Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Summer and Fall: Notes from Tom Towers

Once the Official UFO article was out, correspondence decreased significantly between myself and the motion picture principals. The project was complete.

Well, almost complete. I still hoped very much to gather all the material edited out about Tom Towers for another article focussing just upon the "star" of "U.F.O." That's why he references future use of information about him in his July, 1977 note. When I again heard from him in November, he had travelled Europe and learned (and, I'm sure, taught) about airport management.

The photo from the motion picture shows, standing, radar expert Wendell Swanson (left) and Tom Towers as Al Chop, in a segment where Chop gains insight into radar operations.