Foo Fighters of World War II

Foo Fighters of World War II
Military pilots reported encounters with strange lights while flying over both European and Pacific theaters during WWII.

The term foo fighter was used by Allied aircraft pilots during World War II to describe various UFOs or mysterious aerial phenomena seen in the skies over both the European and Pacific theaters of operations. The term originated with the 415th Night Fighter squadron, who had experienced numerous encounters with strange aerial lights over Germany in late 1944 when radar man Donald J. Meirs dubbed the lights "foo fighters" after a 1940's era cartoon. The Robertson Panel, convened by the CIA in 1952 to examine scientific evidence of UFO's, returned no notable findings resulting from their investigation into these incidents.

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