Ruppelt thought that Dewey Fournet
influenced Adams' thinking to a great extent and said, "he
study of the motions of the UFO's
is the one who used to be the most vocal in briefings and at meetings in regard to Blue Book's taking a 'negative' attitude.
Adams was the person who became irked in one briefing (June 1952) and asked Ruppelt if it wasn't true that "if we made a few positive assumptions we could prove that the UFO's were real". (In a 1979 interview with Brad Sparks, Col. Adams said that in Jan 1953 he had signed and approved Fournet's study concluding that UFO's were extraterrestrial and sent it up the chain of command, to the Deputy Director for Estimates, Col.
: "He got a little hacked at Fournet
quite often, because he thought that Fournet
was pushing his ideas, that the UFO's
were real, too hard.
Dewey J., USAF
Fournet served in the Technical Capabilities Branch of AF Intelligence until transfer to the new Current Intelligence Branch in the June 1952 reorganization.
took over UFO duties in the TCB (liaison officer between Project Grudge/Blue Book and the Pentagon) from Lt.
Col. Milton D. Willis in Feb 1952. (Ruppelt: Dewey
got hot on the subject right away and helped us a great deal in getting things straightened out in the Pentagon.
After being released from active duty from the Air Force, Fournet became a member of NICAP's original Board of Governors.
boss (until Porter went to the JCS
in Aug 1952).
was smart enough to know that the UFO situation was hot so he
, who was a reserve and didn't plan to stay in the Air Force
any longer than he
had to, to try out his
: "This man was Dewey Fournet's
was following the whole show from the Pentagon, through my calls to Fournet
and from the wires that I was sending back.
I don't believe it, however, I think that Fournet