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    Ralph A

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    My father-in-law, an experimental machinist, helped develop these. This prototype, which was in his posession, has a clear plastic nose-cone.

    He died in 1978. I never met the gentleman.

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    Here is a citation he received.

    There is a War Production Pin to go along with it. I'll take a picture of it, and psot it, if anyone is interested. But this plaque tells it all.

    I have come to understand that those involved in the development of the ordnance were allowed to take some of the prototypes, and also some of the tools with them, when the program was completed.

    After the War, he helped develop the first heart pump.

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