Go Back Report # 479

05-01-1975 U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42)          

       On May 1, 1975, a giant object sprang up from beneath the ocean, shot from the surface, and flew around the aircraft carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42) off the coast of Italy. Lieut. (J.G.) Arthur Pezzano, who observed the craft through binoculars, reported that it was gray and pebble-shaped, with round portholes on its rim. At least 90 members of the carrier's crew saw the object before it, too, dived into the ocean and submerged.


Reference for the above text is: Ideal’s UFO Magazine #2, June 1978, p. 54, “Mystery Objects Sighted Beneath

The Seas” by F.B. Newman.


UFOCAT PRN – 175296

UFOCAT URN – NONE     Ideals UFO Magazine #2, June 1978, p. 54 “Mystery Objects Sighted Beneath The Seas by F.B. Newman

UFOCAT URN – NONE     National Spotlite, Vol. 13, No. 12, July 1978, p. 11

UFOCAT URN – NONE     MUFON Journal # 153 (Nov. 1980), p. 5

UFOCAT URN – 175296  *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 11245 © 2002


Europe – Italy – Body of water is the Mediterranean Sea


History for the period

Franklin D. Roosevelt returned to the Mediterranean six more times during 1970-77. Her twenty-first Sixth Fleet deployment was marked by indirect participation in the October 1973 Middle East war, as she served as a transit landing "field" for aircraft en route for delivery to Israel. She received another change in hull number, to CV-42, in June 1975. Franklin D. Roosevelt completed her twenty-third, and final, Mediterranean tour in April 1977. Decommissioned in October of that year, she was sold for scrapping in April 1978.

Reference: http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-f/cvb42.htm  


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