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Al Woodcock tests smoke generator

Happy Veterans Day

Al Woodcock (left) and an unidentified colleague test a smoke generator in 1943. The device was used to study the effectiveness of smoke screens to protect troops during beach landings in World War II. WHOI also contributed to the war effort with some 40 projects that ranged from advances in understanding of underwater sound to prediction of currents, drift, waves, and swells to development of new antifouling paints that prevent marine plants and animals from growing on ship hulls. (Photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Archives)


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