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1942 footage and radio report of "Battle of Los Angeles" synchronized to Byron Palmer's detailed account of the UFO incident witnessed by a million people on 26 February in sky over southern California. There were a minimum 1430 artillery rounds fired at the object. Palmer was an announcer for the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) in those days of dominant nationwide radio mass media with television still the embryo. Note Mr. Palmer's reference to the unidentified flying object as a "craft." Note also Palmer's pronunciation of "Los Angeles" with hard "g" sound (as in "go"). His was typical way of pronouncing city's name at that time and earlier by native and non-native Angelenos alike. In fact, it is closer to original Spanish pronunciation which uses the hard "g." Cf. "Loce Ahng-hail-ais." Using the soft "g" (as in "gentry") in voicing "Los Angeles" is a modern conceit. After a stint in Army Air Force in the Pacific theatre during WW II, Byron Palmer became a star of Broadway stage, Hollywood film, and television. This historic record of the 1942 sighting, which triggered the era of official UFO secrecy by U.S. government, speaks for itself. It is presented without distracting musical soundtrack. See links to additional photographs and news accounts below.Also see:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3pXjvDyj8UPhotographic analysis seemingly explodes ad hoc explanations offered from 1942 to date. These include "slow-moving blimp", "Japanese aircraft", "weather balloon", "mass hallucination triggered by war hysteria", and "light reflection". -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Newspaper and eyewitness accounts:http://www.realufos.net/2009/04/ufo-battle-of-los-angeles-1942-actual.htmlhttp://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/japan/battle.htmlhttp://theunexplainedmysteries.com/battle-of-la.htmlhttp://www.sott.net/articles/show/132795-Eyewitness+to+History:+The+Battle+of+Los+Angeleshttp://www.rense.com/ufo/battleofla.htmhttp://www.ufocasebook.com/battleoflosangeles.htmlhttp://wanderling.tripod.com/la_ufo.htmlLos Angeles Times UFO photograph (Page B; 26 February 1942)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Battle_of_Los_Angeles_LATimes.jpgComputer analysis of the 1942 UFO photographhttp://brumac.8k.com/battleofla/bola1.htmlhttp://www.rense.com/general67/batofla.htmWikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Los_AngelesAir raid sirens were sounded throughout Los Angeles County on the night of 24 - 25 February 1942. A total blackout was ordered and thousands of air raid wardens were summoned to their positions. At 3.16 a.m. the 37th Coast Artillery Brigade began firing 12.8-pound anti-aircraft shells into the air at reported aircraft; over 1,400 shells would eventually be fired. Pilots of the 4th Interceptor Command were alerted but their aircraft remained grounded. The artillery fire continued sporadically until 4.14 a.m. The "all clear" was sounded and the blackout order lifted at 7.21 a.m.In addition to several buildings damaged by friendly fire, three civilians were killed by the anti-aircraft fire, and another three died of heart attacks attributed to the stress of the hour-long bombardment. The incident was front-page news along the U.S. Pacific coast, and earned some mass media coverage throughout the nation. Within hours of the end of the air raid, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox held a press conference, saying the entire incident was a false alarm due to anxiety and "war nerves". Knox's comments were followed by statements from the Army the next day that reflected General George C. Marshall's belief that the incident might have been caused by commercial airplanes used as a psychological warfare campaign to generate panic. Some contemporary press outlets suspected a cover up. An editorial in the Long Beach Independent wrote, "There is a mysterious reticence about the whole affair and it appears that some form of censorship is trying to halt discussion on the matter." Speculation was rampant as to invading airplanes and their bases. Theories included a secret base in northern Mexico as well as Japanese submarines stationed offshore with the capability of carrying planes. Others speculated that the incident was either staged or exaggerated to give coastal defense industries an excuse to move further inland. Rep. Leland Ford of Santa Monica called for a Congressional investigation, saying, "...none of the explanations so far offered removed the episode from the category of 'complete mystification' ... this was either a practice raid, or a raid to throw a scare into 2,000,000 people, or a mistaken identity raid, or a raid to lay a political foundation to take away Southern California's war industries."