Email from Editor, Bentwaters Base Newspaper
To Dave Clarke, 25 March 2003
Dear Dr. Clarke,
I was editor of the base newspaper from 1956 to 1959. The old F-86s belonged to the 512th squadron attached to our base. We flew F-84Fs and later F101 Voodoos, a twin engine jet fighter.
I can't recall any F-86s chasing flying saucers or anything of that nature. We were very close to a RAF base at Martlesham, so sometimes our aircraft got in their flight path, and they in ours.
I have forwarded your letter to several of my Bentwaters friends and asked for their opinions.
I thought it was in the late 60s or 70s that the UFOs were spotted around Bentwaters. I remember reading the news reports. You can also check the archives of the East Anglian Daily Times to see if they have any stories.
Walter F. O'Toole