'Radioactive contamination' about the hazards posed by the sinking of a United States aircraft carrier and the methods to control radioactivity. United States Navy F6F-3 aircraft land aboard United States aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVL-22) in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. The torn down carrier Independence being towed away after it was used as a target for an atomic bomb test in 1946 as part of Operation Crossroads. Men at a construction site talk about contamination caused in sea water due to sinking of Independence containing radioactive waste. Two women in a car also discuss the issue. An atomic explosion occurs underwater during a test. Damaged Independence ship after TEST ABLE. A mushroom cloud formation as a result of atom bomb explosion. Parts of the carrier being tested for radio active contamination at a defense laboratory in the United States. Independence being sunk in 1951. Civilians encounter several dangers in their occupations and narrator points out everyday risks in day to day lives as scenes show firemen fighting fire, a house wife working in a kitchen and responding to a pot boiling over on the stove, a man slips on a bar of soap in the shower; and scene of reckless driving on highways. View of test nuclear explosion underwater in the Pacific.
Atomic bomb test "Baker" at Bikini Atoll, Micronesian Islands in the Pacific Ocean during Operation Crossroads in July 1946. Aerial view of ships at anchor, grouped in a small area. Broken clouds in sky. Underwater explosion of bomb "Helen of Bikini", shot Baker, occurs as it throws a shock wave. It forms a huge round white cloud, grey smoke curls up its center. Lower clouds around the area dissipates. Nuclear test mushroom cloud hangs over the ships. A large trunk of the bomb blast extends down into the water. Many ships surround the blast area.
Excellent views of a U.S. Navy HO3S-1A helicopter. (This is the U.S. Navy version of the Sikorsky S-51, also known as an H-5). This particular helicopter is one of the first four Sikorsky S-51 helicopters ordered by the U.S. Navy in 1946 for use in Operation High Jump operations in Antarctica. The helicopter on the ship deck in the Pacific Ocean . U.S. Navy Lieutenant Tracy gets onto the helicopter. The helicopter takes off from the ship deck. The navy helicopter comes back in for a landing. Lieutenant Tracy gets off the helicopter and crew members secure it on the flight deck.
Cluster of test vessels is seen in aerial view of test site, Bikini Atoll, Pacific Ocean. Baker test, of underwater atomic bomb burst, in Operation Crossroads, July, 1946. Detonation produces large shock wave, water column and mushroom cloud.
American strike over Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean during the Battle of Cape Engano of World War II. U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral William Halsey Jr. who is the Commander of U.S. Third Fleet writes a message for Commander of 7th Fleet Admiral Thomas Cassin Kinkaid. An officer studies a map. Animation depicts the course taken by Task Force 38. Animation depicts night radar search made by American forces and detection of an enemy ship. A ship underway in the Pacific Ocean. Animation depicts the movement of Task Force 38 and Task Force 34. A U.S. night search airplane lands due to engine problems. An aircraft in flight. Bombs being carried on tow dollies. Bombs being loaded in aircraft. The aircraft take off from an carrier. A man gives a signal. U.S. aircraft in flight. Admiral William Halsey, Jr with others stands on the ship deck. Animation depicts contact of the Commander of the 3rd Fleet with the Commander of the 7th Fleet and the change in course of enemy movement. Japanese ships underway in the Pacific Ocean. U.S. aircraft launch an attack on the Japanese ships. Aircraft drop bombs on the ships. An aircraft catches fire and plunges in water. A strike coordinator in an aircraft. Animation depicts Japanese ships being bombed and damaged. Japanese aircraft carriers Zuiho and Zuikaku are attacked by American forces. U.S. aircraft drop torpedoes on Japanese ships. Japanese fighter aircraft shot down. Animation depicts American air attack on Japanese ships.
A Japanese submarine torpedoed by USS Caiman underway in the Pacific Ocean. Aerial view of the Pacific at night. A Japanese submarine being torpedoed. The submarine explodes and sinks.