July 19, 1957 these 5 men stood at the Nevada Test Site, "Ground Zero" while the USAF detonated a 2 kiloton nuclear device there...luckily it was 10,000 feet above them!
CBS news story - click to view!
It was the first (and only) test firing of a nuclear tipped MB-1 air to air rocket launched from an F-89 Scorpion jet fighter.
Atom Central clip (click to view)
There were 5 USAF volunteers there to prove it was safe to do such a thing, to quell any fears the public might have of a nuclear battle in the skies above the US. The five volunteers were:
Colonel Sidney Bruce
Major Norman "Bodie" Bodinger
Major John Hughes
Lt. Colonel Frank P. Ball
Less than a year later, this same Lt. Col. Frank P. Ball (the officer wearing short sleeves!) would become technical advisor to the Steve Canyon tv show and then a few years later would become Steve Canyon's star Dean Fredericks' son in law.
George Yoshitake, the cameraman, was also there but was not a volunteer.
Be sure to visit ATOM CENTRAL for a nuclear blast from the past (and more info). We want to thank Atom Central's Peter and Jacqueline Kuran for their kindness and generosity in providing aid and assistance to The Steve Canyon Restoration Project. Peter appears in the commentary on the Volume 2 episode OPERATION MUSHROOM, and also has provided NEVER BEFORE SEEN FILM AND SOUND of Col. Ball shot during this nuclear test, which will be seen EXCLUSIVELY on Volume 3 of THE COMPLETE STEVE CANYON ON TV DVD, which is near completion and about to be released! We thank everyone for their ongoing patience, hang in there, it's a comin'!
To read more about The Complete Steve Canyon On TV Volume 3, click here and here (and also check earlier posts elsewhere on our blog).
NOTE that even though domestic and overseas shipping rates have gone up AGAIN recently, we are going to keep the $19.95 (postage-paid) price for the time being. I am certain however that we will have to change pricing for all of our DVDs following the release of Volume 3.
ALSO NOTE that only those that Pre-Order Volume 3 will get the special three volume slipcase (mailed in the same package) for free (as our gift to those who have supported us by pre-ordering)...once we release Volume 3 you will have to order ALL THREE VOLUMES of Steve Canyon as a box-set (which comes in the slipcase)!
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THE COMPLETE STEVE CANYON ON TV VOLUME 3!
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Email us at Ye Olde Caniff/Canyon Shoppe if you have any questions, comments, or are in need of any assistance. Thanks again for remembering Milton and for making this project possible.