Countdown at Crossroads – USO entertainment provides a diversion, 22 July 1946, Post 15/20

1-5. USO show

Aboard the USS Fall River (CA-131), Bikini Atoll, 22 July 1946 – With three days to go before Test Baker, the Fall River chaplain pulled some strings and booked a USO show on the fantail of the ship for this evening. For a few hours, we almost forgot about Test Baker and what might happen to us all when an atomic bomb was detonated 90 feet underwater in the Bikini Lagoon.(Photo Author’s Collection)

-Bill MGee

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

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