During World War II, a strange, house-filled neighborhood could be seen in the middle of an industrial area from the air. A close-up look would reveal that it was camouflage for Boeing’s Plant No. 2, where thousands of B-17 bombers were produced.

At first glance, this looks like an ordinary day in a small village with people enjoying the sun outside

But underneath this ‘peaceful town’ was a big military secret: a Boeing factory

During WWII, the U.S. Army designed a whole neighborhood to throw off possible air attacks

On the roof of Boeing Plant 2, camouflage trees and structures were shorter than a person

Trees were made of chicken wire and feathers

A street sign plays off the fake neighborhood at the corner of “Synthetic Street” and “Burlap Boulevard”

Suzette Lamoureaux and Vern Manion examine one of the miniature bungalows in the “Boeing Wonderland”

Structures that look like cars from overhead are parked along a fake street

An aerial view of the camouflage on top of Boeing Plant 2 shows that the “streets” were aligned with real residential neighborhoods nearby

Joyce Howe, and behind her Susan Heidreich, walking over the camouflaged Boeing Plant 2

Boeing plant aerial photo taken from around 5000 feet. This was taken in either 1944 or 1945

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