Charles Law, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Jim Kichas, 26 February 2012

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Title Charles Law, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Jim Kichas, 26 February 2012
Alternative Title No. 684 Charles Law
Creator Law, Charles
Contributor Kichas, Jim
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2012-02-26
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada, United States, ; Marshall Islands,
Subject Law, Charles--Interviews; Environmentalists--Utah--Biography; Nuclear weapons--Environmental aspects; Soldiers--Biography
Keywords Air Force pilots; Atomic testing; U-2 spyplane
Description Transcript (38 pages) of an interview by Jim Kichas with Charles Law, on 26 February 2012. Part of the Utah Environmental Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tape no. U-3136
Abstract Charles Law, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (retired), discusses his military service, with particular focus on his time as an atomic monitor during test shots on the Marshall Islands and at Camp Mercury, Nevada, in the 1950s, where he witnessed over forty atomic detonations. He describes the shots and decontamination procedures in detail, along with environmental contamination and hazards in Nevada and the Marshalls, and effects on himself, other military personnel and civilians. Mr. Law served thirty-one years in the Air Force before retiring with full disability due to cancer, and shares much of his time during the Korean War and in Australia as an aircraft mechanic, his primary military skill. He also describes his experience as ground crew for polar overflights, and discusses memorable airplane crashes he witnessed among other asides. He ends with a description of a U-2 spyplane flight and landing.Project: Utah Environmental Oral History Project. Interviewer: Jim Kichas.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Digital Image © 2015 Utah State Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor; Patrick Miller
Metadata Cataloger Daniel Patterson; Matt Brunsvik; Anna Neatrour; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display.
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Topic Environmentalists; Nuclear weapons--Environmental aspects; Soldiers--Biography
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2015-11-10
ID 837874
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