Operation Crossroads - Lest We Forget! An Eyewitness

Operation Crossroads - Lest We Forget! An Eyewitness

Operation Crossroads - Lest We Forget! An Eyewitness Account, Bikini Atomic Bomb Tests 1946 [PDF / Epub] ★ Operation Crossroads - Lest We Forget! An Eyewitness Account, Bikini Atomic Bomb Tests 1946 Author William L. McGee – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk FROM THE AUTHOR “I wrote this book to help preserve a part of history few know about today Operation Crossroads in 1946 was one of if not the most important events in US and world history It was the - Lest MOBI î FROM THE AUTHOR “I wrote this book to help preserve a part of history few know about today Operation Crossroads in was one of if not the most important events in US and world history It was the dawning of the nuclear age Bill McGee Operation Crossroads participant and atomic Operation Crossroads PDF or veteranABOUT THE BOOKAward winning World Crossroads - Lest We Forget! ePUB ´ War II Pacific war military historian Bill McGee commemorates the th Anniversary of Operation Crossroads with his eyewitness account of the first postwar atomic bomb tests at the Bikini Atoll in the summer of Bill McGee Gunner's Mate c US Navy was one of military Crossroads - Lest Kindle Õ scientists and civilian personnel assembled at the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands He had a front row seat at Crossroads for the July Able and Baker blasts from aboard the heavy cruiser USS Fall River CA Flagship for the Target Fleet and responsible for positioning the plus target Crossroads - Lest We Forget! ePUB ´ vessels in the Bikini Lagoon Written in his signature spare and straightforward style McGee enhances his personal account with entries from the Fall River ship log interviews with Fall River shipmates and other Crossroads participants and material from other writersBill McGee is one of the few surviving atomic veterans from Operation Crossroads He is a Lifetime Member of the National Association of Atomic Veterans NAAVForeword by F Lincoln Grahlfs PhD author of Voices from Ground Zero pp BW photographs illustrations Paperback ” x ” Kindle eBook.


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  1. Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) says:

    MWSA ReviewThe atomic bombs have been dropped and Japan has surrendered World War II is over but not for William “Bill” L McGee author of Operation Crossroads Lest We Forget He puts in his reuest for postwar duty with the Atlantic Fleet for a chance to see Europe However the Navy has other plans for him—duty aboard USS Fall River a heavy cruiser destined for Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands and Operation Crossroads Operation Crossroads 1946 involved the first postwar atomic bomb tests Politicians engineers the military and scientists all wanted to learn about the weapon they had unleashed Their tests were focused on determining its effects on warships humans animals and the environment McGee’s eyewitness account and in particular the uoted information he includes of the testing at Bikini is sobering The author pastes a great deal of outside and technical information from other sources in his chronicle However he uses a much lighter tone to relate experiences involving his shipmates daily ship life and adventures while on liberty The account is full of old photographs personal mementos statistics copies of routine schedules ship’s orders logs newspaper articles other eyewitness accounts and writings from the experts in the field The Navy originally planned three nuclear tests for Operation Crossroads They postponed the third test largely due to their inability to decontaminate the target ships and the unexpected effects of radiation from the second test Because no one yet knew much about the adverse impact of radiation almost no precautions were taken Personnel who worked on the cleanup gathered information and retrieved the test animals on the target ships wore little in the way of protective clothing Not long after the tests serious safety concerns regarding the radiation generated began to surface Sadly many of the participants of Operation Crossroads experienced and are experiencing health issues Despite some visual and editing errors this book preserves the legacy of those who participated in this operation It is a fitting gift to the author’s descendants of his personal experiences during the war In the post World War II era this event and its lessons should be remembered and warnings heeded As J Robert Oppenheimer stated after the Trinity test in New Mexico in July 1945 “I am become Death the destroyer of worlds” Review by Sandi Cowper March 2019


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1 thoughts on “Operation Crossroads - Lest We Forget! An Eyewitness Account, Bikini Atomic Bomb Tests 1946

  1. Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) says:

    MWSA ReviewThe atomic bombs have been dropped and Japan has surrendered World War II is over but not for William “Bill” L McGee author of Operation Crossroads Lest We Forget He puts in his reuest for postwar duty with the Atlantic Fleet for a chance to see Europe However the Navy has other plans for him—duty aboard USS Fall River a heavy cruiser destined for Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands and Operation Crossroads Operation Crossroads 1946 involved the first postwar atomic bomb tests Politicians engineers the military and scientists all wanted to learn about the weapon they had unleashed Their tests were focused on determining its effects on warships humans animals and the environment McGee’s eyewitness account and in particular the uoted information he includes of the testing at Bikini is sobering The author pastes a great deal of outside and technical information from other sources in his chronicle However he uses a much lighter tone to relate experiences involving his shipmates daily ship life and adventures while on liberty The account is full of old photographs personal mementos statistics copies of routine schedules ship’s orders logs newspaper articles other eyewitness accounts and writings from the experts in the field The Navy originally planned three nuclear tests for Operation Crossroads They postponed the third test largely due to their inability to decontaminate the target ships and the unexpected effects of radiation from the second test Because no one yet knew much about the adverse impact of radiation almost no precautions were taken Personnel who worked on the cleanup gathered information and retrieved the test animals on the target ships wore little in the way of protective clothing Not long after the tests serious safety concerns regarding the radiation generated began to surface Sadly many of the participants of Operation Crossroads experienced and are experiencing health issues Despite some visual and editing errors this book preserves the legacy of those who participated in this operation It is a fitting gift to the author’s descendants of his personal experiences during the war In the post World War II era this event and its lessons should be remembered and warnings heeded As J Robert Oppenheimer stated after the Trinity test in New Mexico in July 1945 “I am become Death the destroyer of worlds” Review by Sandi Cowper March 2019

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