George Briggs was only 20 years old when he began working with the Special Engineer Detachment at Los Alamos. His major contribution was manufacturing oscilloscopes, an instrument used to measure constantly varying voltage signals. At the war’s height, Briggs was making one oscilloscope a week. He did much of the work for the high-tech instrument, even punching chassis, while others wound Litz-wire high voltage (HV) transformers for the radio-frequency (RF) power supplies.
George R. Briggs
Electrical EngineerLos Alamos, NM
Ella “Jo” Littleton
Ella "Jo" Littleton Baskette worked on the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee at the Y-12 Plant.
Theodore Joseph Blechar was born on May 4, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents, Eugene and Stella Blechar, were Polish immigrants.