Lockheed Burbank Airport During W.W.II (Unbelievable 1940s Pictures)

January 6, 2010

MILITARY

During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from a possible Japanese air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting  to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air…

Before

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And After:

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The person I received this from said she got back an interesting story about someone’s mother who worked at Lockheed, and she as a younger child, remembers all this.  And to this day, it is the first pictures of it she’s seen.  Another person who lived in the area talked about as being a boy, watching it all be set up like a movie studio production.  They had fake houses, trees, etc. and moved parked cars around so it looked like a residential area from the skies overhead.


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One Response to “Lockheed Burbank Airport During W.W.II (Unbelievable 1940s Pictures)”

  1. Roxanna Dayl Says:

    Totally Awesome story and pictures. What a treasure. Thanks for sharing this.
    You rock…

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