Hiding the Lockheed Plant during WW2

Discussion in 'USA' started by soren1941, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

    Hi Guys,

    An American patron of mine sent me this interesting email, I have cut and pasted his text below, the pictures are attached they are truly amazing.

    I thought you'd like to see them, apologies if this is old news!




    Lockheed During WW.II (unbelievable 1940s pictures) This is pretty neat--special effects during the 1940's: I have never seen these pictures or knew that we had gone this far to protect us. During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from Japanese air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air. (Besides everything else, check out the cars.)
     

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  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Hi Soren,

    My American cousin sent me over those shorts last year and I had completely forgotten about it.
    Amazing what went on in those days!

    Tom
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Blimey.
    Superb & somewhat epic piece of camouflage. A colour shot would be interesting.
    Maskelyne would have been proud of that bit of deception wouldn't he. Can't imagine the coordination required to put it up right.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Very impressive.
     
  5. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

    Makes me wonder whether they did put a man on the moon!!
     
  6. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  7. azza

    azza Member

    Here are some photographs I came across of the "Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant".
    They were taken during 1940, and they are of the plant covered with camouflage nets to make it look like regular suburbia from the air.
    The Army Corps of Engineers needed to protect the plant from possible Japanese air attack... so they hid it.
    Anyway I wanted to share them with you all, enjoy...


    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=4
    Here is a shot before the camo...

    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=5
    And after...

    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=6
    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=7
    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=8
    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=9
    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=10
    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=11

    Thanks..:)
     
  8. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    Is it just me or there aren't any pictures.
     
  9. azza

    azza Member

    Before:

    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=4

    And After:

    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=5

    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=6

    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=7

    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=8

    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=9

    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=10

    http://web.mail.com/32213-111/mmc-2/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=1.27941102&folder=Inbox&partId=11
     
  10. azza

    azza Member

    that was strange! Do you see them now SOl?
     
  11. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    Sorry azza, but I still can't sea anything.
     
  12. azza

    azza Member

    I didnt save the pics to my computer first, I think that was the problem
     
  13. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    Azza where did you found those pictures?
     
  14. azza

    azza Member

    great! you saw them.
    My brother sent them to me in an email
     
  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  16. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    great! you saw them.
    My brother sent them to me in an email

    No I still don't see them but I don't think that you can upload them directly from your mail. Save them to your PC and than attach them to your post or upload them somewhere on the net (like photobucket or flickr).
     
  17. ozjohn39

    ozjohn39 Senior Member

    Was this after mid 1942?

    I would have thought that the chance of an air strike on CA after Midway would have been NIL!
     
  18. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Yes, but two precautions are better than none especially in what concerns those pesky Nips :)

    But what photos are you talking about?
     
  19. Goodygixxer

    Goodygixxer Senior Member

  20. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

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