Nuclear device test on Nevada test range near Las Vegas, Nevada. Newsmen and U.S. Military officers at the test site. The newsmen gathered around an officer as they question him after the conduct of test. The officer briefs the press. An aircraft in flight.
A parade held on the streets of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The parade held for the crew of the B-17 "Memphis Belle." Men on horses. A man riding a horse holds a U.S. flag. The crew rides in a jeep in the parade. Landmark buildings in Las Vegas before the "glitter gulch" days are seen, including Bank of Nevada; the Jack Pot Casino with a small amount of neon lighting; the Boulder Club with somewhat more neon lighting; the Apache Lounge, Cafe, and Hotel with its art deco signage at the Corner of Fremont and Second, and the El Portal Theatre at 310 Fremont Street which was the city's first movie theater; a directional arrow sign for the Hotel Sal Sagev (Las Vegas spelled backwards). After the parade on Fremont Street, the crew moves on to Las Vegas Army Airfield (today it is Nellis Air Force Base). They gather on a raised speaker's stand near the nose of the B-17 Memphis Belle. Troops assembled on the airfield, B-17, and crew of the Memphis Belle. The crew is introduced and the Memphis Belle crew members address the gathered soldiers. A United States Army Air Force band plays. A crowd around the Memphis Belle after the ceremonies.
Desert Rock Exercises (Desert Rock IV) underway for testing of nuclear weapon at Yucca Flats area of Nevada Proving Ground outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Test shot Dog. Squad tents pitched to form a bivouac area at Camp Desert Rock, south of Camp Mercury. Mountains in the background. Giant white cloud of smoke rises from behind the mountains due to detonation of nuclear weapon during Operation Tumbler-Snapper. This was shot "Dog," a 19 kiloton TX-7 device airdrop in Area 7. A mushroom cloud forms. Soldiers watch the smoke rising after the testing of the nuclear bomb device known as Dog.
Operation Desert Rock at Yucca Flats in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marines in tan overalls and wearing marine utility caps stand around Marine Corps jeeps near Yucca Flats, an atomic bomb test area. Two marines drive away in a jeep. An aircraft in flight as it leaves a vapor trail. The marines stand in desert as they wear utilities, cartridge belts, helmets. The marines carry rifles and BAR's( Browning Automatic Rifle). A small self propelled gun and LVT ( Landing Vehicle Tracked) in the background. A small board sticks out of sand. The marines walk by emplacements and look down into a foxhole. A member of a radiation team. A walkie talkie laid on the ground. Batteries and other equipment on the ground preceding test shot Dog of Operation Tumbler-Snapper.
Operation Desert Rock nuclear bomb test at Yucca Flats in Las Vegas, Nevada. A discarded walkie talkie lying on a sack on the ground. A dummy dressed like a man lying on the ground. Discarded vehicles, tanks and guns left around the area for testing the effects of nuclear blast. A mannequin in a foxhole. A dummy lying with two M1 rifles. A U.S. Marine walks into an underground trench. He prepares a dummy and then walks out again, all prior to test shot Dog during Operation Tumbler-Snapper of Desert Rock Exercises.
Operation Desert Rock at Yucca Flats in Las Vegas, Nevada. U.S. Marines in dungarees with field transport packs, rifles and other combat gear as they enter a tent. The marines in winter service " B" uniforms with packs, rifles and other equipment as they move through streets and are assigned tents. The marines walk after getting off buses. They carry rifles, BAR's ( Browning Automated Rifles) and carbines. Aeriel view of the camp area. M35 trucks with the marines in back as they pull water trailers. A sign reads ' Camp Desert Rock Sixth Army '. Men peel potato. The marines shave and wash their faces at an outdoor wash rack. An officer at a chart as he briefs the marines. Two marines at a table inside a tent. A marine comes out of the tent.