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NNSA-NSO-886 - A black and white photo of a dirt road

NNSA-NSO-886 - A black and white photo of a dirt road

A view of one of the towers utilized in the 1952 Spring Continental Test Series shots

NNSA-NSO-944 - A black and white photo of a person parachuding

NNSA-NSO-944 - A black and white photo of a person parachuding

After an atomic blast at Camp Desert Rock Nevada members of the 82nd Airborne Division parachuted into the area near ground zero.

NNSA-NSO-885 - A black and white photo of a man standing next to a truck

NNSA-NSO-885 - A black and white photo of a man standing next to a tru...

Truck between 400 and 500 yds. From ground zero at atomic test, NV. Proving Grounds, April 23, 1952.

NNSA-NSO-881 - A black and white photo of a man holding a bird

NNSA-NSO-881 - A black and white photo of a man holding a bird

After an atomic blast held at Camp Desert Rock, NV., soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division made a jump near ground zero. Shown here is Sgt Jerry Pippin wrapping up his chute after landing in the drop zone.

Indian Springs air force base - NNSA-NSO-901

Indian Springs air force base - NNSA-NSO-901

Indian Springs AFB, Nevada, April 20, 1952 -- To reduce personnel hazards due to exposure to more than minimal amounts of atomic radiation during AEC nuclear tests at the Nevada Proving Grounds, all United Stat... More

NNSA-NSO-888 - A black and white photo of a group of people standing in front of an airplane

NNSA-NSO-888 - A black and white photo of a group of people standing i...

Newsreel and press correspondents take pictures of a B-29 being decontaminated to remove the radioactivity from it, April 21, 1952.

NNSA-NSO-907 - A man standing on top of a wooden platform next to a crowd of people

NNSA-NSO-907 - A man standing on top of a wooden platform next to a cr...

Brig. General H. P. Storke, commanding general of Camp Desert Rock, NV. and exercise director, addresses a group of correspondents during their tour of the atom bomb site, April 21, 1952.

Indian Springs air force base - NNSA-NSO-579

Indian Springs air force base - NNSA-NSO-579

News photographers capture a B-29 being decontaminated on April 21, 1952 at Indian Springs Air Force Base, Nevada.

NNSA-NSO-891 - A black and white photo of a group of soldiers

NNSA-NSO-891 - A black and white photo of a group of soldiers

Men of the 504th Task Force walk by 105 howitzer. The howitzer is 900 yards from ground zero, April 22, 1952.

NNSA-NSO-899, Atomic Bomb Test Site

NNSA-NSO-899, Atomic Bomb Test Site

This T-33 jet-type aircraft is shown receiving a high-pressure washing by airmen at the Indian Springs Air Force Base, Nevada. After each flight through radioactive cloud formations during periodic Atomic Energ... More

NNSA-NSO-940 - A group of men standing around a man in a helmet

NNSA-NSO-940 - A group of men standing around a man in a helmet

Men in foxhole. Public domain photograph of quarry workers, mining, miners, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

NNSA-NSO-880, Atomic Bomb Test Site
NNSA-NSO-932, Atomic Bomb Test Site

NNSA-NSO-932, Atomic Bomb Test Site

Pfc. Carl Lacinaki, hands his film badge to Lt. Pearle W. Mack so that it may be checked for radioactivity. Pfc is a member of the 31 inf. Div as an Asst. Gunner of a 75mm recoilless rifle. Lt. Mack, CBR Office... More

NNSA-NSO-942, Atomic Bomb Test Site

NNSA-NSO-942, Atomic Bomb Test Site

231st Desert Rescue Squad (Turtle--Lightning).

NNSA-NSO-879, Atomic Bomb Test Site

NNSA-NSO-879, Atomic Bomb Test Site

A USAF aircraft awaits on an air strip at Camp Desert Rock.

NNSA-NSO-920 - A group of men standing around a tank

NNSA-NSO-920 - A group of men standing around a tank

Men looking at tank for damage. Tank (either a M26A1 or M46) was still operational. This was 500 yards from ground zero at atomic tests, NV Proving Grounds, April 23, 1952.

NNSA-NSO-923, Atomic Bomb Test Site

NNSA-NSO-923, Atomic Bomb Test Site

2nd Lt. Alfred L. Gain, uses the Geiger Counter for measuring the contamination of Signal Corps Photographer Cpl. Arthur Cohen. Lt. Gais is with the 6th Army Chemical Biological Radiological School to work with... More

NNSA-NSO-931, Atomic Bomb Test Site

NNSA-NSO-931, Atomic Bomb Test Site

2nd Lt. Allen Price, leads a platoon of men from B Company, 167 Rgt., 31st Infl Div. towards the blast area while checking the intensity of the rays in the area per hour B use of the Ion Chamber. Lt. Price is w... More

NNSA-NSO-902 - A black and white photo of a man standing next to a truck

NNSA-NSO-902 - A black and white photo of a man standing next to a tru...

Lt. Pearle W. Mack Jr., radiation officer, inspects a 2 ½ ton truck at 1709 yards from ground zero. Atomic Test, NV Proving Ground, April 23, 1952.

NNSA-NSO-913 - A group of people standing around a helicopter

NNSA-NSO-913 - A group of people standing around a helicopter

Some of the newsmen and TV correspondents inspect a helicopter that is used in terrain survey after the atomic tests at Camp Desert Rock, NV, April 21, 1952.

Operation Tumbler-Snapper - Charlie 001

Operation Tumbler-Snapper - Charlie 001

Operation Tumbler-Snapper - Charlie test. Observers watch the mushroom cloud rise at the Nevada Proving Grounds, April 22, 1952.

Tumbler Snapper rope tricks, atomic bomb, nuclear explosion

Tumbler Snapper rope tricks, atomic bomb, nuclear explosion

Nuclear detonation from the "Tumbler Snapper" test series showing fireball and "rope tricks" by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The photograph was shot by a Rapatronic camera built by EG&G. Since each ... More

Indian Springs air force base - NNSA-NSO-900

Indian Springs air force base - NNSA-NSO-900

Indian Springs AFB, Nevada, April 20, 1952 -- Airmen of The USAF's Special Weapons Center are shown checking the streamlined, wing-tip filter boxes on T-33 jet-type aircraft with Ion Chamber devices ( a type of... More

Indian Springs air force base - NNSA-NSO-904

Indian Springs air force base - NNSA-NSO-904

Indian Springs AFB, Nevada, April 20, 1952 -- The USAF weather station shown above is situated near the Control Point at the Atomic Energy Commission's Nevada Proving Grounds. During periodic continental tests ... More

NNSA-NSO-897, Atomic Bomb Test Site

NNSA-NSO-897, Atomic Bomb Test Site

After observing the initial, intense light of an atomic detonation through the specially designed and coated windows of a United States Air Force transport-type aircraft, volunteer Air Force officers' individua... More

NNSA-NSO-882, Atomic Bomb Test Site

NNSA-NSO-882, Atomic Bomb Test Site

Cpl Stanley Vandelov, of the 140th Main Wing from Clovis, NM inspects a radio in trench at 900 yd.

NNSA-NSO-925 - Automobiles of 1940s

NNSA-NSO-925 - Automobiles of 1940s

Crouched in their fox holes are from left to right Sfc James J. O'Toole and Sgt. Joseph S. Hales. These men are part of the 167 Inf. Rgt. of the 31st Inf. Div. One of the units currently participating in the at... More

NNSA-NSO-929, Atomic Bomb Test Site

NNSA-NSO-929, Atomic Bomb Test Site

Carroll L. Tyler (left) and Alvin C. Graves observing newspaper. Public domain photograph of a person holding a newspaper, people reading news, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

NNSA-NSO-887 - A black and white photo of a radio tower

NNSA-NSO-887 - A black and white photo of a radio tower

A tower used in one of the shots in the 1952 Tumbler-Snapper Series.

NNSA-NSO-889 - A black and white photo of two men in a plane

NNSA-NSO-889 - A black and white photo of two men in a plane

In the helicopter H-13D is Brig. General Harry P. Storke and pilot Lieutenant William Tyler. General Storke, Army Exercise Director of the Atomic Tests at Camp Desert Rock, NV., is about to take off on an inspe... More

NNSA-NSO-883 - A black and white photo of a tall tower

NNSA-NSO-883 - A black and white photo of a tall tower

A view of one of the towers utilized in one of the 1952 Spring Continental Test Series shots.

NNSA-NSO-903 - A man kneeling down next to a machine

NNSA-NSO-903 - A man kneeling down next to a machine

Cpl. Sal DiBernardo of the 47th Div., 135th Regt., inspecting a 105mm howitzer at 500 yards from ground zero, April 23, 1952.

NNSA-NSO-919, Atomic Bomb Test

NNSA-NSO-919, Atomic Bomb Test

Control Point at Yucca Pass, Nevada Proving Ground. Standing, Dr. Everett Cox, Captain Harry H. Haight, Commander Russell H. Maynard and Commander Elbert W. Pate.

NNSA-NSO-945 - Automobiles of 1940s

NNSA-NSO-945 - Automobiles of 1940s

Brigadier General J. P. Storke observes damage done to vehicle by atomic blast at Nevada Proving Grounds, April 22, 1952.

NNSA-NSO-890 - A black and white photo of a group of men

NNSA-NSO-890 - A black and white photo of a group of men

April 14, 1952, to help determine the flash-blindness effects of atomic detonation, volunteer Air Force officers observe the initial, intense light of an atomic burst through specially designed and coated windo... More

NNSA-NSO-893 - A couple of men sitting on top of a sandy beach

NNSA-NSO-893 - A couple of men sitting on top of a sandy beach

Army Sargent George Underwood and Lieutenant Fred D. McFadden, radiation officer inspects a dummy at 1700 yards from ground zero at the atomic test, Nevada Proving Ground April 23, 1952.

Indian Springs air force base - NNSA-NSO-905

Indian Springs air force base - NNSA-NSO-905

Indian Springs AFB, Nevada, April 20, 1952 -- Exact weather information is a prime necessity during atomic test periods. To obtain information concerning air pressure, temperature and humidity, these captive, h... More

NNSA-NSO-926 - A man standing next to a tank in the desert

NNSA-NSO-926 - A man standing next to a tank in the desert

Men looking at a jeep that was 1700 yds from ground zero and 2000 yards from blast, atomic tests, NV. Proving Grounds, April 23, 1952

NNSA-NSO-894 - A group of men standing around a pile of trash

NNSA-NSO-894 - A group of men standing around a pile of trash

Fire caused by atomic blast at NV Proving Grounds, west of ground zero, April 23, 1952.

NNSA-NSO-916 - A group of people standing in front of a building

NNSA-NSO-916 - A group of people standing in front of a building

The crowd of news correspondents listen to a talk that is given to them at the control point of the coming atomic blast, April 23, 1952.

NNSA-NSO-918 - A couple of men sitting in front of a control panel

NNSA-NSO-918 - A couple of men sitting in front of a control panel

Gaelin Felt, Assistant to Deputy Test Director (seated) and J. C. Clark, Deputy Test Director at the complex instrument panel in the control room of the Control Point at Yucca Pass, Nevada Proving Ground.

NNSA-NSO-884, Atomic Bomb Test Site
Indian Springs air force base - NNSA-NSO-915, Atomic Bomb Test

Indian Springs air force base - NNSA-NSO-915, Atomic Bomb Test

Men of the Indian Springs AFB wash down the wing of a radioactive B-29 which has been used in the Atomic bomb tests at Nevada Proving Grounds April 21, 1952.

NNSA-NSO-928, Atomic Bomb Test Site

NNSA-NSO-928, Atomic Bomb Test Site

Extract of Continental Test Organization Chart.

Indian Springs air force base - NNSA-NSO-896

Indian Springs air force base - NNSA-NSO-896

Indian Springs AFB. After each nuclear detonation at the Nevada Proving Grounds during the AEC's periodic continental tests, United States Air Force planes are checked carefully by airmen of the Air Force Spec... More

NNSA-NSO-917, Atomic Bomb Test

NNSA-NSO-917, Atomic Bomb Test

Gaelin Felt, Assistant to Deputy Test Director (seated) and J. C. Clark, Deputy Test Director at the complex instrument panel in the Control room of the Control Point at Yucca Pass, Nevada Proving Ground. The f... More

NNSA-NSO-927 - A couple of men standing next to a cannon

NNSA-NSO-927 - A couple of men standing next to a cannon

105mm howitzer near ground zero at atomic tests, NV Proving Grounds, April 23, 1952.

NNSA-NSO-930, Atomic Bomb Test Site

NNSA-NSO-930, Atomic Bomb Test Site

The two men shaking hands are Carroll L. Tyler and Alvin C. Graves.

Tumbler Snapper rope tricks moire cancelled

Tumbler Snapper rope tricks moire cancelled

Nuclear detonation from the "Tumbler Snapper" test series showing fireball and "rope tricks" by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  : The photograph was shot by a Rapatronic camera built by EG&G. Since eac... More