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Civil defense test, Woodrow Wilson High School, 4400 E. 10th Street
Date Created and/or Issued
May 2, 1943
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Long Beach Fireman's Historical Museum Photographs Collection
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Decontamination Corps in 'Men from Mars' gas masks and full-cover protective clothing. High school football field marked for different wartime emergencies, with men standing by sign marked "Gas Area." School and sign visible in background. Note taped to photo says: "Super-men of today are these members of a voluntary Civilian War Service DECONTAMINATION CORPS, in MEN FROM MARS protective clothing, intended to protect them (at least partially) from a most violently offensive means of warfare, in the event an enemy resorts to the contemptible use of WAR GAS. O.C.D. Issue Gas masks are worn, providing covering for the entire surface of the body. Various chemicals, etc are shown in bottles, which upon the proper application in the affected area, the action of which will diffuse the known deadly war gases.
Long Beach Fireman's Historical Museum Photographs Collection
CSUDH Archives
Civil Defense; Schools; Public Safety; Training

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