Test of persistent gas munitions during various U.S. chemical warfare tests on San Jose Island, Panama during World War II.
San Jose Island Panama Date:1944 Duration:3 min 0 sec Sound:Yes
Tests of persistent gas munitions during U.S. chemical warfare tests on San Jose Island, Panama during World War II. A simulated chemical warfare shows U.S. troops firing mortars. A U.S. bomber aircraft in the sky. M7 100-lb bombs stacked at a munitions dump on the island. The bomber aircraft is loaded with bombs. The bombs are dropped by the aircraft from various heights. A technician examines an explosion area and makes use of an instrument to determine if there is any loss in contamination and vapor yield as a result of tree bursts. A bomber in flight and members of crew on board. The technician on the bomb drop site examines results on trees. Chemical samplings of bombed area are made in laboratories of the United States. A soldier wearing protective clothing. Mortars lay down a mustard gas barrage.
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