After graduating from Williams College, Paul Wilkinson joined the Manhattan Project. He arrived in Oak Ridge in 1943, where he was sent to the Y-12 plant. While there, he supervised calutron work and some of the “calutron girls.” One of these “calutron girls,” Dorothy, later became his wife in 1944. After the war ended and the Manhattan Project was completed, Wilkinson stayed in Oak Ridge and continued to work on a variety of projects in the labs, including the development of containers for lunar collection samples.
Engineer PhysicistOak Ridge, TN
University of California, BerkeleyY-12 Plant
EngineerManhattan Project VeteranListen to Paul Wilkinson's Oral History on Voices of the Manhattan Project
Paul Wilkinson's Timeline
1922 May 26th Born in Montclair, New Jersey.
1943 Arrived in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
1944 Married fellow Oak Ridge worker, Dorothy.
2010 Jun 13th Died in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.