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tar_heel BS: US bombs Yorkshire (54* d) RE: BS: US bombs Yorkshire 13 Jan 04

if it makes you ,my friends in the UK feel any better,did you know that an a-bomb was accidently dropped on NORTH CAROLINA,back in the 50's?
well,it really did happened!
long before long range missles,the b-52 bombers flew 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, around the world carrying a-bombs and ready to defend america at any moment against the communist world,particuilarly russia,at that time!
anyway,one of the bombs from a b-52 bomber somehow became dislodged from the aircraft and it felll in eastern North Carolina,an area that was densly populated at that time...
according to records kept by our govenrnment,there were 7 devices that had to fuction to make the bomb explode...6 of the devices had triggered as they were supposed to,but the 7th device malfuctioned and the bomb never exploded...
however there was a degree of radiation that exposed several miles surrounding the area where the bomb fell...
this happened sometime in the 50's(i was just a teen ager then)
the incident was not even reported by our government till long after it happened...(there was a book written about it,called...One of Our Bombs Is Missing!)
i remember it very well and how scared i felt and how the folks in my state we horrified that something like this could happen here in our own country by our own armed forces...

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