U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Chester C. Grusinski Papers

Manuscript Collection #677-039
Grusinski, Chester C.
Physical description
0.155 Cubic Feet, 52 items , photocopies.
Preferred Citation
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Chester C. Grusinski Papers (#677-039), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Materials dealing with UFO sightings by crew of USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42). (undated)

Scope and arrangement

Grusinski served on board the attack aircraft carrier USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1958-1960) and while in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (1958), Grusinski saw an unidentified flying object (UFO). The collection contains correspondence with other FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT officers and crew who either relate their experiences with UFOs and the carrier, or deny any knowledge of such incidents; other UFO researchers; and government agencies (1966, 1978-1994). Throughout the collection, Grusinski's attempts to prove what he saw and verify other UFO sightings are documented. The collection also contains an interview of Grusinski with the "Michigan UFO Newsletter (MUFON)" ; articles on Grusinski's research and other interviews; color- copy slides from a sighting aboard the carrier during Operation Mainbrace (1952); a color photocopy of the USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT ; various articles concerning UFO experiences; a drawing by Grusinski of his 1958 sighting; and biographies of Captain Ralph L. Shifley and Commander Charles L. Burbage, commanding officers of the carrier in 1958.

Administrative information
Custodial History

December 13, 1995, 52 pages; Materials dealing with UFO sightings by crew of the USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (CVA-42). Gift of Mr. Chester C. Grusinski, Clinton Township, MI.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Chester C. Grusinski

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Burbage, Charles L.
Grusinski, Chester C.
Shifley, Ralph L.
Corporate Names
Franklin D. Roosevelt (Aircraft carrier)
United States. Navy--Foreign service--Cuba
Unidentified flying objects--Sightings and encounters