A residential neighborhood appeared next to an airfield for two years near the end of World War II.
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.
The “neighborhood” was completed in 1944 and removed a year after the war.
The Seattle Daily Times printed a photo of the camouflage village atop the plant for the first time on July 23, 1945 — about three weeks before V-J Day — describing it as the “Boeing Wonderland.”
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The ground was made of burlap, canvas and chicken wire, while the lawns and trees were chicken feathers and spun glass, according the the article.
Buildings were just 4 feet tall and made of wood to complete the illusion of the neighborhood covering 26 acres.
A Feb. 20, 1982, obituary named G.W. Dennis the designer.