“Operation Crossroads” and the Post-war Atomic Bomb Tests, Part 1

Magazine of the U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association

Magazine of the U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association

The year 2016 is off to a good start with the first installmant of a 5-part story in the Winter 2016 edition of the national quarterly magazine of the U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association (USNCSA) … Operation Crossroads, Part 1, Winter 2016. In Part 1, Bill recounts his participation in 1946 on the heavy cruiser, USS Fall River (CA-131), en route from Norfolk, Virginia, to the Bikini Atoll for “Operation Crossroads,” the first post-war atomic bomb tests. The 2-page story is excerpted from Bill’s naval military memoir Bluejacket Odyssey, 1942-1946, Guadalcanal to Bikini.

 

 

 

 

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