Form: 97BB
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 21:00:32 +0100 (BST)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: July 17, 1952; Tsuiki Air Base, Kyushu, Japan FLYOBRPT
Cat: 1
To: Francis Ridge <>

July 17, 1952; Tsuiki Air Base, Kyushu, Japan
At 1800 hours A/2C Lyle R. Drenth, USAF, launched a 100 gram White balloon for a scheduled Pibal run. For the first 30 minutes the balloon moved in an easterly direction and then came back over the field in a south and westerly direction. This was observed by a theodolite. Drenth then turned over the theodolite to his helper. After recording the weather Drenth looked at the balloon again throught the theodolite and observed a formation of twelve circular luminous objects moving in the same direction as the balloon. The objects stayed at the same speed as the balloon for approximately 15 to 20 seconds and then they moved out at a greater speed. For a period of 7 or 8 minutes Drenth could see the objects in groups of threes, fours and fives. They all moved in a westerly direction except one which came in around the balloon and then went out to the east. There were four people who saw the objects through the theodolite, one was A/2C Barrington from AACS.
Page ID (PID)  MAXW-PBB12-451
Collection  NARA-Maxwell
Roll Description  Maxwell Blue Book 12
Document Code  N/A
Frames  451 - 457







Send instant messages to your