Comparison of The Three Press Release Versions

– by Don Ecsedy, July 2011

AP

UP

RDR

The many rumors regarding the flying disc became a reality yesterday

Not in UP

Not in RDR

The intelligence office of the 509th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force, RAAF

(not in UP version) This statement is the minimum that must have been in DXR53 since it is not in DXR54, nor is anything similar

the intelligence office of the 509th Bombardment group at Roswell Army Air Field

was fortunate enough to gain possession of a disc

reports that it gained possession of the "disc"

that the field has come into possession of a flying saucer

through the cooperation of one of the local ranchers and the sheriff's ofice of Chaves County

through the cooperation of one of the local ranchers and the sheriff's ofice of Chaves County

Not in RDR

The flying object landed on a ranch near Roswell sometime last week

The disc landed on a ranch near Roswell sometime last week

Not in RDR

Not having phone facilities, the rancher stored the disc until such time as he was able to contact the sheriff's office

Not having phone facilities, the rancher, whose name has not yet been obtained, stored the disc until such time as he was able to contact the Roswell sherifff's office. [Note: "whose name has not yet been obtained" is an editorial comment]

Not in RDR: For this and the previous two, the RDR has: The disk was recovered on a ranch in the Roswell vicinity, after an unidentified rancher had notified sheriff Geo. Wilcox, here, that he had found the instrument on his premises. [Note: "unidentified rancher" similar to UP]

who in turn notified Major Jesse A. Marcel of the 509th Bomb Group Intelligence Office

The sheriff's office in turn notified a major of the 509th Intelligence Office

Not in RDR

Action was immediately taken

Action was taken immediately

Not in RDR

and the disc was picked up at the rancher's home

and the disc was picked up at the rancher's home

Not in RDR: instead it reads: Major Marcel and a detail from his department went to the ranch and recovered the disk, it was stated

It was inspected at the RAAF

And taken to the Roswell Air Base. Following examination...

After the Intelligence Office here had inspected the instrument

and subsequently loaned [likely a transcription error for "flown"] by Major Marcel to higher headquarters

The disc was flown by intelligence officers in a Superfortress to an undisclosed "higher headquarters."['undisclosed' is an editorial comment]

After the intelligence office here had inspected the instrument it was flown to "higher headquarters"

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