Hidden in Plain View
During WW II Lockheed (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
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.
Note.... I lived in North Long Beach during World
War II, I was 13 years old. (1940) The Long Beach
airport was near Lakewood, CA. There was a large
Boeing Plant there. If you would drive down Carson St. going south you could drive under the camouflage
Warren Holmgreen Jr
I am 85 and had much of my pilot training in Calif. I
have been under this net and have seen it from the air.
During preflight training I rode a bus under the net
and was very surprised as I didn't know it was there.
It was strong enough to walk on and they hired people
to ride bicycles and move around as if they lived there
to make it look authentic.
Hiding the Lockheed
Plant during World War II - wow this is amazing!
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