Thomas G. Goduto Interview, 20 February 2001

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TG:After this long term, meaning a day, a week, a month, a year—after the event there wasn't that much discussion about it.
INT:Yeah. I mean, why would you guys discuss it?
TG:Personally we all knew better.
INT:Now, I mentioned the possibility that Arlie Judd had this thing on his radar.
TG:I don't remember that. If he had his equipment on—
INT:Would it have been on at that time?
TG:No. It would not have been on. It would've been the same as mine. Those are big power requirements off of the alternators and you power down everything if it's not essential for critical phases of flight, which is penetration, approach and landing. So his gunnery equipment, which was rear-facing radar would've been powered down.
INT:Now Judd says his radar was on.
TG:Okay. Now it could've been that maybe his procedure was not to turn it off until the ground.
INT: Judd had the radar on and did see it.
TG:Did see it? Okay. If he did see it, I sat next to Judd and I could've gone like this and looked at it.
INT:And you don't recall that?
TG:I don't recall doing it, but that wouldn't say that it wasn't there. It could've been that he saw it when I was looking at my scope for frequencies or something like that. You know, we all have different specialties and we're all doing our thing, we're doing it independently of each other.
INT:Right. At what point were ordered to do a survey of the electronic spectrum?
TG:No, I don't remember being ordered, but I did one, and whether I thought that one up on my own—in fact, if I were to choose between the two, I think I did it on my own without being ordered to do it.

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