U.S. Army Lt. Col. William L. Wilkins & Major Kenneth W. Washbourne observed an object in the northern sky. The object was travelling generally in a western direction and was almost directly north of their position. It was at an angle of approximately 30 degrees above the horizon and appeared to maintain a constant altitude. It appeared to have an orange glowing head and a well defined tail of smoke or vapor.
The object was observed for a period of time, from 10 to 15 minutes, until it disappeared below the horizon to the west.
The object was viewed through a pair of German Field glasses 7x50 and the color appeared a little deeper in view than when observed by the naked eye.