Harry Kamack, Manhattan Project Veteran (1918-2009)

Harry Kamack, Manhattan Project Veteran (1918-2009)

Harry Kamack

The Atomic Heritage Foundation was privileged to know Harry Kamack. As the attached obituary notes, he was a chemical engineer and a Manhattan Project veteran who worked at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, and Hanford, WA. He had a distinguished career at DuPont Company and in 2005 was awarded the Lavoisier Medal for Technical Achievement, the highest such honor that the company bestows.

The Atomic Heritage Foundation interviewed Harry for its documentary film “Hanford’s Secret Wartime Mission.” He told us some great stories, one of which is included in the film. Most recently, we enjoyed seeing Harry at an event to celebrate the Atomic Heritage Foundation’s documentary on former Manhattan Project leader and President of DuPont Crawford Greenewalt called “Crawford Greenewalt: An Uncommon Man.”  Here is a photo of Harry (right) and his friend, Tom Keane at the Hagley Museum for the screening of the film on November 12, 2008. 

We enjoyed getting to know Harry and will always remember him as a most intelligent, accomplished and delightful person. 

His obituary may be accessed here.