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Arthur J. Olofson

SH-2 ToolmakerLos Alamos, NM

Manhattan Project Veteran

Arthur Julius Olofson joined the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos in June 1944. Olofson developed specialized tools for components of the atomic bomb under Dr. Robert A. Cornog, the Chief Engineer of Ordnance. In January 1945, Olofson was promoted to SH-18 Department Superintendent.

Prior to joing the Manhattan Project, Olofson was employed at the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory from August 1942 until May 1944.

Arthur J. Olofson's Timeline
1899 Mar 7th Born in San Francisco, California.
1944 Jun 19th Joined the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos.
1945 Jan 1st Promoted to SH-18 Department Superintendent.
1945 Apr 7th Died in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Arthur J. Olofson (left) & son, Arthur W. Olofson

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