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John Lansdale, Jr. military service information

 File — Box MS0532
Typescript, bound, "John Landsdale, Jr. Military Service", written by Landsdale in 1997. Includes extensive information about his association with the U. S. atomic bomb project.


  • From the Collection: Majority of material found within 1941 - 1995



From the Collection: 5.5 cubic feet (5 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Landsdale graduated from VMIin 1933. He was called to active duty in 1941; ordered to G-2, War Department General staff; in 1944 was transferred to the Manhattan Engineer district where he was in command of intelligence and security for the Atomic Bomb Project. He initiated the Alsos Mission which located and investigated the German atomic bomb project.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450