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06-20-2011, 03:50 PM #1
Hidden in Plain View
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.
Before...After..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.
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 netting. Ed Pollard
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. Warren Holmgreen JrHiding the Lockheed Plant during World War II - wow this is amazing!
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06-20-2011, 04:28 PM #2
Ya i remember seeing something like this on the discovery channel or was it tlc, maybe even the military channel. Well i can't remember were but when i saw it the first time i was like wth didn't know you can use some netting like that.http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c...ever01&t=41608
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06-20-2011, 04:59 PM #3
that's awesome. I'll bet the movie studios had something to do with that.The path to universal understanding starts here: Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
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Never heard of this before... very cool indeed.
06-21-2011, 01:59 PM #6
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06-21-2011, 02:20 PM #7
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06-21-2011, 06:35 PM #8
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