ARMY & NAVY: Helen of Bikini

ARMY & NAVY

Something of the terror and wonder seemed to have gone from man's attitude toward the atomic bomb. Bomb No. 4 had been exploded at Bikini before a world-wide radio audience and 40,000 pairs of frightened eyes. Bomb No. 5, set off last week, was the tool of seasoned weaponeers, and the world watched less in fear than in curiosity at the damage it would do.

Manhattan Project engineers had named No. 5 "Helen of Bikini." As the concrete caisson to house Helen was lowered from the weapons ship Albemarle to LSM...

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