Operation Crossroads, Test Able, July 1, 1946
Print Size: 8.75" x 17" Test Able, the first atomic bomb test in Bikini Atoll during Operation Crossroads. With a yield of 21 kilotons this bomb was dropped by plane to test the effects of atmospheric explosion. Detonated at approximately 9:00 A.M. Bikini time at an altitude of 520 feet, July 1, 1946. Lauren R. Donaldson was in the Marshall Islands aboard the USS HAVEN as a radiation monitor on the Radioactivity Group during Operation Crossroads.
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