35th year  -  N° 331                 Thursday, 26 November 2020         Antwerpen		
Is it My Body? Someone I Might Be?
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Monday 23rd of January 1961

59 years ago They Came Damn Close

A B-52 Stratofortress carrying two 3–4-megaton Mark 39 nuclear bombs breaks up in mid-air, dropping its nuclear payload in the process in , .

Five crewmen successfully ejected or bailed out of the aircraft and landed safely, another ejected but did not survive the landing and two died in the crash. The dead were 35-year-old Sergeant Francis Roger Barnish, 42-year-old Major Eugene Holcombe Richards and 41-year-old Major Eugene Shelton. Bomb disposal expert responsible for disarming the device Jack Revelle claimed "we came damn close" to a nuclear detonation that would have completely changed much of eastern North Carolina.

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