Treasure Island CA – 1952- Chemical warfare course and manual, San Francisco CA

Chemical Warfare Defense
Civil Engineer Corps, United States Navy Tp-PL-3
Bureau of Yards and Docks, Department of the Navy Washington, D. C. 1 January 1952
p. 12


133.02 Training Courses
A three-week chemical warfare course is conducted at the Chemical Corps School, Fort McClellan, Alabama, (formerly located at the Chemical Center, Maryland) and at the U.S. Damage Control Training Center, Treasure Island, California. Details on courses are given in NavPers 15795 List of Naval Schools and Courses. These courses are designed for key personnel of the defense organization to prepare them to conduct necessary training of station personnel. A proposed course for personnel to be assigned to decontamination operations is outlined in Department of the Army Field Manual FM 21-40, “Defense Against Chemical Attack”

Agents used

FM 21-40 Defense Against Chemical Attack 1940 by United States. Army. Chemical Warfare Service Page 6

Mustard
Nitrogen Mustard

Blister Agents
Lewisite
Ethyldichlorarsine
Methyldichlorasine
Phenyldichlorasine
Mixed Blister Gases

Choking Agents
Phosgene
Diphosgene
Chloropicrin

Systemic Agents
Hydrocyanic Acid
Cyanogen Chloride
Arsine

Nerve Agents
G Gas

Vomiting Agents
Adamsite
Diphenylchloroarsine
Diphenylocyanarsine

Tear Agents
Chloroacetophenone
Chloroacetophenone (solution3)
Chloroacetophenone (training solution 4)
Brombenzyloyanids

Screening Smokes
Hexachlorethane Mixture
Sulfur Trioxids in chlor-sulfonic acid
Titanium tetrachloride
White phosphorus

Department of the Army Field Manual FM 21-40, “Defense Against Chemical Attack” 1940
Department of the Army Field Manual FM 21-40, “Defense Against Chemical Attack” 1940

Describes the actions of live training for chemical attack by using glass containers of chemical agents in trenches wired to explode so the glass does not injure personnel but the chemical agent is sent into the atmosphere to be carried by the wind and the methods for training personnel to diagnose the type of chemical agent and how to deal with it.

Department of the Army Field Manual FM 21-40, “Defense Against Chemical Attack” 1940
SECTION IX, TRAINING IN DEFENSE AGAINST CHEMICAL ATTACK, Sections 59-68, pages 96-113

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