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Wesley W. Meyers
The Manhattan and Elsie Projects

Mr. Myers received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1937, after which he was employed as a metallurgist until he was called to active duty with the Navy in 1943. Naval Reserve officer duty brought him to Dahlgren in 1944, and he remained in a civilian capacity after being released from the Navy in 1946. From 1946 until 1956, he served as Head of the Plate Battery Division and Special Projects Division. From 1956 until 1968, Mr. Meyers was Head of the Development Division in the Test and Evaluation Department. He then served as division head in the Engineering Department and later in the Armaments Development Department before his retirement in December 1974.