b'P ROVING THE P RINCIPLE20, 1953; Contact Let for AEC Aircraft 12. For description of HTREs, see G. Thornton, 21. (Runway) Proposed ANPRunway Area,Propulsion Reactor, Arco Advertiser, March A.J. Rothstein, and D.H. Culver, ed. Drawing No. 7-ANP-001-2 2/2, and ANP27, 1953, 1; AEC Announced Bids for the Comprehensive Technical Report, General Runway Profile, 7-ANP-001-3, shown toConstruction of an Access Road to the Electric Direct-Air-Cycle Aircraft Nuclear author by Bud White, INEL; copiesPrototype Aircraft Propulsion Reactor, Propulsion Program, Program Summary available at Record Storage Center, CentralPost-Register,August 31, 1952. and References, Report No. APEX-901 Facilities Area, INEEL; (quote), Comptroller3. Allan C. Johnson Gets Idaho AEC Post; (Cincinatti: GE ANPDepartment, Atomic General, 39, 52.Bowden Goes to FOA, Post-Register, May Products Division, 1962), 22. Gantz, Nuclear Flight, 175, 178.13, 1954, 1; Allan Johnson Named New 19. See also news release, General Electric 23. D.J. Blevins, et al. Flight Engine TestAEC Manager, Arco Advertiser, May 14, ANPDepartment Completes Testing of Heat Facility Design Criteria, Report No. APEX-1954, 1. Transfer Experiment No. 3, issued by AEC 225 (Idaho: GE ANPDepartment Idaho Test4. William Ginkel, February 3, 1999. For IDO, January 27, 1961, Dworshak Papers, Station, 1955), 15-21.detailed history of Aircraft Nuclear Box 122-B, File: Atomic Energy 24. See samples of mail to Henry Dworshak:Propulsion Program, see Susan M. Stacy, Commission, Idaho Press Releases. telegram from Robb Brady, Idaho FallsHistorical American Engineering Record, 13. General Electric, ANPPEngineering Post-Register, January 29, 1961; letter fromIdaho National Engineering Laboratory, Program Progress Report No. 18, Report (Idaho State Senator) C.A. Bottolfsen,Test Area North, Hangar 629, HAER NO. No. APEX-18 (Cincinatti: GE ANP, 1955), March 2, 1961; IHS Dworshak Papers, BoxID-32-A(Idaho Falls: LMITCO, 1995). 7; APEX-901, 37; Tierney, Take the A- 122-B, File: AEC Idaho Plant.5. Hewlett, Atomic Shield, 71-74, 106. Plane, 50. 25. David F. Shaw, General Managers Report6. John Tierney, Take the A-Plane: The $1 14. (Shield weight) Tierney, Take the A-Plane, and GE Ready to Perform FirstBillion Nuclear Bird that Never Flew, 50; APEX-18, 195. Experimental Flight in 1963,A i rc r a f tScience 82(January/February 1982): 49; 15. Gamertsfelder, Oral History, Report No. Nuclear Propulsion Department Newsalso Henry W. Lambright, Shooting Down DOE/EH-0467. (March 31, 1961): 1.the Nuclear Airplane(Syracuse, N.Y.: Inter- 16. Comptroller General of the United States, 26. Letter to Bottolfsen from Henry Dworshak,University Case Program, No. 104, 1967), 5. Review of Manned Aircraft Nuclear March 7, 1961; dayletter to J. Robb Brady7. To Senator William F. Knowland from Propulsion Program, Atomic Energy from Henry Dworshak, March 8, 1961; IHSHenry Dworshak, November 24, 1956; IHS Commission and Department of Defense, Dworshak Papers, Box 122-B File: AtomicDworshak Papers, Box 59, File: Legis AEC Report to the Congress of the United States Energy Commission Idaho Plant.Miscellaneous. (Washington, D.C.: General Accounting 27. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., A Thousand8. Among the public relations documents Office, 1963), 138. Congress authorized Days, John F. Kennedy in the White Houseproduced by General Electric in 1959 was construction of the FET(hangar), support (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965), 300-301,Idaho Test Station, Idaho Falls, Idaho, a buildings, and a runway in July 1955. 307. See also Herbert York, Race topamphlet describing GEs activities Detailed design commenced in March 1956, Oblivion(New York: Simon and Schuster,concerning the ANP program. It includes and groundbreaking occurred in September 1970), 29.explanations and diagrams explaining the 1957. The facility was ready in July 1959. 28. Kennedy Asks $2 Billion Defensedirect cycle concept. Copy in Dworshak Hereafter, Comptroller General. Insurance Hike, and A-Plane Work HaltPapers, Box 112 File: AEC Idaho Plant. 17. Richard Meservey, interview with author, Asked by JFK in Defense Message, IdahoPratt and Whitney contracted to develop the October 12, 1998. Daily Statesman, March 29, 1961, p. 1, 6indirect cycle, but got a late start due to 18. AEC/IDO news release, General Electric respectively.contract disputes. ANPDepartment Completes Testing of Heat 29. To President John F. Kennedy from9. Carl Gamertsfelder, Oral History of Health Transfer Experiment No. 3, January 27, Governor Robert E. Smylie, March 29,Physicist Carl C. Gamertsfelder, January 1961, IHS, Dworshak Papers, Box 122-B, 1961; IHS Dworshak Papers, Box 122-B,19, 1995, Report No. DOE/EH-467 Human File: Atomic Energy Commission, Idaho File: Atomic Energy Commission IdahoRadiation Studies: Remembering the Early Press Releases. See also HTRE - 3 Plant.Years. Completes 120 Hours of Operation, GE 30. Kennedy Wants A-Plane Junked, New GE10. (ANPmanagement structure) Kenneth News, Idaho Test Station, Aircraft Nuclear Effort, Post-Register, March 28, 1961, 1.Gantz, ed., Nuclear Flight(New York: Propulsion Department(April 1, 1960): 1.Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1960); John Horan, Issue found in IHS, Dworshak Papers, Box 31. Jay Kunze, interview with author, Februaryinterview with author, July 14, 1998. 112, File: AEC Idaho Plant; and APEX-901, 5, 1999.11. General Electric, Nuclear Power Plant p. 50, 57. 32. (Expense) Comptroller General, 113; ANPTesting in the IET, Report No. APEX-131 19. John Horan, interview with Baldwin and Termination Leaves Vast Facilities, Big(Cincinnati: Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Baccus, HREX Doc. No. 0726467, p. 7. See Technical Legacy, Nucleonics(AugustProgram, Aircraft Gas Turbine Division, also Gamertsfelder, DOE/EH-0467. 1961): 26-27. See also letter from John W.May 1953), 5. 20. APEX-18, 196. Morfitt, Manager,ANPD, to HenryDworshak, September 26, 1961; both in29 0'