skip navigation

The Ghost Army

World War II's Artists of Deception

Ghost Army Veterans

Mickey McKane

Mickey McKane
"Mickey" McKane was in the 603rd Engineer Camouflage Battalion. He enlisted while at the Pratt Institute in NY. His original name was Irving Nussbaum, but he changed it during the war. He was battalion Sgt. Major for the 603rd, in charge ov various payroll and personel matters.

Mickey finished his education upon his return, including a Masters in Art at Columbia University. Mickey married Priscilla Mills who was also attending Columbia. Their best man was Mickey's old friend from the 603rd - Bill Blass. (Below, left)

theghostarmy 849

Mickey and Priscilla moved to New Hampshire and bought a gift shop/mail order business, The Stagecoach, and grew a successful business until the late 70's - together they raised 3 sons. Mickey passed away in 1992.