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on Tuesday, 17 March 2020. Posted in Good life, Do you Remember?


BOMB FALLS IN MARS BLUFF: Government officials inspect the enormous crater created by the accidental dropping of a 26-kiloton atom bomb on the Mars Bluff community of Florence County on March 11, 1958. The bomb mistakenly fell out of a B-47 jet, dropping 15,000 feet into the back yard of Walter Gregg and his family. The plutonium core didn't explode, but the 6,000 pounds of conventional high explosives detonated, transforming the Gregg's vegetable garden into a vast muddy crater and destroying their house. Bomb fragments flew all over the place. Several of them eventually found their way into a museum in nearby Florence.

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