Historical DNA Nuclear Test Reports

DNA Historical Volumes–Atmospheric Nuclear Tests

These test volumes are politically forced publications and are a “sanitized” historical rendition of occurrances and planning operations. The particular disagreements that participants have with these reports are; the claims of concern and precautionary measures taken to protect participants, stated distances from drop zone, the stated prevalence of badging and the reports of minimal or no radiation exposure. Note the reoccurring expression of uncertainties regarding methods for determining levels of exposure. However, these reports, along with the released test videos, do give us a very limited glimpse of what happened at the various nuclear tests. The reports do list participating units, though there may be some inaccuracies, particulary in the ommission of some units. You will not find individual names listed.

These volumes are available from your local library, state historical societies, university libraries or VA offices. It may take a few weeks for your library to find and get them for you.

The cover info includes “The DNA number”, “Test Series or Test Name” and “United States Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Test Personnel Review–Prepared by the Defense Nuclear Agency as Executive Agency for the Department of Defense”

If you feel rich, the reports can be purchased through: National Technical Information Services (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161 — Phone: (703) 487-4650.


“DNA No.”Title–Shot and Date (“Test Series or Test Name”)NTIS No.NTIS Price (1998)
DNA 6000FOPERATION WIGWAMADA105685$55.00
DNA 6001FSHOT GALILEO-A test of the PLUMBOB Series-2 Sept,1957ADA103829$27.00
DNA 6002FSHOT HOOD-A test of the PLUMBOB SeriesADA138287$31.50
DNA 6003FSHOT PRICILLA-A test of the PLUMBOB Series-24 June,1957ADA105674$31.50
DNA 6004FSHOT SMOKEY-A test of the PLUMBOB Series-31 Aug,1957ADA103828$39.00
DNA 6005FPLUMBOB SERIES-1957ADA107317$61.50
DNA 6006FSHOTS DIABLO to FRANKLIN PRIME The Mid-Series Tests of the PLUMBOB Series-6 Sept to 30 Oct,1957ADA118683$47.50
DNA 6007FSHOTS WHEELER to MORGAN The Final Eight Tests of the PLUMBOB Series-6 Sept to 7 Oct,1957ADA118680$35.00
DNA 6008FSHOTS BOLTZMAN to WILSON The First Four Shots of the PLUMBOB Series-28 May to 18 June,1957ADA118681$35.00
DNA 6009FOPERATION TEAPOT-1955ADA113537$55.00
DNA 6010FSHOTS WASP to HORNET The First Five TEAPOT Tests-18 Feb to 12 Mar,1955ADA114080$44.00
DNA 6011FSHOT BEE A Test of the TEAPOT Series-22 Mar,1955ADA113539$27.00
DNA 6012FSHOT APPLE 2 A Test of the TEAPOT Series-5 May,1955ADA113538$31.50
DNA 6013FSHOT ESS thru MET and ZUCCINI The Final TEAPOT Test-23 Mar,to 15 May,1955ADA114082$55.00
DNA 6014OPERATION UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE 1953 SHOT BADGER A Test of the UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE Series-180 Apr,1953ADA121624$55.00
DNA 6015SHOT BADGER A Test of the UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE Series-18 Apr,1953ADA121671$27.00
DNA 6016SHOT SIMON A Test of the UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE Series-25 Apr,1953ADA121667$27.00
DNA 6017SHOT ANNIE to RAY A First Five Test of the UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE Series-17 Mar, to 11 Apr,1953ADA121635$47.50
DNA 6018FSHOTS ENCORE to CLIMAX The Final Four Tests of the UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE Series-8 May to 4 June,1953ADA121634$51.50
DNA 6019FOPERATION TUMBLER-SNAPPER 1952ADA122242$47.50
DNA 6020FSHOT ABLE, BAKER, CHARLIE and DOG The First Tests of the TUMBLER-SNAPPER Series-1 Apr, to 1 May,1952ADA122241$51.50
DNA 6021FSHOTS EASY, FOX, GEORGE and HOW The Final Tests of the TUMBLER-SNAPPER Series-7 May to 5 June,1952ADA122240$51.50
DNA 6022FOPERATION RANGER Shots ABLE, BAKER, EASY, BAKER-2,FOX 1952ADA118684$44.00
DNA 6023FOPERATION BUSTER-JANGLE 1951ADA123441$44.00
DNA 6024FSHOTS ABLE to EASY The First Five Tests of the BUSTER JANGLE Series-22 Oct to 5 Nov,1951ADA122358$35.00
DNA 6025FSHOTS SUGAR and UNCLE The Final Test of the BUSTER-JANGLE Series-19 Nov, 1951ADA122243$35.00
DNA 6026FOPERATION HARDTACK II 1958ADA130929$51.50
DNA 6027FOPERATION DOMINIC II Shots LITTLE FELLER II, JOHN BOY, SMALL BOY, LITTLE FELLER-1 July to 17 July,1962ADA128367$47.50
DNA 6028FPROJECT TRINITY 1945-1946ADA128035$27.00
DNA 6029FPROJECT GNOME and SEDAN The PLOWSHARE ProgramADA130165$35.00
DNA 6030FSAFETY EXPERIMENTS Nov,1955 to Mar,1958ADA123423$27.00
DNA 6031FREFERENCE MANUAL Background Materials for the CONUS VolumesADA136818$47.00
DNA 6031F
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OPERATION CROSSROADS 1946ADA146562$84.00
DNA 6033FOPERATION SANDSTONE 1948ADA1$71.50
DNA 6034FOPERATION GREENHOUSE 1951ADA14735$61.50
DNA 6035FOPERATION CASTLE 1954ADA117574$84.00
DNA 6036FOPERATION IVY 1952ADA128082$61.50
DNA 6037FOPERATION REDWING 1956ADA134795$71.50
DNA 6038FOPERATION HARDTACK II 1958ADA136819$71.50
DNA 6039FOPERATION ARGUS 1968ADA122341$31.00
DNA 6040FOPERATION DOMINIC I 1963ADA136820$71.50