From Maj John Schindler to Commanding General, Bolling Field AAB
7 July 1947
SUBJECT: Report on Flying Saucers
TO: Commanding General
32d AAF Base Unit
1. Following are statisticsregarding reports by four witnesses while in flight in two airplanes.
2. Weather CAVU. Visibility exceptionally good. Scattered altocumulus 6000 feet.
3. First report: time 1145 hours CST. Alt. of observers 800 feet above the ground. Altitude of saucer 4000 feet MSL. Observed period – First sighted over Koshkonong, Wisconsin. Flight was observed from town of Koshkonong to Elkhorn, Wisconsin. This flight covered twenty-five (25) miles in fifteen (15) seconds, which is a speed of six thousand (6000) miles per hour.
4. Second report Time: 1430 hours CST. Altitude of observers thirty-five hundred feet (3500) MSL. Altitude of saucer twenty-five hundred feet (2500). Observation period. Observers at East Troy, Wiscnsin, flight observed from Eagle, Wisconsin to Muskego, Wisconsin. This flight covered twenty-two (22) miles in twenty (20 seconds, which is a speed of three thousand nine hundred sixty (3960) miles per hour.
5. Flight maneuvers: First observation-saucer decended vertically edgewise through altocumulus clouds, stopped at four thousand (4000) feet and assumed horizontal position and preceeded in horizontal flight from a horizontal position for fifteen (15) seconds covering twenty-five (25) miles and again stopped and disappeared. Second observation: Observed in horizontal flight in a horizontal attitude for a period of twenty (20) seconds covering twenty-two (22) miles. By the time the pilot had removed his camera from the glove compartment of his plane, the saucer disappeared and again reappeared approximately ten (10) miles farther along its course after six (6) seconds making its final disappearance.
6. The first two observers were an instructor and a student, having just taken off from Elkhorn Airport. The second two observers, one being Cap’t R. J. Southey, Wing Supply Officer and a passenger.
John D. Schindler, Jr.
Maj. Air Corps, AAF-CAP Liaison Officer
A US Army intelligence report…
(Beyond Top Secret, Good)
[Map indicates Wisconsin]