was the inspiration for that camouflage pattern:
One of the lesser publicized, and equally unimportant, stories of World War II was that Mr. Manicotti, Ralph and Ed's neighbor, was a sleeper agent for the Abwehr. Here he is after catching the boys with a secret message recording from Zossen, which they found in the hallway; and, which Ed mistook for the latest "Little" Jimmy Littlefield Orchestra hit song:
He was able to send samples of Ed's wallpaper, purchased at Martin Paints on Manhattan Avenue in the Greenpoint ("Greenpernt" in Brooklynese) section of Brooklyn, to Herr Dr.Ing.Dpl. und Mysterious Sneaky Guy Hans Kammler, also known as "Chops" by his close friends. Ol' Hans thought that the design was too gauche for use in the brand spanking new New Reich Chancellery (it clashed with the drapes). He did, however, have the foresisight to realize that it would be perfect as a camouflage pattern that would fool the British into thinking that all those Opel Blitzes travelling through the Greek countryside at 70 kph were actually nothing more than cows in a hurry.
I hope that this expanation clears things up.
Outstanding site! Love those JT build logs.
Happy New Year, Guys!