Lost Nuke: The Last Flight of Bomber 075, Revised Edition

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Heritage House Publishing Co, 27.5.2016 - 224 sivua

"A story seemingly drawn out of a Hollywood action script...Gripping stuff."--Canada's History

Just before midnight on February 13, 1950, three engines of a US Air Force B-36 intercontinental bomber caught fire over Canada's northwest coast. The crew jumped, and the plane ditched somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Almost four years later, the wreck of the bomber was found accidentally in a remote location in the coastal mountains of British Columbia, three hours' flying time in the opposite direction of where it was supposed to have crashed. After years of silence, the United States finally admitted to losing its very first nuclear bomb; the incident was its first Broken Arrow, the code name for accidents involving nuclear weapons. But was the bomb dropped and exploded over the Inside Passage, or was it blown up at the aircraft's resting place in the mountains? This Cold War-era tale follows the last flight of bomber 075 and attempts to unravel the real story behind more than fifty years of secrecy, misdirection, and misinformation.

 

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Sisältö

Prologue
6
Setting the Scene Chapter 1 Dawn of the Nuclear Era and the Cold War
10
Birth of a Peacemaker
16
The Mark IV Nuclear Bomb
27
Lost Nuke Chapter 4 Abandon Ship
33
Operation Brix
44
Survival Stories of the Crew
76
The Official Story
83
What Did the Crash Site Reveal?
131
What Was Known About the Bomb?
157
What Happened to the Bomb?
162
What Became of Ted Schreier?
175
The Legend Lives On Chapter 15 Heritage Wreck
186
Lost Nuke on Film
200
Epilogue
205
Notes
209

The Mystery of Bomber 075
98
What Was Known About the Incident?
107
What Did the Government Know?
120

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Dirk Septeris an aviation historian and photographer who focuses on the West Coast and Canadian Arctic. He was the lead investigator in the television documentary Lost Nuke, which first aired on the Discovery Channel in 2004. Dirk lives on Cortes Island, BC.

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