Date not known (but probably after Japanese surrender; Okinawa to Samar, Philippine Islands
2400-0400 watch. LTGJ [sic - LTJG] John Kopke, OD; Frederick M. Seehell, Quartermaster of the LSM 220 reported two green lights that appeared off port about 8-10 degrees up bearing 333 degrees relative to course. Grew larger as it approached, passed 35-40 degrees to port, and disappeared at same elevation. Circulat [sic – Circular] shape with haze behind 2X diameter of objects.
(Letter 4 April 1952, to USAF in response to LIFE magazine article of April 1952)
Reference for the above text is: Website: NICAP: UFO Sighting Chronology 1939-1945, See:
Thanks to Francis Ridge at NICAP for emailing me about this case on May 23, 2013.
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
Pacific Ocean, between Okinawa, Japan and Samar Philippine Islands
Japan – Okinawa
Okinawa Latitude 26-42-00 N, Longitude 128-11-00 E (D-M-S) [island]
Philippines – Samar
Samar Latitude 12-00-00 N, Longitude 125-00-00 E (D-M-S) [island]
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