The Ghost Army


World War II Timespan

September 1, 1939 - September 2, 1945

Beginning of World War II

September 1, 1939

Beginning of Mission

June 1, 1944

Start Of Deception

June 14, 1944

"The Ghost Army’s deceptions started June 14,1944, when they landed at Omaha Beach and set up fake gun emplacements to draw German fire away from American artillery" (World War II, Historynet LCC)

Started Using Fake Artilery

September 1, 1944

Started Using Fake Artilery

End of Mission

March 1, 1945

Ending of World War II

September 2, 1945

End of Classification

January 1, 1966

"They released the unit's activities in 1966"(World War II, Historynet LCC)