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Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.

THE GHOST ARMY Officially known as the Army’s 23rd Headquarters Special Troops during World War II, the Ghost Army played a major role in putting a stop to Hitler’s advances through Europe. The plan: pull off the equivalent of extravagant high school plays to trick the enemy into believing there was a huge military presence when there really wasn't. They employed fake inflatable tanks, trucks and weapons in conjunction with war noises through huge military speakers.

Found on the web, Paul Tibbets stands by the Enola Gay in an undisclosed location. The Enola Gay a B-29 was the first plane to drop an atomic bomb. Tibbets, his crew, and the Enola Gay dropped the bomb (Little Boy) on Hiroshima Aug 6, 1945. Three days later another bigger bomb (Fat Man) was dropped on Nagasaki. The two bombs effectively ended the war in Japan.