CURTISS PARTICIPATION IN NUCLEAR TESTING
BRAVO,OPERATION CASTLE LARGEST NUCLEAR DETONATION IN ALL
NUCLEAR TESTING BY THE U S, 15 MEGATON.
PARTICIPATED IN THE FOLLOWING TESTS:
OPERATION SANDSTONE 1948
OPERATION GREENHOUSE 1951
OPERATION IVY 1952
OPERATION CASTLE 1954
OPERATION WIGWAM 1955
OPERATION REDWING 1956
This information, thanks to Dick Wagner!
'Atomic veterans' fight for benefits
Servicemen exposed to radiation feel their health problems are being ignored.
By James W. Crawley (619) 542-4559; jim.crawley@uniontrib
September 20, 2004
From the Army book on Operation Sandstone,donated by Carl P. Johnson.
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CHECK OUT THIS SITE, IT IS A VERY LARGE NAVY WEB SITE WITH A VERY LARGE COMPLIMENT OF SHIPMATES AND A HUGE INVENTORY OF INFORMATION.
I AM TRYING TO GET A SECTION INSTALLED FOR ATOMIC VETERANS AND PEARL HARBOR VETERANS.
IT IS FREE TO JOIN AND REASONABLE FOR A FULL MEMBERSHIP.
NUCLEAR NOMADS & WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
SLIDE TIMING, BOTTOM RIGHT HAND CORNER
V.A. Radiation Ionization Medical Worksheets 1 2 3 4
Attention all USS Curtiss officers & crewmembers:
From 1945 to 1962 there were more than 250 atmospheric ( and underwater ) tests of Nuclear ( and Thermo-nuclear ) weapons, in the Pacific Ocean and at the Nevads Test Site. More than 560,000 U.S. military personnel participated in these events, and were exposed to "ionizing" radiation particles, to some degree.
These military participants are recognised ( by Congress ) as "Atomic-Veterans." The many of these "Atomic-Veterans" were Officers and crewmembers of the USS Curtiss ( AV-4 ). Currently, there are only 195,000 surviving "Atomic-Vets" who may not know that their "oath-of-secrecy" related to their nuclear weapons testing duties has been lifted, thus allowing them to speak freely of their personal experiences related to any of these events. Additionally, they may be entitled to "service-connected" benefits for any illness that may have been caused by their exposure to atomic radiation particles while on active duty. There are also benefits available to spouses of deceased Atomic-Veterans. If you think you are an A-Vet, or if you have any questions related to eligibility potentials, the National Association of Atomic Veterans ( NAAV ) may be of assistance in getting you the proper information to file a claim with the Veterans Administration. We may be contacted at: www.naav.com
R. J. Ritter ( Korean War Veteran )
Managing Director & National Commander
Nat. Assoc. of Atomic Veterans, Inc.
Member: Veteran's Advisory Board on ( radiation ) Dose Reconstruction
Houston, Tx. 77089