There were more than a thousand people working on the project, but only a few knew what they were building. One of them was Joseph Sorota, who became part of the inner circle as employee No. 5.Today, he might be the last living member of the team. “Our colleagues called us the Hush-Hush Boys,” said Sorota, 96, during a recent visit at his retirement home in Florida. “We couldn’t talk to anyone about our work. They told us that we could be shot.”
Watch his story. You can also read the full account here.