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frank_s._milburn_burlington_s_wartime_secret [2014/08/05 11:37]
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frank_s._milburn_burlington_s_wartime_secret [2014/08/07 16:41] (current)
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 Originally published: January, 2008 in the //[[Boone County Recorder]]//​ Originally published: January, 2008 in the //[[Boone County Recorder]]//​
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 +{{  http://​bcplfusion.bcpl.org/​Repository/​Milburn_portrait_by_George_R_Hoxie_2.jpg?​=350|Frank S. Milburn}}
  
 During WWII, the Norden Bombsight was such a closely guarded secret that only the Manhattan Project was more hush-hush. ​ In a quiet machine shop on the outskirts of [[Burlington]],​ KY, [[Frank Milburn]] and his employees secretly made a precision part for these bombsights, complex machines instrumental to the Allied bombing raids which turned the tide of war.  Milburn'​s shop was part of a network of military contractors purposefully scattered across the United States to avoid detection by the enemy. During WWII, the Norden Bombsight was such a closely guarded secret that only the Manhattan Project was more hush-hush. ​ In a quiet machine shop on the outskirts of [[Burlington]],​ KY, [[Frank Milburn]] and his employees secretly made a precision part for these bombsights, complex machines instrumental to the Allied bombing raids which turned the tide of war.  Milburn'​s shop was part of a network of military contractors purposefully scattered across the United States to avoid detection by the enemy.
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