Ultra-rare WW2 US Service Uniform (jacket and pants, both dated 1942 and worn throughout the war) of a Technician 5th Grade who was involved with the production of the first atomic bomb, with an ORIGINAL applied Manhattan Project patch. This is an extremely rare find. Insignia or thread both dont glow under blacklight, confirming its application was done in WW2 and making this a 100% original jacket. The applied ruptured duck insignia shows that the PFC performed his duties accordingly within the atomic bomb program. The pants still contain a written name and/or service number, so it would be possible to trace the history of the jacket. Included are some photo's of this patch in wear.
This is an absolutely fantastic and unique, untouched grouping of a soldier that was active within the first atomic bomb program. Such uniforms are extremely difficult to find - a truly unique momentum of the development of a gruesome and destructive weapon.
Great and rare 100% original set for your US WW2 collection! The first time such a jacket has been offered on catawiki!
See also my many other WW2 items that I offer for auction on catawiki!
History of the Manhattan project
The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom (which initiated the original Tube Alloys project) and Canada. From 1942 to 1946, the project was under the direction of Major General Leslie Groves of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Nuclear physicist Robert Oppenheimer was the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory that designed the actual bombs. As engineer districts by convention carried the name of the city where they were located, the Army component of the project was designated the Manhattan District; Manhattan gradually superseded the official codename, Development of Substitute Materials, for the entire project. Along the way, the project absorbed its earlier British counterpart, Tube Alloys. The Manhattan Project began modestly in 1939, but grew to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly US$2 billion (equivalent to about $23 billion in 2019). Over 90 percent of the cost was for building factories and to produce fissile material, with less than 10 percent for development and production of the weapons. Research and production took place at more than thirty sites across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
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