The 509th Composite Group and the UFOs/
Tinian, Guam, and Saipan
In May 1945, the 509th Composite Group started
arriving on Tinian Island in the Mariana
Islands. Tinian Island is located between Guam to the south and Saipan
to the north. Operating out of North Field, Tinian Island, it was the
509th Composite Group that dropped the two atomic bombs on
Japan on August 6 and 9, 1945, at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
During the summer of 1945 naval air search radar
picked up large groups of unidentified objects traveling over the open sea over an area between Guam and
Saipan. These objects were moving at
over an estimated one thousand miles per hour.
See the information below.
The 509th Composite Group and the UFOs
During the latter part of the month of May 1945, the
greater part of the 509th Composite Group arrived on Tinian Island in
the Mariana Islands, western Pacific Ocean. The movement was done
via C-54 or B-29 aircraft following a route from the
United States to Hickman Field, Hawaii, to Johnston Island, to
Kwajalein Island in the Marshall Islands, and then on to Tinian Island.
(1) The first C-54, number
9009, of the Advanced Air Echelon flew from Kwajelein to Tinian on
May 22, 1945.
OF 509TH COMPOSITE GROUP, 313TH BOMBARDMENT WING,
This route can be plotted on the map link below.
Summer 1945; at sea between Guam and Saipan
A Naval Radar Officer reports:
During the summer of 1945, at sea between Guam and Saipan
our air search radar on several occasions picked up a large group of
pips approximately one hundred miles away on a course that would
bring them directly overhead. We challenged them but got no response.
Their speed on our plot indicated over one thousand miles per hour.
These groups passed overhead at approximately two thousand feet and
showed up on the radar screen as definite solid (not fuzzy) objects.
When our visual spotters reported there was nothing in view, I
personally went out and searched the sky with no luck. Our gear was
carefully checked and calibrated and was in good order. These were
definitely not ioized clouds, inversions, sea gulls, mechanical
defects, or any other common explanations. After many months of
operating radar gear one knows when they have a definite solid object
on the screen, and for my money these were solid although invisible
objects. (Reference: Coral and Jin Lorenzen, UFOs THE WHOLE STORY, page