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The Ghost Army

World War II's Artists of Deception

About The Ghost ARmy

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The Ghost Army was officially known as the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. From June 1944 to March 1945 it staged 20 battlefield deceptions, beginning in Normandy and ending along the Rhine River. The deceivers employed an array of inflatables (tanks, trucks, jeeps, airplanes), sound trucks, phony radio transmissions and even playacting to fool the enemy.
Scroll down at right to read more about the unit and some of the men in it. For even more information, check out the Ghost Army Legacy Project website.