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Huntington Had Part in “Little Boy” Bomb Development
The bomb components , partly assembled at Oak Ridge , Tennessee’s Y-12 plant, were known as calutrons . Essentially, this is the process of separating uranium isotopes into higher concentrations of a specific enrichment for weapons grade uses. Items from the Y-12 plant were sent by train to Chicago then on to Los Alamos, New Mexico.
High school educated women trained to not ask “why,” spent months of their lives “watching meters and adjusting dials” in the interest of wartime security.
Known as Calutron Girls, Gladys Owens participated from January to August 1945, according to her oral history at the American Museum of Science and Energy. The women made history by outproducing men with Ph.D’s, due to their soldier like training.
They were told, “We can train you how to do what is needed, but cannot tell you what you are doing. If our enemies beat us , God have mercy on us.”