Operation Crossroads. Activities on ramp after return of B-29 "Dave's Dream" from Test Able atomic bomb drop at Bikini Atoll
Marshall Islands Date:1946, July 1 Duration:1 min 59 sec Sound:Yes
Military personnel swarm about on the ramp of airfield in Marshall Islands, where B-29, "Dave's Dream," is parked after returning from the Able Test drop of atomic bomb on Bikini Atoll, as part of Operation Crossroads atomic testing. Seen is Major General Curtis Lemay, Commander of the 20th Air Force, to which the 509th Bombardment Group its atomic bombers (B-29s) were assigned. He is being interviewed in front of another B-29 atomic bomber, with symbol of atomic explosion on its nose area and the name "Atomizer" written on it.
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