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Flernoy Allen Jones

EngineerOak Ridge, TN

K-25 Plant
EngineerManhattan Project Veteran
F. A. Jones

Flernoy Allen Jones was born in Holdenville, OK. He was a self-taught engineer who worked on the Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge on civilian housing. He was responsible for getting the civilians housed and supplied with their everyday needs. Jones worked for the engineering firm of Stone and Webster, and later for the firm of J.A. Jones Construction, Inc. which was responsible for the K-25 Plant.

After the war, he worked on building bridges in Boonville, MO, and for the Pittsburgh Testing Lab and the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. His many projects over the years were the Boiling Nuclear Power Plant in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, the Robert Moses Niagara Falls Power Project, and the Feather River Power Project in northern California.  In the 1960s he founded and was President of the Southern Illinois Steel Company in Metropolis, IL. In his retirement years, along with his wife Leta B. Adcock, he ran a mobile home terminal for Transit Homes Inc. in Wichita, Kansas.  


Flernoy Jones's War Department certificate for his Manhattan Project work

Manhattan Project Pin of Flernoy Allen Jones. 

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