Countdown at Crossroads – 29 June 1946, Test Able -2

1-5. Crossroads envelope

1-Letter home

Aboard the USS Fall River (CA-131), Bikini Atoll, 29 June 1946, Test Able -2. Today we were issued stationery specially designed for Operation Crossroads, along with the not-so-subtle hint to write a letter home. The letters would be held and mailed after Test Able (if we survived).  I wrote to my mother and oldest sister, Doris. (Excerpted from Operation Crossroads – Lest We Forget! by William L. McGee. Crossroads envelope and letterhead from the author’s collection.)

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