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Broken arrow : how the U.S. Navy lost a nuclear bomb, Jim Winchester

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Broken arrow : how the U.S. Navy lost a nuclear bomb
Title
Broken arrow
Title remainder
how the U.S. Navy lost a nuclear bomb
Statement of responsibility
Jim Winchester
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On December 5, 1965, no flying was scheduled from aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga, which was cruising from the Yankee Station toward Japan. Although Ticonderoga was fighting a real conflict and losing men in conventional warfare, the ship's primary mission was Cold War nuclear combat with the Communist bloc. That day, during the course of a weapons-loading drill and simulated mission, Douglas Webster and his armed A-4 Skyhawk toppled overboard. A young pilot from Ohio, Webster was newly married and with 17 combat missions under his belt. The loss of the bomber, the pilot and the live B43 one-megaton thermonuclear bomb was a major incident, and one that should have been investigated immediately. But instead a cover-up mission began. Though the crew was ordered to stay quiet, rumors circulated of sabotage, a damaged weapon and a troublesome pilot who needed "disposing of." The incident, a "Broken Arrow" in the parlance of the Pentagon, was kept under wraps for a quarter of a century. In the late 1980s, researchers discovered archived documents that disclosed the true location of the carier, hundreds of miles closer to land than admitted. Emerging in 1989, this information caused a diplomatic incident, as the public - and Webster's family - learned that the United States had violated agreements not to bring nuclear weapons into Japan. Broken Arrow tells the story of Ticonderoga's sailors and airmen, the dangers of combat missions and shipboard life, and the accident that threatened to wipe her off the map and blow American-Japanese relations apart
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winchester, Jim
Dewey number
358.390973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
U264.3
LC item number
.W56 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Webster, Douglas Morey
  • Ticonderoga (Antisubmarine warfare support aircraft carrier)
  • Webster, Douglas Morey
  • Ticonderoga (Antisubmarine warfare support aircraft carrier)
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • United States
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Cold War
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Communist countries
  • United States
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Military relations
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Communist countries
  • Japan
  • United States
Label
Broken arrow : how the U.S. Navy lost a nuclear bomb, Jim Winchester
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1052514582
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 4 unnumbered, 271 pages
Isbn
9781612006918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • BK0023817031
  • (OCoLC)1052514582
Label
Broken arrow : how the U.S. Navy lost a nuclear bomb, Jim Winchester
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1052514582
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 4 unnumbered, 271 pages
Isbn
9781612006918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • BK0023817031
  • (OCoLC)1052514582

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