1946 CONOCO MAP OF THE ROSWELL REGION. COURTESY OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE ANTI-ROSWELL ANTI-UFO DUDES, TIM PRINTY
Initially, when it comes to the Roswell incident, there were two separate impact sites and two separate military agencies or units at work, each unit in the beginning not aware of the other's involvement.
The archaeologist site near Pine Lodge in the Capitan Mountains where the so-called 'split rock' is located, about 50 miles west of Roswell, was handled by personnel from White Sands. It was most likely through their radar system, run by Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer and NOT the Army Air Force, that the downing of the object was first detected. It is probable as well, that it was military and civilian personnel from White Sands, most likely a V-2 quick-strike recovery team, that first showed up at the Pine Lodge Road Impact Site (i.e., the archaeologist site).
The second location, usually referred to as the Brazel site or sometimes the debris field, is in the desert flatlands northwest of Roswell not far from the town of Corona. In the initial stages the military wasn't involved at all at the Brazel site, at least at the level of the archaeologist site because it was stumbled on by a civilian in the process of his early morning chores and then, in turn reported to the local sheriff. It was the sheriff who brought it to the attention military authorities at the Air Field.
At the time of the event and sometime afterwards the archaeologist site remained for the most part, pretty well contained. To cover their tracks a whole series of intentional disinformation was put into place to ensure any questions about a flying disc were directed toward the Brazel site, bluring both locations into being only one: Brazel's.
Why? Because there was no sign of an actual craft at the Brazel site, only scattered debris that could easily be foisted off as a weather balloon. Heavier or larger components such as the craft itself or a power source, if there was one, had already been crated up and carted off --- or in those early stages undiscovered out on the desert floor some distance away from the debris field along the object's flight path --- all the while the archaeologist site was in the final stages of being totally sanitized. See:
ROSWELL INCIDENT: UPDATED
THE ROSWELL RAY GUN
THE CONVOY WAS COMPOSED OF SEVERAL FLATBED TRUCKS CARRYING LARGE CRATES,
MOST COVERED BY TARPS, ESCORTED BY JEEPS AND FOLLOWED BY A HUGE TOW TRUCK.
As for the convoy so mentioned in the sentence at the very top of the map, in the early-to-mid 1990s, one Dr. Irena McCammon Scott, previously with the Battelle Memorial Institute and the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, along with UFOlogist William E. Jones, while in pursuit of another story, interviewed the widow of a man named Ralph A. Multer, a former World War II U.S. Navy Gunner's Mate 3rd Class and a one time employee of Timken, famous for their roller bearings. The basis for the Scott and Jones interview emanated from the discovery of a previously unknown connection that inadvertently came to light between the 1947 events at Roswell and the former sailor.
According to Scott and Jones, in the summer of 1947, possibly August or September, Multer, as a truck driver for Timken, was dispatched by the company along with two other drivers to 'pick up loads at the railroad yard.' When they arrived at the 'railroad yard' already waiting and NOT on rail cars at all were three flatbed trucks each carrying a load with each load covered with canvas. The convoy of trucks was escorted by their own security, what has been described as 'officials' of some type. Multer asked about the loads and has always said he was told flat out without hesitation that they were parts of a flying saucer recovered in New Mexico. See:
RALPH A. MULTER
GUNNER'S MATE 3rd CLASS, U.S. NAVY