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William F. Lightfoot

Equipment ManagerLos Alamos, NM

EngineerManhattan Project Veteran
William F. Lightfoot

William F. Lightfoot worked on the fuse of the “Fat Man” implosion bomb as manufacturing and test equipment manager for the Raytheon Company. He worked in Waltham, Massachusetts, and visited Los Alamos several times during the Manhattan Project.

William F. Lightfoot's Timeline
1907 Jan 7th Born in Kansas City, Kansas.
19431945 Worked for Raytheon on the Manhattan Project.
1961 Retired from Raytheon.
1990 Nov 28th Died in Bradford, Vermont.

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