Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2009 00:45:15 -0300

From: Don Ledger <dledger@ns.sympatico.ca>
Subject: Re: Very interesting radar case, Korea 1952, Transcript
To: A-Team

Statement by 1st Lt. Edward A. Monard, Radar Operator (R/O) during F-94 mission over North Korea, May 26, 1952.

 

“We had dropped down to about 3,000 feet to investigate an unknown that GCI was painting, and after making a few circles over this unknown, Martin, my pilot, spotted this bright light. We got permission to investigate the the light by GCI. I tried to pick the light up by my radar but I could not. GCI said they were painting the light. We made about seven (7) passes at the light; after the third pass I came out of the set to take a look. It appeared to be a bright, blue light. I can not understand how GCI was painting this target and I could not pick it up. We were at about 7,000 feet and then after the last pass GCI said that someone was on our tail. I turned and thought I saw a plane, but could not be sure, as it was only for a second. Martin Started a right turn and to climb. I then picked up our target at about 7,000 yds and about 7,000 feet altitude and locked on. I believe that this was the target GCI was painting at the time, and that he was in our area while we were making passes at the light. We started to overtake our target and he moved in from 7,000 to 6,000 yds. He was in the center of my scope and about 5or 10 degrees high. We were climbing all the time. He then went from 6,000 yds to 24,000 yds in about 14 seconds and we broke lock. We did not pick him up the rest of our mission.”

Signed: 1st Lt. Edward A. Monard

 

(Source: MAXW-PBB10-915. Transcript text from  Advanced Aerial Devices Reported During The Korean War  by Richard F. Haines-1990)