Hiding the Lockheed Plant during WW2

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  1. spconnolly007

    spconnolly007 The 'Shiny Seventh'

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    Hiding in Plain View
    During WW II Lockheed (unbelievable 1940s pictures). This is a version of special effects during the 1940's. 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.Apparently, you could walk around on top of it, and people were hired to ride around on bicycles all day to complete the effect!!
     

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  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

  3. Ghostjeep

    Ghostjeep Junior Member

    Having worked for Lockheed I saw these pics about 30+ years ago. However, I have never seen any matching pics from any other plant. They must have done it as well.
    maybe it was just a Hollywood thing. Around 1985 I was at the Lockheed Burbank facility and was in the Howard Hughs airplane hanger. Without a camera! added insult was when the guy I was with went to the Skunk Works, I got dumped at the security gate!
     

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