On 22 December two other pilots of 415 Fighter Group [cf 1944.11.23] were flying over Haguenau at an altitude of 3,000 metres when at 1800 hours the pilot reported: “Two very bright lights have left the ground and are headed towards us. Right now they are following us.” For two minutes the two orange spheres stayed in the aircraft’s wake, then suddenly they abandoned the aircraft and vanished.
(UFOs 1947-1987: The 40-Year Search for an Explanation, Evans and Spencer)
A typical report is offered by Lieutenant David McFalls of America’s 415th Night-Fighter Squadron. At six pm on 22 December 1944 he was flying over Alsace-Lorraine on the France/Germany border when he saw:
“Two very bright lights (that) climbed up towards us from the ground. They levelled off and stayed on the tail of our plane. They were huge, bright orange lights. They stayed there for two minutes… Then they turned away from us and the fire seemed to go out.”
(UFOs and How to See Them, Randles)
Two nights later the same pilots had another similar encounter.