James Carlson just provided a comment that Wikipedia has deleted all the Oscar Flight verbiage from it's Malmstrom article...and he's spot on.
James thinks that I was instrumental in the removal of the notations, but I seriously doubt that I had any part in Wikipedia's decision. I further doubt that any of the editors would have bothered to read my blog entries. As far as the original Oscar Flight article, I did rate and commented to Wiki, but that was before they initially merged it with the Malmstrom article.
If you read the "talk" section of Wiki's Malmstrom article, you'll see who was probably more of a driving force for Oscar's flush down the memory hole...James Carlson.
So, kudos to James!
And to Robert Hastings and Robert Salas...better luck next time...that is if your able to provide credible evidence.
Unfortunately, Wikipedia has re-added the Oscar story into the Malmstrom AFB article.
On March 24, 1967, ten of the base's Minuteman ICBMs known as Oscar Flight became inoperative, allegedly after UFOs were seen hovering over them. Personnel who have reported witnessing the UFOs include Captain (then First Lieutenant) Robert Salas,Colonel Frederick Meiwald, First Lieutenant Robert C. Jamison, and Staff Sergeant Louis D. Kenneweg.
So now Salas, Meiwald, and Jamison, all witnessed the UFOs? Does wiki's editors even read the references that they attached to the story?
It appears that luck has struck on the side of Hastings and Salas proving, yet once again, that credible evidence and facts need not "cloud" the story.
As James Carlson stated in the comment section, he has mounted a challenge to the article. Read the "talk" section. If I read this correctly, James is to provided a sourced statement refuting the Oscar UFO claim and Wiki will re-look at the paragraph?