Form: FI-4, Initial Report
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 19:46:34 +0000 (GMT)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: July 4, 1945; near Yokohama, Japan,  UFOs witnessed by the crew of a B-29
Cat: 11
To: Francis Ridge <>

July 4, 1945; near Yokohama, Japan
UFOs witnessed by the crew of a B-29
A/C Charles G. Chauncey was flying the B-29 on a bombing mission on a planned target of Kawasaki. Due to some evasive action the radar operator became confused and the bombs were dropped on Yokohama. Pilot Chauncey describes what happen next. "After coming away from our bomb drop, we saw the UFO's. I especially recall seeing two groups of them in single file. One group of six were lower than we were and coming towards us from the front, their heading taking them off to or left. The other group was more distant and headed in the opposite direction, but were at about our level. The each looked and appeared like a great ball of fire, but there was no fire trail. Their color was very subdued, not blazing like a torch. They did (not) bother us and we did not bother them."
The B-29 that A/C Charles Chauncey was flying was called "GOIN JESSIE" which became the top performing B-29 of World War II. Chauncey of the 5th Squadron, 9th Bomb Group, was stationed at North Field on Tinian in the Mariannas Islands. Tinian was where the Enola Gay of the 509th Composite Group took off from to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945.
WWII, VOLUME II. Edited by Chester Marshall and Scotty Stallings.
See page 164.