Wallace L. Pannier, a germ warfare scientist whose top-secret projects including a mock attack on the New York subway with powdered bacteria in 1966, has died of respiratory failure and other natural causes, his widow said.
He worked in the Special Operations Division, a secretive unit operating there from 1949 to 1969, according to family members and published reports.
In 2004, Mr. Pannier told The Baltimore Sun that team members staged their mock attack on the New York subway in 1966 by shattering light bulbs packed with powdered bacteria on the tracks. They tracked the germs with air samplers disguised as suitcases.
“People could carry a brown bag with light bulbs in it, and nobody would be suspicious,’’ Mr. Pannier told the Sun. After a bulb broke, releasing the powder, “the trains swishing by would get it airborne,’’ he said.
The bacteria used as mock weapons, Bacillus globigii and Serratia marcescens, were believed to be harmless, but have since been classified as human pathogens.
WHO WOULD OF THOUGHT...
A year earlier, the unit released Bacillus globigii in the air at Washington National Airport and at bus stations in Washington, Chicago, and San Francisco, a 1975 Senate investigation found.
Mr. Pannier also said he had posed as a fisherman, an air-quality tester, and a motorist with car trouble to measure germs leaking from a pharmaceutical plant on the Susquehanna River. The readings would help US spies trying to identify Soviet bioweapons plants.
Amazing how many microbiologists and genome experts, weapons experts have died-but my bio warfare/germ warfare guy lives to 81-AMAZING HOW THAT WORKS EH???
[link to www.boston.com
DO SOMETHING WITH INTEGRITY OR CHARACTER-YOU WILL BE BROUGHT LOW BY THESE CRETINS-KILL OR PLAN TO KILL 100000S AND YOU CAN LIVE A LONG LIFE
RIP Frank Olson , RIP
Phil Schneider...and the list continues to grow...so many have fallen to tell the truth