Wendell C. Stevens was born January 18, 1923.
He was assigned to duty in the Army Air Force, in1942. He was accepted for Aviation Cadet Training the same year and graduated from Fighter Pilot Advanced Training in 1943 as a very young 2nd lieutenant in the then U.S. Army Air Corps. After that he attended the first Air Corps Flight Test Pilot School at Kelly Field where he learned to fly all the aircraft in the Air Corps inventory at that time, and a few U.S. Navy Aircraft. He was assigned as the first commander of the First ARU Floating, an aircraft, maintenance squadron. This continued until the war ended in 1945.
After the war ended Stevens was reassigned back to the Flight Test Division. He continued in this capacity until the summer of 1947 when he was rotated to Alaska, where he supervised a special highly classified team of technical specialists who were installing hi-tech data collecting equipment.
Stevens began his own personal research and collection effort. He has the largest collection of UFO photographs in the world, over 3,000 of them.
He began to publish reports on the photographic events in his collection, and wrote illustrated UFO articles for four domestic and live foreign UFO magazines.
Becoming disenchanted with the dearth of detail on contact events reported in contemporary books and journals of the time, about 10 years ago. Stevens began preparing detailed reports of his own investigations of extensive and on-going UFO contact cases that came to his attention. These reports often ran to over 200 pages and some to over 600 pages, in length and were published in heavily illustrated permanent hard cover library style bindings.
Stevens retired from the U.S. Air Force for time served on active duty, in October of 1963, and has pursued his UFO interests continuously since then. He retired as a Regular Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, which grade he still holds in retirement.