Wednesday, August 7, 2013

BEE Units:The Ghost Army

The Ghost Army was a United States Army tactical
deception unit during World War II imitating earlier
British operations, officially known as the  
23rd Headquarters Special Troops. The
1,100-man unit was given a unique mission within the
U.S Army: to impersonate other U.S. Army units to
deceive the enemy. From a few weeks after D-Day,
when they landed in France, until the end of the war,
they put on a "traveling road show". utilizing inflatable
tanks, sound trucks, fake radio transmissions and
pretense. They staged more than 20 battlefield
deceptions, often operating very close to the front lines.
Their mission was kept secret until 1996, and elements
of it remain classified.

I'm going to use a few of these insignia for my
(Green Army) Brazos Imperial Army.


Maj. Guiscard said...

A buddy of mine used the Ghost Army in a Weird WWII campaign as if the Ghost Army was a cover for an Army deployed to fight the Nazi's on the moon!

Don M said...

It has allot of potential!