Operation Cross Roads. Aircraft brings participants and official observers to the Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands Date:1946 Duration:1 min 7 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Air Transport Command C-54 aircraft, arrives and taxis to parking place on ramp at airfield in the Marshall Islands, related to the nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll (Operations Crossroads). When the door opens, An officer scurries down the stairway to join two others standing at foot of the stairs ready to greet arriving passengers. Military officers are gathered on the ramp, including Air Force General Henry (Hap) Arnold. Many military and civilian passengers deplane and are greeted and mingle with those on the ramp. Some distance away, base personnel are gathered , including several women, to watch the activity. The only base buildings seen are Quonset huts and buildings contrived from them. The first of several military staff cars drives away carrying the arriving passengers.
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