February 5, 1958

On February 5, 1958, during a practice exercise, a US Air Force F-86 fighter plane collided with a B-47 bomber over the Atlantic Ocean near Tybee Island, Georgia. To protect the crew of the B-47, the plane jettisoned the nuclear bomb it was carrying somewhere in Wassaw Sound off the shores of Tybee Island. The 7,600-pound Mark 15 nuclear bomb did not detonate when it hit the water and has never been found. Let me repeat. This nuclear bomb has never been found. It is still out there.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
This entry was posted in 20th Century, Historical Facts and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *