Thursday, May 3, 2018
WASP Special Delivery-- Part 2: Aircraft Plants Camouflaged
The flight leader is kneeling and pointing to a specific rendezvous point on an aerial map, reinforcing the path of the WASP flight plan.
Their mission is to ferry five P-38 Lightning fighters to a port of embarkation where the planes will be shipped to bases overseas. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, several defense plants on the U.S. west coast, including Lockheed, were heavily camouflaged with netting and artificial foliage to resemble farmland as seen from the air.
You can see the camouflage overhead in the picture.