Nevada Test Site (NTS) 1955
Shot Wasp, Shot Moth, Shot Tesla, Shot Turk, Shot Hornet, Shot Bee, Shot Ess, Shot Apple-1, Shot Wasp Prime, Shot Ha, Shot Post, Shot Met, Shot Apple-2, & Shot Zucchini
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Operation Teapot was a series of 14 nuclear test explosions conducted at the Nevada Test Site in the first half of 1955. The aims of the operation were to establish military tactics for ground forces on a nuclear battlefield and to improve the nuclear weapons used for strategic delivery.
Dates: Feb 18 – June 10, 1955
Radiation Exposures at Teapot
It is estimated that the total number of participants in Operation Teapot was approximately 11,000 personnel. Using this estimate, 72 percent have been identified by name and film badge data has been located for 41 percent. Film badge data are generally unavailable for Desert Rock VI participants. Therefore, most army participants identified by name and film badge in the table were probably associated with JTO activities.
Operation Teapot Atomic Explosions
Operation Teapot Met Shot 1955 Atomic Bomb Exploded Footage
List of Participants
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