By Nancy July 07, 2001 at 09:02:23
My husband's grandfather, Joseph Lane BENDER, always told the family that he had FBI clearance during WWII to work at the University of Chicago with Fermi on some aspect of the atomic bomb. According to the story, Joe is adopted and the FBI located his birth mother. Now that he is deceased, we wrote to the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act to get his records. The response was that there was no record and maybe some other agency gave the security clearance. Does anyone know what agency or department I should try next? I believe the department of defense was established after that time period.
Thank you, Nancy Bender