Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 16:25:19 +0100 (BST)
From: daniel wilson <email@example.com>
Subject: The making of the hydrogen bomb/ The UFO Connection/ USS Curtiss
To: Francis Ridge, Coordinator, Nuclear Connection Project <firstname.lastname@example.org>
DARK SUN: THE MAKING OF THE HYDROGEN BOMB by Richard Rhodes
Page 494. Speaking of 1952---"This week of July 14 American Car and Foundry assembled the six-by-twenty-foot Mike casing in Buffalo with a dummy primary and secondary inside a mock-up of the building that would house it---known as the shot cab----
Below is a listing of Project Blue Book UFO sightings for 13-14 July 1952. Check out the bottom of the page in ADDITIONAL REPORTED SIGHTINGS
July 13 at Buffalo, New York
This is at least curious. It may not even be a UFO, but it does coincide with the hydrogen bomb work being done at American Car and Foundry at Buffalo. It may be a UFO sighting for some of Blue Books evaluations are absolutely obsurd. The witness must have thought he saw something unusual to go ahead and write a letter about the event and send it to the Air Force.
Page 494, Dark Sun...
June 1952 when the Mike team assembled the Sausage secondary at Los Alamos
June 5, 1952; Albuquerque, New Mexico. 6:45 p.m. Witness: S/Sgt T.H. Shorey. One shiny round object flew 5-6 times as fast as an F-86 jet fighter for 6 seconds.
June 7, 1952; Albuquerque, New Mexico. 11:18 a.m. Witnesses: crew of B-25 bomber #8840 at 11,500'. One rectangular aluminum object, about 6'x4', flew 250-300' below the B-25.
June 8, 1952; Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10:50 a.m. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Markland. Four shiny objects flew straight and level in a diamond formation.
June 16, 1952; Walker AFB, New Mexico. 8:30 p.m. Witness: USAF maintenance specialist S/Sgt. Sparks. Five or six greyish discs, in a half-moon formation, flew at 500-600 m.p.h. for l minute
July 22, 1952; Los Alamos, New Mexico. 10:50 a.m. Witnesses: control tower operator Don Weins, and two pilots for Carco. Eight large, round, bright aluminum objects flew straight and level, then darted around erratically during 25 minutes.
July 26, 1952; Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. 12:05 a.m. Witness: Airman lst Class J.M. Donaldson. Eight to ten orange balls in a triangular or V-formation flew very fast for 3-4 seconds.
July 30, 1952; Albuquerque, New Mexico. 11:02 p.m. Witness: USAF lst Lt. George Funk. One orange light remained stationary for 10 minutes. No further details in files.
Page 494-496, Dark Sun-
The casing, disassembled again itno a set of big rings, and the primary and secondary components went off to Eniwetok aboard the USS Curtiss at the end of August 1952.
It would be interesting to find out from what port did the USS Curtiss depart from at the end of August 1952...