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Group Photos Section: Suspected Majestic Personnel

This section consists of a series of photographs and explanations that suggest links to MJ-12 personnel. The military photographs are from the National Archives and show in some cases—such as the photo at the left—clear and proud associations of known MJ-12 members, in this case, Dr. Theodore Von Karman, General Donald Putt and Dr. Robert E. Lombard.

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McArthur, Chamerlin 1944

General Douglas MacArthur, Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area, photographed with some of his landing officers on an island in the Southwest Pacific during the General’s visit to American troops, who immediately afterward made their first landing on New Britain, Major Japanese base. Left to right: Major General S. J. Chamberlin, General MacArthur’s Operations Officer, Lt. General Walter Kreueger, Commander of the American Sixth Army; General MacArthur; Brig. General E. D. Patrick, Chief of Staff of the Sixth Army; Vice-Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, Commander of the Allied Naval Forces; and Major General Ennis R. Whitehead, Deputy Commander of the Fifth Air Force. Chamberlin later rose to become the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2 (Intelligence) in the summer of 1947 and was one of the members of the summer “Mission” resulting in the report on recovered lenticular aerodyne objects of September 1947.

Truman, Spaatz, 1945

Presentation of Colliers Trophy to Gen. Carl Spaatz by President Truman, December 17, 1945. General Spaatz went on to become the first leader of the Army Air Forces. He would have been “in charge” in July 1947.

Truman, Arnold

President Truman presenting the Distinguished Service Medal to Gen. H. H. (“Hap”) Arnold. Not only was Arnold well liked, but also he was a very distinguished leader.


General of the Army Henry H. Arnold (on right) turning over Army Air Forces to Gen. Carl A. Spaatz. Photo taken by Mr. James. L. Hussey, AAF Photographer, February 9, 1946. “Hap” Arnold would have remained on distribution for important sensitive materials.

Wrightfield, Grow, Graham, Kendricks

(Left to right) Col. C. R. Glenn, chief surgeon of Air Materiel Command, Maj. Gen. Malcolm G. Grow, Air Surgeon of the AAF, Brig. Gen Wallace Graham, personal physician to President Truman, and Col. E. J. Kendricks, chief of the aero-medical laboratory at Wright Field, gather for a brief chat during a break in sessions of the first Flight Surgeon’s school which opened at Wright Field on April 7, 1947. Had any of these men performed autopsies on aliens from the crashes of 1941 or May 1947? Malcolm Grow in the author of reports on air accidents during the summer of 1947.

Science Advisory Board

Science Advisory Board meeting in 1947 (left half of room). This is an interesting group of names to compare with the speculated “members” of the Majestic Project.

Science Advisory Board

Science Advisory Board meeting in 1947 (right half of room). Lower right person is Dr. William R. Sears, who later was on the committee that granted a Ph.D. to Dr. Robert M. Wood.

National Security Resources Board, Nov. 1947

Initial meeting of the National Security Resources Board at White House, 13 November 1947. James Forrestal, 2nd from left next to President Truman. These men would have been very likely been informed of the July 1947 crashes, and were the ones tasked to make the money available.

JRDB 11 Feb 48

Joint Research and Development Board Meeting, 11 February 1948. Seated left to right are: Major General L. C. Craigie, General Joseph T. McNarney, General Jacob L. Devers, Dr. Vannevar Bush, Chairman of Joint Research and Development Board, Vice Admiral E. W. Mills, Vice Admiral J. D. Price and Lt. General H. S. Arnold. The JRDB implemented the funding for new developments based on new science. In those days, the view was that scientific breakthroughs could make a quick military difference as evidenced by our atomic bomb example.

Spaatz, Vandenberg, Symington, 1948

Taken 2 April 1948 by James Evans, Air Force photographer. General Spaatz turning over the Air Force responsibilities to General Hoyt Vandenberg (right), with Secretary of the Air Force Symington looking on approvingly. Vandenberg was the one who is reported to have “killed” the extraterrestrial explanation for flying saucers.

Symington, Vandenberg, 1948

Secretary of the Air Force Stuart Symington conferring with Gen Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Chief of Staff of the Air Force with the world at their fingertips, on 9 September 1948. Vandenberg is on the panel shown on the first page of the “1st Annual Report.”

Vandenberg, otheres, 1948

Taken 4 October 1948 by James Evans, Air Force Photographer. This shows General Hoyt S. Vandenberg conferring over an unknown document, perhaps an organization chart. It appears that the contents of the page have been air-brushed out.

James Forrestal last meeting

Secretary of Defense James Forrestal’s last meeting, 25 March 1949. Among those present were: Under Secretary of Navy, W. J. Kenney; Secretary of AF, W. Stuart Symington; Secretary of Army, Kenneth C. Royall; Mr. James Forrestal; General Omar Bradley; Admiral Louis Denfield and General Hoyt S. Vandenberg. Shortly after this photograph Forrestal resigned, and two months later he was murdered, according the one of our documents (Fragment of Annex C).

VonKarman, Putt, Lombard

Dr. Theodore von Karman, Brigadier General Donald L. Putt, and Dr. Albert E. Lombard, Jr., three of the U. S. Air Forces top scientific personnel. Dr. von Karman was chairman of the Scientific Advisory Group, and organization which coordinates the latest scientific thinking with USAF operational planning. General Putt was Director of USAF Research and Development in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Material, in Headquarters, USAF, and Dr. Lombard is head of the Research Division under General Putt. Al Lombard went on to become the head of McDonnell Aircraft Company research laboratories and was a personal acquaintance of Dr. Robert M. Wood.

Staff Meeting 20 Aug. 1951

General Staff Meeting at Washington, D. C., 20 August 1951, (left to right) Gen. Emery S. Wetzel, Lt. Gen. Chas. B. Stone, Lt. Gen Thos. D. White, Gen. Nathan F. Twining, Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Gen. Howard A. Craig, Lt. Gen. Orval R. Cook and Maj. Gen. Donald L. Putt. This is the group of men who established and implemented Air Force Policy.

Spellman, Stearly

Air power and prayer power were the topics of conversation as His Eminence Francis Cardinal Spellman conferred with Maj. Gen. Ralph F. Stearley outside the Okinawa headquarters of the Twentieth Air Force. Military vicar for the armed forces, Cardinal Spellman spent a day talking with combat personnel throughout the island. January 1952. Three of our documents allude to interaction with Spellman. It is certainly reasonable that he would have been “called” to comment on any ET remains. However, references to him do not prove that such an event happened.

Twining, Chief of Staff, 1953

General Nathan F. Twining, left, is congratulated by Hon. Harold E. Talbott (right), Secretary of the Air Force, after being sworn as Air Force Chief of Staff. Looking on are, left to right: General Thomas D. White, Vice Chief of Staff, U. S. Air Force; Colonel K. E. Thiebaud, Air Adjutant General and General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, retiring Chief of Staff. General Twining was sworn in during ceremonies at the Pentagon following the retiring ceremonies for General Vandenberg at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC, 1 July 1953. It is interesting that the reins of leadership were passed to a General who was apparently involved in the UFO crash recoveries.