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The First Nuclear Weapon Ever Lost (And Still Missing)

72 years and counting

Mark 4 nuclear bomb. (2022, September 25). In Wikipedia.

On a cold day in February 1950, a B-36 bomber took off from Eielson AFB outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The plane was participating in a drill that would simulate a nuclear attack on a major American city by similarly sized Soviet bombers. The plane, and its crew of 17 people, took off in brutally frigid weather. On board was a nuclear…

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