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TLs about 1945 DuPont helped build the A-Bomb  

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Typed Letter Signed - 1945 DuPont helped build the A-Bomb

Carpenter, W.S., Jr.

Wilmington, DE


August 24, 1945


Typed Letter, signed. 1 pp. With: Carpenter’s original printed letter to all DuPont employees, same date, 4pp. Mrs. Jones’ ink notes of recollection on both papers.

To Mrs. Pauline Jones, Richland, Washington. Two weeks after the Atom Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, and a week after Japan’s surrender, the President of DuPont sent this letter to a DuPont employee who had worked at the secret plant in a 600 square mile “atomic town” at Hanford, Washington, where DuPont produced the “new chemical element” of Plutonium that was crucial to developing the weapon. “The world now knows that these great assaults, which may have influenced the Japanese in their surrender, were made with the aid of missiles employing atomic energy. The War Department has disclosed that the DuPont Company played an important part…” Carpenter was quick to point out, in his attached printed statement, that DuPont “did not, and does not, make atomic bombs”  In her written notes, Mrs. Jones notes that both her husband and brother were among the first engineers cleared by the FBI for the Hanford work.

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