Boeing Built An Artificial Town On Top Of Its Rooftop In WW2
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February 15, 2020 - by Sumit Rehal for simpleflying.com
This year marks 75 years since the end of World War II. During what was one of the bloodiest conflicts in history, extra security measures had to be taken.
Between 1944 and 1946, a seemingly tranquil neighborhood could be seen from the skies over King County, Washington. However, this town was actually built on top of Boeing Plant 2 as a disguise for the production factory.
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Plant 2 was built in 1936 and went on to host the production of some of Boeing's key aircraft in the decades to follow. Planes manufactured in at this site include the 307, 377, and the initial 737.
However, it was the production of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress that caused the American manufacturer to hide its new plant just before the end of the war.
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