Retired Air Force LT. GEN. ROSCOE ''BIM'' WILSON, 81, a...

August 23, 1986

LOUISVILLE, KY. — Retired Air Force LT. GEN. ROSCOE ''BIM'' WILSON, 81, a former commandant of the Air War College who was involved in the development of the atomic bomb and rocket systems, died Thursday.

Wilson was project officer for the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb.

He served as Air War College commandant from 1951 to 1954, when he left for England as commander of the U.S. 3rd Air Force.

As a lieutenant general, he became involved in developing rocket systems for space exploration and military use.

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