"Kenneth A. Arnold (March 29, 1915 – January 16, 1984) was an American aviator and businessman. He is best known for making what is generally considered the first widely reported unidentified flying object sighting in the United States, after claiming to have seen nine unusual objects flying in tandem near Mount Rainier, Washington on June 24, 1947."
The Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting occurred on June 24, 1947, when private pilot Kenneth Arnold claimed that he saw a string of nine, shiny unidentified flying objects flying past Mount Rainier at speeds that Arnold estimated at a minimum of 1,200 miles an hour (1,932 km/hr). This was the first post-War sighting in the United States that garnered nationwide news coverage and is credited with being the first of the modern era of UFO sightings, including numerous reported sightings over the next two to three weeks. Arnold's description of the objects also led to the press quickly coining the terms flying saucer and flying disc as popular descriptive terms for UFOs.
from Sit Back and Listen to the True Beginning of the Flying Saucer Age
released November 26, 2016
Features a sample taken from a cassette tape that came with a book about Kenneth Arnold.
"Arnold began Great Western Fire Control Supply in Boise, Idaho in 1940, a company that sold and installed fire suppression systems, a job that took him around the Pacific Northwest."
"Arnold and his wife Doris had four daughters, Kiska, Karla Arnold, Kim Purvis and April Arnold. He ran unsuccessfully for Lieutenant Governor of Idaho in 1962."
Kenneth Arnold information copied from Wikipedia.