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Date: 1944
Location: Royaume, England
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Summary: UFO sightings photos in the history of UK.
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Date: 1944
Location:  Germany

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Summary: World War II pilots on both sides of the conflict reported, “Foo fighters,” bright, unidentified flying objects that move in the sky in a strange manner.
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Date: 1944
Location: Austria, Klagenfurt
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Summary: Major Leet, a bomber pilot, saw a luminous disc follow his plane and its maneuvers.
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Date: Jan. 2/3, 1944
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
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Summary: Two rockets; altered course; fiery head and blazing stern.
Source:Page 54  Ref.1


Date: Jan. 5, 1943
Location: Kiel, Germany
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Summary: Black plate-sized discs.
Source:Page 55 Ref.1


Date: Jan. 28, 1944
Location: Somewhere over France
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Summary: Airborne red light.
Source: Page 56 Ref.1


Date: Jan. 29, 1944
Location: Location unknown
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Summary: Red ball; yellow/red flames followed aircraft through evasive action.
Source :Page 56 Ref.1


Date: Feb. 1944
Location: Bass Strait, Australia
Time: 2:30 a.m.
Summary: At 2:30 a.m. A bomber crew at 4,500 feet altitude saw a dark shape pull alongside the plane and pace it at a distance of about 100 feet for about 18-20 minutes. A flickering light was visible at its trailing end, which illuminated the rear portion of the object. While the object was alongside all radio and direction-finding instruments on the plane malfunctioned. Finally the object accelerated and sped away.
Source: Ref. 3; Bill Chalker, The Oz Files, 1996, pp. 35-36


Date: Feb. 4, 1944
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Summary: Two sightings: stationary object of tear-drop shape, resembling a balloon; shiny silver ball looking like a very bright weather balloon with a metal sheen.
Source: Page 59 Ref.1


Date: Feb. 4, 1944
Location: Dutch coast
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Summary: One long black stationary object, similar to a small flak burst floating.
Source: Page 59 Ref.1


Date: Feb. 8, 1944
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Summary: Silver-colored ball-like object changing stationary.
Source: Page 59  Ref.1


Date: Feb. 19/20, 1944
Location: Leipzig-Berlin area, Germany
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Summary: Two objects: glowing balls; snake-like motion.
Source: Page 59-60 Ref.1


Date: Feb. 19/20, 1944
Location: Coblence and Aachen, Germany
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Summary: Silvery cigar-shaped object like an airship; appeared to be a line of windows along the bottom of the object.
Source: Page 60 Ref.1 


Date: February 22, 1944
Location: Washington, DC
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Summary: On February 22, Franklin D. Roosevelt writes a Top Secret memo on White House stationary for “The special committee on non-terrestrial science and technology.” Both the title and the content clearly allude to extraterrestrial life, the former using the word “non-terrestrial” and the latter talks about “coming to grips with the reality that our planet is not the only one harboring intelligent life the universe.
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Date: Feb. 24/25, 1944
Location: St. Quentin, France
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Summary: Three silver objects & resembling zeppelins & moving independently of the wind & not interconnected.
Source: Page 60 Ref.1


Date: March, 1944
Location: Carlsbad, NM
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Summary: Air Force pilot saw fast-moving UFO speed out of sight over horizon.
Source: NICAP UFO Evidence, 1964, Hall, III


Date: April 11, 1944
Location: Location unknown, probably Germany
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Summary: Projectiles resembling glider bombs; a large orange glow & smoke trail.
Source: Page  66 Ref.1


Date: April 25, 1944
Location: France
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Summary: Black tear-dropped craft.
Source: Page 63 Ref.1


Date: April 26, 1944
Location: Essen, Germany
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Summary: Things; four orange glows; short stubby wings; football-sized­; looking like large oranges.
Source: Page  64-65 Ref.1


Date: Summer 1944
Location: Normandy, France
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Summary: Los Angeles columnist George Todt, in a party of four Army officers including a Lt. Col., watched a pulsating red fireball sail up to the front lines, hover for 15 minutes, then move away.
Source: NICAP UFO Evidence, 1964, Hall, IV


Date: Summer 1944
Location: Italy
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Summary: Egg-shaped, metallically glistening motionless object
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Date: June 1944
Location: Normandy, France
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Summary: Luminescent discus-shaped object.
Source: Page 67-68 Ref.1


Date: June 1944
Location:  Palmyra Atoll
Time: About midnight.
Summary: Anchored at Palmyra Atoll, Edward W. Ludwick, Executive Officer on a Coast Guard crewed cargo vessel was witness to an unusual object.   After searching for a lost Navy aircraft, a moving star-like light which began to swell like a balloon as it came closer. Viewed with binoculars: it was a round sphere hovering 5X brighter than stars, it moved slowly for half an hour covering 90 degs, then headed northward
Source: Clark & Farish, Foo-Fighters of WWII


Date: June 1944
Location: Adriatic Sea
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Summary: At 11:00 a.m. a flight of three P-38 fighters at 33,000 feet saw above them, at an estimated altitude of 50,000 feet, a silver disc. The object descended to about 40,000 feet and paced the fighters for 3 minutes, then accelerated and sped away.
Source: Ref. 3; Jan Aldrich, Project ACUFOE, from CUFOS report form


Date: June 1 1944
Location: Penuela Puerto Rico
Time: 19:00
Summary: .This happened when I was 8-years old in Penuela, Puerto Rico. Around 7:00 pm I was outside playing alone. I heard a sound of bees buzzing overhead as though a very large and angry swarm were about to attack. I took cover on the ground and when I looked up and to the side from my prone position on the ground I saw a hovering circular and very large round aircraft with many lights shining from underneath the craft. It took off after a few seconds. My name is ((name deleted)). I live at ((address deleted)) Drive, Lake Worth, FL 33467.
Source: National UFO Reporting Center


Date: June 6, 1944
Location: France
Time: 01:00
Summary: I was part of the 8th Air force during world war two. We where on a bombing mission in the early hours of the Normandy landings our target was a railroad depot where the Germans used that railroad to bring men and material up to the Atlantic wall so being that reinforcements could be brought up and to cut supply lines it was a target. After all these years I’ve lost the coordinates of our target. About 10 minutes after we crossed the coast. I heard one of our escorts over the radio call out “bandits 6″o’clock high and low.” Now, after I heard this, I went to cock my weapon I was the right side waist gunner looking inside of our formation before we left on our raid i and check and recheck my weapon. One of the objects appeared in between our formation and my I went to cock my weapon and it jammed i tried my best to check the jam. It appeared normal. About fifteen minutes after it appeared, it disappeared and my weapon had cleared. It was the strangest thing ever because we also had radio loss and our number four engine had stalled out. I am writing this on behalf of a vet who i heard this story from.
Source:  National UFO Reporting Center


Date: June 6, 1944
Location: Normandy Coast, France
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Summary: Dark ellipsoidal object & blunted on each end like sausage.
Source: Page 67 Ref.1


Date: June 6, 1944
Location: just off Omaha Beach, France
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Summary: Edward Breckel,  gunner on the USS George E. Badger, reported that a dark ellipsoidal object was seen five miles away about 15 ft above water moving in a circular course for 3 minutes.
Source: Chester, page 67, CIRFO Orbit, Jan 1955


Date: June 22, 1944
Location: Oahu, Near Kaneohe, Hawaii
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Summary: An object was observed. Metallic traces found. One object was observed by one experienced male witness on the shore. Seven 4.5-foot-tall dwarfs, each wearing a green coverall, were seen. / An object was allegedly shot down by the U.S. military as it attempted to depart from the island of Oahu, Hawaii near Kaneohe. One female occupant was captured and flown to Washington, DC .
Source: Webb, David HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports


Date: June/July 1944
Location: Normandy, France
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Summary: Spheres approximately the size of a football.
Source: Page 70 Ref.1


Date: July 1944
Location:  Turk Island
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Summary: An unidentified was tracked by radar only by 11 witnesses. (Martin) Sources are Condon Files, NICAP files Not much of a citation, but this is all we have.  Radar only doesn’t mean much as the Navy and AAF were running into false returns around the Pacific. However, these are interesting as there were indications that the Navy did a special study during the war and indications are that other study(ies) during the Korean War were conducted.
Source: Jan Aldrich,UFO DNA – PB4Y1


Date: July 1944
Location: Brest, France
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Summary: Two men of the 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, saw a large rectangular object with no apparent source of propulsion move steadily over the front lines and out to sea. The UFO at one point passed in front of the moon, briefly obscuring it from view.
Source: NICAP UFO Evidence, 1964, Hall, IV


Date: July 1944
Location: Normandy, France
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Summary: Targets flying at extremely high altitudes
Source: Page 81 Ref.1


Date: Aug. 1, 1944
Location: Ploesti, Rumania
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Summary: Yellow object traveling several times the speed of an aircraft.
Source: Page 71 Ref.1


Date: Aug. 10, 1944

Location: Sumatra
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Summary: Sighting of maneuvering UFO which paced B-29 (Reida case) during mission.
Source: NICAP UFO Evidence, 1964, Hall, III


Date: August 10, 1944
Location: Kharagpur, India
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Summary: On August 10, 1944, Captain Alvah M. Reida was piloting a B-29 bomber based at Kharagpur  India, on a mission over Palembang, Sumatra, when his right gunner and co-pilot noticed a sphere ‘probably five or six feet in diameter, of a very bright and intense red or orange in color’ that constantly throbbed, about 12,500 ft off the starboard wing. It kept up with the B-29, then flying at 210 mph. Reida tried to shake it off his plane, but it stayed in the same relative position until , after eight minutes, it ‘made an abrupt 90 degree turn and accelerated rapidly, disappearing in the overcast
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Date: Aug. 10/11, 1944
Location: Palembang, Sumatra
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Summary: Reddish orange balls, about the size of a baseball; spherical object, probably 5 or 6 feet in diameter, of a very bright and intense red or orange in color.
Source: Page 71-74 Ref.1


Date: Aug. 12, 1944
Location: Pelice, Southern France
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Summary: Enormous disc; circular lights (changing from bright yellow top white) like portholes in a ship; motionless.
Source: Page 75 Ref.1


Date: Aug. 13, 1944
Location: Kaoe Bay, Indonesia
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Summary: Very brilliant light appearing to hover in air for at least five minutes
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Date: Aug. 1944
Location: Bt. St. Lo and Vire, France
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Summary: Cherry-red light; size of large star; sat motionless in sky before disappearing into clouds.
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Date: End Aug., 1944
Location: Mattoon, IL
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Summary: A mysterious man appeared at windows, as if in search of someone. He stunned witnesses by pointing at them a device that “made consciousness dissolve” and left a strange cloying smell behind
Source: Magonia #51, FSR 61, 3


Date: Sept. 1944
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Time: 9 p.m.
Summary: Around 9 p.m. in the evening a Canadian soldier, stationed near the front lines close to Antwerp, observed  “a glowing globe” traveling from the direction of the front line towards Antwerp. It seemed to be about a meter in diameter and looked as though it was of cloudy glass with a light inside. It gave off a soft white glow. Its altitude seemed to be about 13 metres, speed about 50 Km/h, and there was no sound of any sort. It was obviously powered and controlled. It was followed by another which in turn was followed by others, five in all.”
Source: Don Berliner files


Date: Sept. 1944
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
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Summary:  “Back on the American home front, on the banks of the Clinch River at Oak Ridge, TN, a huge, black, windowless building was being constructed. In the middle of Sept 1944, this structure, a gaseous diffusion plant, began operation. This unusual factory was designed to prepare quantities of fissionable material for the US’ most important secret weapon, the A-bomb. “Shortly after the plant began operations, the area had a very odd visitor. A strange, metallic looking, tube-like object was spotted hovering over the road near the Oak Ridge plant. The object moved away as a crowd started to gather. The sighting was reported to the FBI (20).”
Source: Charles Fort. Reference (20) is from Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story.


Date: Sept. 1944
Location: Unknown Japanese island
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Summary: White object & egg-shaped & very brilliant.
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Date: Sept. 1944
Location: England
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Summary: Bright spherical object & like a rolling ball
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Date: Late Sept. 1944
Location: Dover, England
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Summary: Solid black cylindrical-shaped; red glow emitting from rear
Source: Page 81-82 Ref.1


Date: Fall 1944
Location: Holland
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Summary: Light moving high in night sky.
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Date: Oct. 1944
Location: Southeast Holland
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Summary: Field Artillery officer and men saw a brilliant object moving from NW to SW, crossing an arc of about 90 degrees in about 45 minutes.
Source: NICAP UFO Evidence, 1964, Hall, IV


Date: Oct. 10, 1944
Location: Alghut, Sweden
Time: 8:00 p.m
Summary: At 8:00 p.m. a man on a bicycle was suddenly illuminated by a light beam from the woods, then he saw a large shining sphere rise rapidly from the ground and hover at treetop height. It appeared moon-like; golden in color, and made no sound. After about 5 minutes the object abruptly disappeared.
Source: Anders Liljegren AFU archives


Date: Oct. 16, 1944
Location: Formosa, Taiwan
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Summary: Small black dot; hanging stationary.
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Date: Oct. 20, 1944
Location: Po Valley, Italy
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Summary: Red light appearance of an aircraft light.
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Date: Oct. 20, 1944
Location: Florence, Italy
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Summary: Two orange balls diving into the hills.
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Date: Oct. 25, 1944
Location: Omura, Japan
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Summary: Multiple sightings of possible balloons.
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Date: Oct. 29, 1944
Location: Munich, Germany
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Summary: Light blue colored ball of fire approximately three feet in diameter.
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Date: Oct. 30/31, 1944
Location: Cologne, Germany
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Summary: A ball of fire; circular, pale orange, clean edged light.
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Date: Nov. 1944
Location: France
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Summary: 415th Night Fighter Squadron pilot saw formation of round objects.
Source: NICAP UFO Evidence, 1964, Hall, III


Date: Nov. 5, 1944
Location: Singapore, Malaya
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Summary: A long purple-blue parabolic trail.
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Date: Nov. 5/6, 1944
Location: Aachen/Bonn, Aachen/Cologne, Germany
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Summary: Possible jet; single light; 5 free lance visuals on jets, no A.I. or G.C.I. contacts; several flares similar to jets.
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Date: Nov. 16, 1944
Location:  Enroute Leyte, Philippine Island
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Summary: 2355 or 11:55 pm local. USS Gilliam, enroute Leyte, Philippine Island, from Oro Bay, New Guinea.  Ship’s log reports that Lt. J.L. Besmond, OOD, on USS Gilliam, APA 57, in company Task Unit 79.15.1. Combat reports unidentified object, distance 21 miles
Source: USS Gilliam Ship’s Log  See Nov. 1944 entry above


Date: Nov. 22, 1944
Location: Germany
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Summary: Spherical object, fluctuating in brightness, pyrotechnic pink in color, changing speeds violently, swift and jerking movements.
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Date: Nov. 24, 1944
Location: Northern Italy
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Summary: Round amber light, luminous orange-yellow, blinding light; felt unbearable heat.
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Date: Nov. 26, 1944
Location: Mannheim, Germany
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Summary: Red light that disappeared in long red streak.
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Date: Late November (possibly 28-30), 1944
Location: Strasbourg, Germany
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Summary: Eight to ten lights in a row, glowing orange, and moving at terrific speed.
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Date: Late November, 1944
Location: Lingayen Gulf, Philippines
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Summary: Bright green globe.
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Date: Dec. 1944
Location: Austria
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Summary: B-17 pilot (William D. Leet) and crew, on a lone wolf mission, were followed by an amber-colored disc.
Source: NICAP UFO Evidence, 1964, Hall, III


Date: Dec. 1944
Location: Bt. Strasbourg and Manheim, Germany
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Summary: Bright fuzzy round ball, twice the size of full moon; yellow, white, red tint that was not solid color; no radar return.
Source: Page 118-119 Ref.1


Date: Dec. 1944
Location: Bt. Frankfurt and Karlsrhue, Germany
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Summary: Three to four very bright balls, completely illuminated red, yellow, white and blue in color; size of tennis ball at arms length.
Source: Page 119 Ref.1


Date: Dec. 1944
Location: Somewhere bt. eastern France and Western Germany
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Summary: String of lights, twelve to fifteen in number, orange to yellow in color, approximately four feet in diameter, stretching twice the length of crews aircraft; no radar contact

Source: Page 120 Ref.1


Date: Dec. 2, 1944
Location: Villafranca, Ghedi Airdrome area, Italy
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Summary: A steady, seemingly hanging light.
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Date: Dec. 5, 1944
Location: Rhine River area, Germany
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Summary: Alleged aircraft that climbed out of range in nothing flat.
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Date: Dec. 14/15, 1944
Location: Erstein, Germany
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Summary: Brilliant red light & appeared to be 4 or 5 times larger than a star going 200 mph.
Source: Page 96,130 Ref.1


Date: Mid Dec. 1944 (within first two weeks of Ardennes offensive)
Location: Germany
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Summary: Amorphous reddish-glow that at times appeared cigar-shaped.
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Date: Dec. 17, 1944
Location: Breisach, Germany
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Summary: 5 or 6 flashing red and green lights in T-shape.
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Date: December 22, 1944
Location: Hagenau, Germany
Time: 6:00 am
Summary: On , Lt. David McFalls of the US 415 th night fighter squadron was over Hagenau, Germany. At 6:00 am, he saw two ‘hug, bright orange lights’ climbing toward the plane. McFalls dived, banked and turned his plane, but the UFOs stuck with him for two minutes, then peeled off and blinked out.
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Date: Dec. 23/24, 1944
Location: Germany
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Summary: Red streak in sky.
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Date: Dec. 23/24, 1944
Location: Germany (no positive location)
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Summary: Glowing red object shooting straight up; appeared to be aircraft doing a wingover and going into a dive and disappearing.
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Date: Sometime between. Dec. 16 and 24, 1944
Location: Germany
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Summary: Amorphous reddish-glow that at times appeared cigar-shaped.
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Date: Dec. 26/27, 1944
Location: Germany
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Summary: Multiple sightings: red balls of fire; two yellow streaks of flame & disappeared from view; the crew thought they felt prop wash; a group of lights that made distinct lines, somewhat like arrows; row of vertical white lights.
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Date: Dec. 26/27, 1944
Location: Worms, Germany
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Summary: Circular, fiery ball; triangle of ovals three circular, reddish-blue in color, vivid lights, looking like flames, in a tight inverted triangle formation.
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Date: Dec. 27, 1944
Location: Luneville, France
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Summary: Two sets of three red and white lights
Source: Page 107-108,131 Ref.1


Date: Dec. 27, 1944
Location: France
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Summary: Orange lights, singly and in pairs, suspended in air, moving slowly before disappearing.
Source: Page 108  Ref.1


Date: Dec. 28, 1944
Location: Neuwied / Koblenz Germany
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Summary: A green ball about six inches in diameter; motionless and did not appear to have anything supporting it.
Source: Page 108 Ref.1


Date: Dec. 28, 1944
Location: Ardennes, Belgium
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Summary: Large white light; no radar contact; went straight up at a tremendous speed; disappeared.
Source: Page 108-110 Ref.1


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