Operation Dew – Aerosol Released Biological Agent Tests, 1950s

Operation Dew – Aerosol Released Biological Agent Tests, 1950s

Background

Operation Dew took place from 1951-1952 off the southeast coast of the United States, including near Georgia, and North and South Carolina. Operation Dew consisted of two sets of trials, Dew I and Dew II.

The tests involved the release of 250 pounds (110 kg) of fluorescent particles from a minesweeper off the coast. Operation Dew I was described in a U.S. Army report known as “Dugway Special Report 162”, dated August 1, 1952.

The purpose of Operation Dew was to study the behavior of aerosol-released biological agents.

More FOIA requests are open to give more background on this project. I will update this page when they come in.

Declassified Documents

 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TIMES OF ARRIVAL OF CLOUD, PEAK RECOVERY AND CESSATION FOR OPERATION DEW II  [25 Pages, 2.7MB]

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