U.S. troops engage in chemical warfare testing on San Jose Island during World War 2.
San Jose Island Panama Date:1944 Duration:3 min 26 sec Sound:Yes
A test of protective equipment during U.S. chemical warfare tests on San Jose Island, Panama during World War II. Simulated chemical warfare shows U.S. troops advancing in a jungle of San Jose. The ability of the troops to wear gas masks for a longer time is tested. The soldiers wear gas masks and apply protective ointment on their bodies. The bodies of soldiers are examined for signs of skin irritation after wearing same uniform for a longer period. A soldier stripped to waist applies an ointment and a mosquito repellent. Mustard gas is tested against impregnated clothing of the soldiers. The soldiers crawl and walk through wooded area.
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