U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Chester C. Grusinski Papers, 1952-1994

Manuscript Collection #677-039

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Chester C. Grusinski Papers
    Creator: Grusinski, Chester C.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Materials Dealing with UFO sightings by crew of USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42). (undated)
    Extent: 0.155 Cubic feet, 52 items , photocopies.
  • Description
     

    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
     
    Accessions Information

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Chester C. Grusinski

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    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.

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