The Crashed P-51 report opens an investigation into the Thomas Mantell UFO incident.
JAN 14, 1947
Request for Report on Crashed P-51 National Guard Aircraft
1. It has been brought to the attention of this office that an official report has been made regarding the National Guard P-51 air- craft that crashed as a result of chasing an unidentified object on 7 January 1948. Information contained in this report may contribute greatly in the accomplishment of intelligence investigations of un- identified flying objects, or so-called "flying discs".
2. It is requested, therefore, that a copy of this report be made available to this Command as soon as possible.
FOR THE COMMANDING GENERAL: