Thursday, September 27, 2007

Amazing Trompe-l'œil Hid Aircraft Factory!



My mind tends to soak up history like a sponge. I'm particularly fascinated by the small stories, the quirks, the oddities.
How to Hide an Airplane Factory is a gallery of an episode of California World War II art history that previously totally escaped my notice.
"During WWII the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the
Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from a Japanese air attack. They
covered it with camouflage netting and trompe l'oeil to make it look like a
rural subdivision from the air."

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