• SHARE

Early on March 1, 1954, the United States exploded a hydrogen bomb, code-named Bravo, on the Pacific Ocean’s Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands.

It was the most powerful thermonuclear device ever tested by the U.S. — 1,000 times larger than those dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki — and exposed local islanders, 28 U.S. military weather observers and 23 Japanese fishermen who happened to be near the test site aboard a tuna trawler to near-fatal amounts of radiation.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)