Tests of non-persistent gas on ship targets are carried out by U.S. Army at San Jose Island during World War II.
San Jose Island Panama Date:1944 Duration:4 min 43 sec Sound:Yes
Tests of non-persistent gas munitions during U.S. chemical warfare tests near San Jose Island, Panama during World War II. Tests of non-persistent gas on ship targets are carried out. A stationary ship in water on which tests are to be carried out. Goats are loaded aboard the ship to represent Japanese personnel. Testing stations are set up at the bow, the stern and on varying heights by U.S. Army personnel. A man works with a gas concentration sampling instrument at a testing station aboard the ship. Goats wearing gas masks fitted with Japanese canisters are placed on the testing station. Bombs are loaded on U.S. 6th Air Force B-24 Liberator bombers at an airfield for carrying out the tests. The bombs are dropped from the B-24s near the test ship. Gas clouds cover the target completely after bursts on water. A man examines protected and unprotected goats killed by gas concentration. Attack on various vessels.
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