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George T. Reynolds was an American physicist and a Naval officer during the Manhattan Project. Reynolds was born in Trenton, NJ on May 27, 1917. He received a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in 1939 and a Ph.D. from Princeton in 1943.

After receiving his Ph.D., Reynolds was commissioned as an ensign in the US Naval Reserve. He participated in Project Alberta, the team that transported and assembled the two atomic bombs preceding the August 1945 bombing missions on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After the war, he was sent to Japan to conduct bomb damage analysis.

After he returned to the states, Reynolds joined the physics faculty at Princeton. He researched and taught there until his retirement in 1997.

Reynolds died on April 19, 2005 in Skillman, NJ. 

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