Logbook, 1946

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This logbook was kept by Leonard P. Schultz during Operation Crossroads in 1946 aboard the USS Bowditch. The logbook includes entries before and after the atom bomb tests on Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands) as Schultz participated in a survey of fauna before and after the tests. Entries are narrative and describe daily activities, collection of fish specimens, general notes, and expenses. Includes an entry made on "Able Day" describing Schultz's observations of the atom bomb explosion. A list of scientific personnel can be found in the back of the book. Localities include: Bikini, Rongelap, Kwajalein, and possibly others.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 31, 1946

End Date

Jul 20, 1946

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  • Atomic bomb
  • Ichthyology


  • Marshall Islands
  • Rongelap
  • Bikini
  • Kwajalein


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007222

Collection name

Leonard Peter Schultz Papers, circa 1915-1970, with related papers from 1899

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 23 Folder 1