was in the NAVPIC front office by then, so did not do any of the analysis himself.
knew the guys, Woo and Neasham, well, and was interested in what they were doing.
remembered very clearly the request from the CIA
to have personnel bring the films to a scientific panel for review.
Either because of this or even previously, he
had a strong interest in UFO
cases especially involving film.
actual job began to emphasize interpretation of U-2 photos.
Early in the 1950s. (c.1954) he became President of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. (I have no idea if this presidency demanded a cover job like Fred Durant's involvements in astronomical and rocketry societies did.) He attended a large (c.100 attendee) meeting held by the ONR on UFO information in 1955.
Whether this was the final review given by the USN sideline UFO study project initially ordered by Navy secretary Kimball is debated.
In the later 1950s, he
consistently briefed Ike on aerial reconnaissance and became an influential person in "secret Washington".
also began collecting a file drawer of unclassified UFO photos; whether he
also had a drawer of classified UFO photos one may guess.
It is suspected by Australian researchers that PIC received the famous Tom Drury film during the early/mid-1950s, and that Lundahl
probably knew about it.
As a probable irrelevant sideshow, he
was briefly involved in the infamous "Mrs.
Swan Psychic UFO case", which also drew in Colonel Friend for a while. (c.1959).
PIC became NPIC c. 1960, and Lundahl was named director.
In this context he
constantly briefed both JFK and LBJ, and is considered an American hero for advice given during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
Maintained an intense interest in UFOs during the 1960s, amassing a huge library of UFO related books in his
Met with representatives of the Colorado Project in 1967.
This meeting was general in tone, but could have served the purposes of both parties.
Colorado could get the services of the best photo-analysts anywhere for free, and Lundahl
would get to personally see whatever came to them first hand.
In another irrelevancy, in about 1968, Karl Pflock went to work for Lundahl
In 1970, Lundahl
went to Dick Hall's home for an evening's discussion.
Lundahl retired from NPIC in 1973 due to severe arthritis.