1947 - Lost Files
USS Chipola AO-63 at anchor at Hong Kong in 1962
1947 - 6 September - 2140Z - Persian Gulf - Google Map
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LTJG R. L Simmons
Ensign J. B. Farris
CM3 J. A. Wisnienski
Richard Carruthers, Jr.,
USS Chipola, AO-63
“Unidentified luminous phenomena” seen at 10 degs elevation at an
estimated range of less than 5 miles.
Two groups of eight bluish oval-shaped objects moving at about 5 knots.
They banked away from the ship and disappeared in about 8 seconds.
Carruthers: 8 objects made a climbing
turn in echelon formation and passed from sight.
Source: Log of the USS Chipola
Letter from Carruthers to parents quoted in Astoria (OR) Astorian-Budget, 4 Nov 1947