096 – Broken Arrow: Bomber 075 & the Lost Nuke (BC)

Episode 096 – Just before midnight of Valentine’s Day 1950, a Convair B36 bomber on maneuvers was lost somewhere over British Columbia. Twelve of the 17 crew survived. Also aboard was a Mark IV nuclear weapon, aka a Fat Man, just like the one dropped on Nagasaki Japan. Although, the bomb itself was jettisoned, it is unclear what became of the lead box containing the plutonium core to make the weapon active. This core, which would still be deadly today, may still lay on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean or in the wilds of BC, near where the plane was eventually found, if it exists at all.

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2 thoughts on “096 – Broken Arrow: Bomber 075 & the Lost Nuke (BC)

  1. The animated movie mentioned about the elderly British couple surviving after nuclear war, “When the Wind Blows”, is one of the most brutally depressing movies I’ve ever tried to watch. Tried watching it as a teen in the 90’s, couldn’t make it all the way through the film.

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