Arkansas UFO Crash and the 1946 Military UFO Crash Recovery Operation
Article Presented by Contributing Author Clark McClelland, Aerospace Engineer, Copyright 1994-1997
The UFO Crash in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 is rightfully considered the paramount case thus far experienced by the public in the history of the UFO enigma. Yet, there was another disc recovery disclosed to me in 1994, and it apparently occurred in the State of Arkansas in October or November of 1946.
A former United States Army Air Force Private stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base recently disclosed his experience witnessing a recovered disc which was being stored at building 18 - later to be known as the infamous "Hanger 18" in modern day Ufology. The Private was delivering documents to the building when a friend in his unit, on guard duty asked him if he wanted to see a strange craft stored in the building. He followed him inside and to his surprise, a disc shaped object was sitting on the deck. It was 15 feet in diameter and about seven feet in width. He said it looked like two soup bowls sealed together. In the center was an eighteen inch divider with 10 x 15 inch rectangular "windows" set about 8 to 10 inches apart circling the disc.
The guard told the Private that several scientists were attempting to gain entry into the interior. They tried to use a diamond drill to penetrate the "glass" yet the drill had no effect on the clear material. There were no visual doors or entry hatches. No insignias, flags, no writing, no numbers. The material appeared to be a mold of one continuous material. It appeared to be brushed aluminum yet it wasn't. The body inside and out had no weld seams, no rivets, no apparent joining of the skin. They both looked into the interior and did not see anything of apparent interest. No control panels, no seats, no hatches, no entities, nothing. A cylinder was in the center and its wall was about 6 feet from the window. The cylinder was about three feet in diameter and possibly housed the power unit.
The Private was a Clerk Specialist assigned to interview and classify new recruits to their specialty school on base. The base Commander was Colonel Nathan Twining who would years later be the Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.