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…