Accession Number:

AD0815043

Title:

LOCATING BATTLEFIELD CASUALTIES (MEDICAL EXPERIMENT SPRING 1961).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 17 Apr-19 May 61.

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMBAT DEVELOPMENTS EXPERIMENTATION CENTER FORT ORD CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-11-08

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Weapons Effects (Biological)
  • Direction Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE