CENTRAL AIR COMMAND
11 July 47
Chief of the Air Staff,
Air Force Headquarters,
report of an
flying object was brought to the attention of
Officer of RCAF Stn Summerside by the
the R.C.M.P. and confirmed by the Summerside
reporter for the
Brenton Clark, a farmer in the vicinity
of Augustive Cove, saw an object at
approximately 10,000 ft
east of his position moving southward at a
high speed. The time
was approximately 17:45 hrs AST 5 Jul
47. It maintained level
flight for some distance and then apparently
leaving a trail (apparently a vapor trail)
behind it. After
the object had disappeared the trail remained
for some time.
The object was visible for an estimated 1 1/2
to 2 minutes.
The object was round shaped and at the
appeared to be the "size of an apple".
It appeared to resemble
a shooting star and there was a considerable
reflection of light.
The above report was confirmed by a
local reporter who advised that he was
informed by James Harris,
a farmer in the vicinity of Summerside PEI,
that he (Harris)
and his hired man, Herman Linkletter, had
seen an object in the
same general position at the same time.
It was moving southwestward
and there was such a brilliant refelection
from it that its shape
was indiscernible. It was visible for
approximately ten seconds.
(W.W. Brown) Air Commodore,