Bombing Greenland

In 1968, almost two years to the day after accidentally dropping four thermonuclear weapons on Spain, the US accidentally dropped four thermonuclear weapons on Greenland

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TimesMachine: January 23, 1968 – NYTimes.com

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10 Responses to Bombing Greenland

  1. scott allen says:

    didn’t they lose one in the ocean off south Carolina and its still missing

  2. Don says:

    So that’s where the heat is hiding.

  3. ozspeaksup says:

    amazing how many nukes are missing..when they are supposed to have?? such great security n fail safes in handling etc

  4. dyingearth says:

    One of the best line in the movie Broken Arrow (MilSpeak for loosing nukes) is: I don’t what’s worse, loosing nukes or that it happens enough times you have term for it.

  5. I read the reports and follow-ups from this. The crash was potentially cause, as I recall, by a burning seat cushion set off by electrical wiring. The aircraft wasn’t yet to the stage of “trying to make an emergency landing” — though published details were sketchy early on.

    They recovered the nuclear bomb pieces, mostly, and a substantial portion of the broken and distributed nuclear material. But it took a long time to do so, and changed their policies and practices.

    Here’s a pretty good article about Project Crested Ice:
    http://www.thuleforum.com/broken_arrow.htm

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  6. Maybe it was Captain America.

  7. 4 Hydrogen Dirty Bombs Exploded In 1968 Greenland, via Thule Air Base B-52 Crash, Operation Chrome Dome, Broken Arrow, Project Crested Ice; Tritium, Uranium-234, 235 Plutonium 239, 240, 241, Americium-241
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/12/4-hydrogen-bombs-exploded-scattering.html

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