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Bikini bomb tests, art

 
 
Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2014 08:51 pm
Some of the photos taken at Bikini are out there now, selected for watching.

My father was the commanding officer of photo into baker. He and an other guy I'll name, plus others I don't know the names of but might recognize, were in the plane that shot into the center of Baker.




Apparently a Hollywood gallery now is showing this, which I am pretty much for.

Apparently, the gallery is non interested in speaking to me, as they don't reply.

I am not against the person who improved the photos via access.

Me, when I looked at the FBI, all I got was black.

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2014 09:27 pm
@ossobuco,
I'll mention that when I did visit the Atomic Museum here, oft tripping on long stools, criminy, and eventually got to talk with the museum director, that he had never heard of the bikini bomb tests. I liked him well enough, and he was new. However, I didn't fill out the donation forms.

I suppose I should fill all that out now.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2014 09:36 pm
@ossobuco,
Is it this bikini, Osso?

Operation Crossroads?

http://m.mopa.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/NEA_object_image/2000.018.001_unknown_artist_atomic_bomb_blast_at_bikini_island.jpg

Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2014 09:38 pm
@Lordyaswas,
See how many ships are there, right under the mushroom?

Hopefully they were abandoned old ones, just for data recording purposes.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2014 09:39 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Yes, but that is a lateral.

Not to be picky.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2014 09:44 pm
@ossobuco,
Sorry. I didn't have a very big step ladder. Very Happy


Here's a Nat Geographic......

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/080/cache/atom-bomb-bikini-atoll_8003_990x742.jpg
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2014 09:46 pm
@Lordyaswas,
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/21/Crossroads_baker_explosion.jpg/763px-Crossroads_baker_explosion.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2014 09:50 pm
@ossobuco,
I know of one submarine captain, a bittersweet friend to me.

My father was Richard J.Cunningham, colonel and so on, Joe.

ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2014 09:56 pm
@ossobuco,
As I said, my father and crew shot down into it.

Colonel John Craig manned the camera.

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2014 10:00 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Not from the center..
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2014 10:18 pm
@Lordyaswas,
I haven't memorized all the photos.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 16 Dec, 2014 10:30 pm
@ossobuco,
Consider looking up John Craig.

I think of him as a tale teller at our dining table, but he was an interesting man.
Early deep sea diver, involved in early diving design, later a tv guy re Danger is My Business, yada yada.


He was the one who manned the camera to take the center photo, far as I get.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2014 11:24 pm
The person who has put this present photo show together, years of work, is Bruce Conner. I am not against him, quite the opposite,
glad he has done this.

I'm insulted the gallery will not reply to me.

About five years ago, I went with my cousins to the local Atomic Museum (not sure of the name) in Albuquerque. I signed at the desk that I might want to donate. The director got pinged and showed up as I was sitting on some long bench.

The director was new and we were friendly and he showed me around, and I managed not to trip (I don't see well in dim light). He didn't know about the Bikini Bomb tests, but he was, after all, new. I left with some papers to fill out if I wanted to donate stuff.


Two down.


ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2014 11:46 pm
@ossobuco,
My father knew Oppenheimer and Teller. Even I once met Teller, odd story.
I've nothing much useful to say about all that.


I approached the Cohn gallery to talk with Conner.
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2014 06:14 pm
@ossobuco,
The best you can hope is they passed the message to this guy Conner, and he'd be interested. Maybe you can write to him directly, he must have a Linkedin account.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2014 06:28 pm
@ossobuco,
I should have done that in the first place.

I didn't since I understand gallery policy, more or less.

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2014 07:05 pm
@ossobuco,
Actually I don't know, Lordy. I've not memorized photos, so my saying yes was being agreeable.

My father lost his super high clearance when a guy under him showed a photo at a party in New York, possibly where he was working at the time.

I don't know, I was eight and my parents left me out of stuff. I do remember some names, as ms busybody.

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