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Featured articleManhattan Project is a featured article; it (or a previous version of it) has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Wikipedia community. Even so, if you can update or improve it, please do so.
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Above undated message substituted from assignment by PrimeBOT (talk) 00:29, 18 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Calutron Girls photo and caption[edit]

@Hawkeye7: I saw you reverted my edit. Could you point out where specifically in the source it says that Gladys Owens, seated in the foreground, was unaware of what she had been involved with until seeing this photo on a public tour of the facility 50 years later? I'm not seeing it. It says that she's in the foreground of the picture and that she had recognized herself in the photo on touring the facility, but nowhere does it say that she was unaware of what she had been involved with until she saw the photo- unless I'm missing something? Aerin17 (tc) 05:11, 19 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It says she was unaware. he was one of a special group of young high school graduates hired and trained to do only what they were told to do without questioning and without discussion. She only knew she was doing something vital to her nation and was helping win the war. The wording used was of the original caption taken from the Atlantic Monthly. [1] That could be added as a second source. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 19:37, 19 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The Atlantic source is not useful; it's from 2012, while this caption was added in 2010 (by you, actually). It's more likely that the Atlantic article is pulling from Wikipedia than the other way around. And yes, the source does say that she was unaware of what she was doing, but it does not make the connection that seeing the photo was what told her what she had been doing. Aerin17 (tc) 23:53, 19 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, I have removed that from the caption. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 00:55, 20 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why isn't Leslie Groves listed as a commander in the infobox?[edit]

It seems like a complete oversight to not have Leslie Groves mentioned as the commander of the Manhattan Project in the infobox doesn't it? I had to find out he was in charge from reading the text! (talk) 12:10, 16 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done - Thanks for your comment - and suggestion - added "Leslie Groves" (see => related edit) - iac - Stay Safe and Healthy !! - Drbogdan (talk) 12:48, 16 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
arrow Reverted Leslie Groves was the head of the Manhattan Project. The infobox refers to the Manhattan District, which was commanded by Nichols. Please read the article before making suggestions or changes. (Also the FAQ - note Q6) Hawkeye7 (discuss) 18:52, 16 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Testing Avro Lancasters to drop the bombs[edit]

There is a line of text Tests were carried out with modified Lancasters at Enstone Airfield referenced back to a Youtube video. The Youtube video does not make reference to any primary or secondary sources on the actual in-service testing and training of Lancaster crews for this mission. The claims in the Youtube video are also hotly disputed by others who reference back to primary source material. I would suggest removing this line of text unless other source material can be referenced. --harry543454 (talk) 02:29, 25 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Text removed. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 02:38, 25 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Typographical Errors[edit]

The introduction reads "The Project let to the development of two types of atomic bombs..." while it should read "The Project led to the development of two types of atomic bombs...". I advise an admin for the page to change "let" to "led". CallSignChaos (talk) 18:15, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The introduction reads "Because it was chemically identical to the most common isotope, uranium-238, and had almost the same mass..." while it should read "Because it is chemically identical to the most common isotope, uranium-238, and has almost the same mass...". The factual information conveyed on the properties of uranium are true in perpetuity and should be referenced in the present simple tense, present continuous tense, or the [resent perfect continuous tense, and are not be referenced in the past tense.

 Done Sure. Changed as suggested. It was the way it was to keep the tense consistently in the past. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:15, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]