Recherche

Avis(s)

Nous avons repris la plupart de nos activités. Toutefois, compte tenu de la situation liée à la COVID-19, nous évaluerons toute nouvelle demande en fonction de son degré d’urgence et de sa date de réception. En procédant ainsi, nous pouvons servir nos clients de manière équitable. Aussi, prenez note que les délais de réponse pourraient être plus longs qu’à l’habitude.

Nous nous excusons des inconvénients que cela pourrait occasionner et vous remercions de votre compréhension. Veuillez consulter notre site Web régulièrement pour obtenir les dernières mises à jour au sujet de nos services.

Plate, Commemorative


Image - Plate, Commemorative
Pour © contacter :
Veterans Memorial Military Museum
Tous droits réservés.
Nom de l'objet : Plate, Commemorative
Type de l'objet : Plate, Commemorative
Catégorie de l'objet : Communications Artifact
Sous-catégorie de l'objet : Documentary Artifact
Matériaux : Wood
Numéro de catalogue : VM.2008.001.001
Numéro d'accession : VM.2008.001.001
Date de fin de production : 1955
Description : Spruce wood board bearing a burned inscription on the recto. Rectangle; Plexiglas is 1cm thick, covers entire body of wood; Plexiglas, 1 cm thick, is screwed into plywood frame. Wooden frame surrounds the actual wooden artifact. Metal screw at each end and two on top. Base reverse has four square, brown, rubber feet 1 cm high 2cm x 2cm; screws have slotted nut fasteners.
Commentaires : A board from a nuclear test site that belonged to Lea Stewart. Boards like this were placed 2000 yards from nuclear detonation center to demonstrate what would happen to a human under the same conditions. Shot Apple II was the name of the particular nuclear bomb detonation which this board was tested in the Nevada Desert. Mr. Stewart took part in Operation Teapot, exercise Desert Rock VI and was a member of the No 1 Radiation Detection Unit which consisted of 60 Service Men. Their exercise was known as Sapling and was part of the larger Teapot operation. The Apple II detonation is now declassified. It occurred at 12:10 on May 5, 1955 at the Nevada Test Site (NTS), Area 1 and yielded 29 kilotons. Many veterans who took part in the testing reported that the light from the blast was so bright that they could see the bones in their hands. The "P1RT4" that is burned into the board can be broken down like this: "P1" = Petty Officer 1st class "RT" = Radio Technician "4" = Naval Trade Group 4.
Longueur : 34
Largeur : 12
Profondeur : 3
Translittération de l'inscription : Recto : "PIRT 4 STEWART LC Verso : HOT APPLE TWO YUCCA FLATS NEVADA 0510 5/5/5 DISTANCE FROM GROUND ZERO 2000 YDS EXERCISE SAPLING
Établissement : Veterans Memorial Military Museum
Ville de l'établissement : Kensington
Province de l'établissement : Prince Edward Island
Site web de l'établissement : http://www.kata.pe.ca/attract/veteran/veteran.htm  

Coordonnées de cette page web
Date de modification :