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FOIA declassified documents:

This is a secret US document, declassified because of the Freedom Of Information Act.

OSI message, McDill AFB, 1952:

"Eight unidentified luminous circular objects flying in formation, vicinity Langley AFB Va sighted by Capt. Frank Koepke, Pilot Pan American Airways while on New York - San Juan flight."

A document with an impressive collection of CC recipients. But also, a confirmation that the Nash and Fortenberry observation involves another aircrew whose crew also saw objects.

Document references:

Title:CONFIDENTIAL SECURITY INFORMATION PRIORITY
To:CGAIRDEFCOM ENT AFB COLO
Authors:OSI, Macdill AFB, Florida.
Date:July 16, 1952
Length:1 page.
Classification:CONFIDENTIAL.
CC:ARMY, NAVY, CIA, AFSA, JCS, OOP, OSD.

The scanned document:

FOIA document

Transcription:

OUTGOING CLASSIFIED MESSAGE

CONFIDENTIAL SECURITY
INFORMATION
PRIORITY

PARAPHRASE NOT REQUIRED. NOTIFY
CRYPTOCENTER BEFORE DECLASSIFYING
CRYPTOPRECAUTION APPLIES

HQ USAF, AFOIN 2A3
Capt Timm 71016
MULTIPLE ADDRESS

TO: CGAIRDEPCOM ENT AFB COLO
CG AMC WIRGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
CG TAC LANGLEY AFB VA

NR: AFOIN 53722 16 Jul 1952 (DTC 1605542)

The following cable from 7th die OSI (10) MCDILL AFB FLA is quoted for your information. Quote - Eight unidentified luminous circular objects flying in formation, vicinity Langley AFB VA sighted by Captain Frank Koepko, Pilot Pan American Airways while on New York - San Juan flight. Objects sighted 14 July 52, at approximately 2100 hrs. Witness by W B Nash, co-pilot and Bill Prontenberry [sic; Fortenberry] engineer. Crew members stated circular objects turned to avoid collision with airliner. Estimated speed - thousand miles per hour. Crew members being interviewed by OSI at Miami, Fla.

ORIGINATOR: OIN
DISTRIBUTION: ARMY, NAVY, CIA, AFSA, JCS, OOP, OSD
CAP OUT: 53722

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