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U.S. Medal for Merit for Bacher's role in the development of the atomic bomb. The citation begins: "Dr. Robert for Bacher for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service to the War Department, in accomplishments involving great responsibility and scientific distinction in connection with the development of the greatest military weapon of all time, the atomic bomb." The citation and a certificate, both signed by Harry Truman, are located in the Robert Bacher Papers. Medal in gold-tooled leather-covered box, 3.5 x 6.5 x 1.25.


ID: 2001-00011
Bacher, Robert F. (Nuclear Physicist)

Creation Jan. 1, 1946

MEDIUM: gold-plated; FORMAT: medal with ribbon and pin; LENGTH: 6" X 2"; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: World War II

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