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A leap of faith

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on June 24, 2012 1:50 AM

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Adam Mattocks describes how, without an ejection seat, he escaped from a crashing B-52 bomber carrying a nuclear weapon and got away unscathed more than 50 years ago.

JACKSONVILLE -- He knew that death would be flying alongside his B-52 -- that if his crew executed its mission, he would never again embrace his wife or hold his little girl. But Air Force Lt. Adam Mattocks did...

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