The night the Air Force almost blew up Goldsboro, NC!

Anything that might not belong on the other message boards!

Moderator: Team Cub

User avatar
Super A
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 4276
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2004 10:53 am
Zip Code: 28521
Tractors Owned: 1949 Cub "The Paperweight"
Cub powered IH 52R combine
Grandfather's 1948 Super A
White demo Super A-"Ol Whitey"
1950 Super A "Old Ugly"
1954 Super A-1
856
Buncha other junk
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Jacksonville area

The night the Air Force almost blew up Goldsboro, NC!

Postby Super A » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:22 pm

Besides Cubs and IH, my other weird interest is WWII history and Cold War history. Today (Jan. 24) marks the anniversary of "The Goldsboro broken arrow." A B-52 with two thermonuclear bombs aboard crashed just outside of Goldsboro in the community of Faro. One bomb got caught in a tree, the other plummeted to the ground and buried itself in a field. The plutonium secondary was never recovered.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq2M2cmAlvg

Years ago I heard about this story, when the book came out I read it cover to cover. Pretty amazing story! As a side note, this took place a stone's throw from "Junebug" Green's Auto Salvage, a GREAT old iron graveyard. Also, Adam Mattocks, the relief pilot without an ejection seat, is a native of Onslow County where I now live, and still lives here. I've read the first edition of Joel Dobson's book, it's a pretty good story.

Al
White Demo Super A Restoration Updates

Let us pray for farmers and all who prepare the soil for planting, that the seeds they sow may lead to a bountiful harvest.

User avatar
Trent M
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
Posts: 3337
Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:21 pm
Zip Code: 62859
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Illinois Southern

Re: The night the Air Force almost blew up Goldsboro, NC!

Postby Trent M » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:59 pm

I saw the episode of "Diggers", the show with the 2 guys who go metal detecting historic sites. I had never heard of it before seeing that. Interesting piece of history!
Trent McPeak

User avatar
Mike in Louisiana
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 5881
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:10 am
Zip Code: 71023
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: LA, Doyline

Re: The night the Air Force almost blew up Goldsboro, NC!

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:20 am

1975 cub (LouAnn) serial # 245946, 1941 John Deere Model H

Good judgment comes from experience,
and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers

User avatar
indy61
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 737
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:02 am
Zip Code: 00000
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: The night the Air Force almost blew up Goldsboro, NC!

Postby indy61 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:26 pm

Super A wrote:Besides Cubs and IH, my other weird interest is WWII history and Cold War history.


I also have a great interest in WWII history, especially Europe. I have never understood the thought of the German people at that time and I don't see how I ever could. How a civilized nation could have possibly done what they did... just floors me.

These are the actual translated documents from interviews with high ranking officers or just people around at the time who knew what was going on. Most is common knowledge now but still fascinating to read.

http://digital.library.duq.edu/cdm-musmanno/


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Off Topic”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests