Spain: Dunderbail

In Madrid the joke was that the farmers of Almeria were no longer growing tomatoes but, rather, mushrooms. Another yuk had it that residents of the Mediterranean coast near Almeria had renamed their region "Costa Boom." It was something to laugh about all right—a missing American H-bomb.

Object of an extensive search was one of four hydrogen bombs—each, if detonated, capable of wiping out a city—that fell from a U.S. Air Force B-52 when it collided with a refueling tanker over Spain's coast on Jan. 17. Three of the bombs landed on Spanish soil and were readily recovered. The fourth fell...

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