From: "Ole Henningsen" <oleh@post1.tele.dk>
To: "'francis ridge'" <nicap@insightbb.com>
Subject: SV: Sept. 20, 1952; At sea on USS Franklin D. Roosevelt: IMCAT
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 18:03:47 +0200
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Hi Fran,

For years I was interested in the Operation Main Brace-picture, which was not published in any magazines or books and nowhere in "my available sources" I could find the photographers name or other "facts".
 
In 1973/1974 I managed to find the photographers name and afterwards locate him and his address in New York. And he was NOT a crew member, but a newspaper man.

I enclose one of his letters to me, where he is "remembering" the story behind his photograph. Further he told me, that he had never been contacted by anyone else, until I as the first person located and contacted him regarding this old case.

I was not able to pay any amount for his picture and I contacted my APRO-friends, who referred my letter to Wendelle C. Stevens, from whom I later on received a copy of the Litwin-photo.

New to me is that the picture(s) was taken in the presence of a Navy Lt. as stated below in one of the mails.

I wrote some articles in Danish about the Operation Main Brace-sightings and photo, including some Danish sightings, in our magazine UFO-Nyt, issues No. 2 and No. 3, 1978, published by SUFOI, Scandinavian UFO Information, www.ufo.dk
I'm a member of the board and have been a member since summer 1959.

I have sent a copy of the picture and information about my Main Brace-correspondence etc. to Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos for his catalogue and to a few other serious researchers. But also to Pioneers Production in 2012 for the use in the National Geographic Euro-ufo-series.

If I can be of any further assistance, Fran, please let me know (and for what kind of use you need...)

Best regards,
Ole


Ole Henningsen
Duegaard, Højrebyvej 59, 4920 Søllested, Denmark
Tlf.: +45  54 94 11 69  Mail: oleh@post1.tele.dk

Skandinavisk UFO Information
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Hi Ole,
Anything you can add to this case?

Fran

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: francis ridge [mailto:nicap@insightbb.com]
Sendt: 13. april 2013 13:02
Til: oleh@post1.tele.dk
Emne: Sept. 20, 1952; At sea on USS Franklin D. Roosevelt: IMCAT


>Martin Shough wrote:
>
>Actually it was taken by a reporter on board, but in the presence of a
>Navy Lt.  Litwin later said the object looked like a white ping-pong
>ball. His story changed a bit over the years.
>For example, later he recalled (to Ole Henningsen ) that heâd assumed
 
>the thing was just the regular met balloon, and only mentioned it below
>decks for a joke, when he was told that the Roosevelt hadnât launched
 
>a balloon at all that day, and that they checked with the Midway who
>hadnât released theirs yet. But his version in in the BB file is that
>the Roosevelt had released a balloon, but half an hour before, when it
>was tracked out of sight in seconds.
>
>The file has a message from COM 2nd FLEET to AF Intelligenec,
>Washington and BB saying that a
>1500 gm balloon was released âshortly y before❠the photo time, which
>was âbelieved to be the object t sightedâ, but since  âshortlyâ
>could mean anything this doesnât really clear it it up.
>
>Were these balloons white? I have a feeling that these small sounding
>balloons in 1952 would have been tan coloured natural latex   though
>maybe some were pale enough to look whitish in a photo (enlarged below)
>especially if brightly lit?
>
>image
>
>
>The message also says this was a balloon carrying a radar reflector. If
>the balloon has just been released then it is small and the radar
>target relatively large (see indicative photo below, although again
>there may be different types of reflectors).  Whilst the photo is not
>exactly crystal sharp you canât see any sign of of a suspended reflector
>on a , but that isnât conclusive.
.
>
>image
>
>
>Fran, you could perhaps ask Ole Henningsen in Denmark about his
>correspondence with Litwin .

Hi Ole,
Anything you can add to this case?

Fran

>
>Martin
>
>From: <mailto:alsirisena@yahoo.co.uk>Ananda Sirisena
>Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 10:08 AM
>To:
><mailto:post@currentencounterslist.com>post@currentencounterslist.com
>Subject: Re: [Current Encounters] Sept. 20, 1952;At sea on USS Franklin
>D. Roosevelt: IMCAT
>
>Well, what would you call impressive?
>A close-up like Adamski's 'scout ship'?
>
>I think this is an impressive photo, considering the ship was at sea
>and the picture was taken by a crew member from some distance.
>Were you expecting the crew member to have flown up towards the object
>in order to get a better shot? Let's get real.
>
>Please provide, from your impressive fotocat, some examples of what you
>call impressive.......
>Ananda
>
>
>From: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos <ballesterolmos@yahoo.es>
>To: Ananda Sirisena <alsirisena@yahoo.co.uk>;
>"post@currentencounterslist.com" <post@currentencounterslist.com>
>Sent: Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 9:45
>Subject: Re: [Current Encounters] Sept. 20, 1952; At sea on USS
>Franklin D. Roosevelt: IMCAT
>
>I wouldn't call impressive the image of a white spot in the sky, that's all.
>Cheers,
>V-J
>
>De: Ananda Sirisena <alsirisena@yahoo.co.uk>
>Para: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos
><ballesterolmos@yahoo.es>;
>"post@currentencounterslist.com" <post@currentencounterslist.com>
>Enviado: Miércoles 10 de abril de 2013 10:10
>Asunto: Re: [Current Encounters] Sept. 20, 1952; At sea on USS Franklin
>D. Roosevelt: IMCAT
>
>Why is this picture unimpressive?
>
>Ananda
>
>From: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos <ballesterolmos@yahoo.es>
>To: "post@currentencounterslist.com" <post@currentencounterslist.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, 9 April 2013, 17:52
>Subject: Re: [Current Encounters] Sept. 20, 1952; At sea on USS
>Franklin D. Roosevelt: IMCAT
>
>The non-impressive picture is enclosed.
>Regards,
>Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos
>De: francis ridge <nicap@insightbb.com>
>Para: post@currentencounterslist.com
>Enviado: Martes 9 de abril de 2013 14:33
>Asunto: [Current Encounters] Sept. 20, 1952; At sea on USS Franklin D.
>Roosevelt: IMCAT
>
>
>/520920norway-denmark_dir.htm
>
>Sept. 20, 1952; At sea on USS Franklin D. Roosevelt At a few minutes
>after 4 p.m., personnel of the U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt, an
>aircraft carrier participating in the Mainbrace maneuvers, observed a
>silvery, spherical object which was also photographed. (The pictures
>have never been made public). The UFO was seen moving across the sky
>behind the fleet. Reporter Wallace Litwin took a series of color
>photographs, which were examined by Navy Intelligence officers. The
>weather man aboard said a balloon was launched  at 3:30 p.m. and it
>rose up and out of sight in the overcast in about 50 seconds.
>
>has been added to IMCAT.
>
>Fran