Lieutenant general leslie richard groves, jr (17 august 1896 – 13 july 1970) was a united states army corps of engineers officer who oversaw the construction of the pentagon and directed the manhattan project that developed the atomic bomb during world war ii. The second world war was the indispensable historical framework that determined the manner of how the atomic bomb was created, especially the narrow window of events in. Leslie groves (1896-1970) was the officer in the united states army corps of engineers who directed the manhattan project (atom bomb) during world war ii leslie richard groves was born in albany, new york, on august 17, 1896, the son of leslie richard groves, a chaplain in the united states army.
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