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In the News (Thu 13 Jun 19)

  Tybee Bomb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Tybee Bomb is a 7,600 pound (3,500 kg) ''Mark 15, Mod 0'' hydrogen bomb that was lost in the waters off Savannah, Georgia on February 5, 1958.
The bomb was jettisoned during a practice exercise after a B-47 bomber carrying it collided in midair with an F-86 fighter plane.
The Air Force determined that it was prudent to leave the bomb entombed in mud at the bottom of the sea floor rather than disturb it and risk the potential of detonation or contamination.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/Tybee_Bomb   (1109 words)

 Tybee Island, Georgia at AllExperts
Tybee Island is an island and a present-day city in Chatham County, Georgia near the city of Savannah.
Tybee Island may be best known outside of Georgia as the home of the Tybee Bomb, a nuclear weapon that was lost offshore on February 5, 1958.
Tybee Island was originally inhabited by the Euchee Native American tribe and gave the island its name: tybee is a Euchee word for salt.
en.allexperts.com /e/t/ty/tybee_island,_georgia.htm   (952 words)

 Bambooweb: Tybee Bomb
The Tybee Bomb is a 7,600 pound Mark 15, Mod 0 hydrogen bomb that was lost in the waters off of Savannah, Georgia on February 5,1958.
The bomb was jettisoned during a practice exercise after a B-47 bomber carrying it collided in mid-air with an F-86 fighter plane.
The study (available) concluded that the bomb does not pose a significant threat because it is missing the nuclear capsule which is used to initiate the nuclear reaction.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/T/y/Tybee_Bomb.html   (947 words)

 USATODAY.com - Interest in lost H-bomb resurfaces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. — This seaside resort town 18 miles east of Savannah is the very personification of "laid back." The primary pursuits seem to be sunbathing and people-watching.
So folks here aren't about to fret over a hydrogen bomb that might — or might not — be buried off their coast, left there since a crippled Air Force bomber jettisoned it in 1958.
If it were armed, the bomb's destructive power would be 100 times greater than that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945 — strong enough to incinerate almost everything within a 5-mile radius.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2004-10-19-h-bomb-search_x.htm   (1190 words)

 CDNN News :: Divers, Scientists Searching for Lost H-bomb
If it were armed, the bomb's destructive power would be 100 times greater than that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945 - strong enough to incinerate almost everything within a 5-mile radius.
The bomb was dumped into the Atlantic Ocean off the Georgia coast the morning of Feb. 5, 1958.
Crewmembers then were given permission to jettison the bomb offshore, dropping it from an altitude of about 7,200 feet.
www.cdnn.info /industry/i041021/i041021.html   (992 words)

 Sleeping Horror
It seems that a B-47 bomber was carrying this bomb on a training mission when it collided with a fighter jet.
What is even more frightening about the lost bomb at Tybee Island is that Duke uncovered a letter written in 1966 by W. Howard, then assistant to the secretary of defense, to the chairman of the congressional Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.
This bomb, and a second one lost in the deep Western Pacific in 1965, were described by Howard as "complete" weapons.
perdurabo10.tripod.com /themindofjamesdonahue/id98.html   (955 words)

 In These Times 25/19 -- The Case of the Missing H-Bomb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Richardson dropped the bomb into the shallow waters of Warsaw Sound, near the mouth of the Savannah River, a few miles from the city of Tybee Island, where he believed the bomb would be swiftly recovered.
The bomb is also charged with 400 pounds of TNT, designed to cause the plutonium trigger to implode and thus start the nuclear explosion.
The bomb is most likely now buried in 5 to 15 feet of sand and slowly leaking radioactivity into the rich crabbing grounds of the Warsaw Sound.
www.inthesetimes.com /issue/25/19/stclair2519.html   (2591 words)

 There's an H-bomb in Our Swamp
Wade lives on nearby Tybee Island, where many of the 3,500 inhabitants believe that there is a fully primed nuclear weapon, 100 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, stuck somewhere in their muddy backyard.
As the years passed, the Tybee bomb became just another of the martial tales recounted by locals during sleepy afternoons spent in hammocks.
The backwoods calm was punctured this year by the arrival of Lt-Col Derek Duke, who claimed to have fresh evidence that a hydrogen bomb with the power to wipe out Tybee and Savannah and to send tidal waves up and down the East Coast of America did indeed exist in their midst.
www.commondreams.org /views01/0821-05.htm   (2072 words)

 nwi.com: Missing H-bomb found
At the time, it was routine for crews in training to carry transportation-configured nuclear bombs, with the detonation capsules removed to prevent a nuclear explosion, the Air Force said.
The mission was to simulate dropping a bomb on a city in the Soviet Union and to evade Air Force fighters sent up to simulate Russian interceptors.
In fact, the uranium in the bomb is of less concern for radioactivity than as a heavy metal, Mullins said.
nwitimes.com /articles/2004/05/02/opinion/forum/9e431e6596c1601186256e85005a0626.prt   (1443 words)

 OnlineAthens: News: Search may resume for nuclear bomb lost off Georgia coast since '50s 01/14/01
TYBEE ISLAND -- Lost beneath the shallow waters and sand off the Georgia coast lies a Cold War relic that lingered for decades only in vague memories and folklore, a 7,600-pound nuclear bomb dumped by a crippled Air Force plane.
The bomb is lost in Wassaw Sound, where the 1996 Olympic sailing competition was held.
Tybee Island residents, known to ride out hurricane warnings at the beachside bars, haven't been ruffled by the remaining wayward bomb since it plunged into the ocean in 1958.
www.onlineathens.com /stories/011401/new_0114010030.shtml   (991 words)

 Whitley Strieber's Unknown Country
Somewhere beneath the shallow waters near Tybee Island, 12 miles east of Savannah, lies a 7,600 pound unexploded nuclear bomb that was dropped by a crippled Air Force plane in 1958.
The Air Force says the bomb isn't dangerous, because it's missing the plutonium capsule needed to cause a nuclear explosion, although it still contains radioactive uranium and has the explosive power of 400 pounds of TNT.
Two were described as "weapons-less capsules" that were incapable of creating a nuclear blast, but the Tybee bomb wasn't one of them.
www.unknowncountry.com /news/?id=265   (527 words)

 The Tybee Bomb---Is it a real danger or is the Tybee Island Nuclear Bomb a figment of our government's imagination?
The Tybee bomb--jettisoned after the B-47 collided with an Air Force F-86 jet fighter during an official training exercise testing U.S. nuclear defenses--has become the subject of growing local and national speculation and controversy regarding its danger, or lack there of, during the last three years.
He said the answer he was given was that the government did not want "unfriendly" types to get their hands on it and was also concerned that a shrimp boat might accidentally capture it in a net.
Leakage from the bomb could enter the food chain, endangering both the environment and the entire population of the East Coast, she warned.
www.tybeetyme.com /tb/june_04_bomb_search.htm   (2411 words)

 Georgia Shores -- Georgia's Coastal Resource
Tybee Island is located 20 minutes from Historic Savannah, Georgia's First City.
This barrier island boasts 5 miles of beaches backed by sea oat-covered sand dunes.Tybee Island may be best known outside of Georgia as the home of the Tybee Bomb, a nuclear weapon that was lost offshore on February 5, 1958.
Officially renamed "Savannah Beach" in a publicity move at the end of the 1950s, the city of Tybee Island has since reverted to its original name.
www.tyweb.net /gso/tybeeisland.html   (124 words)

 Lost: One H-Bomb. Call Owner
On this mission, the B-47 carries in its bomb bay an 11-foot-7-inch-long, 7,600-pound Mk 15 Mod 0 thermonuclear weapon, another touch of realism, although the bombs on SAC training runs usually do not contain a full load of fissionable uranium or plutonium.
To explode this type of bomb, a capsule containing one subcritical piece of uranium is fired into another, with their combined mass setting off the fission reaction.
Without the second capsule, any danger still presented by the Tybee bomb is from the 400 pounds of conventional explosives or from humans somehow ingesting uranium that might escape from the bomb and its silt prison.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/04/16/AR2005041601153_pf.html   (3163 words)

 'Tybee bomb' quest; Military to study site Statesboro duo believes bomb rests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The bomb itself was one of the first thermonuclear devices developed by the United States to be several times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb.
A bomb was dropped near the town on March 11, 1958.
As this bomb is located in the coastal waters of Georgia, this bomb rightfully belongs to the People of the Great State of Georgia.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1221206/posts   (2022 words)

 iTour Savannah: Podcast Episode 113 - The Missing Tybee Bomb Podcast | Savannah GA Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Podcast Episode 113 - The Missing Tybee Bomb
The story of Tybee Island's own atomic bomb.
Its' serial number (in case you need to match it against bogus atomic bombs) is: #47782.
www.itoursavannah.com /news/podcast/podcast_episode_113_the_missin.php   (83 words)

 World Travelling
Tybee Island is an island and a present-day city located in Chatham County, Georgia near the city of Savannah.
Tybee Island LighthouseThe Tybee Island lighthouse was built in the year 1736.
The lighthouse was of brick and wood, standing 90 feet tall; it was the highest structure in America at that time.
world.travellerspoint.com /4   (3699 words)

 Tybee Island, Georgia - United States of America
Facts :Tybee Island is an island and a present-day city in Chatham County, Georgia near the city of Savannah.
The small island, which has long been a quiet getaway for the residents of Savannah, has become a popular vacation and wedding spot with tourists from outside the Savannah metropolitan area.
In 1702 James Moore of South Carolina led an invasion of Spanish Florida with an Indian army and a fleet of pirates.
www.travelblog.org /Print/Blog/17117/110095.html   (730 words)

 Air Force: Leave Tybee Bomb undisturbed [Free Republic]
Williams believes people are trying to ignore the possibility that the Tybee Bomb is out there so they don't have to add it a list of island worries that includes flooding, hurricane, northeasters and over development increasing traffic.
On Feb. 8, 1958, a bomb was jettisoned after a B-47 bomber and a F-86 jet fighter collided during a training exercise.
The "Spanish" bomb was recovered (type B-62 hydrogen bomb) in the late 60's and it is now on display in the New Mexico museum [without "the package" of course].
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3b4d975e22e7.htm   (1549 words)

 So Long, Savannah!"
A parachute provided this bomb with a relatively soft landing in an upright position (the parachute snagged in a tree), but the other H-bomb buried itself beneath soggy farmland, leaving a crater eight feet in diameter and six feet deep.
One bomb floated gently down suspended between two parachutes, another bomb sank to the bottom of the Mediterranean, and it is rumored that the high explosives in the other two bombs detonated upon impact, spewing radioactive material into the sea.
When you consider that a single hydrogen bomb packs 10 to 1,000 times as much punch as a fission bomb, it is tantamount to criminal negligence to let such a device endanger an unsuspecting populace.
www.fdungan.com /savannah.htm   (5154 words)

Before takeoff, Richardson signed a receipt verifying he was taking custody of the bomb from the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, the agency responsible for keeping track of the country’s nuclear arsenal.
The bomb became one of 11 “Broken Arrows” — nuclear bombs lost during air or sea mishaps, according to U.S. military records.
Written in ink near the top of the document was the word “simulated.” That, according to the Air Force, meant the bomb, containing 400 pounds of conventional explosives and an undisclosed amount of uranium, did not have a detonation capsule.
www.cantonrep.com /index.php?ID=159773   (2450 words)

 Air Force Looking for Tybee Bomb Clues
The bomb lost off Tybee Island decades back is relatively small, but potentially lethal.
Bomb experts are going out in the water, testing an area the size of a football field.
It may take at least least weeks before we know what their test results are and whether the mystery of the Tybee bomb will end up being solved after all these years.
wtoc.com /Global/story.asp?S=2370935&nav=0qq5RUqO   (440 words)

 Tybee Bomb Report Due June 17
The 7,600-pound nuke was dumped at sea when the bomber carrying it collided with a fighter jet in 1958.
There is no word yet on whether they located the weapon, but the Air Force says the Mark-15 bomb cannot explode because it lacks a plutonium capsule.
Tybee Island mayor Walter Parker said it should not have taken this long to come up with some kind of conclusion.
www.wtoctv.com /Global/story.asp?S=3438165&nav=0qq6aiCo   (207 words)

 The Case of the Missing H-Bomb
On the night of February 5, 1958 a B-47 Stratojet bomber carrying a hydrogen bomb on a night training flight off the Georgia coast collided with an F-86 Saberjet fighter at 36,000 feet.
The collision destroyed the fighter and severely damaged a wing of the bomber, leaving one of its engines partially dislodged.
In addition, the bomb would contain other radioactive materials, such as uranium and beryllium.
www.commondreams.org /views01/0803-08.htm   (2716 words)

 Amazon.com: Incident at Tybee Island: Books: Rowan Wolfe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
On the night of February 5, 1958, a B-47 on a simulated combat mission out of Homestead Air Force base in Florida was involved in a mid-air collision with a F-86L escort off the coast of Georgia.
The fighter pilot ejected safely, but the nuclear bomb it carried was jettisoned into the Atlantic Ocean near Tybee Island.
As Jarrah plans to detonate the Tybee bomb, the American trio searches to find the eventual target before millions of lives are lost.
www.amazon.com /Incident-Tybee-Island-Rowan-Wolfe/dp/1600080014   (891 words)

 Tybee Island Georgia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
With the unique location of Tybee Island, you can have a custom home built or buy properties on a gated golf course, the ocean or river and in gated communities to live in as your home, condo, a second home manufactured home or an investment property.
Tybee Island has many apartments and homes for rent!
After another invasion of Spanish Florida by South Carolina in 1704, Spanish power was limited to St. Augustine and Pensacola and the Sea Islands were depopulated, allowing the establishment of new English settlements such as the colony of Georgia.
www.coastalga.com /tybeeisland   (686 words)

 NucNews - September 14, 2004
The government says the bomb poses no nuclear threat even though it does contain uranium and 400 pounds of explosives, it lacks a plutonium capsule needed for detonation.
Tybee resident Pam O'Brien, a council member during the 2001 bomb hearings, said more digging is needed.
The US has staged four nuclear wars since 1991 using illegal DU dirty bombs, dirty missiles and dirty bullets as radiological weapons and released an amount of radiation into the atmosphere which is at least ten times more radiation than the equivalent of 40,000 Hiroshima bombs, released during atmospheric testing.
nucnews.net /nucnews/2004nn/0409nn/040914nn.htm   (19892 words)

 Keep Savannah Strange   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The pilot was forced to forced to drop the bomb in order to safely land.
Crews searched for more than a month to locate the bomb.
Somewhere off the coast of Tybee now lies a bomb that was designed to be 100 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
keepsavannahstrange.com /stories.html   (92 words)

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