After several seconds of the sound of an atomic blast, General Benjamin Chidlaw, Commander in Chief of the Continental Air Defense Command, explains that more than 40 of the Civilian Administrative Supervisors who work in Air Defense Filter Centers in many of the key cities of the county were invited as guests to witness an atomic bomb test blast.
M. Elizabeth McCarthy of the Bangor Air Defense Filter Center, provides a detailed description of her experience.
Civil Defense Administration, public relations, Cold War, 1950s
History | Radio
Tape 6, part 2
Length of Audio Recording
WLBZ Radio, (April 01 1955) "Bangor Resident’s Description of Atomic Bomb Test Near Las Vegas". WLBZ Radio Station Records. MS 608. Tape 6, part 2. Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine.