• Created Date
  • 1946
  • Description
  • Test Baker, 21 kiloton yield, was the second nuclear explosion of Operation Crossroads. The bomb was suspended 90 feet underneath LSM 60 to create an underwater explosion. Detonated at 8:35 A.M. on July 25, 1946. This image was taken from Bikini Island by an automatic camera about 2 1/2 miles away from the blast. Lauren R. Donaldson was in the Marshall Islands aboard the USS HAVEN as a radiation monitor on the Radioactivity Group during Operat... more
    Test Baker, 21 kiloton yield, was the second nuclear explosion of Operation Crossroads. The bomb was suspended 90 feet underneath LSM 60 to create an underwater explosion. Detonated at 8:35 A.M. on July 25, 1946. This image was taken from Bikini Island by an automatic camera about 2 1/2 miles away from the blast. Lauren R. Donaldson was in the Marshall Islands aboard the USS HAVEN as a radiation monitor on the Radioactivity Group during Operation Crossroads. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    17.6 x 9 in.
    Scanned from an original photograph using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL in RGB at 200-400 dpi, saved in TIFF format, changed to indexed color, enhanced and resized using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2007