Hiding the Lockheed Plant during WW 11
During World War 11,
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.
Frame over Lockheed before netting
As you can see, this was quite a (secret) project. A boy that lived in the area
described it, “... as watching it all be set up like a movie production.
They had fake houses, trees, etc. and moved parked cars around so it looked
like a residential area from the skies overhead.”
Pictures below are after the netting and “props” were in place.