Countdown at Crossroads – 13 July 1946

ABOARD THE USS Fall River (CA-131), Bikini Atoll, 13 July 1946 — “My shipmates and I were sweating it out at the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, getting ready for Test Baker, the second postwar atomic bomb test. Baker was scheduled for 25 July and the test bomb would explode from underwater.  The first test, code-named Able, was on 1 July and the bomb was dropped from…