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John P. McBride

Research AssistantChicago, IL

Oak Ridge, TN
Manhattan Project VeteranProject Worker/StaffScientist

John P. McBride was a research assistant in the Chemistry Division at the Chicago Met Lab.

He was later assigned to Oak Ridge, where he worked on plutonium purification and on isolating uranium-233 isotopes from thorium. At Oak Ridge, he signed a petition similar to the Szilard Petition calling for the atomic bomb to be demonstrated to the Japanese.

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