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Operation Crossroads atomic detonation at Bikini Atoll, Jul 1946; profile of battleship Nagato could be seen at the base of the mushroom cloud

Caption   Operation Crossroads atomic detonation at Bikini Atoll, Jul 1946; profile of battleship Nagato could be seen at the base of the mushroom cloud ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 12 Nov 2008

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
17 Nov 2015 04:26:02 PM

Since 1946, this image has appeared in several books, publications, and websites but flipped right-to-left from what is seen here. The Japanese battleship Nagato with its pagoda superstructure is clearly recognizable silhouetted against the water column. Her position within the lagoon relative to the bomb location and Bikini Island (where the camera was) make the alignment seen here unquestionably the correct one.

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WW2-Era Place Name Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands
Lat/Long 11.5900, 165.5000
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