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1966 overview of Operation Chrome Dome flights

Operation Chrome Dome was one of several United States Air Force Cold-War era programs in which B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber aircraft armed with thermonuclear weapons were assigned targets in the Soviet Union on schedules guaranteeing that a substantial number of them were flying and fueled for their missions at any given time.

The following military units were involved:

The program included the following nuclear-weapons accidents:

The Thule accident signaled the end of the program on January 22, 1968.


  1. ^ Accident happened while the aircraft was returning to its home base, having already completed its alert mission.

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