LOCATING BATTLEFIELD CASUALTIES (MEDICAL EXPERIMENT SPRING 1961).
Final rept. 17 Apr-19 May 61.
ARMY COMBAT DEVELOPMENTS EXPERIMENTATION CENTER FORT ORD CA
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A field test was made to determine whether certain specialized equipment would improve the capability of medical personnel to search for and locate battlefield casualties. This equipment included a battle casualty locating system BACALOC, short range helmet radios ANPRC-34, and infrared T6A binoculars. Searches for casualties were made by aid-evacuation teams with and without the special equipment, and times to locate were compared. These devices, as tested, did not generally or materially assist aid-evacuation teams except when making search at night in open terrain. Under these conditions, search times improved when the equipment was employed. Author
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