Chauncy, The Copper Thermal Manikin
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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE SILVER SPRING MD SILVER SPRING United States
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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.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
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