I am Ed Uber and led a line of up to 29 women who built the S10 boards for the Apollo spacecrafts and prior to becoming a leadman, built many of these wire harnesses inn La Mirada, CA, for North American Aviation who became North American Rockwell.
A new facility called Autonetics was built in Anaheim, CA. Here is where we built the Apollo computers. These women did a fantastic job. Although we did not regularly install the 9 Raytheon tubes, we did on several occasions. We were to build 110 for onboard and testing. We ran out of tubes on #101 and they would not order a new set since a minimum amount on the order was required and they were so expensive. There were so few failures, they did not build the last 9 computers. The processor on our boards was several IC's, but no processor chip.
I am not sure what our computers did on board the Apollo, but there were 5 according to the information given us.
I personally have a letter signed by all of the Astronauts thanking me for our work on these computers. Therefore I find it hard to believe that our tube computers were not on board. They had 8 tubes and a parity tube.
The women who worked for me were fantastic and did a marvelous job. On the first 4 computers they functionally tested each of the boards individually without a single failure, so after that they put the computers together and only ran the final tests on the complete computers. There were only minor failures until #58. None of these failures were due to anything built by my women. Number 58 went up in smoke. The reason for this was an Engineering Order shorting +12Volt, +5Volt, and Ground. These women worked for me for almost 10 years and that was the only major failure. Most 0f the problems were with the ground going to the wrong bombtail coming down on an EO.
I was not an engineer at that time, and I only know what we built, and what they told us at Autonetics.