AFFIDAVIT OF ROBERT PORTER
(1) My name is Robert R. Porter
(2) My address is: XXXXXXXXXX
(3) I am (X) retired ( ) employed as: __________________________________
(4) In July 1947, I was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force, stationed at Roswell, New Mexico. I was a flight engineer. My job entailed taking care of the engines in flight, maintaining weight and balance, and I was responsible for fuel management. We mostly flew B-29s.
(5) On this occasion, I was a member of the crew which flew parts of what we were told was a flying saucer to Fort Worth. The people on board included: Lt. Col. Payne Jennings, the Deputy Commander of the base; Lt. Col. Robert I. Barrowclough; Maj. Herb Wunderlich; and Maj. Jesse Marcel. Capt. William E. Anderson said it was from a flying saucer. After we arrived, the material was transferred to a B-25. I was told they were going to Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio.
(6) I was involved in loadng the B-29 with the material, which was wrapped in packages with wrapping paper. One of the pieces was triangle-shaped, about
2 1/2 feet across the bottom. The rest were in small packages, about the size of a shoe box. The brown paper was held with tape.
(7) The material was extremely lightweight. When I picked it up, it was just like picking up an empty package. We loaded the triangle-shaped package and three shoe box-sized packages into the plane. All of the packages could have fit into the trunk of a car.
(8) After we landed at Fort Worth, Col Jennings told us to take care of maintenance of the plane and that after a guard was posted, we could eat lunch. When we came back from lunch, they told us they had transferred the material to a B-25. They told us the material was a weather balloon, but I'm certain it wasn't a weather balloon. I think the government should let the people know what's going on.
(9) I have not been paid or given anything of value to make this statement, which is the truth to the best of my recollection.
Signed: Robert R. Porter
June 7, 1991
Signature witnessed by:
Ruth N. Ford 6/7/91
[Source: Karl Pflock, Roswell in Perspective, 1994]