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Naval History and Heritage Command

0900 Through Protective Goggles on the USS Appalachian

The bomb blast reflected in goggle lenses
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Illustration Board; by Grant Powers; 1946; Framed Dimensions 24H X 30W
Accession #: 88-181-N
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USS Appalachian (AGC-1) was the press ship from which most of the observers watched the bombs. Goggles were worn during the initial phase of the explosion--when the fireball was brighter than the sun--but then taken off later as the protective glass was too dark to view the rest of the bomb phenomena.

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