The Atomic Whoops: When the US Air Force Bombed South Carolina


Atomic Bomb, Fat Man, later dropped onto Nagasaki in 1945. Prisma Bildagentur / Getty Images

During the height of the Cold War, both the US and the USSR constantly ran drills in anticipation of a possible nuclear conflict. While the Gregg family of Mars Bluff, South Carolina knew the Cold War was in full swing, they had no idea that they would become the first American family bombed -- accidentally -- by the US Air Force. Join Ben and Noel as they explore one of the most bizarre atomic slip-ups in history.