06 Dec '17, 7am

Wow, I had never heard of this. Here’s an article: https://t.co/mgKUS2dd6u

Wow, I had never heard of this. Here’s an article: https://t.co/mgKUS2dd6u

Not Your Ordinary Suburb Having watched the British successfully conceal their facilities during the Battle of Britain, Ohmer had returned to the United States in 1940 to campaign for the camouflaging of key military installations, including air bases near Pearl Harbor. Although his ideas were initially rejected, in the wake of Pearl Harbor he was given authority to use whatever means necessary to protect the Lockheed plant. With a camouflage engineering battalion under his command, he began recruiting artists, set designers, and painters from nearby movie studios, including Disney, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox. At the Lockheed plant, Ohmer began implementing his grand illusion. Airfields and parking lots were painted green and lined with plants to make them look like fields of alfalfa. The main factory was covered with a canopy of chicken wire, netting and painted canv...

Full article: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/100years/stories/camouf...

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