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Pushkino, Russia, in September 1943:

Case number:

ACUFO-1943-09-00-PUSHKINO-1

Summary:

In the 1968 book “Platillos Volantes en Iberoamerica y España” by the Spanish ufologist Antonio Ribera, there is apparently information indicating that in September 1943, during an aerial battle between the Germans and the Russians, a member of the Spanish “Azul” Division fighting with the Germans near Puskhino, outside of St. Petersburg, Russia, had noticed a disk-shaped object above the planes, which appeared to be observing the battle, then “disappeared” at ”fantastic speed.”

The Frenchman Jean Bastide specified in the ufology magazine Lumières Dans La Nuit No. 204 of April 1981 that the witness soldiers included Jesus Arias, from Asturias, Mr. Paz, from Galicia, and Tomas Carbonell, from Alicante.

Data:

Temporal data:

Date: September 1943
Time: ?
Duration: ?
First known report date: 1968
Reporting delay: 25 years.

Geographical data:

Country: Russia
State/Department: Saint-Petersburg (Leningrad)
City or place: Pushkino

Witnesses data:

Number of alleged witnesses: 4 or more.
Number of known witnesses: 3
Number of named witnesses: 2

Ufology data:

Reporting channel: Spanish ufologist Antonio Ribera.
Visibility conditions: ?
UFO observed: Yes.
UFO arrival observed: ?
UFO departure observed: Yes.
UFO action: Flew over dogfight.
Witnesses action:
Photographs: No.
Sketch(s) by witness(es): No.
Sketch(es) approved by witness(es): No.
Witness(es) feelings: Puzzled.
Witnesses interpretation: ?

Classifications:

Sensors: [X] Visual: 4 or more.
[ ] Airborne radar: N/A.
[ ] Directional ground radar:
[ ] Height finder ground radar:
[ ] Photo:
[ ] Film/video:
[ ] EM Effects:
[ ] Failures:
[ ] Damages:
Hynek: ?
Armed / unarmed: Armed.
Reliability 1-3: 1
Strangeness 1-3: 2
ACUFO: Insufficient information.

Sources:

[Ref. mbd1:] MICHEL BOUGARD:

The author indicates that in September 1943, a disc-shaped UFO was observed near Pushkino in the U.S.S.R. by Spanish volunteers from the Azul Division who fought with the Germans on the German-Russian front. While they were in a fort, sheltering from an aerial battle between German and Soviet aircraft, soldiers Jesus Aria, Paz and Tomas Carbonell noticed a discoidal object flying over the surroundings, a bit as if they were spectators of the aerial fight, and which disappeared “at fantastic speed”.

[Ref. ynd1:] YVES NAUD:

The Second World War, if we are to believe certain accounts, seems to have fascinated the extra-terrestrials.

Thus, the Spanish volunteers of the Azul division who were fighting in the German ranks on the Eastern Front, noticed during an aerial duel a disc-shaped object “which overlooks the planes in the middle of the fight, like if it was monitoring the battle“, a witness said. And, adds the latter, it “disappeared at fantastic speed”.

[Ref. jbe1:] JEAN BASTIDE:

Carte.

The illustrious Spanish researcher Antonio Ribera was able to collect the observation made in September 1943, at Pushkino (30 km N E of Moscow), by soldiers of the Spanish “Azul” division, including MM. Jesus Arias (from Asturias), Paz (from Galicia), and Tomas Carbonell (from Alicante). a disk flies over Russian and German planes in aerial combat, and flies at fantastic speed. (16)

The source “(16)” is described at the end of the article as “Antonio Ribera, Platillos volantes en Iberamerica y Espana, pp. 411-412.”

[Ref. jtr1:] JOSPEH TRAINOR:

1943 - Spanish troops of the Division Azul see a washtub-shaped UFO hovering nearby during a battle in Russia.

[Ref. gvo1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

1943, September

URSS, Pouchkino

A disc-shaped UFO was observed near Pushkino by Spanish volunteers from the Azul division, who fought with the Germans on the German-Russian front. While they were in a fort, sheltering from an aerial battle between German and Soviet aircraft, soldiers Jesus Aria, Pas and Tomas Carbonell noticed a discoidal object flying over the surroundings, a bit like a spectator of a air conflict and which was to disappear with fantastic speed. (Michel BOUGARD: “La Chronique des OVNIs” - Delarge 1977- p. 265) OTHER VERSION: The Spanish troops of the Azul division see a UFO in the shape of a “basin” which was hovering nearby during the battle. (A CENTURY OF UFO - UFO Roundup Dec. 1999, ed. Joseph Trainor)

[Ref. lhh1:] LARRY HATCH:

480: 1943/09/00 00:00 60 37:51:00 E 56:01:00 N 3311 CIS RUS MSC 6:B
PUSHKINO,RUS:SCRs ovr GERMAN+RUSS PLANES WATCH DOGFIGHTS:away XXfast:/LDLN#204
Ref# 84 HOBANA&WEVERBERGH:UFOS/IRON CURTAIN Page No. 281: MIL. BASE

Note: I think Larry Hatch gave the wrong source; in the French version of the indicated book source, in any case, this case does not appear.

[Ref. tai1:] "THINK ABOUT IT" WEBSITE:

Date: 1943

Location: Pushkino, Russia

Time:

Summary: Soldiers saw a disc-shaped object hovering high in the air above aircraft.

Source:

[Ref. get1:] GEORGE M. EBERHART:

1943

September

During an air battle between the Germans and Russians, a member of the Spanish Blue Division fighting with the Germans near Pushkin outside Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia, notices a disc-shaped objectabove the planes. It appears to be observing the battle, then disappears at a fantastic speed.

(Antonio Ribera, Platillos Volantes en Iberoamerica y España, Santiago Pomaire, 1968, pp. 411)

[Ref. ute1:] A "UFO TIMELINE" ON THE WEB:

1943

Russia, Pushkino: Soldiers saw a disc-shaped object hovering high in the air above aircraft.

Aircraft information:

The aircraft would be Russian and German fighter planes; no detail is given in the available sources.

Discussion:

Map.

Not having the primary source at hand so far, I can only assume that it did not provide more information, and that in this case, this information is insufficient.

Evaluation:

Insufficient information.

Sources references:

* = Source is available to me.
? = Source I am told about but could not get so far. Help needed.

File history:

Authoring:

Main author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history:

Version: Create/changed by: Date: Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross October 7, 2023 Creation, [jbe1], [lhh1], [tai1], [get1].
1.0 Patrick Gross October 7, 2023 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross October 10, 2023 Addition [mbd1].
1.2 Patrick Gross November 8, 2023 Additions [jtr1], [gvo1].
1.3 Patrick Gross November 24, 2023 Addition [ynd1].
1.4 Patrick Gross April 17, 2024 Addition [ute1].

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