Spain: The Bomb Is Found

The fisherman who plucked three U.S. airmen from the water off Spain's south coast last Jan. 17 remembered seeing "another parachute with half a man" fall into the sea after a nuclearladen B-52 had collided with a jet tanker. The "half a man" was a 20-megaton H-bomb, and luckily the skipper of one fishing sloop was sure he knew the exact spot where the bomb fell-five miles off the coast near Palomares. Other sea going Spanish witnesses were equally sure the site was elsewhere, but the U.S. Navy routinely put down a marker buoy just the same.

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