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Some weeks after Germany had surrendered, a German U-boat (#U-234) pulled into the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Virginia.  The crew promptly surrendered themselves and their cargo - 10 cases of uranium ore being transported to Japan (more)
Welcome to The Atomic Heritage Foundation

Welcome to the Atomic Heritage Foundation!  The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) is a non-profit organization in Washington, DC dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Age. 

{mosimage}In 2006, the Atomic Heritage Foundation took on the mission of the Manhattan Project Heritage Preservation Association (MPHPA), formerly the Children of the Manhattan Project.  To continue the work begun by the MPHPA, we have redesigned and streamlined this website.  It remains the largest repository for primary source material about the Manhattan Project on the web, as well as the largest database of Manhattan Project veterans.  To find material from the previous MPHPA site, please explore the new site through the menu on the left.  The entire MPHPA site is still available by clicking on the "Classic" link. 

For the latest news about our work, please visit the News section.  

For more details on all of our current projects and past accomplishments, visit the Projects page.

If you have any questions or concerns about the new site, please contact

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Manhattan Project Veterans

Atomic Story of the Week

From the Albuquerque Journal --

Cindy Kelly was working for the U.S. Department of Energy in the 1990s when she first became aware that remnants of the Manhattan Project — the government’s top secret quest to build the atomic bomb during World War II — were “doomed for demolition.”

“As a history major,” she said in a recent interview, “I was a little bit appalled, thinking ‘Why aren’t they saving one or two?’’ ’Read the rest of the article here.

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