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    Project 1947: Analysis Of Roswell Radar Tracking Testimony

    This is a fascinating and thorough investigation and assessment. Well worth reading the whole thing:

    An Assessment Of Steve MacKenzie's Account Of the Radar Tracking Of An
    Unidentified Object Over Southern New Mexico During Early July, 1947

    By C.B. Moore

    (Please Note: C.B. Moore's comments in parentheses.)
    The Account On page 5 of the book The Truth About The UFO Crash At Roswell, by Kevin D. Randle and Donald R. Schmitt, the authors give an anecdotal report by a person named Steve MacKenzie who apparently was a member of the Army Air Forces, stationed at Roswell Army Air Field and assigned to the Eighth Air Force in early July, 1947. In this report, MacKenzie is described as being ordered by Brig. Gen. Martin Scanlon of the Air Defense Command on July 2, 1947 to go to the "radar sites" at White Sands Proving Ground (WSPG) and to monitor the movements of an unidentified flying object, reporting them directly to the general. According to this account, after his arrival at the WSPG radar,

    "MacKenzie could not leave the radar room unattended... he set up a system of mirrors so that he could see a warning light even when he had to use the latrine". "... When it (the object) first appeared, radar operators at White Sands had considered the possibility of a malfunction but a check with a second set, as well as coordination with other sites, including those at Roswell and in Albuquerque, established that the target was real and solid ."(??) "MacKenzie stayed at his post for twenty-four hours straight, but nothing changed (??). The object appeared periodically over southern New Mexico, but usually just 'flitting from one location to another' (even though nothing changed?)" ... "A radar operator stationed at Roswell has confirmed the radar tracks on previous days in early July. On a flight to Albuquerque, they (who are they?) saw a number of disks. When they reported them to the radar facility at Kirtland AAF, they were told they (??) had been tracking disks over New Mexico for several days."

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    In 1969 my Summer School arranged a field trip to the Farmington, Minnesota missile intercept site. We got a base tour and saw a Nike-Hercules in the assembly bay without a warhead, which the officer said he could not verify as nuclear, the usual official denial of nukes on site. We also on the tour were shown the RADAR setup. As this article points out the RADAR was run out of a truck and the radar was an oscilloscope based system. It wasn't at the time disappointing because we did not expect anything like what we would expect today. The buildings are still there, but there hasn't been any activity there to indicate what was once there.

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    Also this: (Sent by a friend with no other comment)

    "The radar equipment currently in use at White Sands Proving Ground is under the control of the Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. This equipment is modified SCR-584 designed to operate the AN/APN-55 beacon used in obtaining ballistic information from the missiles fired at this station. This equipment being of an experimental nature obviously is undergoing modifications and extensive testing procedures when not actually in use for a firing. It would, therefore, preclude any possible use by other agencies for procedures set out in subject request from headquarters Eighth Air Force. "

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