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Directed by Matt McCormick

United States 2017 60 mins. In English

At the height of the Cold War, the US Air Force was flying B-52 bombers armed with thermonuclear weapons on continuous routes between the US and Russia in an operation known as Chrome Dome. McCormick’s grandfather was one of these pilots, and on one mission their plane crashed in rural Maryland. As terrifying as this was, Buzz One Four further documents additional accidents such as this one, crashes that could have easily have destroyed the country the flights sought to protect.

 

Filmography: The Great Northwest (2012), Some Days Are Better Than Others (2010)



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