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The 1954 French flap:

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January 7, 1954, Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Maritime:

Reference number for this case: 7-Jan-54-Gournay-en-Bray. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

On January 7, 1954, at 4:27 a.m., a big meteor passed in the sky, reported mainly above the Nord and the Seine-Maritime department; it finally exploded near Dieppe.

Archivist Guy Quincy, in the 1950s, noted that there was among the sightings of what he thought might be a meteor, perhaps, a sighting of something luminous in "Gournay" in the North of the Seine-Maritime department, at 4:28 a.m.

Reports:

[Ref. gqy1:] GUY QUINCY:

Scan.

January 7 [1954]

04:26 a.m.: Arras (Pas-de-Calais): luminous disc (meteor?)

04:27 a.m.: Orchies (P.-de-C.): luminous d. (id?)

04:28 a.m.: Fécamp,Gournay,Nord S. Mme.: intense light

04:32 a.m.: Dieppe (S.Marit.): (Meteor explosion?)

Explanations:

The January 7, 1954, meteor.

Carte.

Keywords:

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Gournay-en-Bray, Seine-Maritime, luminous

Sources:

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Document history:

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1.0 Patrick Gross February 18, 2021 First published.

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