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Conversion Of Airplanes For Malaria Control In Greece

The United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) was an international agency which coordinated measures for the relief of victims of war in any area under the control of any of the United Nations. Given the prominent presence of malaria in Greece, UNRRA contracted with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to convert ten biplanes for malaria control purposes. TVA equipped the planes with DDT thermal aerosol devices and trained one of the UNRRA pilots in the techniques of DDT application from the air.

Subject

Malaria--Prevention

Creator

Records of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Record Group 142

Source

Office of the General Manager Administrative Files, 1933-1957
Kodak Negatives, 1933-1981

Date

June 15, 1945 to September 22, 1945

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Still Image, 2 photos | Textual Document, 4 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 784001
National Archives Identifier 279689

Coverage

Greece

Original Format

Negative 3" x 4" | Paper
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