Go Back Report # 1209

09-??-1941

 

     Desiring an intelligence organization to handle national secrets without compartmentalization, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed William J. Donovan as the Coordinator of Information (COI) in July of 1941, to "collect and analyze all information and data" affecting national security.37 Two months later, in September of 1941, a Royal Navy crewman observed something over the Indian Ocean. The SS Pulaski, a converted Polish ship used to ferry troops, had set sail from Durban, South Africa on a long journey to Suez.

     That night, somewhere between the African mainland of Mozambique and the island of Madagascar, seaman Mar Doroba stood watch under a star-filled, moonless sky when he observed a "strange globe glowing with greenish light, about half the size of the full moon." Another of the ship's gunners, also watching the object, yelled to Doroba, wanting to know what they were observing. Stunned by the object's appearance, Doroba had no clue. Both men continued watching the eerie sight for more than an hour before it "disappeared." Not wanting to be ridiculed, Doroba kept quiet about the incident.38 Apparently, the other witnesses did the same.

 

Reference for the above text is: Strange Company: Military Encounters with UFOs in World War II by Keith Chester, p. 17.

 

Reference note #37 is: The Office of Strategic Services: America’s First Intelligence Agency, A publication of the Central Intelligence Agency, 2000, p. 2.

 

Reference note #38 is: Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective by Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr. and Harold H. Deneault, Jr., Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1968, pp. 130-131.

 

UFOCAT PRN - 79742

UFOCAT URN – 079742 Mysteries of the Skies by Gordon I. R. Lore and Harold H. Deneault, Jr., Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1968, pp. 130-131

UFOCAT URN – 011188 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #0051 by L. Schoenherr, no © date

UFOCAT URN – 136561 UFOs and the National Security State by Richard Dolan, 492-001, © 2000

UFOCAT URN – 181918 UFOs and the National Security State by Richard Dolan, 395-001, © 2002

UFOCAT URN – NONE  Strange Company: Military Encounters with UFOs in World War II by Keith Chester, p. 17

 

Africa –Multiple states. Body of water is the Mozambique Channel

Durban, South Africa   Latitude 29-51-00 S, Longitude 031-01-00 E (D-M-S)

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/

 

Mozambique            Latitude 18-15 S, Longitude 035-00 E (D-M)

Reference: http://www.mapsofworld.com/lat_long/mozambique-lat-long.html

 

Madagascar             Latitude 20-00 S, Longitude 047-00 E (D-M)

Reference: http://www.mapsofworld.com/lat_long/madagascar-lat-long.html

 

 



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