Private George Elliott, who was at a radar observation station, saw a large blip on the equipment at 7:02 a.m. on December 7, 1941 – a blip so big that it looked like a malfunction of the system. He and the man he was working with called an administrative phone line and finally spoke with Lieutenant Kermit Tyler, who assumed they just saw a group of incoming B-17s that was expected to come in. Elliott continued to insist it was something else. "Don't worry about it," Tyler said. "Go get some breakfast." Elliott left the station.