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During WWII, Robert Goodell was a member of the Special Engineer Detachment (SED) and worked as the Technical Supervisor at the Y-12 Plant at Oak Ridge, TN. Before working at Oak Ridge, Goodell received his degree in Electrical Engineering from Alfred University. In 1946, Goodell participated in Operation Crossroads, the nuclear weapons tests conducted at Bikini Atoll.

Robert Goodell's Timeline
1944 Graduates from Alfred University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
1944 Starts working at the Y-12 Plant.

Departure for Bikini Atoll from California, May 1946

Barski, Al, Ted, Hunt

Robert Goodell on USS Haven, July 1946

Life Boat Drill on USS Haven

Big Ridge Park at Oak Ridge, 1945

Deck Class on Radiation Dectection

Dick Grifo on USS Haven

Going to Bikini Atoll, May 1946

Robert Goodell at Norris Lake, June 1945

Beer Party on Bikini Atoll, 1946

Group on USS Haven

Harold Shahnazarian & Lloyd Holt, 1945

Heckert, Joe, Shahnazarian at Oak Ridge Barracks, 1945

Liberty Call at Bikini Atoll, July 1946

Robert Goodell at Appalachian Trail Marker

SED at Oak Ridge, Jim, Joe, Carroll, Bruce, Dick

SED on USS Haven, July 1946

SED to Bikini Atoll, July 1946

Smith, Shahnazarian, Heckert, Quattery, Stockbridge Gaitlinburg, 1945

USS Haven at Nagasaki

USS Haven Hospital Ship

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