Gig Harbor, WA
Photograph - Color Photo
This photo was taken of the first atomic bomb to be detonated at Bikini Atoll. Code-named "Able", a bomb similar in most respects to "Fat Man," which was dropped on Nagasaki was detonated. On July 1, 1946, at about 8:45 AM, the first peacetime detonation of a nuclear ordnance occurred.
Original image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
April 29th, 2013
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