Originally posted by HipKat
The wreckage wasn't originally taken to Area 51. It went to Wright Paterson AFB in Ohio......
From a military stand point that wouldn't make sense.
See once the base commander found the wreckage he would have called area command. Back then that would have been Kirtland up in Albuquerque....they
had a full General there... I can almost hear in my head what that general would have told the colonel...would post what I think was said but the
word filter would cut out the best parts
At the time Kirtland in Albuquerque and next door to Manzano was the high altitude testing range for military air craft. Whitesands missile range, the
testing place of the first atomic bomb lays to the south west of Roswell and runs up the mountains all the way north to just south of the town of
mountainair. that just happens to be just a few miles south of Manzano.
if I had to get something out of sight quick I would would load everything onto trucks and drive west to whitesands. from there take the service roads
up to mountainare and slip into Manzano's south gate..Thats still there BTW its now a landfill for the base though.
Now why I would want everything up at Kritland is just up the road from there are most of the original staff of the Manhattan Project With a few noted
exceptions, Oppenheimer is gone succeeded by Norris Bradbury and Louis Slotin would have already died after he received a fatal dose of radiation
(2100 rems) when the screwdriver he was using to keep two beryllium hemispheres apart slipped. but still you have most of the free worlds Nobel
Prize-winning scientists right there!
Why not just keep going to LANL? (Los Alamos National Laboratory) if you have to ask then you've never been there...just a tiny air strip and to
drive there you first have to go through Albuquerque then Santa Fe and Up a twisty steep mountain road. Why bother when you already have Sandia
weapons lab Kritland and Manzano right there...
a lot of people cite Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as the most likely place because it was the headquarters of the Air Force Materiel Command and
Strategic Air Command was assigned to the base's Area D. but none of that happened until 1975.
Now I ask you given a choice at the time, would you send your new find to the air corps testing center in Ohio where there are a group of aeronautical
engineers..or would you dip into the staff at LANL and Sandia where Approximately one-third of the laboratory's technical staff members are
physicists, one-fourth are engineers, one-sixth are chemists and materials scientists, and the remainder work in mathematics and computational
science, biological science, geoscience?
What you all dont know is that in In July 1945, the forerunner of Sandia Laboratory, known as 'Z' Division, was established at Oxnard Field to
handle future weapons development, testing...Wright-Patterson was still just a dream...
Of course I have no proof to any of this... But I grew up here and being former military area 51 and Wright-Patterson just dont jive..not when I think
about what was going on around Roswell and in the state at the time... Part of that comes from living next-door to the nations hidden city and all the
the other things the government hid in our state
Sandia National Laboratories
Los Alamos National Laboratory