Hanford was a small agricultural community in Benton County, Washington, United States. It was evacuated in 1943 along with the town of White Bluffs in order to make room for the nuclear production facility known as the Hanford Site. The town was located in what is now the "100F" sector of the site.
Hanford in Southern Victory Edit
Hanford was one of several cities the Confederate States bombarded during massive air raids in 1943 in the hopes of stopping the U.S. bomb. Hanford was the primary target while Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Denver were hit as diversions. In the end, it did very little good as the raid did only minor damage and did not kill or injure key personnel.
In 1944, Hanford came under mortar fire from a suicide commando raid. The attackers were dropped off on the coast by a submersible and made their way to the facility. This raid caused more serious damage and may have delayed the U.S. program sufficiently to allow the Confederates to make the first superbomb attack in America.
Jens Larssen was sent to Hanford to scout it out as a potential site to move the Metallurgical Laboratory for expanded production of materials needed to construct atomic explosives. By the time he returned to Denver, Colorado with a favorable review, the project had set roots where it was and the move to Hanford didn't occur. This wasted trip further embittered Larssen.