Lockheed: The Greatest Deception You've Never Heard Of
During the afternoon of December 7, 1941, as word of the attack on Pearl Harbor reached California, some 53,000 Lockheed employees, spread across 150 Southern California communities, stepped outside their homes to watch as countless P-38 fighters and Hudson bombers streak across the sky.In the wake of the attack, orders had been given to get every aircraft that could fly into the air. Some flew west to protect the nation against a potential Japanese attack on the coast. Others were guided inland to protect against feared strafing runs. And still others patrolled the skies to provide the nation a sense of security in a time of crisis.Three days later, while company officials gathered at Lockheed’s Burbank plant to decide how best to ramp up production, the Army began setting up barricades around the facility and placed an urgent call to a Col. John F. Ohmer stationed at March Field, 70 miles away.Ohmer’s mission? Find a way to disguise Lockheed’s plant—now one of the most strategic military facilities in the United States—to look like an ordinary California suburb.(Read the full story and see more photos from Lockheed Martin)And that's exactly what he did, take a look at some of these photos and the video to see how a he turned a huge production plant that had 53,000 employees into a nondescript rural town.
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Lockheed Burbank before being camouflaged[/caption]
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Lockheed Burbank after camouflage[/caption]Take a look at this video to see more photos of the plant and it's totally deceptive look.https://youtu.be/DgFJKtznKMoAll in all that's one hell of a effective camouflage job, and that must have take quite a bit of man power and time! Let us know what you think about this in the comment section or on our Facebook.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]