'Leaked' Documents Shed New Light
On 1942 'Battle of Los Angeles' Incident
By Robert Wood

The report that 1,430 Anti-Aircraft rounds were fired at unidentified objects over Los Angeles, California, early the morning of February 25, 1942 - approximately two and a half months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor - never has been seriously challenged. What's new in the story is that five "leaked" and formerly highly classified documents trace the beginnings of a reverse-engineering project of non-terrestrial craft back to that 1942 event, which has come to be known as the "Battle of Los Angeles."

According to the documents, two U.S. presidents were aware of the top-secret project. One memo provides evidence that U.S. military had recovered two craft believed to be of "interplanetary origin," prompting investigation of War Department files for evidence of any other such craft. The documents also indicate existence of a "Special Committee on Non-Terrestrial Science and Technology" and imply strong government interest in supporting study of non-terrestrial biology and physics.

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