During 1946 nuclear weapon tests in the Pacific, animals were put on ships in the blast area. Goat #119, behind plate armour inside a gun turret, died from the radiation in 4 days. Goat #53, out on deck, died in 2. Pig #311 was found swimming around and was brought back to the zoo in Washington.

Operation Crossroads Mushroom-shaped cloud and water column from the underwater Baker nuclear explosion of July Photo taken from a tower on Bikini Island, miles km) away.

Admiral Blandy and his wife cut an Operation Crossroads mushroom cloud cake

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This cake was served at a Washington party November 1946 to celebrate the success of the atomic testing program and the disbanding of the Joint Army-Navy Task Force Number One which organized and oversaw the first postwar atomic test in the Pacific

Amazing story ... atom bombs  The tests, called Operation Crossroads, were to be at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. They wanted to see the effects of the bomb on ships when bombs were exploded above and below the water. The Navy got 30 photographers to volunteer to train as underwater divers so we could take pictures of the damage to the ships that sank from the explosions.

Atom bombs ~ The tests, called Operation Crossroads, were to be at Bikini Atoll…

Atomic Cake, served at a reception for Operation Crossroads (Bikini Atoll) on Nov 6, 1946. The photo so outraged Reverend Arthur Powell Davies, of Washington's All Souls Church, that he condemned it in a fiery sermon, which in turn set off an international media furor.

The ATOM CAKE. Navy Vice Admiral William H. Blandy, his wife, and Rear Admiral Frank J. Lowry cut a cake made in the shape of a mushroom cloud at a reception for Operation Crossroads (November

Bikini Atoll - World's First Underwater Nuclear Explosion. look how close the ships are!

Photos from the World's First Underwater Nuclear Explosion

Operation Crossroads - Baker Event The Baker Event of Operation Crossroads was a 21 kiloton underwater nuclear weapons effects test conducted at Bikini Atoll Note the ships that are visible in the photo. US Govt.

Mushroom cloud with ships evaporating below during ‘Operation Crossroads’ nuclear weapons test on Bikini Atoll, July 1946

Mushroom cloud with ships evaporating below during shot Baker of Operation Crossroads nuclear weapons test at Bikini Atoll, July 1946

Operation Crossroads Baker Puzzle Fun-Size 120 pcs

Operation Crossroads Baker Puzzle Fun-Size 120 pcs

Operation Crossroads Navy Diver Charles Gaerke, 1940s

Operation Crossroads Navy Diver Charles Gaerke, The same thing my grandfather, Master diver Jim Hixon did in WWII

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

Old-time photos seen through color. Check out some of these historical moments from history revamped to make the past look present, like this image of the Hydrogen Bomb. (via 22 Words)

Realistically colorized historical photos make the past seem incredibly real [36 pictures]

USS Nevada (BB-36) Operation Crossroads Target Ship |  1946

USS Nevada painted in orange as target ship for the Operation Crossroads Able Nuclear weapons test 1946

Daniel Blau, "Baker, Operation Crossroads, Bikini Atoll"

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Daniel Blau, "Baker, Operation Crossroads, Bikini Atoll"

In July 1946, the US military carried out Operation Crossroads over Bikini Lagoon in the Marshall Islands. The purpose of the test was to study the effects of nuclear radiation on large ships. 90 vessels were used for the test. Several of these ships can be seen silhouetted against the blast.

This is a picture of a nuclear bomb or a nuclear power plant exploding. It shows how big the explosion can be and how much land it will destroy. The bomb/power plant going off is a tall cloud that can be seen for miles and miles.

Operation Crossroads Nuclear Testing, 1946

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