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Hydrogen Bomb Test Witness at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific 1956

I was a witness to the hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in 1956. When I was a Federal Official in 1950. I served in the Executive Office of the President when Dwight Eisenhower was President and then shortly when JFK was President. I was sent to Bikini Atoll in the Pacific as an official witness to the hydrogen bomb.

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25th July 1946: View of a mushroom cloud from a US hydrogen bomb explosion rising over the Marshall Islands from the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. (Photo by American Stock/Getty Images)

Previously when I was a City Official, I witnessed the atom bomb test in Nevada. But there is no comparison between an atom bomb and a hydrogen bomb. For example, the mushroom cloud for the hydrogen bomb was 80 miles across. The top of the mushroom cloud 80 miles wide for the hydrogen bomb, it was a spectacular sight.

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  • Shane McCann Posted March 23, 2019 10:50 pm

    This is such an experience to see an atomic hydrogen bomb test in real life and literally witness a huge part of World History!

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