During World War II many young American artists that were drafted into the armed forces were placed in a secret division of the United States Army, labeled “The Ghost Army”. Ellsworth Kelly was among these young artists that served in this special unit. 


The Ghost Army forces, would set up inflatable tanks, fake camps, and large speaker systems to draw enemy surveillance away from where actual troops were hiding out. Kelly, was inducted to this deception unit after initially being a part of the 603rd Engineers Camouflage Battalion. 

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