Feb. 5, 1958: The Tybee Bomb

On this day in 1958, during a practice exercise, an U.S. F-86 fighter plane collided with a B-47 bomber carrying a 7,600-pound hydrogen bomb. The bomber crew jettisoned the device, which tumbled into the waters off Tybee Island, near Savannah, Ga.

The bomb was never recovered.

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Wes Platt

Lead storyteller. Game designer and journalist. Recovering Floridian.

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