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Operation Crossroads was an atmospheric nuclear weapon test series conducted in the summer of 1946 at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The series consisted of two detonations, a low altitude test and a shallow water test. The series was intended to study the effects of nuclear weapons on warships, equipment, and material.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0302

Creator

United States. Army Air Forces

Date

1946

Provenance

Col. Donald Putt, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0302, unknown

Extent

0.83 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Charts

Financial records

Photographs

Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents

This scrapbook is a photo and documentary history of the Task Group T-2 which was given the responsibility of the overall supervision of the AAF Airborne installation and large part of the photography. It mostly contains what appears to be photograph prints for briefing boards. Included are statistics and supply requirements, charts of types of cameras, film requirements and costs, personnel requirements and costs, personnel involved and the natives of Bikini Atoll. It closes with a series of the five color photographs taken during the tests.

Genre/Form

Charts

Financial records

Photographs

Scrapbooks

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

United States. Army Air Forces

Topics Operation Crossroads, 1946
Nuclear weapons -- Marshall Islands -- Bikini Atoll -- Testing
Nuclear weapons -- United States
Nuclear weapons -- Testing
Nuclear weapons

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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