In World War II, Boeing Built a Fake Rooftop Town to Hide Its Factory Beneath From Potential Air Strike by the Japanese ~ vintage everyday

On the roof of Boeing Plant 2, camouflage trees and structures were shorter than a person.

On the roof of Boeing Plant 2, camouflage trees and structures were shorter than a person.

During World War II, a strange, house-filled neighbourhood could be seen in the middle of an industrial area from the air. A close-up look would reveal that it was camouflage for Boeing’s Plant No. 2, where thousands of B-17 bombers were produced.

Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese submarines were…

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Hidden Women Update: WWI Camouflage in Action | The Unwritten Record

You may remember our July 2016 post about the Women’s Reserve Camouflage Corps, made up of women artists who developed camouflage for use by American troops in Europe during World War I. The websit…

Source: Hidden Women Update: WWI Camouflage in Action | The Unwritten Record

There Are Hundreds of Secret Underground WWII Bases Hidden in British Forests | Atlas Obscura

The exit of an escape tunnel. JIM126/WWW.28DAYSLATER.COM

It’s almost impossible to find one of Britain’s secret, underground military bases unless you know what to look for. In the years since they were built, starting in 1940, many of them have collapsed or fallen into disrepair. While the bunkers are no longer camouflaged today, they still…

Source: There Are Hundreds of Secret Underground WWII Bases Hidden in British Forests | Atlas Obscura