The Allied forces included professional artists and other creatives among their members. They were recruited with a specific mission – to fool the Germans. One of their major accomplishments was creating inflatable tanks that were effective at scaring the Germans away. The creative unit was known as the Ghost Army.
Jack Masey, who was recruited at the age of 18, recalls his time in the Ghost Army:
We were told we were going to be using inflatable equipment to try and fool the Germans into thinking that we were a real army, when we were in effect, I suppose, a rubber army.