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Arguably the most unique, creative and unusual military unit that ever existed during WWII was the U.S. Army 23rd Headquarters Special Troop, otherwise known as “Ghost Army” or “Phantom Army”. This Unit was made up by the 603rd Camouflage Engineers, the 406th Combat Engineers and the 3132nd Signal Service Company Special which answered directly to Gen. Omar Bradley. The idea for this unit was originally conceived in late 1942 after British Units in the African Deserts during the Battle at El Alamein had utilized deception to confuse the German units in the area. Many of the 23rd’s soldiers were graduates of various art schools and were asked to use their brains over their brawn. Comprised of artists and advertising professionals with a mix of sound technicians, many of these soldiers went on to become famous artists of our generation; including, Bill Blass (fashion designer) Arthur Singer (Illustrator) Art Kane (Photographer). These men, amongst many others played an integral role in the war efforts for the Allies. The 23rd Special Troops job was to trick the German High Command and Strategists into thinking Allied troops were stationed somewhere they actually weren’t.
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