Go Back Report # 1211



       Another RAF sighting took place in May during the return leg of a mission over Germany. Captain Gordon W. Cammell was piloting his Lancaster bomber back over the English Channel when he and his entire crew “saw what appeared to be a huge orange ball on or near the sea, seven or eight thousand feet” below them. Over the next ten minutes, the crew watched the stationary illuminated object, projecting a “bright” and “constant” light.

       The captain and his crew determined that the shining object “was not an aircraft or ship on fire,” since there were “no flames or reflections on the water.” Upon returning to the RAF base at East Wretham in Suffolk, England, the Lancaster crew reported their sighting to their intelligence officer, who was at a loss for explanations.98


Reference for the above text is: Strange Company: Military Encounters with UFOs in World War II by Keith Chester, p. 41.


Reference note #98 is: RAF Officer’s UFO Experiences, Subject: A Report of UFO Sightings by Gordon W. Cammell, Royal Air Force, retired; Strange Secrets : Real Government Files on the Unknown, Nick Redfern and Andy Roberts, Paraview Pocket Books, 2003.


UFOCAT PRN - 121369

UFOCAT URN – 121369 Aircraft UFO Encounters by Dominique Weinstein, #006-16, © 1999

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Strange Company: Military Encounters with UFOs in World War II by Keith Chester, p. 41


   UFOCAT note: Huge orange ball, near the sea, stationary.


Europe – France and the United Kingdom

English Channel    Latitude 50-00-00 N, Longitude 001-00-00 W (D-M-S)

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


East Wretham, Suffolk, England   Latitude 52-28-10.92 N, Longitude 000-49-15.70 E (D-M-S)

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_East_Wretham




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