The Manhattan Project Heritage Preservation Association, Inc.
"Preserving, Exhibiting, Interpreting and Teaching the History of the Manhattan Project"
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|Web Master's Note: This section of our web site would not have been possible without the dedication and unending efforts of Arnold Kramish, a noted Manhattan Project physicist and author.|
|Peter N. Bragg||Douglas P. Meigs||Harry K. Daghlian||Louis P. Slotin|
|Sept. 2, 1944||Sept. 2, 1944||Sept. 15, 1945||May 30, 1946|
|The above four men, three Americans and one Canadian, all died in the line of duty. By any interpretation, they were heroes. However, one of them has never been so honored. Please help us correct this injustice. Read Here!|
|On September 2, 1944, a group of engineers, some civilian, some military, were working on an experimental facility at the Philadelphia Navy Yard when, without warning, it exploded. Peter Bragg and Douglas Meigs, both civilian engineers assigned to the Manhattan Project, were killed; five others were critically injured. If you do nothing else on this web site - YOU MUST READ THIS STORY!|
|In August of 1945 and again, in May 1946, two Los Alamos scientists were exposed to lethal doses of radiation while performing experiments to determine critical mass. These experiments, performed at the Omega Site, were commonly referred to as "Tickling the Tail of the Dragon". Although several months apart, both accidents occurred on a Tuesday and both on the 21st of the month...and, both men died in the same hospital room at the U.S. Engineers Hospital at Los Alamos. READ HERE!|
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