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Aerial photograph of Operation Crossroads, 1 July 1946.

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Aerial photograph of Operation Crossroads, 1 July 1946.

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Title

Aerial photograph of Operation Crossroads, 1 July 1946.

Creator

United States. Joint Task Force One

Description

Digitized photograph of Operation Crossroads Able atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 1 July 1946. The caption reads: "FILE NUMBER: CR 552-3 RELEASED: 12 July 1946, ATOMIC FIREBALL AS SEEN FROM THE AIR - Here is the camera record of the evolution of the atomic fireball, beginning micro seconds after the detonation of the atomic bomb over Bikini Lagoon July 1, 1946, with the man-made light of a thousand suns and ending with the formation of the atomic cloud. The series of eight pictures were taken by an electrically operated aerial camera miles from the blast."

Date

1 July 1946

Subject

  • Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946
  • Atomic bomb--Testing.

Type

Photograph

Format

image/jpeg, 183 kb

Source

NWC_PH_003_00216.jpg

Rights

In the public domain.