Colonel Philip J. Corso

May 22, 1915 – July 16, 1998

Colonel Philip J. Corso served in the United States Army, as a reserve officer, for twenty-one years, from February 23, 1942 – March 1, 1963. His controversial 1997 book entitled “The Day After Roswell”, divided much of the UFO community because of his extraordinary claims of the recovery of alien technology from a crashed UFO in New Mexico in the Late 1940’s.

Military career (Wikipedia)

After joining the Army in 1942, Corso served in Army Intelligence in Europe, becoming chief of the US Counter Intelligence Corps in Rome. In 1945, Corso arranged for the safe passage of 10,000 Jewish World War II refugees out of Rome to the British Mandate of Palestine. He was the personal emissary to Giovanni Battista Montini at the Vatican, later Pope Paul VI, during the period when the “Nazi Rat Lines” were most active.

During the Korean War (1950–1953), Corso performed intelligence duties under General Douglas MacArthur as Chief of the Special Projects branch of the Intelligence Division, Far East Command. One of his primary duties was to keep track of enemy prisoner of war (POW) camps in North Korea. Corso was in charge of investigating the estimated number of U.S. and other United Nation’s POWs held at each camp and their treatment. At later hearings of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA affairs, Corso provided first hand testimony, that many hundreds of American POW’s were abandoned at these camps.

At those hearings, Senator John McCain [R-AZ] dismissed these undocumented and uncorroborated allegations made by Corso as being extremely difficult to believe. McCain implied that Corso was guilty of fabricating the truth and essentially terminated the testimony being given by Corso immediately after a severe verbal reprimand on live television. McCain stated that his personal relationship with Eisenhower led him to believe that Eisenhower was just not capable of allowing known American POWs to remain incarcerated after the termination of the Korean War.

Corso was on the staff of President Eisenhower’s National Security Council for four years (1953–1957).

In 1961, he became Chief of the Pentagon’s Foreign Technology desk in Army Research and Development, working under Lt. Gen. Arthur Trudeau.

In his book, co-authored by William J. Birnes, Corso claims that a covert government group was formed under the office of the Central Intelligence Agency and its first Director, Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter (Majestic 12). The group’s directive involved the retrieval of all information regarding off-planet technology and the reverse engineering of those artifacts. He also claims this led to the development of accelerated particle beam weapons, fiber optics, lasers, integrated circuit chips and Kevlar material.


Below is a copy of Colonel Philip J. Corso’s FOIA release DA Form 66.


Sirius Disclosure : Roswell Revisited: Colonel Philip J. Corso

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