Sunday, 18 March 2018
UFO Case Directory (RADCAT):
“Secret Report: Unidentified Radar Return
April 4, 1952
The whole UFO case report:
In May of 2005 we found MAXW-PBB9-1289 (an AIIR, Air Intelligence Information Report) while looking for something else. Since I was working on White Sands cases I set it aside. Then, a week later, I stumbled across another reference. NARA-PBB85-654 mentioned an unidentified radar return. It was marked with brackets as secret. However, it was listed as having occurred on April 8th at 2000 hours (8:00 PM). I checked the NICAP Db and it wasn’t there, so I then went to the ‘Bluelist,’ the outdated PBB Unknowns. Duncanville was listed, as Item 1095, and as April 5th. But Dan Wilson & Brad Sparks had noted the correct date as April 4th.
April 4, 1952. Duncanville, Texas (BBU 1095)
8:30 p.m. (CST) USAF Cpl. Billy D. Greer and PFC John W. Harrington of the Radar Maintenance Section, 147th AC&W Squadron, tracked unidentified target by FPS-10 radar first to the NW at 310°-315° azimuth at about 70 nautical miles (
80 miles) moving at high
speed of about 2,160 knots ( 2,500
mph) until it disappeared off the scope at maximum range
of 260 n.mi. ( 300 miles).
Height-finder reading not taken, estimated at 42,000+ ft due to radar beam
coverage at max range. (Jan Aldrich;
NICAP.org presents the following U.S. government documents (U.S. Air Force) that pertain to this case: “AIR INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION REPORT” (“Subject: Unusual Radar Target”) and the NARA-PBB85-654 document.
Satellite photo of Duncanville, Texas (tageo.com)
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