May is Military Appreciation Month

May is Military Appreciation Month – Sandra’s Occasional Newsletter, May 2022

A little bit of news… but not too much.  May is Military Appreciation Month Military Appreciation Month takes place every year throughout the month of May to pay tribute to present and past military veterans and their families. Throughout the month are several specific military holidays including Loyalty Day, VE Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Armed…

Operation Crossroads Test Baker bomb blast, 25 July 1946

Operation Crossroads Archival Film 1946

Shot on location at Bikini in 1946, three declassified films of Operation Crossroads and the Test Able and Test Baker atomic bomb tests. British Movietone Moment – Bikini Atom Bomb (4:03)   OPERATION CROSSROADS – Able and Baker Day Tests 1946 (26:36)   Project Crossroads – Nuclear Test Film 1946 (42:33) Operation Crossroads, Lest We…

14 August 1945 - Celebration in Pacific when Japanese surrender

Prelude: Aug 1945 – Operation Crossroads 75 Years Ago

Subic Bay, Philippines, 9 Aug 1945 – I’ll never forget the first time I heard the words: atomic bomb. It was the evening of 9 August 1945. I was a Gunner’s Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy, stationed at the Naval Station in Subic Bay, the Philippines. Thousands of military personnel were also there staging for Operation…