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FM COMAIRDIV 7 USAB SOUTH RUISLIP ENGLAND

TO CINCSAC OFFUTT AFB NEBR

/TOPSECRET/CCMDR T-5262. PERSONAL FOR CINC LEMAY FROM

WALSH. MORE TO MY PHONE CALL. HAVE JUST COME FROM THE

WRECKAGE OF B-47 WHICH PLOUGHED INTO AN IGLOO IN LAKENHEATH

ADS. THE B-47 TORE APART THE IGLOO AND KNOCKED ABOUT 3 MARK

SIXES. A/C THEN EXPLODED SHOWERING BURNING FUEL OVERALL. CREW

PERISHED. MOST OF A/C WRECKAGE PIVOTED ON IGLOO AND CAME TO

REST WITH A/C NOSE JUST BEYOND IGLOO BANK WHICH KEPT MAIN FUEL

FIRE OUTSIDE SMASHED IGLOO. PRELIMINARY EXAM BY BOMB DISPOSAL

OFFICER SAYS A MIRACLE THAT ONE MARK SIX WITH EXPOSED DETONATORS

SHEARED DIDN'T GO. FIRE FIGHTERS EXTINGUISHED FIRE AROUND MARK

SIXES FAST. PLAN INVESTIGATION TO WARRANT DECORATING FIREMEN.

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