The Calutron Girls — this day, on 1942

The ‘Calutron Girls’ monitoring a mass spectrometer during the “Manhattan Project”. Gladys Owens, in the foreground, did not know what she was involved with until seeing this picture on a tour fifty years later.

On this day of 1942, the ‘Manhattan Project’ commences, with the aim to deliver an atomic bomb

Photo: Ed Westcott

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