csnow wrote:By the way, I've done some research and there has been question as to wether or not this is really Lockheed. I haven't come to a conclusion yet, but I bet others on here can confirm the truth of the pictures. For the most part, what I've read, these are real and it really happend.
The photos are appearing in several other places, and they all seem to say that it's the Lockhead site too: http://thinkorthwim.com/2007/08/19/1034/
. As yet, there's been no official statement that I can find.
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There's a book called "Masquerade, The Amazing Camouflage Deceptions of World War II" by Seymour Reit, which I was told about a while ago. It's a bit old now, but you may be able to find a copy in an old book store or online: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0801549310
. It seems to be recommended as one of the best resources out there to be honest...
There was also a unit called the 602 Camouflage Engineers. Google soon turns up a variety of sites about them and their work for you.
In the run up to the D-Day operations, Operation Fortitude South
was a large-scale operation (as I'm sure you're already aware
) to make the Germans think there was a second, much larger invasion force waiting to attack at Calais. Obviously, there wasn't, so the Allies had to fool German recon aircraft, etc into thinking that there was fields and fields full of tanks, trucks, etc waiting to cross the channel. Instead, inflatable tanks, etc were used. (Interestingly, the US Army still has an M1 Abrams decoy that they can use and which can be carried by an M1 Abrams. A link that you may be interested in is: http://www.military-decoy.com
There's some good photos from Op Fortitude at: http://www.strangeharvest.com/mt/archiv ... decept.php