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    The extensive efforts to camouflage aircraft factories on the coast in WWII...

    The effort was way more extensive than I realized, with millions of dollars spent, and the assistance of Hollywood set designers in Los Angeles and architects in other coastal areas.

    There are some amazing photos of the camo at the story link.

    https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/20...as-west-coast/

    Boeing's plant two in Seattle was particularly important, as it made bombers, and was very difficult, because of being located on rivers and near Puget Sound, giving aircraft easy landmarks. The extensive camo on this "serrated" roof, costs millions of dollars and recreated an entire town, called "Wonderland" on top of the building.

    Camo was so good on these buildings and adjacent airfields, that US pilots who were unfamiliar with the airfields, often couldn't find them and had to divert to other nearby airports. They painted towns and houses on the airstrips as well. Boeing had to put flagmen with red flags at the end of runways to alert pilots they were at the right place.

    Why can't we all just get along?
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