WS-119L

The WS-119L reconnaisance payload, was the payload carried by balloons launched under the GENETRIX program which was a covert military operation carried out between January and Febuary 1956 by the United States Air Force and other agencies to obtain aerial images of Eastern Europe, Soviet Union and China. The program involved the launch of stratospheric balloons from sites in Scotland, West Germany, Norway and Turkey at a time when high altitude spy planes like the U2 or the first satellites still were not operative.

The WS-119L system was a complex device with several separate elements as can be seen in the scheme at left: the suspension system, the photographic gondola, and the balloon (not shown).

At the top of the gondola assembly was an eye-bolt (l) which was attached to the ballon lower part and by which the equipment was supported. Directly beneath was a rotator unit (2) which provided during flight a complete rotation of the gondola every 100 minutes to allow panoramic coverage. Below the rotator hung the main pole or main-bar (3) that served as supporting link and electrical wire conduit between the rotator, and the sub-bar assembly. It consisted of a coupling link, supporting straps, a sail, and a long strut called the main pole. The short pole or sub-bar assembly was attached to the bottom of the long pole. From it two ballast boxes (4) and a sub-pole (5) were suspended. From the letter hung two boxes: the thermal box (6) containing the control, power and communications equipment, and the DMQ-l box (7), which contained the photographic package. These poles supported cabling which electrically interconnected major components of the system. A cluster of five parachutes was attached to the sub-pole so that at the conclusion of the flight the equipment on the sub-pole may be safely lowered.

The DMQ-1 Photographic Reconnaisance Package (7) was composed by a fiberglass box measuring 36 x 30 x 57 inches designed to enclose the camera equipment. It was lined with six inches of styrofoam for insulation and contained a duplex camera which had two 6-inch lenses on opposite sides at a 34.5º angle to the horizon. The camera was capable of obtaining about 500 pictures using film of 9 inches square, covering 50 miles on either side of the balloon path. On the bottom of the box a photo cell turned on and off the camera according to the illumination below. The gondola also carried a 16 mm gun camera, whose photos indicated balloon's altitude, azimuth and a wide-angle view of the ground which showed the general geographic location something specially useful for later analysis and overlapping of the images.

The WS-119L system was launched using a zero pressure balloon of either two models: one denominated 66CT, cylindrical shaped, with a volume of 125.000 cubic feet, and another identified as 128TT, pear shaped, with a volume of 740.000 cubic feet. Both were designed following the "natural shape" principle, and were manufactured by General Mills Inc. using polyethylene 0.002 inches thick.

The mission profile was as follows: after launched, the balloon climbed to the preset altitude and transited the target zone carried by eastward winds performing the photographic task until exiting enemy territory. At that time a preset timer would turn on a HF beacon which allowed the balloon to be tracked by a series of receiving stations along the Pacific Ocean. Once a balloon entered the allowed recovery zone and started to transmit, a specially fitted C-119 plane would be sent after it. Once the balloon was located by the plane, the crew would transmit a special code to terminate the flight and the gondola was separated from the balloon. As it descended under his parachute it would be catched in mid-air by the C-119, or if this failed, the package also could be snatched by that same plane from the water, or recovered later by boat.

After retrieved, the gondolas were processed on site and sent by air to the United States. The film was in the hands of the interpreters an average of 75 hours after recovery.

Of the 516 balloon systems launched, only 44 WS-119L gondolas were recovered. From these only from 40 were obtained useful images. The total number of usable exposures was 13,813 which covered 1,116,449 square miles of the USSR and China. As most part of the gondolas recovered were those launched from Turkey, the coverage was concentrated in Siberia and China, while a poor coverage was obtained of European Russia and Soviet Central Asia. The only finding of significance was the discovery of a vast nuclear refining facility at Dononovo in Siberia.

Besides the program was not as succesful as intended, the images obtained by Genetrix were some of the best and most complete obtained of the Soviet Union after the World War II and before the satellite era. It was referred to as "pioneer" photography because it provided a base-line for all future overhead photography. Even photos of common things as forests and streams proved valuable in later years when U-2 spy plane and satellite photography revealed construction activity in the same places.

In a curious twist of fate, also the URSS received indirectly some benefits from the program. In 1958, the Soviet engineers were developing a camera system for a future probe aimed to take pictures of the far side of the moon. The main problem they faced was how to obtain a radiation resistant film that could by less affected by cosmic radiation than the conventional one. Apparently, they found the solution adapting the unexposed film found in some of the Genetrix gondolas recovered from URSS soil two years before, which had these characteristics. Thus, forty frames of that film were loaded and succesfuly exposed during the Lunik-3 mission in 1959.

Balloons launched during GENETRIX campaign from all the sites

Launch baseDateFlight DurationExperimentPayload landing place or cause of the failure
Adana AFB1/10/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/10/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadEstimated termination position: 75 miles at sea E of Honshu, Japan. Payload never recovered
Adana AFB1/10/195664 h 51 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
Adana AFB1/10/195667 h 23 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
Adana AFB1/10/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadStray balloon. Failed to enter target zone
Adana AFB1/10/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Adana AFB1/10/195662 h 4 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from the water by Japanese fishing boat
Oberpfaffenhofen1/10/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/10/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Giebelstadt AFB1/10/1956217 h 11 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
Adana AFB1/10/195673 h 58 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
Oberpfaffenhofen1/11/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/11/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/11/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/11/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/11/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Oberpfaffenhofen1/11/1956117 hWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
Adana AFB1/11/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Oberpfaffenhofen1/11/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/11/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failed in ascent due to under-inflation
Giebelstadt AFB1/11/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/11/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/11/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon developed a leak and failed during ascent
Oberpfaffenhofen1/11/1956123 hWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadEstimated termination position: 100 miles at sea E of Honshu, Japan. Payload never recovered
Oberpfaffenhofen1/12/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/12/1956127 h 14 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
NAS Evanton1/12/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/12/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/12/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/12/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
NAS Evanton1/12/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon developed a leak and failed during ascent
NAS Evanton1/12/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/12/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/12/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Oberpfaffenhofen1/12/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon developed a leak and failed during ascent
Gardermoen AFB1/13/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/13/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/13/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/13/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB1/13/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/13/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/13/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon arrived the recovery zone. Payload never found
Giebelstadt AFB1/13/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in land by Japanese citizens
Giebelstadt AFB1/13/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/13/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Oberpfaffenhofen1/13/1956113 h 53 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from land by US Army
Gardermoen AFB1/13/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent due to weather
Giebelstadt AFB1/13/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/13/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent due to weather
Gardermoen AFB1/14/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent due to weather
Gardermoen AFB1/14/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB1/14/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/14/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/14/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Adana AFB1/14/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/14/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB1/14/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon arrived the recovery zone. Payload never found
Gardermoen AFB1/14/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon arrived the recovery zone. Payload never found
Gardermoen AFB1/15/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon arrived the recovery zone. Payload never found
Gardermoen AFB1/15/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/15/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/15/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB1/15/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Adana AFB1/15/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/15/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/15/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/15/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/15/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB1/16/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon landed in Sweden - Found on 17/4/1956 0.5 km S of Tärnatjärn Hällefors
Adana AFB1/16/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/16/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Gardermoen AFB1/16/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB1/16/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Gardermoen AFB1/16/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB1/16/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/16/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/16/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/16/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/16/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/16/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/16/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/16/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Gardermoen AFB1/16/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon developed a leak and failed during ascent
Gardermoen AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon landed in Sweden - Found on 20/1/1956 in Sjön Yngaren, 20 km NW of Nyköping
Giebelstadt AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Gardermoen AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon arrived the recovery zone. Payload never found
Gardermoen AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Oberpfaffenhofen1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadStray balloon. Failed to enter target zone
Oberpfaffenhofen1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/17/195697 h 2 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload found in land by Japanese Children
Adana AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Adana AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB1/17/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon landed in Sweden - Found on 15/3/1956 0.5 km NW of Danbo, Kungsör
Adana AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon arrived the recovery zone. Payload never found
Gardermoen AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadEstimated termination position: 125 miles at sea E of Honshu, Japan. Payload never recovered
Adana AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Adana AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from the water by Japanese fishing boat
Gardermoen AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadStray. Balloon not entered the target zone.
Adana AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from the water by Japanese fishing boat
Adana AFB1/18/195664 h 52 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in land by Air Rescue Service
Adana AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadEstimated termination position: mountains in north central Honshu, Japan. Payload never recovered
Adana AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent due to weather
Oberpfaffenhofen1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Oberpfaffenhofen1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent due to weather
Giebelstadt AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/18/195667 h 32 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from the water by Japanese Coast Guard
Adana AFB1/18/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadEstimated termination position: 100 miles at sea E of Honshu, Japan. Payload never recovered
Adana AFB1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadStray balloon. Failed to enter target zone
NAS Evanton1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/19/195671 h 13 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in land by Japanese Police
Oberpfaffenhofen1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/19/195690 h 42 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
Oberpfaffenhofen1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/19/195691 h 33 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
Adana AFB1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from the water by Japanese fishermen
Oberpfaffenhofen1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Oberpfaffenhofen1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon arrived the recovery zone. Payload never found
NAS Evanton1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadEstimated termination position: land or sea coast east of Honshu, Japan. Payload never recovered
Oberpfaffenhofen1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Giebelstadt AFB1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadAborted launch due to inadequate handling on ground
Giebelstadt AFB1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadAborted launch due to balloon failure
Giebelstadt AFB1/19/195697 h 24 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in land by Japanese citizens
Giebelstadt AFB1/19/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Oberpfaffenhofen1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadEstimated termination position: mountains in Honshu, Japan. Payload never recovered
Giebelstadt AFB1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Adana AFB1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Oberpfaffenhofen1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon developed a leak and failed during ascent
Adana AFB1/20/195663 h 47 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
Adana AFB1/20/195668 h 6 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
Adana AFB1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Adana AFB1/20/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton1/21/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/21/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadStray balloon. Failed to enter target zone
Adana AFB1/21/195653 h 30 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
Adana AFB1/21/195652 h 46 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from the water by Japanese fishing boat
Adana AFB1/21/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon arrived the recovery zone. Payload never found
NAS Evanton1/21/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Adana AFB1/21/195651 h 34 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in land by Japanese citizens
NAS Evanton1/21/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/21/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Adana AFB1/21/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/21/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Adana AFB1/21/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadEstimated termination position: 50 miles at sea in Tokyo Bay, Japan. Payload never recovered
Oberpfaffenhofen1/21/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/21/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent due to weather
NAS Evanton1/21/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/21/195671 h 38 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in land by Air Rescue Service helicopter
NAS Evanton1/21/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Adana AFB1/21/195662 h 42 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in land by Japanese citizens
Adana AFB1/21/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from the water by Japanese boat
Oberpfaffenhofen1/21/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/22/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/22/195651 h 22 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from the water by Japanese fishing boat
Giebelstadt AFB1/22/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/22/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadStray balloon. Failed to enter target zone
Adana AFB1/22/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon arrived the recovery zone. Payload never found
Adana AFB1/22/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadStray balloon. Failed to enter target zone
Adana AFB1/22/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadEstimated termination position: mountains of Kyushu, Japan. Payload never recovered
Adana AFB1/22/195654 h 57 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in land by Air Rescue Service
Adana AFB1/22/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadEstimated termination position: 200 miles at sea E of Honshu, Japan. Payload never recovered
Adana AFB1/22/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/22/195652 h 14 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from the water by Japaneses
Adana AFB1/22/195667 h 4 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in land by Japanese citizens
Oberpfaffenhofen1/22/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/22/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/22/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Oberpfaffenhofen1/22/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/22/195650 hWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from the water by US Navy
NAS Evanton1/22/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadAborted launch due to balloon failure
NAS Evanton1/22/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon developed a leak and failed during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Giebelstadt AFB1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Adana AFB1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadStray balloon. Failed to enter target zone
Adana AFB1/23/195656 h 33 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from the sea my Air Rescue Service helicopter
NAS Evanton1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Adana AFB1/23/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Adana AFB1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
NAS Evanton1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Adana AFB1/24/195660 h 55 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from the water by C-119 plane
Adana AFB1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
NAS Evanton1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/24/195653 h 22 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from the water by Japaneses
Adana AFB1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/24/195658 h 30 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
Adana AFB1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon arrived the recovery zone. Payload never found
Adana AFB1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/24/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/25/1956?WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from the water by Japanese fishing boat
Giebelstadt AFB1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNot known cut down. Payload recovered from water
NAS Evanton1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Oberpfaffenhofen1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Oberpfaffenhofen1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/25/1956128 h 22 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon shoot down by a F-86 fighter. Payload recovered from water.
Oberpfaffenhofen1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/25/1956128 h 21 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
NAS Evanton1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/25/1956158 h 22mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
NAS Evanton1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/25/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon developed a leak and failed during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Adana AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Oberpfaffenhofen1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Adana AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/26/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon developed a leak and failed during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
NAS Evanton1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
NAS Evanton1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Giebelstadt AFB1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Giebelstadt AFB1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/27/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
NAS Evanton1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadStray balloon. Failed to enter target zone
NAS Evanton1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure. Recovered in European area
Giebelstadt AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadStray balloon. Failed to enter target zone
Giebelstadt AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon developed a leak and failed during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Adana AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon developed a leak and failed during ascent
Adana AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Oberpfaffenhofen1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent due to weather
Oberpfaffenhofen1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
NAS Evanton1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
NAS Evanton1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/28/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure. Recovered in European area
Adana AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadStray balloon. Failed to enter target zone
Adana AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure. Recovered in European area
Adana AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Giebelstadt AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
NAS Evanton1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon developed a leak and failed during ascent
Oberpfaffenhofen1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/29/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Giebelstadt AFB1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Giebelstadt AFB1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Oberpfaffenhofen1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Adana AFB1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB1/30/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure. Recovered in European area
Adana AFB1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadEstimated termination position: at sea West of Hokkaido, Japan. Payload never recovered
Adana AFB1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Oberpfaffenhofen1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB1/31/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen2/1/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton2/2/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
Adana AFB2/2/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/2/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
NAS Evanton2/2/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadStray balloon. Failed to enter target zone
NAS Evanton2/2/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton2/2/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton2/2/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton2/2/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton2/2/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton2/2/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadStray balloon. Failed to enter target zone
NAS Evanton2/2/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton2/2/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton2/2/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton2/2/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadEstimated termination position: mountains 100 miles S of Misawa, Japan. Payload never recovered
Giebelstadt AFB2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Oberpfaffenhofen2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB2/3/1956109 h 25 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered from the water by Japanese fishing boat
Giebelstadt AFB2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
Adana AFB2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Giebelstadt AFB2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadEstimated termination position: 37.5º N - 132.5º E in the Sea of Japan. Payload never recovered
NAS Evanton2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB2/3/195667 h 13 mWS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadPayload recovered in mid-air by C-119 plane
NAS Evanton2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
NAS Evanton2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadStray balloon. Failed to enter target zone
Adana AFB2/3/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
NAS Evanton2/4/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton2/4/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton2/4/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton2/4/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon burst during ascent
NAS Evanton2/4/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton2/4/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton2/4/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton2/4/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon failure during ascent. Unknown reason
NAS Evanton2/4/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
NAS Evanton2/4/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB2/5/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/5/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/5/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB2/5/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/5/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB2/5/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB2/5/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/5/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/5/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/5/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/5/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/5/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/5/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/5/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/5/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadNo data available. Missing page in report
Adana AFB2/6/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Giebelstadt AFB2/6/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadStray balloon. Failed to enter target zone
Gardermoen AFB2/6/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB2/6/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB2/6/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB2/6/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB2/6/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB2/6/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB2/6/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB2/6/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB2/6/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB2/6/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Adana AFB2/6/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again
Gardermoen AFB2/6/1956---WS-119L - GENETRIX Reconnaisance PayloadBalloon entered target zone but was never heard of again

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