Arctic Circle Project

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Here's a quote from Joe Marcus as published in Studs Terkel's book "THE GOOD WAR".

" There were two important secret projects. They had code names. One was the Manhattan Project. We all know what that is now. The other was the Arctic Circle Project. I didn't know what the hell it was. Certain kinds of industrial chains were needed by the Russians for pulleys on ships or something like that. I was supposed to worry about these things. Seems like a simple thing. it had White House priority. Top. The decision was made to build a factory to make that chain. I don't recall it ever being built."

Marcus was in a high position at the War Production Board during WWII. I have been searching for 10 days trying to find anything on this "top secret" project and have struck out. Does anyone have a clue as to what this could be?
 

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:-[ well this has been a waste of time. Does anyone have an idea as to where I can post this question that would generate more interest?
 

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May be. The guy who was interviewed was an official at the War Production Board and was in charge of allocating industrial output and raw materials to specific industries/projects. Steel to tank factories or to ship yards for instance. All I know about the project is what was contained within the interview I quoted but it appeared he was referencing a project that had to do with the Soviet Union that was killed after WWII started. Thanks for your input.
 

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