During World War II children were fitted with a weird Mickey Mouse gas mask. It was 1942, just about a month after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Fearing imminent chemical attack on American soil, the government issued thousands of gas mask to civilians. Children couldn't fit into the regulation-sized masks. The masks were designed to fit kids 18 months to four years old, and were supposed to take away some of the fear out of a chemical attack.They look much creepier than the regulation gas masks!