One more day & Lockheed too....
Sep 8, 2009
|One more day left here in the Black Hills! Wow, our time here has gone by entirely too quickly. But, it is time to move on as fall and then winter approach. We spent yesterday packing our outdoor 'things' and rearranging as much as possible. Larry is outside loading the quad as I write this, and later today we will finish all of the laundry. I am also defrosting the freezer and giving the inside one last good cleaning. We'll be moving right along for the next week or so as we make our way through Wyoming, Montana and on up into Calgary. Destination, Lake Louise, Jasper, Banff area.
In the meantime, our friend Warren sent this to us and thought many of you would find this interesting as well. My Dad worked for Rohr aircraft for many years and my Uncle and Grandfather for McDonnell Douglas. Enjoy
HOW LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT PLANT WAS HIDDEN IN WWII ...AMAZING!
Lockheed Hidden during WWII !
Unbelievable 1940s black and white pictures
This is pretty neat -- special effects during the 1940's, I have never seen these pictures or knew that Americans had gone this far to protect their resources.
During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from Japanese air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air.
(Besides everything else, check out the cars.)