Jim Lorenzen was born at Grand Meadow, Minnesota on January 2, 1922.  He was an electronics technician by trade.  Between 1942 and 1945 he was a radio operator with the US Army Air Corps.  And between 1945 and 1951 he played as a professional musician.  From 1951 to 1954 Lorenzen worked as an engineer at a radio station. Then from 1954 to 1960 he worked at as an electronics technician at Holloman AFB. His awards include an Air Medal with Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with Cluster and a Presidential Citation.  From 1960 to 1967 he worked at Kitt Peak National Observatory as a technical associate.  After that he was owner of Lorenzen Music Enterprises In Tuscon Arizona.  He and his wife Coral authored a number of UFO books and co-founded the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO).  He passed away in 1986. (Photo of Jim and Coral)

Coral & Jim Lorenzen's publications include:
UFOs Over the Americas (1968)
UFO The Whole Story (1969)
Encounters With UFO Occupants (1976)
Abducted, Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind (1977)

He and his wife shared the opinion that UFOs are best explained by the extraterrestrial hypothesis (ETH).