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Sunday, January 17, 2016

nuclear bombs on Spain

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

The day America dropped four nuclear bombs on Spain... but the disaster, 50 years ago, has been forgotten by all but its surviving victims 

The day America dropped 4 nuclear bombs on Spain has been all but forgotten
Seven crew members of the B-52 Stratofortress took off from Seymour Johnson Air Force base in North Carolina almost exactly 50 years ago, on January 16, 1966. Their mission was part of a huge operation called Chrome Dome, which had been running for six years and was a vital part of the United States' nuclear capability. But disaster struck when two planes - one of which was loaded with four hydrogen bombs - crashed while refuelling in mid-air. The four bombs fell to earth at a terrifying speed, and millions of people across Europe faced imminent death and disaster
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