Part 8 – Peculiar Phenomenon: Early United States Efforts to Collect and Analyze Flying Discs

"If this was the U. S. Army's first attempt to shoot down a flying disc,
where did the disc go? There was no explanation about why the launched 'V-2,' or modified Wasserfall SAM missile (Hermes A-1), vaporized."

- J. Andrew Kissner 

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Trouble in the Desert (cont.)

Crash in Juarez, Mexico, on May 29, 1947

The explosion at Mt. Franklin was witnessed by General Homer and reported by the El Paso Times the following day. That explosion occurred more than ten minutes before a second explosion at least twenty-five miles further south. General Homer dispatched troops to look for missile wreckage and investigate the first crash site ten to fifteen miles northwest of Ft. Bliss towards WSPG. [ Source: Ibid.]

El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas, May 30, 1947.
El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas, May 30, 1947.

 

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