Thursday, 21 April 2016

UFO Article (Blog):
“The ‘Bolender Memo’ And A New Lease On Life”

By Paul Dean, 21 April 2016
(UFOs – Documenting The Evidence, Melbourne, Australia)

Quote from the article:
“On 2nd, December 1978, researcher Robert Todd submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the United States Air Force (USAF) for any unreleased records created during the closure of Project Blue Book. A response came back from the USAF’s 1947th Administrative Support Group (1947ASG), dated 19th December, 1978, with a number of documents attached. One of them was a three-page ‘Department of the Air Force Air Staff Summary Sheet’ dated 20th December, 1969, prepared by a Maj. Espey and signed by Brigadier General Carroll H. Bolender, who was Deputy Director of Development, for the Deputy Chief of Staff, Research and Development, USAF. That ‘Air Staff Summary Sheet’ became widely known as the ‘Bolender Memo.’ The cover letter – and this is the first time this has ever been published – from the USAF to Todd stated:

‘Dear Mr. Todd,

Attached in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of 2 December, 1978, are copies of all records from Secretary of the Air Force files of or relating to the decision to terminate Project Blue Book, as well as all other UFO-related records located during the search.’ ”

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