Barney J. O’Keefe served in the military as an ensign during the war. He was a member of Project Alberta, the team that transported and assembled the two atomic bombs preceeding the August 1945 bombing missions on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He worked on the X-Unit and helped assemble the Fat Man bomb before the bombing of Nagasaki.
Barney J. O’Keefe
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Elwood K. Colbert
Elwood Kenneth Colbert was born on February 9, 1932 in Johnstown, PA. In 1943, Colbert graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, with a degree in Chemical Engineering.