1950's Bikini atoll atomic testing.Test animals were deliberately confined to the ships of Operation Crossroads. Goat #53, penned like this on the Nevada deck, died of radiation exposure two days after Able was detonated.

Test animals were deliberately confined to the ships of Operation Crossroads. Goat penned like this on the Nevada deck, died of radiation exposure two days after Able was detonated. GOD HELP THE MAD SCIENTISTS WHO DID THIS.

A huge mushroom cloud rises above Bikini atoll in the Marshall Islands on July 25, 1946 following an atomic test blast, part of the U.S. military's Operation Crossroads. The dark spots in foreground are ships that were placed near the blast site to test what an atom bomb would do to a fleet of warships.

A huge mushroom cloud rises above Bikini atoll in the Marshall Islands on July…

Vice Admiral William H. P. Blandy and his wife slice into an Operation Crossroads cake shaped like (atomic test) Baker's radioactive geyser, while Rear Admiral Frank J. Lowry looks on, November 7, 1946.

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 6

The “Able” test of Operation Crossroads, the first atomic bomb dropped on the Bikini lagoon, on July 1, 1946. It was detonated at a height of 520 feet above the ground. Credit: Government photo in the public domain.

The “Able” test of Operation Crossroads, the first atomic bomb dropped on the Bikini lagoon, on July It was detonated at a height of 520 feet above the ground. Credit: Government photo in the public domain.

Now that school is back in session for most, it was the perfect time to reflect on one of the most life changing years of my life. During my senior year of high school, I was blessed with an opportunity to travel to my first ever African country, Ghana, for the whole summer after graduation with Operation Crossroads Africa. That was the most life changing trip ever. In this blog post, I’ll tell you why I chose this gap year experience. zaakirahnayyar.com/stories/gap-year-after-high-school

Now that school is back in session for most, it was the perfect time to reflect on one of the most life changing years of my life. During my senior year of high school, I was blessed with an opportunity to travel to my first ever African country, Ghana, for the whole summer after graduation with Operation Crossroads Africa. That was the most life changing trip ever. In this blog post, I’ll tell you why I chose this gap year experience. zaakirahnayyar.com/stories/gap-year-after-high-school

Operation Crossroads-Bikini Island nuclear tests-1945

Operation Crossroads-Bikini Island nuclear tests-1945

This 1946 Navy documentary tells the story of the atomic bomb tests of Operation Crossroads, at Bikini Atoll. It has footage of both the Able and Baker tests in July 1946. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UMO-18.

This 1946 Navy documentary tells the story of the atomic bomb tests of Operation Crossroads, at Bikini Atoll. It has footage of both the Able and Baker tests in July Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section,

Battleship USS Nevada (BB-36) painted in orange as target ship for the Operation Crossroads Able Nuclear weapons test.

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

"Operation Crossroads & Atomic/ Explosion Stuff" by xandra-black ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring home, home decor, vases, ceramic vase, floral vases, floral home decor, ceramic home decor, outdoors, outdoor decor and flower stems

"Operation Crossroads & Atomic/ Explosion Stuff" by xandra-black ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring home, home decor, vases, ceramic vase, floral vases, floral home decor, ceramic home decor, outdoors, outdoor decor and flower stems

Test animals were deliberately confined to the ships of Operation Crossroads. Goat #53, penned like this on the Nevada deck, died of radiation exposure two days after Able. [Via]

Test animals were deliberately confined to the ships of Operation Crossroads. Goat penned like this on the Nevada deck, died of radiation exposure 2 days after Able.

Absolutely wild artwork!!  c1946 Operation Crossroads Atomic Bomb Tests Bikini Atoll I R Lloyd Art RPPC | eBay

c1946 Operation Crossroads Atomic Bomb Tests Bikini Atoll I.R. Lloyd Art RPPC

Operation Crossroads Atomic Bomb Tests Bikini Atoll I R Lloyd Art RPPC

Operation Crossroads : 1946 : Bikini Atoll Underwater Explosion : Fine Giclee #Photograph

Operation Crossroads : 1946 : Bikini Atoll Underwater Explosion : Fine Giclee

The Wilson cloud has evaporated revealing the cauliflower atop the spray column. 2 million tons of water spray fall back into the lagoon. The radioactive base surge is moving toward the ships.

Pinterest
Search