"There was something radically wrong in civil and military aviation eight days before the first public sightings of flying discs on June 24, 1947."
- J. Andrew Kissner
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Civil Aeronautics Board authorities reported a B-29 missing around 10:00 p.m. on June 14, 1947, but added that they did not know either its origin or destination. At 12:35 a.m. on June 15, a telephone operator reported seeing a large plane "dumping flares." Shortly thereafter, a B-29 of the 64th squadron of the 43rd bomb group based at Davis-Monthan Field in Tucson, Arizona, slammed into Hawkes Mountain near Springfield, Vermont, killing twelve. It was reported to be enroute to Andrews Field, Maryland, via Pittsburg.
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