The History Guy: 1960 New Jersey BOMARC Missile Fire

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1960 New Jersey BOMARC Missile Fire
May 11, 2020 – 13:49
When the Soviet Union acquired nuclear weapons, the United States decided to field nuclear surface to air missiles to defend against Soviet bombers. Less than a year after being deployed, one of those missiles caught fire and exploded in rural New Jersey. The History Guy recalls a forgotten accident that occurred at the height of Cold War tensions.

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