USAF F80 jet fighter pilot Captain Slater, another jet pilot , and a First lieutenant of 23rd Fighter Sq from the ground.
Saw a reddish star like object to the East moving South over Munich at 200 mph to 500 mph, turning slightly southwest then southeast.
Slater called the Race Card DF Station equipped with radar which tracked an unidentified target at 27,000' and 30 miles South of Munich, climbing to 40,000' at 40 miles South of Munich then circling around.
At 10:00 p.m., local time, November 23, 1948, A different Captain saw an object in the air directly East of this base.
It was at an unknown altitude.
It looked like a reddish star and was moving in a southerly direction across Munich, turning slightly to the southwest then the southeast.
The speed could have been between 200 to 600 mph, the actual speed could not be estimated, not knowing the height.
The Captain called base operations and they called the radar station.
Radar reported that they had seen nothing on their scope but would check again. Radar then called operations to report that they did have a target at 27,000', some 30 miles South of Munich, travelling at 900 mph.
The Captain reported that the object that he saw was now in that area.
A few minutes later radar called again to say that the target had climbed to 50,000', and was circling 40 miles South of Munich.
The Captain is an experienced pilot now flying F-'s and is considered to be completely reliable.
The sighting was verified byanother Captain, also an F-80 pilot.