Soviet Spy George Koval and The Dayton Project

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SOVIET SPY THE DAYTON PROJECT — George A. Koval was an American-born Russian scientist who during World War II was an agent of Soviet military intelligence working within the Manhattan Project. Koval provided critical technology information from Oak Ridge and Dayton locations that drastically reduced the amount of time it took the Soviet Union to develop and detonate its first nuclear device on August 23, 1949. On November 2, 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin honored Dr. Koval with the posthumous decoration of the highest state honor, “Hero of the Russian Federation”.

Dr. Don Sullenger
Dr. Sullenger holds an A.B. in Chemistry from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. with a Physical Chemistry Major from Cornell University. He worked at Mound Laboratory from July 1962 until August 1992.

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Mound Cold War Discovery Center
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