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“…an edge-of-your-seat tale about close calls and disaster averted.”

—Dr. Roy Heidicker, Wing Historian, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, North Carolina


“Joel Dobson has illuminated the story of the 1961 Goldsboro Broken Arrow, one of the most serious nuclear accidents in history. With meticulous detail, his book describes the inner workings of the B-52, the terrible plane crash, and the costs and consequences of this deadly accident. Dobson, a SAC veteran, compiles this rich history with an insider’s knowledge, offering a fine read to air force buffs, nuclear experts, and casual readers alike. This is the book to turn to if you want the details of what happened that fateful night in 1961.”

—Barbara Moran, author of The Day We Lost the H-Bomb: Cold War, Hot Nukes and the Worst Nuclear Weapons Disaster in History