‘They seek you here they seek you there those MIB seek you everywhere In a ‘land far far away’ on a planet on another day conspiracy came out to play.’
That is a rhyme told to me by Stanley when relating the incident of the B36. This is one of his less preferred exploits, as an American government department tried to cover up and ‘remove’ all evidence of what happened. Back then the British Government needed a little help to complete their own Atom bomb. Now no one could be seen to openly help so a little plan was devised. A B36 took off on a test flight which took it along the Alaskan coast line carrying a Mark 4 atomic bomb. Somewhere along the line it developed engine trouble three of its engines were ‘on fire’ and, after removing the required element which made the bomb safe it was ditched into the sea but the plane still struggled to gain height.
What to do. As there was the matter of the crew a distress call was made and the pilot told the crew to ‘abandon ship’. They jumped but unfortunately some died the water is exceedingly cold up there out of 17 men only 12 survived. The pilot was amongst them so how did the ‘disabled’ plane do something strange like gaining height turning right and flying over the coastal mountains into Canada and LAND not crash, but land. The one thing that is ‘known’ is nobody walked away ie., ‘no bodies were recovered from the crash site.’ If there was nothing to Stanley’s story why, when they finally got there to this remote place, was the plane blown up? lots of questions. But someone must have flown it there to land it, a plane on auto pilot does not land it crashes in a ball of flames. Still that was the official comment, but Stanley knew he walked away.
Everything – well almost everything – can be found in official records as it was well documented, although, of course, nothing is mentioned about its real mission. Exactly what happened, was told to me by Stanley, and you can find it in A Caring Killer – go read.
In Memory of Stanley Saunders
(c) M.D. Bosc Author