Accession Number : ADA080272


Title :   Operation REDWING Commander Task Group 7.3, Operation Plan Number 1-56.


Corporate Author : JOINT TASK FORCE SEVEN WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a080272.pdf


Report Date : 24 Jan 1956


Pagination or Media Count : 291


Abstract : The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) has scheduled a test series of atomic weapons and devices at the Pacific Proving Ground (PPG) in the Spring of 1956. This test series, known as Operation REDWING, will consist of approximately sixteen detonations. The first shot is scheduled for 1 May 1956, and it is anticipated that the last detonation will occur not later than 15 August 1956. This plan covers the operational phase which will begin with the deployment of major elements of Joint Task Force SEVEN to the Pacific Proving Ground.


Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING , DECONTAMINATION , TEST METHODS , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , SAFETY , RADIOACTIVITY , WEAPONS EFFECTS , MILITARY PLANNING , TEST FACILITIES , BIKINI ATOLL , ENEWETAK ATOLL


Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons


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