“Ghost Army” Exhibition Opening Night

Join us for an exclusive first look as we uncover the incredible story of the Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II, at our Opening Night Reception.

We’re honored to welcome Toni Kiser from the National World War II Museum, and special guest Pamela Pastoric — daughter of a Ghost Army Operative.

The evening will begin with light refreshments and a short program that will set the stage for this immersive journey into one of the best kept American military secrets of World War II.

Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II, a special exhibition created by the National World War II Museum, explores the story of a top-secret unit — the U.S. Army’s 23rd Headquarters Special Troops — known as the “Ghost Army.”

The 23rd was the first mobile, multimedia, tactical deception unit in U.S. Army history. This talented team of 1,105 artists, engineers, professional soldiers and draftees were capable of simulating two divisions (approximately 30,000 men) utilizing rubber inflatable tanks, trucks and planes; false radio messages, sound effects; and other disinformation tactics. During World War II, they perfected battlefield deception to deceive German troops and safeguard the lives of thousands of Allied soldiers. The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops included future famed artists Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly and Art Kane.

Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II is exclusively sponsored by E. L. Wiegand Foundation.

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May 24, 2024


7:00 pm

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