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More than half a century ago, on January 21, 1968, one of the largest man-made disasters of the 20th century occurred. A US Air Force bomber with four thermonuclear bombs on board crashed on the ice of the North Star Bay near the northernmost US Air Force base Thule located 1118 kilometers from the Arctic Circle.
The incident happened in the middle of the Cold War. In 1961 the United States launched the secret operation “Chrome Dome” which involved combat patrols of the airspace including the territory not far from the frontiers of the USSR. In particular Boeing B-52 Stratofortress with nuclear bombs on board had to “monitor” the situation 24 hours a day and in the case of receiving a prearranged signal they immediately flew to the borders of the USSR in order to dump lethal cargoes at strategic facilities for the Soviet government.( Collapse )