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Nuclear Tests '62 #2


Nuclear Tests in the Pacific 1962 ~ "Operation Dominic" ~ JTF-8  ~ Palmyra ~ Rarotonga ~ Fiji ~ Tongatapu


Palmyra ~ 1962  - Pictures by and comments by Gordon McCann

                   

 

                             

 

 

 

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Hammer, Ashcraft, Landa, radio op

Northern part of Oahu, Hawaii

Ray, by evaporators, 85 gals/day

Hammer holding up sign...

Chuck Lovett, Crypto w/grey tern

Time getting short

Seaplane ramp and main lagoon

Moray eel & Hammer

Small sharks

Large lagoon

Large Manta Ray

Hammer on crashed WWII B-23

C-124 bringing food and supplies

C-124 landing

C-130 on takeoff

C-118 in back, Ely with bag

Old Officer's Club in background

WWII boat repair dock

One & only Carle "Hammer" Clarke

Dick Ely

Joe Temming in everyday attire

Tearing down GMD, main site right

C-124 on approach

Loadin C-124

Ashcraft, Ely on helium tanks

Palmyra from the air

Who's Air Force is this???

More Palmyra ~ 1962  - Pictures by and comments by Chester "Chet" Wilcox

Balsa Trees

Hammer with Moray Eel

Hammer with Moray Eel

Discovered a Bone?

Blue billed Booby

Green billed Booby

Palmyra's GMD

Jerry Rainwater with Moray Eel

Outrigger and Lil' grass shack

Palmyra beach

Palmyra beach

The beauty of Palmyra Island

Palmyra atoll

Palmyra Camp

Baloon release

Green vegetation

Flight "E" Logo

Home tent

"Miss Treated" jeep

Local Savages

Jerry & bonefish

Leopard Ray

GEEIA Building

Nice view

Road to airstrip

WWII machine gunner's nest

WWII pill box

WWII building

French Frigate Shoals ~ 1962  - Pictures by and comments by Chester "Chet" Wilcox

                   

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Flight "F" Logo

Ernie & Dave in dining hall

Dave Stephenson at work

Dave Weiner looking good

Msgt Ken Benson in Ops Tent

Sgts Benson & Brown

Swanee, Don, Jim & Dave at mess

Wind instruments

GMD-1 on pad

Hal Henthorne taking picture

Ken Benson with supplies

Balloon shelter & ops tent

C-47 "Goony Bird"

C-47 on Tern Island

Tern Island runway

Coast Guard Station

Beach

Seals are regular visitors

Seal on beach

Air view of Tern Island "Home"

 

Rarotonga ~ 1962  - Pictures by and comments by Gordon McCann

 

 

                 

 

 

Natives sitting under C-118

Rarotonga Airport

Airport fire truck

British flag over administration offices

Prince's  country cottage

Leaving Rarotonga

Fiji ~ Tongatapu ~ 1962  - Pictures by and comments by Gordon McCann

      

Flying over Vita Levu, Fiji Islands 1962

Vita Levu

Modern terminal at Nandi, Fiji

Terminal at Tongatapu, Tonga, Islands

Plane & school, Tongatapu

Unloading our C-118


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For links to additional picture web pages taken by Doug Wilson click on:  Port Moresby #2  -  Wewak #2


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