July 3, 1947; San Diego NAS, California            
12:45 p.m. Motor machinists Chief Robert L. Jackson and Chief William Baker reported three saucer-shaped objects twice the size of Navy aircraft, gleaming in sun like aluminum, flying about 400 mph,over ocean west of San Diego (Source: San Diego, CA, Union, 4 Jul 1947, Bloecher Case 194).           

Reference for the above text is: Website: NICAP: The 1947 Sighting Wave:            


Case 194: San Diego, California            

Two Navy Chief Petty Officers, Robert L. Jackson and William Baker, were at the Naval Station whenthey observed three disc-like objects approximately 20 miles west of the Station, over the Pacific Ocean. The officers said the objects, flying at an estimated speed of 400 miles an hour, came in from the west and circled, then flew back out over the ocean.  

“They were about half-way from the horizon,” Jackson said. “They appeared to be round as saucers and were flying fairly close together in formation.” The wire service accounts of this report did not say whether a report had been made out to Navy officials.       

Reference for the above text is: Website: http://rr0.org/See: 

UFOCAT PRN  65989           
UFOCAT URN - 065989 
Ted Bloecher investigation files, News clip, San Francisco Examiner, 07-04-1947        
UFOCAT URN - 011899 
Report on the UFO Wave of 1947 by Ted Bloecher, Case #194, © 1967          
UFOCAT URN - 141514 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0140, © 1980            
UFOCAT URN - 162220 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 00791, © 2002          

North America – United States, California        
San Diego Naval Air Station   Latitude 32-43-36 N, Longitude 117-10-57 W [military]
Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399