Thursday, August 18, 2022

How Many Nuclear Weapons Are Lost That No One Can Find?

1966 Palomares B-52 crash with nuclear weapons (Wikipedia)  

BBC: The lost nuclear bombs that no one can find  

The US has lost at least three nuclear bombs that have never been located – they're still out there to this day. How did this happen? Where could they be? And will we ever find them? 

It was a mild winter's morning at the height of the Cold War. 

On January 17, 1966, at around 10:30am, a Spanish shrimp fisherman watched a misshapen white parcel fall from the sky… and silently glide towards the Alboran Sea. It had something hanging beneath it, though he couldn’t make out what it was. Then it slipped beneath the waves. 

At the same time, in the nearby fishing village of Palomares, locals looked up at an identical sky and witnessed a very different scene – two giant fireballs, hurtling towards them. Within seconds, the sleepy rural idyll was shattered. Buildings shook. Shrapnel sliced towards the ground. Body parts fell to the earth. 

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WNU Editor: I know Russia has lost a number of nuclear weapons in the ocean. I am surprised that the US has three out there that no one has found yet.

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