1942 Sept 17

1942 Sept 17

Col. Leslie Groves is notified at 10:30 a.m. by Gen. Brehon Somervell that his assignment overseas has been cancelled and that he will take another assignment - command of the Manhattan Engineer District. Groves' previous assignment had required overseeing ten billion dollars’ worth of construction projects, including the construction of the Pentagon.

Date Range: 
1942CE Sep 17th