REVEALED: How the US dropped a hydrogen bomb on Spain… and then Russia tried to steal it

The crashed B-52 bomber



IT has been 50 years since the United States nearly caused a nuclear catastrophe which could have wiped out large parts of southern Spain – in a secret mission that has gone largely untold.

On January 17, 1966, an American B-52 dropped four nuclear bombs on Spain in an accident that risked handing Cold War victory to the Russians.

The warplane collided with a refuelling tanker during a secret mission over Europe. Continue reading