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Hiding the Lockheed Plant During World War II- REMARKABLE.....

Old 01-31-2010, 05:59 AM
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Default Hiding the Lockheed Plant During World War II- REMARKABLE.....

Got this in a email today - thought worthy of sharing-

Lockheed During W.W.II (unbelievable 1940s pictures). This is a version of special effects during the 1940's. I have never seen these pictures or knew that we had gone this far to protect ourselves.








During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from a possible Japanese air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air.

The person I received this from said she got back an interesting story about someone's mother who worked at Lockheed, and she as a younger child, remembers all this. And to this day, it is the first pictures of it she's seen. Another person who lived in the area talked about as being a boy, watching it all be set up like a movie studio production. They had fake houses, trees, etc. and moved parked cars around so it looked like a residential area from the skies overhead.
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That's what you call serious about winning a war.
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Very interesting.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:13 AM
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That's what you call serious about winning a war.

exactly.

and that was the last time.
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Neat stuff. Both sides went to great lengths to protect some critical industries.
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