As part of a massive medal/document lot to an Air Force NCO who served from 1947 to retirement in 1967 there were 4 nuclear test certificates from the 1950's. I am not sure if these are rare or not, but I thought others might enjoy a look at them. In addition to participating in 4 nuclear tests, the NCO also supported the Berlin Airlift and served a tour in Thailand in support of operations in Vietnam.
The first certificate is for Operation Ivy in 1952 and the second is for Operation Teapot in 1955.
Here are the other 2 operations. Redwing in 1956 and Plumbbob in 1957. There is also an addition document stating that the individual was exposed to a radiation dose of 1570mr during Operation Redwing.
It was. I moved it. I'm a little in flux over the documents section right now. I think what I want to do with the current one is use it only for supporting documents (award certificates) for medals in the database.
What say we make another forum then for document groups (researched individuals and such like this) to share witheveryone?
The factors determining a dose of radiation exposed are called REM. It is a unit that measures the effects of ionizing radiation on humans. The dose equivalent in rems is equal to the absorbed dose in rads multiplied by the quality factor of the type of radiation. So as you can see there are many factors used to determine dose received.