Michelle L. Gomilla
World War II
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Former technician, 5th Grade, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Summary of Interview
Part of WWII: El Paso Homefront Project; recollects brief period spent in Los Alamos, NM. and his impressions of Manhattan Project physicists Robert Oppenheimer and Enrico Fermi; work experience at Kirtland Air Force Base and Sandia Laboratory, Albuquerque, and Imperial Valley, CA; German POWs at Fort Bliss, including Werner von Braun.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
Interview with Robert Upton by Michelle L. Gomilla, 1994, "Interview no. 871," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.