Radar Blips Observed Many Times

Radar Blips Observed Many Times

Date: October 29, 1948

Location: Goose Bay AFB, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

A target was picked up on scope #2, also subsequently found on the search scope #1.

Goose tower was queried about possible aircraft in the area but gave a negative reply.

Ground Controlled Approach was called, and a Staff sergeant was asked to come over immediately.

When he arrived the target had disappeared after being observed for about 5 minutes.

At 4:19 a.m. another target showed up, and both men watched it until 4:25 a.m. when it faded from view.

Again, at 5:16 a.m., they sighted a target which faded into the ground clutter after about 4 minutes.

Targets were small but very clear.

Alerted by the previous operator, the next operator at the GCA unit observed as many as 3 blips at one time.

He recorded a speed of 30 mph for each blip, with the objects moving into the wind or crosswind.

One blip was described as a very strong target.

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