The Day We Lost the H-Bomb: Cold War, Hot Nukes, and the Worst Nuclear Weapons Disaster in History
On January 17, 1966, a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber exploded over the sleepy Spanish farming village of Palomares during a routine airborne refueling. The explosion killed seven airmen and scattered the bomber’s payload–four unarmed thermonuclear bombs–across miles of coastline. Three of the rogue H-bombs were recovered quickly. Tracking down the fourth required the largest search-and-salvage operation in U.S. military history.
Chapter 1: Mighty SAC
Chapter 2: The Accident
Chapter 3: The First Twenty-four Hours
Chapter 4: The Ambassador
Chapter 5: Parachutes
Chapter 6: Call In the Navy
Chapter 7: Villa Jarapa
Chapter 8: Alvin and the Deep, Dark Sea
Chapter 9: The Fisherman's Clue
Chapter 10: Guest Charts a Course
Chapter 11: The Fisherman's Catch
Chapter 12: Radioactividad
Chapter 13: Spin Control
Chapter 14: The Photograph
Chapter 15: POODL versus the Bomb
Chapter 16: Hooked
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