OKUNOSHIMA, JAPAN. 1946-08-30. THESE TWO OFFICERS DIRECTED OPERATION LEWISITE WHEREBY ...

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Accession Number 131757
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Queale, Alan
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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OKUNOSHIMA, JAPAN. 1946-08-30. THESE TWO OFFICERS DIRECTED OPERATION LEWISITE WHEREBY APPROXIMATELY 22000 TONS OF POISON GAS WILL BE DESTROYED BY BEING SUNK AT SEA, BY BURIAL OR BY BURNING. SQUADRON LEADER J. P. REDMOND, (LEFT) RAF GROUND CONTROL, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT SECTION, AND MAJOR W. E. WILLIAMSON, DIVISIONAL CHEMICAL OFFICER, CHEMICAL WARFARE SERVICE (USA), 1ST CAVALRY DIVISION, IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION AND ON LOAN TO BCOF FROM UNITED STATES 8TH ARMY.