Menu Close

Buzz One Four & the Nuclear-armed B 52 Crash of 1964

On January 13 in 1964, a B-52 bomber carrying two 24-megaton nuclear bombs crashed on Big Savage Mountain near Grantsville, MD. Many in the local community joined in the search and rescue operation, scouring deep woods in heavy snow and plowing roads for more search personnel to access the areas, as well as running telephone lines and feeding the many rescuers involved in the search.

Browse through a collection of articles on the Western Maryland’s Historical Library published about the accident.

Then, on February 17 at 6:30 PM, join the staff of the George’s Creek Regional Library on Zoom as Bucky Schriver accounts his research of the event and the impacts it has had on the surrounding communities. Registration is required. New to Zoom? Click here. Those that register will receive the Zoom meeting link 24 hours before the event.

Bucky Schriver is local historian and has been involved in several major historical projects, including the Lefty Grove Memorial Park and the Coal Miner Memorial projects. He is a long-time resident of the George’s Creek area.

Click image for links.

More resources on the event:

The Fatal Flight Documentary Website

A Night to Remember – Mountain Discoveries 2004