|The letter was chillingly blunt. “Mr. Chairman, following a mid-air collision, a.B-47 aircraft jettisoned one nuclear bomb. Into the water near the mouth, of the Savannah River.” Emergencies in a nuclear bomber are quite different from emergencies in an ordinary bomber. The stakes are much higher when the bomb in the bomb by is a nuclear bomb. Lost Bombs examines how ten aircrews dealt with dire emergencies in armed nuclear bombers. The results are absolutely, positively nothing short of startling. And they are absolutely true.