Cold War

The State of Things
12:37 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

A Nuclear Near-Miss In Goldsboro

The hydrogen bomb hangs from a tree in Faro NC.

A panel of experts and survivors expound on the event when two hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped in Goldsboro in 1961

During the Cold War, many Americans lived in fear of a nuclear attack from the Soviet Union. But the United States experienced one of its closest brushes with nuclear disaster on its own soil. On January 23, 1961 a B-52 bomber accident caused two hydrogen bombs to drop over Goldsboro, North Carolina.

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