Now You See it, Now You Don’t

Occasional reader Dan forwarded this post regarding the effort to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant from Japanese air attack. It was made to look like a rural subdivision from the air. With the concerns we face regarding the Global War On Terror, I’m reminded that Americans on both coasts harbored similar fears during WWII. Be prepared, be vigilant and keep fighting.

Lockheed Plant Before 

Lockheed Plant After


2 responses to “Now You See it, Now You Don’t

  1. virgil xenophon

    Our air superiority since then has been such that camouflage techniques like that are a lost art that in large measure we no longer have. It is the rare gnd cmdr that checks his out defensive position from the air these days–or even bothers with more than rudimentary cammo. (of course we are so mobile now that there is often little time to actually devote to the subject in a realistic fashion.)

  2. I thought it interesting to view parallels between attacks from the 1940’s and the concerns we now have regarding terrorist attacks on our homeland. The enemy can be indistinguishable from civilians. There’s no amount of camouflage that helps.

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