Raymond Hamilton worked in the explosives research area at Los Alamos after a distinguished career with the US Army Coast Artillery Corps 705th Machine Gun Battery. Hamilton developed malaria in the East Asia theatre forcing a return to the United States. He was sent to Los Alamos in 1944 after recuperation and did various work on explosives and in the carpentry lab. He married Mary Olipra, a WAC also at Los Alamos, and stayed on as a civilian employee until about 1954.
Raymond L. Hamilton
Explosives Research AssistantHanford, WA
Raymond L. Hamilton's Timeline
1941 Entered military service with the US Army Coast Artillery Corps 705th Machine Gun Battery in the China-Burma-India theatre
1944 Developed malaria and is sent back to the US. Transferred to Los Alamos once healthy.
1954 Left Los Alamos after becoming a civilian employee at the facility for eight years.
Alan A. Jarrett
Alan A. Jarrett was a research assistant the University of Chicago’s Metallurgical Laboratory (“Met Lab”) during the Manhattan Project.