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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 graduated from University of Oklahoma in Mechanical Engineering. One of his many projects was 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 engineering and building bridges in Boonville, MO, and for the Pittsburgh Testing Lab and the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry-dock 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, the Joppa Steam Power Plant in Illinois.  In the 1955 he founded and was President of the Southern Illinois Steel Products, Inc. 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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