Born in the Netherlands, Dirk Septer served in the Royal Netherlands Air Force before moving to British Columbia, Canada, in 1973. An aviation historian and photographer who focuses on the west coast and Canadian Arctic, Septer investigated the mystery of the US Air Force B-36 intercontinental bomber. In 2004, he appeared in a Discovery Channel documentary about the bomber, after which he continued investigating the subject. The result was his debut book, Lost Nuke: The Last Flight of Bomber 075 (Heritage House 2011).

Lost Nuke attempts to unravel the string of cover ups and miscommunication that shrouds the February 13, 1950, crash of the bomber. Allegedly, it landed in the Pacific Ocean after its entire crew ejected to safety. But four years later the plane was found in the mountains-three hours in the opposite direction of where it was said to have crashed.

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Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Lost Nuke: The Last Flight of Bomber 075


Lost Nuke: The Last Flight of Bomber 075 (Heritage House 2011) 978-1-92693-686-4 $19.95

[BCBW 2011]