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Casings for the 'Thin Man' and 'Fat Man' atomic bomb designs, Muroc Army Air Field (later Edwards Air Force Base), California, United States, Mar 1944

Caption     Casings for the 'Thin Man' and 'Fat Man' atomic bomb designs, Muroc Army Air Field (later Edwards Air Force Base), California, United States, Mar 1944 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Department of Energy
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Photos at Same Place Muroc, California, United States
Added By C. Peter Chen

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Peter Merlin says:
11 Feb 2020 09:04:43 AM

This image was actually taken at Muroc Army Air Field, California, in March 1944.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
13 Feb 2020 12:34:02 PM

Peter Merlin (above):
After our exchange of emails, you have quite convinced me that this image was taken during the Muroc phase of the testing and the caption has been changed accordingly. Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention.

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WW2-Era Place Name Muroc, California, United States
Lat/Long 34.8914, -117.8707
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