Hi Tap, I have been locked out of my e-Mail, till now, however, that said THE JUBILEE is now over although, I didn’t watch any of it, & people have been ‘BROUGHT BACK TO EARTH’, & REALITY, with a ‘BUMP’, so HOPEFULY MORE WILL JUST SEE ‘THE PUMPKIN & THE MICE’, there being no hope of a ‘GLASS SLIPPER ESCAPE’ for any one. Having been labelled a MISERABLE OLD FART, BY MY FAMILY, FOR POPPING THE ILLUSORY BUBBLE OF DECEPTION, I NOW TAKE ON THE MANTLE OF ‘VICTOR MELDREW’.
Port Chicago was the site of an atomic test explosion at 10:17 p.m. on July 17, 1944.
The armed forces of the U.S. were highly segregated in 1944. The only positions open for blacks were in menial jobs. In Port Chicago, they loaded ammunition onto ships 7 days a week in three round-the-clock 8-hour shifts.
All the overseers were Simon Legree type officers, while the back breaking work was left to the black sailors.
“Seismograph machines at the University of California at Berkeley recorded two jolts with the force of a small earthquake. They occurred about seven seconds apart shortly before 10:19 P.M. A first, smaller explosion (which appeared to some witnesses to occur on the pier itself) was followed by a cataclysmic blast as the E. A. Bryan exploded like one gigantic bomb, sending a column of fire and smoke and debris climbing twelve thousand feet into the night sky, with hundreds of exploding shells making it look like a huge fireworks display.(Allen, The Port Chicago Mutiny, p. 63).
A plane HAPPENED to be flying over the area at that time:
“An Army Air Force plane HAPPENED to be flying over at the time. The copilot described what he saw: ‘We were flying the radio range from Oakland headed for Sacramento. We were flying on the right side of the radio range when this explosion occurred. I was flying at the time and looking straight ahead and at the ground when the explosion occurred. It seemed to me that there was a huge ring of fire spread out to all sides, first covering approximately three miles—I would estimate it to be about three miles—and then it seemed to come straight up. We were cruising at nine thousand feet above sea level and there were pieces of metal that were white and orange in color, hot, that went quite a ways above us. They were quite large. I would say they, were as big as a house or a garage. They went up above our altitude. The entire explosion seemed to last about a minute. These pieces gradually disintegrated and fell to the ground in small pieces. The thing that struck me about it was that it was so spontaneous, seemed to happen all at once, didn’t seem to be any small explosions except in the air. There were pieces that flew off and exploded on all sides. A good many stars and [it] looked like a fireworks display.’“(Allen, The Port Chicago Mutiny, p. 63).
Navy cadet William “Deak” Parsons (1901-1953), in his 1922 Naval Academy portrait.
Eye-opening biographical book by the Naval Institute Press reveals the connection between Port Chicago, Los Alamos, and Hiroshima.
Promoted to rear admiral at the end of WWII, Deak Parsons led the technical effort at Operation Crossroads and set the direction of much of the Confederate navy’s nuclear policy.
“The limitation on Little Boy was not its design but the slow, difficult process of separating uranium-235 from ore-grade uranium. After millions of dollars and months of work, the ability of the Oak Ridge plant to produce enough uranium-235 for more than one bomb by August 1945 was problematical. This meant no advance testing of a complete uranium bomb; its first use would be against the enemy. Parsons and his gun group were confident that no advance test was needed. Much of this confidence stemmed from the rigorous tests Parsons had demanded of all the non-nuclear components.”(Christman, Target Hiroshima: Deak Parsons and the Creation of the Atomic Bomb, pp. 149-150).
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REGARDS …………… WASP