY CONSTITUTE A VITAL INTELLIGENCE SIGHTING.


PART 1.
"I WAS AT THE CONTROLS AT THE TIME OF THE INITIAL SIGHTING OF THE OBJECT WHEN IT WAS CALLED TO THE ATTENTION OF THE CREW IN THE FORWARD PART OF THE ACFT THAT THIS PARTICULAR OBJECT WAS MAKING ERRATIC MOTION IN THE SKY. AT THIS TIME, UPON SIGHTING THE OBJECT MYSELF, I DID NOTICE THAT THE OBJECT WAS MAKING A VERY IRREGULAR ZIG ZAG PATTERN AT A POSITION OF APPROX 10 O'CLOCK LOW ON THE HORIZON. OUR ALTITUTE AT THAT TIME WAS 16,000 FEET, OUR HEADING 125 DEGREES. THE OBJECT APPEARED TO HAVE THE SAME ALTITUTE OF OUR ACFT. THE EASTERN SKY WAS BEGINNING TO LIGHT UP, THE TIME BEING APPROX 0700Z, AND THE OBJECT WAS VISABLE THROUGH WHAT APPEARED TO BE AN INVERSION LAYER. MY FIRST IMPRESSION WAS THAT IT WAS VERY LIKELY THE MORNING STAR OR VENUS AND THAT ITS ERRATIC MOTION MIGHT BE ATTRIBUTED TO REFRACTION AND OUR OWN RELATIVELY FORWARD MOTION. HOWEVER AT THE TIME THAT 'ENRAGE' WAS NOTIFIED AND CONFIRMED THAT THEY HAD PICKED UP 4 OR 5 TARGETS IN THIS SAME AREA, I BEGAN TO WONDER WHETHER IT WAS THE MORNING STAR OR SOMETHING ELSE. BETWEEN THE TIME OF THE INITIAL SIGHTING AND THE TIME THAT WE STARTED OUR LET-DOWN, WHICH WAS APPROXIMATELY ½ HOUR, IT IS MY ESTIMATE THAT THE OBJECT CHANGED ITS POSITION WITH RESPECT TO THE HORIZON BY APPROXIMATELY 15DEGREES OF ELEVATION AND 5 DEGREES AZIMUTH. AFTER THIS BEFOREMENTIONED ANGLE OF ELEVATION INCREASED, THE OBJECT MOVED OUT OF THE SUSPECTED INVERSION LAYER AT WHICH TIME THE EXTENT OF ITS ERRATIC MOTION SEEMED TO DIMINISH AND ONCE AGAIN I THOUGHT IT WAS POSSIBLY THE MORNING STAR."


SIGNED LT. PAUL DAILY AO 1657967 CO-PILOT, EC-97 97TH AFS(TDY EHAFB)


PART2.
"AT 0705Z THIS DATE, I RECEIVED A CALL FROM 'ARCHIE 91' A KO-97 ENROUTE TO HARMON AFB, HIS POSITION AT THIS TIME WAS 250 DEGREES TRUE N, 80 MILES FROM THIS STATION. 'ARCHIE 91' REPORTED SIGHTING AN UNKNOWN OBJECT IN THE AIR TO THE LEFT OF HIS ACFT, SLIGHTLY ABOVE HIM, MOVING AT VERY HIGH SPEEDS. IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER, 'ARCHIE 91' ANOTHER AIRCRAFT APPROXIMATELY 20 MILES TO THE (S?) OF 'ARCHIE 91' REPORTED A SIGHTING OF THE SAME OBJECT IN THE SAME LOCATION. THE OBJECT WAS DESCRIBED AS FLYING A VERY ERRATIC COURSE, MAKING SHARP CHANGES IN DIRECTION. BOTH AIRCRAFT REPORTED THAT THERE WERE NO CLOUDS WHATSOEVER NEAR THIS ALTITUDE THAT MIGHT CAUSE REFLECTION. APPROXIMATELY 0707Z I MADE RADAR CONTACT WITH THE TARGET IN THE REPORTED POSITION, AND ALSO WITH SEVERAL OTHER TARGETS SLIGHTLY CLOSER TO THIS STATION. THE SIGHTED OBJECT APPEARED TO BE MOVING VERY SLOWLY AT THIS TIME AND EXCELLENT RADAR CONTACT WAS MAINTAINED FOR SEVERAL MINUTES. THE OTHER AIRCRAFT REPORTED ALSO, THAT AT THIS TIME THE OBJECT SEEMED TO BE HOVERING. THE OTHER GROUP OF OBJECTS DETECTED ON RADAR WERE MOVING VERY FAST, SOMETIME IN A CLUSTER, THEN STRUNG OFF IN LINE FORMATION. DUE TO SLOW ANTENNA ROTATION, HIGH SPEED AND CHANGING COURSE OF THESE OBJECTS, SPEED CHECK WAS NOT AVAILABLE. ESTIMATE OF SPEED WOULD BE 1,500 KNOTS. THIS GROUP OF TARGETS WAS DETECTED BRIEFLY ON THE HEIGHT FINDER AT FROM 5,000 - 10,000 FEET. I ASKED 'ARCHIE 29' IF HE WOULD ATTEMPT TO CLOSE ON THE SIGHTED OBJECT USING CAUTION, FOR A BETTER REPORT. THE PILOT OF 'ARCHIE 29', LT H.H SPEER AGREED AND CHANGED COURSE TOWARD THE OBJECT. APPROXIMATE RANGE TO THE OBJECT WAS 40 MILES. THE OBJECT WAS STILL HOVERING IN APPROXIMATELY THE SAME LOCATION. AS THE RANGE DECREASED, THE OBJECT BEGAN SLOWLY MOVING NORTHWARD. AFTER TRAVELING NORTH ABOUT 10 MILES THE OBJECT MADE A TURN BACK SOUTH, 'ARCHIE 29' CLOSED TO WITHIN 18 MILES OF THE OBJECT, THEN IT BEGAN TO MOVE OFF IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION AGAIN ABOUT 070 DEGREES TRUE. 'ARCHIE 29' REPORTED THAT THE OBJECT WAS MOVING NORTHWARD AND CLIMBING. HE SAID IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS NOT CLOSING ON IT ANY LONGER. AT THIS TIME I REQUESTED PERMISSION FROM 'DIGNITY' (CONTROL CENTER) TO 'SCAMBLE' A FIGHTER AFTER THE OBJECT. REQUEST WAS APPROVED AND 'SCRAMBLE' WAS COMPLETED, RANGE OF OBJECT BY THIS TIME WAS 330 DEGREES TRUE AT 80 MILES. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, A MOMENTARY CONTACT WITH THE OBJECT WAS MADE ON OUR HEIGHT FINDER. ALTITUDE WAS 35,000 FEET. 'ARCHIE REPORTED THAT OBJECT WAS GETTING MUCH HIGHER AND FADING FROM VIEW, DUE TO THE LESSENING OF THE SUN'S REFLECTION ON IT, AND ALSO SUN SHEILD RESTRICTED VISION. WHEN FIGHTER BECAME AIRBOURNE, OBJECT WAS 110 MILES NORTH OF THE STATION. FIGHTER PILOT, SHAKO 56, REPORTED HIS RADAR WAS INOPERATIVE WE REQUESTED HE CONTINUE MISSION FOR AN ATTEMPT AT VISUAL CONTACT. WHEN SHAKO 56 REACHED 'ARCHIE 29' POSITION, THE OBJECT HAD FADED FROM VIEW. BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE NOW 150 MILES NORTH EAST OF THIS STATION. AIRCRAFT WERE TRANSFERRED TO 'GRANDPA' CONTACT MOMENTARILY, THEN TURNED BACK TOWARDS HARMON. BOTH LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT."


SIGNED 2ND LT. CHARLES H. DEANEY USAF SENIOR DIR 640TH ACW SQ.


PART 3.
"FROM THE PERIOD OF 1700 5 JULY TO 0800 6 JULY 1955, I ASSUMED THE DUTIES OF OD AT THE 640TH ACW SITE. AT APPROXIMATELY 0700Z, I WAS CALLED INTO OPERATIONS BY THE SENIOR CONTROLLER, WHO IN TURN ADVISED ME OF UNKNOWN OBJECTS BEING VIEWED ON THE RADAR. IN CHECKING ALL RADAR IN OPERATION, IT WAS FOUND THEY WERE FUNCTIONING PROPERLY." APPROXIMATELY FROM 1 JULY 1955 TO PRESENT, PERIODICALLY THROUGH THE DAY WE HAVE HAD WEATHER INVERSIONS CAUSING OUR RADAR BEAMS TO BEND TOWARD THE GROUND. WE HAVE PERIODICALLY PICKED UP THE SOUTH SHORE OF LABRADOR AND ANTICOSTI ISLAND DUE TO THE WEATHER INVERSION. AT THE TIME OF THE SIGHTINGS, NO SUCH RADAR PHENOMENOM WAS NOTICED. ALL UNKONOWN OBJECTS SIGHTED ON THE RADAR WERE WITHIN THE CAPABILITIES OF OUR RADAR SET."


SIGNED 1ST LT. ANOTHONY G. SCARPACE AO-941448 GND ELECT OFFICER, 640TH AOW SQ.


PART 4.
"AT 0700Z, THE NAVIGATIOR GAVE US A HEADING OF 132 DEGREES TO HARMON. JUST AFTER WE TURNED TO THAT HEADING LT. SCHECK MADE HIS REPORT ON THE OBJECT. I LOOKED OVER WHEN HE CALLED IT IN AND THOUGHT IT WOULD HELP IF I VERIFIED WHAT HE SAW BECAUSE I SAW THE SAME THING AT APPROXIMATELY THE SAME POSITION. 'ENRAGE' IDENTIFIED BOTH OF US BY OUR PARROT. 'ENRAGE' DETERMINED THAT I WAS APPROXIMATELY 7 MILES CLOSER TO THE OBJECT SO HE HAD ME GIVE CHASE. THE OBJECT AT THIS TIME WAS APPROXIMATELY 25,000 FEET. MY ALTITUDE WAS 18,000 FEET. THE DISTANCE WAS APPROXIMATELY 35 MILES. WHEN I FIRST SIGHTED THE OBJECT, IT MOVED TO THE LEFT IN A VERY DEFINITE MOVEMENT AND IN A VERY FAST MOVEMENT. THERE WERE NO SLOW INCREASE OR DECREASE IN SPEED. IT WAS A VERY DEFINITE FAST MOVEMENT. IT DID THIS TWICE. WE TURNED TO A HEADING OF 080 DEGREES AND THAT PUT THE OBJECT AT 12 O'CLOCK POSITION. WHILE TRACKING THE OBJECT, IT MADE SEVERAL TURNS TO THE NORTH AND SEVERAL TURNS TO THE SOUTH WHICH WERE VERIFIED BY 'ENRAGE'. WE CLOSED OUR DISTANCE TO THE OBJECT TO APPROXIMATELY 18 MILES AND AT THAT TIME I INCREASED MY POWER AND TRIED TO INCREASE MY SPEED BUT DUE TO RUNNING LOW ON OIL, I HAD TO DECREASE MY POWER ONCE MORE. OUR INDICATED AIR SPEED WAS APPROXIMATELY 210 MILES PER HOUR. WHEN WE GOT WITHIN 12 MILES OF THE OBJECT, IT STARTED A DEFINITE CLIMB TO AN ESTIMATED ALTITUDE OF BETWEEN 35,000 AND 40,000 FEET. AT 0800Z, WE LOST CONTACT WITH THE OBJECT BECAUSE THE SUN WAS DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF US. AS THE SUN ROSE HIGHER, THE LIGHT BEGAN TO GET DIMMER AND DIMMER UNTIL WE COMPLETELY LOST SIGHT. IF WE HAD NOT SEEN THE MOVEMENT OF THE OBJECT, WE WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT WAS ONLY A BRIGHT STAR, BUT THE DEFINITE HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL MOVEMENTS OF THE OBJECT KILLED THAT BELIEF. THE OBJECT WAS SIGHTED BY AT LEAST 5 OF MY CREW MEMBERS. AT 06025Z AS WE WERE MAKING CONTACT WITH OUR RECEIVERS, WE SIGHTED AN OBJECT WITH A BRIGHT LIGHT AT APPROXIMATELY 10,000 FEET. IT WAS BELOW AND TO OUR LEFT HEADING IN THE SAME DIRECTION. IT WENT FORWADR TO OUR LEADER'S POSITION AND TURNED AROUND AND CAME DIRECTLY BACK FROM THE HEADING AT 090 DEGREES. MY 2ND NAVIGATOR CALLED MY ATTENTION TO THIS OBJECT, BUT I DISREGUARDED IT THINKING IT WAS ANOTHER AIRCRAFT. AFTER IT PASSED OUR POSITION, WE LOST CONTACT."


SIGNED LT. HOMER H. SPEER, JR A0-1856075 AIRCRAFT COMDR KC-97 97TH ARS (TDY EHAFB)


PART 5.
"WE TURNED OFF AFTER COMPLETION OF REFUELING, THE TIME BEING APPROXIMATELY 0700Z, AND TOOK UP A HEADING FOR HARMON WHICH WAS 125 DEGREES. SHORTLY THEREAFTER 'ENRAGE' CONTROL NOTIFIED ME OF AN AIRCRAFT AT 7 MILES OFF MY LEFT WING. I VERIFIED THIS POSITION BY VISUAL CONTACT OF SAID AIRCRAFT. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, AT 10 O'CLOCK TO MY POSITION, I NOTICED A BRIGHT LIGHT. AFTER CONSULTATION WITH 3 CREW MEMEBERS, WE DECIDED THE LIGHT WAS MOVING VERY RAPIDLY. I DECIDED TO CALL 'ENRAGE' CONTROL TO VERIFY THE LIGHT. I TOLD 'ENRAGE' CONTROL THAT IT WAS APPROXIMATELY 10 O'CLOCK FROM MY POSITION AT FROM 15,000 TO 20,000 FEET, AN ESTIMATED 50 MILES. I ALSO TOLD THEM IT WAS MOVING VERY RAPIDLY LIKE THOSE FLYING SAUCERS. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, 'ARCHIE 29' CALLED 'ENRAGE' CONTROL AND VERIFIED MY ACCOUNT OF THE OBJECT. AFTER POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION OF 'ARCHIE 29' THE DISCUSSION OF THE OBJECT WAS REFERRED TO AS TO ITS POSITION FROM 'ARCHIE 29'. I VERIFIED ALL OF 'ARCHIE 29'S' INFORMATION AND CONTINUED WATCHING THE OBJECT UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 20 MILES FROM HARMON FIELD. FROM THE INFORMATION 'ENRAGE' WAS GIVING 'ARCHIE 29', IT WAS APPARENT THAT 'ARCHIE 29' WOULD MAKE ANY FURTHER REPORTS ON THE OBJECT, SO I DECIDED TO LAND AT HARMON AND CLEARED FROM THE 'ENRAGE' FREQUENCY.


SIGNED LT. ROBERT W. SCHNECK AO-775721 AIRCRAFT COMDR, KC-97 97TH AFS (TDY EHAFB)


PART 6.
"AFTER WE FINISHED OUR REFUELING RUN AT APPROXIMATELY 0700Z, WE RETURNED ON OUR HOMEWARD COURSE AND WE HEARD LT SCHNECK REPORT THE BRIGHT LIGHT THAT WAS MOVING VERY FAST AND ERRATICALLY. RIGHT AFTER THAT THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER SAW THE OBJECT AND POINTED IT OUT TO ME. I COULD SEE IT. IT LOOKED LIKE A VERY BRIGHT LIGHT, LIKE A STAR. WE TURNED TOWARDS THE LIGHT AND THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME I NOTICED MOVEMENT. IT APPEARED STATIONARY FOR QUITE A WHILE AND THEN IT MOVED IN EITHER NORTHERLY OR SOUTHERLY DIRECTIONS AT DIFFERENT TIMES. EACH TIME IT MOVED, WE TURNED THE AIRCRAFT TO KEEP IT AT 12 O'CLOCK POSITION. 'ENRAGE' FIRST REPORTED WE WERE 45 MILES FROM THE OBJECT. THE SKY WAS FAIRLY LIGHT ON THE HORIZON AND BY CONTRAST THE OBJECT LOOKED VERY BRIGHT. IT WAS AT ITS BRIGHTEST WHEN 'ENRAGE' INFORMED US THAT WE WERE 18 MILES FROM IT. AFTER THE SKY WAS GETTING LIGHTER, THE OBJECT BECAME DIMMER AND MORE DIFFICULT TO SEE. ABOUT 0800Z, IT DISAPPEARED COMPLETELY."


SIGNED LT. DAVID OUELDNER AO-3006255 CO-PILOT, KO-97 97TH AFS (TDY EHAFB)


FOLLOW UP REPORTS WILL BE FORWARDED AS RECEIVED AT THIS SITE


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