AUTHORDobson, Joel
TITLEThe Goldsboro Broken Arrow: The B-52 Crash of January 24, 1961, Goldsboro, North Carolina: The Story of the Men on the Sharp End
PUBLISHERJ. Dobson
CITYGreensboro, N.C.
DATE PUBLISHED2011
ISBN978-1-257-76914-8
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This book recounts the details of the 1961 accident involving the disintegration of a B-52 bomber in the air near Goldsboro, North Carolina, with the release of its two hydrogen bombs. The author describes the plane, its crew, events leading to the accident, the accident, and the efforts to recover the unexploded bombs. The narrative, substantiated by the author’s experience as former Strategic Air Command (SAC) officer, weaves an interesting tale of the near detonation of a thermonuclear weapon in a populated area of the United States.


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