Documentation
Aerial Encounter With Disc
July 9, 1951
Dearing, Georgia

http://www.nicap.org/docs/510709kinman.pdf

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FROM: OSI ROBINS AFB MACON

TO:       CS, USAF, WASH DC FOR: KURT K. KUNZE,
                                                             Capt, USAF,
                                                             Historian

INFO:   CO AMC WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB OHIO
             LAWSON AFB COLUMBUS GA
             WRAMA ROBINS AEB MACON GA.

10 Jul 51

     Object sighted by l/Lt George H. Kinmon Jr., AO-565857, 160 Tac Recon Sq Lawson AFB, Ga at 1340, 9 Jul 51 until about 1350, same date. Object described as flat on top and bottom and appearing from a front view to have rounded edges and slightly beveled. From view as object dived from top of plane was completely round and spinning in a clockwise direction. From front view as object dived observer noted small spots on the object which he described as being similar to craters observed on the moon through a high powered telescope. Object did not appear to be aluminum. Only 1 object observed. Color white. No vapor trails or exhaust or visible system of propulsion. Described as traveling tremendous speed. Object appeared near Dearing, Ga, 25 miles West of Augusta, Ga, while pilot was on a routine tng flt from Lawson AFB, Ga. Pilot had leveled off at 8,500 feet altitude on a course of 247 degrees. As he leveled off, object dived from the sun in front and under the plane and continued to barrel-roll around the plane for a period of ten minutes, when it disappeared under the plane. Pilot states object was 300 to 400 feet from plane and appeared to be 10 to 15 feet in diameter He compares its speed to that of a jet plane. Pilot states he felt disturbance in the air described as "bump" when object passed under plane. Object left the plane a few miles South of Milledgeville, Ga, and 15 to 20 miles from Macon, Ga. Pilot was flying F-51 at 270 miles per hour when object was sighted. Weather conditions .6 to .8 broken clouds. Wind 2 to 7 miles per hour Pilot states he was in good physical condition, has 1,500 hours flying time and has been flying since 1942. Pilot flew in combat in Europe for 12 months 1944-45. Pilot considered by associates to be highly reliable, of mature judgment and a creditable observer. Pilot notified tower, Robins AFB by radio and contacted flt svc at Maxwell AFB. Above info obtained from Int Off, WRAMA, and from pilot at Lawson AFB. Pilot unable to take photos due to camera malfunction. No evidence of interception or identification action taken. No further report will be made unless inves req by responsible comd.