CUFON Computer UFO Network
Document #: 6 From: UFO INFO SERVICE Date Sent: 06-09-1986 Subject: 1947 GEN.
CUFON – UFO INFORMATION SERVICE SEATTLE, WA
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT DOCUMENT FILES
LETTER FROM GENERAL N.F. TWINING TO COMMANDING GENERAL,
ARMY AIR FORCES 23 SEPTEMBER 1947
f. It is possible within the present U.S. knowledge – provided extensive
detailed development is undertaken–to construct a piloted aircraft which has
the general description of the object in subparagraph (e) above which would be
capable of an approximate range of 700 miles at subsonic speeds.
g. Any developments in this country along the lines indicated would be
extremely expensive, time consuming and at the considerable expense of current
projects and therefore, if directed, should be set up independently of existing
h. Due consideration must be given the following:
(1) The possibility that these objects are of domestic origin – the product
of some high security project not known to AC/AS-2 or this command.
(2) The lack of physical evidence in the shape of crash recovered exhibits
which would undeniably prove the existence of these objects.
(3) The possibility that some foreign nation has a form of propulsion
possibly nuclear, which is outside of our domestic knowledge.
3. It is recommended that:
a. Headquarters, Army Air Forces issue a directive assigning a priority,
security classification and code name for a detailed study of this matter to
include the preparation of complete sets of all available and pertinent data
which will then be made available to the Army, Navy, Atomic Energy Commission,
JRDB, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Group, NACA, and the RAND and NEPA
projects for comments and recommendations, with a preliminary report to be
forwarded within 15 days of receipt of the data and a detailed report thereafter
every 30 days as the investigation develops. A complete interchange of data
should be effected.
4. Awaiting a specific directive AMC will continue the investigation within
its current resources in order to more closely define the nature of the
phenomenon. Detailed Essential Elements of Information will be formulated
immediately for transmittal thru channels.
N.F. TWINING Lieutenant General, U.S.A.