Second Bikini Atoll atomic bomb test [2 seconds after detonation], 25 July 1946
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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]
In 1946, President Harry S. Truman appointed Leverett Saltonstall, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, to the bipartisan President's Evaluation Commission for Operation Crossroads, a series of nuclear tests designed to assess the effects of nuclear weapons on battleships. This photograph shows the Baker detonation at Bikini Atoll two seconds after detonation.