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Five Ghost Army soldiers

Five sergeants in the 603rd Camouflage Engineers during the Battle of the Bulge. From the left: Charles "Beef" Boullianne, John Beeler, Paul LaHive, William "Buzz" Senat and George Vandersluis

The Ghost Army used inflatable tanks, sound effects, radio trickery and imagination to fool the Germans on the battlefields of Europe. The unsung heroes of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops and the 3133rd Signal Company Special carried out 25 battlefield deceptions in France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany and Italy. They saved thousands of lives and helped win the war, but their efforts were kept secret for fifty years and were only recently officially recognized with the award of a Congressional Gold Medal.

The mission of The Ghost Army Legacy Project is to preserve and honor the legacy of these men. On this website you can find histories of the two units, primary source documents, biographical material on the soldiers, and more.

(Looking for info on the Ghost Army book, documentary, or tour, or Rick Beyer's appearance schedule? Go to ghostarmy.com )

updated: 3 weeks ago

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The soldiers of The Ghost Army used inflatable tanks, sound effects, and imagination to fool the Germans on the battlefields of Europe. The Ghost Army Legacy Project is ensuring that these men and their accomplishments are never forgotten.

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