Original Atomic Bomb Sterling Silver Pin and Appreciation Certificate from the War Department (Army Service Forces Corps of Engineers)Manhattan District
dated August 6, 1945. This historic document was printed by the United States of America War Department and has an underprint of the Manhattan Project Logo. This item has the printed signature of the United States Secretary of War, Henry L Stimson and is over 63 years old.
The pin is in excellent condition with no scratches or marks, with orignial patina. It is marked on the back Whithead & Hoag, Sterling.
The certificate is in the original frame and glass.
Certificate awarded to participant in the Manhattan Project which produced the first atomic bomb. The text of the certificate reads:
United State of America
Army Service Forces - Corps of Engineers
This is to certify that
Thomas K. Moore of Stone & Webster Engineering Corp.
has participated in work essential to the production of the Atomic Bomb,
thereby contributing to the successful conclusion of World War II. This
certificate is awarded in appreciation of effective service.
6 August 1945 Henry L Stimson (signature)
Secretary of War
Washington, D. C.
Henry Lewis Stimson (September 21, 1867 – October 20, 1950) was an American statesman, who served as Secretary of War, Governor-General of the Philippines, and Secretary of State. He was a conservative Republican, and a leading lawyer in New York City. He is best known as the civilian Secretary of War during World War II, chosen for his aggressive stance against Nazi Germany, with responsibility for the Army and Air Force. He managed the conscription and training of 12 million soldiers and airmen, the purchase and transportation to battlefields of 30 percent of the nation's industrial output, and the building and decision to use the atomic bomb.