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Roswell Timeline (pt 2)

As promised last issue, here is the concluding part of the timeline of events in the Roswell case. As George Wingfield's article shows, this case will not die - despite the Governments attempts to 'lay to rest'.

To quote the classic line from the X-Files;
The Truth Is Out There!

Wed. 9th July 1947
Early     | Officers from the base visit         | General Schulgen requests
afternoon | newspaper and radio offices in town  | FBI cooperation in solving
          | and recover all copies of Haut's     | the flying disk problem.
          | original press release.              | The War Department tells
          | Brazel is taken to radio station     | the FBI that the disks
          | KGFL, where he gives a revised       | do not belong to the
          | version of his story.                | Army or Navy.
          |                                      |
Late      | Three fully loaded C-54's (5th-7th   |
afternoon | Flights out) carry debris to Los     |
          | Alamos, NM, via Kirtland Field.      |
          | 4:00pm.  The crate from Bomb Pit     |
          | Number One is transferred to a B-29  |
          | and flown (8th Flight out) to Fort   |
          | Worth.                               | 5:00pm. Ball of light
          | The Roswell Daily Record carries a   | deposits odd metal on
          | sanitized version of Brazel's story. | ground near Midland, MI.
          |                                      |
Early     |                                      | 6:00pm. Officers and a
evening   |                                      | mortician in Fort Worth
          |                                      | meet the incoming B-29
          |                                      | from Roswell; the flight
          |                                      | crew returns to Roswell
          |                                      | with Marcel.
          |                                      |
Late      | 8:00pm. Marcel arrives back in       | 11:30pm.  Constable in
evening   | Roswell (4th Flight in).             | Grand Falls, Newfoundland
          |                                      | observes 4 flying disks.
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Thu.10th  |                                      |
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          | Clean-up continues at the crash      | A flight from Wright Field
          | sites.                               | arrives in Fort Worth and
          | Brazel continues to be interrogated  | returns to Wright Field
          | and held at a guest house on the     | with more debris and a
          | base.                                | large, metallic container
          | [Remaining debris confiscated from   | on board.]
          | Sheriff Wilcox by military           | FBI memo, Fitch to Ladd.
          | personnel.]                          | Aborted V-2 launch at
          |                                      | White Sands.
          |                                      | [General Twining stops at
          |                                      | White Sands before return-
          |                                      | ing to Wright Field.]
          |                                      | President Truman derides
          |                                      | flying disk stories.
          |                                      | 4:00pm.TWA representative
          |                                      | sees flying disk at Harmon
          |                                      | Field, Newfoundland.
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Fri.11th  |                                      |
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          | MPs and others involved in the       |
          | retrieval are debriefed and told to  |
          | forget that it happened.             |
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Sat.12th  |                                      |
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          | Bill Brazel Jr. returns to his       | 6:30pm.Flying disk follows
          | father's ranch; no evidence of a     | a C-47 at Elmendorf Field,
          | military presence remains.           | Alaska.
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Late July |                                      |
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
          | July 15 - Mac Brazel returns to his  |
          | ranch from the Roswell base after his| 20th - Silver-white disk
          | interrogation.                       | moving at great speed
          |                                      | reported near Cumberland,
          |                                      | MD.
          |                                      | 26th - National Security
          |                                      | Act passes, which
          |                                      | coordinates the Army, Navy
          |                                      | and AirForce into a single
          |                                      | national military
          |                                      | establishment under the
          |                                      | Secretary of Defence. The
          |                                      | Army Air Force becomes
          |                                      | the U.S. Air Force.
          |                                      | 30th - The first Air Force
          |                                      | "estimate" of the nature
          |                                      | of the flying disks is
          |                                      | drafted by Gen. Schulgen
          |                                      | staff.
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
August '47|                                      |
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
          | Mac Brazel and Tommy Tyree spot a    | 19th - FBI memo, Fitch to
          | piece of debris in a sinkhole near   | Ladd.
          | the debris field.                    |
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Sept. '47 |                                      |
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
          | Prof. Lincoln LaPaz, secretly charged| 5th - Gen.  Schulgen tells
          | with reconstructing the object's     | the FBI that the disks do
          | trajectory, arrives from Washington  | not belong to the Air Force.
          | and rediscovers the area of black-   | 
          | ened ground with Rickett.            | 23rd - Gen.  Twining calls
          |                                      | for an official invest-
          |                                      | igation of the flying
          |                                      | disks.
          |                                      | 24th - Alleged memo from
          |                                      | Truman to Forrestal,
          |                                      | establishing Operation
          |                                      | Majestic Twelve.  Vannevar
          |                                      | Bush meets with Truman.
          |                                      | 25th - FBI memo, Ladd to
          |                                      | Hoover, advising that FBI
          |                                      | discontinue flying disk
          |                                      | investigations.
          |                                      | 26th - Sidney Souers named
          |                                      | head of new National
          |                                      | Security Council, which
          |                                      | holds its first meeting.
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
Oct. '47  |                                      |
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          |                                      | 1st Oct - Truman letter to
          |                                      | Vannevar Bush, the sig-
          |                                      | nature of which matches
          |                                      | the MJ-12 memo of 24th Sep.
          |                                      | 28th Oct - Schulgen issues a
          |                                      | draft collection memorandum
          |                                      | that outlines the essential
          |                                      | elements of information
          |                                      | required to analyse flying
          |                                      | disk reports.
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
Sep. '48  |                                      |
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
          | LaPaz tells Rickett that he is still |
          | convinced the Roswell debris was an  |
          | unoccupied probe from another world. |
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Summer '49|                                      |
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          | The gouge is still visible at the    |
          | debris field.                        |
          | Mac Brazel, having found various     |
          | scraps of debris for the past two    |
          | years, mentions in Corona that he    |
          | still has the material.  The next day|
          | a Capt. Armstrong and three others   |
          | from the base confiscate the pieces. |
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
  1978    |                                      |
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
          |                                      | Pappy Henderson confides
          |                                      | to a close friend that he
          |                                      | had flown wreckage from
          |                                      | a crashed saucer to Wright
          |                                      | Field; he still has a
          |                                      | fragment of the debris.
          |                                      | Marcel, located by
          |                                      | researcher Stan Friedman,
          |                                      | says he is sure the debris
          |                                      | was nothing from earth.
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
  1980    |                                      |
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
          |                                      | In Search Of interviews
          |                                      | Marcel, who says he is
          |                                      | sure the Roswell debris
          |                                      | was nothing from earth.
          |                                      | Charles Berlitz and William
          |                                      | L. Moore publish their
          |                                      | report on the case, The
          |                                      | Roswell Incident.
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------

  1982    |                                      |
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
          |                                      | Pappy Henderson tells his
          |                                      | wife Sappho about his role
          |                                      | in the recovery.
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  1988    |                                      |
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          | Oct.- An Air Force pickup truck is   |
          | seen on the Foster Ranch; the driver |
          | asks ranch hand Jim Parker if the    |
          | Roswell crash site is nearby.        |
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  1989    |                                      |
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          | Sept. 15-19 The Center for UFO       |
          | Studies conducts an expedition to    |
          | the debris field.                    |
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  1991    |                                      |
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
          |                                      | Donald Schmitt's account
          |                                      | of the case, UFO Crash
          |                                      | at Roswell, is published
          |                                      | by Avon Books.
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 Feb 1994 |                                      |
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          |                                      | Congressman Steven Schiff
          |                                      | gets the General Accounting
          |                                      | Office (GAO) to initiate an
          |                                      | audit to locate all records
          |                                      | related to the Roswell incident
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
 Jan 1995 |                                      |
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
          |                                      | Alleged Autopsy film of the
          |                                      | Roswell crash is discovered.
          |                                      | Much controversy follows.
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