Tom commented, "FYI: N-7 is directly SOUTH of N-1 by about 10 miles:
And for the longest time, I had assumed that this was so, based on the Off-Base Disaster Control Grid Map that Tom had provided for his site, minotb52ufo.com. If you look at the map, it certainly gives the impression that N-07 is directly due south of N-01 and N-07 is right next, somewhat north of Grano, ND.
I, by accident, discovered that this was not quite so. While using Google Earth, I had noticed that N-07 was some distance outside of Grano and not simply parked next the the small farming community. I also noticed that following due north from N-07, I was not finding N-01. I did eventually find the LCF after following HWY 5 going east. Without really thinking about it, I assumed that N-07 was somewhat SW of N-01 and I had forgotten that the map on Tom's site had both sites on a simple north-south axis. Honestly, I was confused by Tom's comment.
Going back to Google Earth, I obtained the longitude and latitudes of both sites:
N-01: lat 48 45' 34.81" N Long 101 35' 31.21" W
N-07: lat 48 37' 20.47" N Long 101 36' 7.31" W
When you look at both coordinates, it appears to be no big deal...pretty close match up, but when you do a distance calculation, you find that there is a difference of 770 yards...almost a half of a mile! Then one comes to the conclusion that N-07 is actually SSW of N-01 by about a half mile.
The map shown on Tulien's site is not accurate. The actual location of N-01 should have been moved a half mile to the east on hwy 5. This is not Tom's fault as he provided only what was supposed to be an official map for Minot AFB disaster control and preparedness coordination.
In around about way, this is why I felt that Bond would have had a difficult, if not impossible, means of observing directly over the N-07 area based on his physical location manning the FSC's post at the LCF. This would also have made it impossible for him to look towards the SW direction of Mike flight as he stated he did in his interview with Tulien.
Despite the above, I believe that Bond did leave his post at some time to either go outside and gaze either along the southern perimeter fence or along the western perimeter fence. This would have given him the visual vantage points for his observations as stated in his AF-117 and interview with Tulien.
Or, Bond merely had to walk down a hall way in the LCF and looked out a door way located at end of building, thus having a clear view showing S, SE and SW. But, this is speculation on my part as Bond has never given any indication that he actually did the above.
Clear cut UFO case? I've only scratched the surface and already confusion and uncertainty abounds. Hopefully, Adams and Jablonski will help clear some of this up in my next post.