(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]