The George William Curtis Collection
In December 2016, The Ghost Army Legacy Project acquired a collection of 90 rare photos of WWII inflatable dummies. The photos appear to be part of a U.S. Army camouflage archive from Fort Belvoir that was lost/abandoned in the 1990s. The collection was acquired with the assistance of a generous donation from Georgianne Kasuli , and is named after her father, George W. Curtis, a Ghost Army veteran who served in the 406th Combat Engineers.
The photos depict the dummies during the manufacture and testing phases. They also reveal details of the dummies construction.
Of particular interest are photographs of dummy landing craft filled with dummy vehicles. This is not a configuration that was ever used in combat, as far as is known.
Of the 90 photos in the collection, 28 are shown here. If you are interested in learning more about the collection, or in licensing images in the collection, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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