Accession Number:

AD1066796

Title:

Chauncy, The Copper Thermal Manikin

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Embargoed Full-Text

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE SILVER SPRING MD SILVER SPRING United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

At the onset of World War II, the War Department became quickly concerned with the inadequacies of military clothing, uniforms, and boots. Cold weather conditions contributed to thousands of trench foot and frostbite casualties when U.S. forces were engaged in recapturing the Aleutian Islands from Japan in 1943. Scientific studies of military clothing markedly increased in the months afterward, in advance of winter campaigns in Europe. Chauncy, the first of a new generation manikins used to test military clothing.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE