Go Back Report # 1078

??-??-1953, U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt    

Letter sent to Chester Grusinski:     

       An undated letter was received by Mr. Grusinski from William H. "Boots" Pierce, Cdr., USN (Ret.), which read in part, "Unfortunately though, I had debarked from ROOSEVELT by 1958 and was instructing at Pensacola. I did not make the cruise mentioned in your letter, but I did hear about the sighting at Gitmo. In fact, FDR's log will show a UFO sighting during 1953 when we took her to the Med [Mediterranean-CF-], both a visual sighting from the bridge and on CIC's radars. It was an interesting thing of which I was a part."                                                                            

This reference: http://home.columbus.rr.com/threeemusic/mufono/USS_FDR.html MUFON of Ohio

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

Location – Central America - approximate

Gitmo = Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba

Guantánamo Bay         Latitude 20-00 N, Longitude 75-08 W (D-M)

Reference: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/appendix/appendix-f.html

Unable to locate a pertinent “history” of the USS FDR for this period. –CF-   


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