Countdown at Crossroads – 22 July 1946

1-5. USO show

Aboard the USS Fall River (CA-131), Bikini Atoll, 22 July 1946, Test Baker minus 3. The Fall River’s chaplain pulled some strings and booked a USO show on the fantail of the ship for this evening. For a couple of hours, we almost forgot about Test Baker and what might happen in three days when a fifth atomic bomb would be detonated 90 feet underwater in the Bikini Lagoon.(Photo Author’s Collection)

(Excerpted from Operation Crossroads – Lest We Forget! by William L. McGee.)

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