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upEnigma Issue 6: Roswell Timeline
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 |                                      |
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          | 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.
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August '47|                                      |
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          | 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.
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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. |
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  1978    |                                      |
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          |                                      | 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    |                                      |
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          |                                      | 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    |                                      |
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          |                                      | 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
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 Jan 1995 |                                      |
----------|--------------------------------------|-------------------
          |                                      | Alleged Autopsy film of the
          |                                      | Roswell crash is discovered.
          |                                      | Much controversy follows.
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