During World War II the British Americans couldn’t chance the Germans Japanese blowing up their largest airplane factory – so they hid it.
EDIT: I literally have no idea how that happened.
Wow! I never knew the British owned the Lockheed plant in Burbank, CA! ;D
That’s pretty cool.
I also like Patton’s moving entire fake divisions around England — Paperwork and all to confuse the Germans.
“You know what’s remarkable? Is how much England looks in no way like Southern California. “
Moe Berg did it.
For the English examples of concealment, read up on Jasper Maskelyne and his Magic Gang:
Forget it, man, he’s on a roll.
The capper to this remarkable story, however, involves Harry Cohn, the head of Columbia Studios. Knowing Lockheed had camouflaged their plant (because they had used set builders and prop makers from the Hollywood unions to do so), and fearing the Japanese might mistake his studio for a factory, Cohn had a huge arrow painted on the roof of his largest soundstage pointing in the direction of the Lockheed plant!
Off topic.. but is there a way to integrate the author of a post into the RSS feed? Since there are a handfull of people posting now and the RSS Feeds just get the title and the post it makes it a little confusing sometimes
That’s amazing that the camouflage looks that realistic from the air.
Tarpo, that might be a problem with your RSS feed. Google Reader displays the author.
Wow. That must have been incredibly nerve-wracking for everyone who still worked there. But it’s so glorious …
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