2. MOTOR OFFICERS
a. Instruct drivers in details of track plan. Make sure they understand
purpose of it.
b. Check parking for—
(2) Concealment measures.
c. Cover repair and refueling areas with overhead screens, if natural
overhead cover does not exist.
a. Maintain dispersal distances on the march, at halts, and in bivouac.
b. If vehicle breaks down, don't park in an open field. If possible, pull
off main road on to a side road and park under trees, or in the
shadow of bushes or a building. Drape vehicle if repairs will take
more than a short time. Don't keep shiny tools or repair parts in
sun, where reflections may attract enemy airmen.
c. Follow traffic signs and instructions of traffic guides when
approaching, within, and leaving a concealed position. Keep to designated
routes, unloading areas, and parking areas.
d. Don't make unnecessary noises during concealed movements.
Disconnect horns during these operations.
e. To conceal your vehicle in a parking area—
(1) Park under overhead cover, if available, or parallel to and
close beside a building, hedge, or other natural terrain lines,
or close beside a clump of bushes. Park to take advantage of
(2) To prevent shine, cover windshield, headlights, cab windows,
and taillights with mud, rags, foliage, or prepared covers.
To conceal betraying shadow, drop curtain over rear
entrance to cargo space.
(3) Drape with net. Arrange props so net is at least a foot above
top of vehicle, and so props make soft and irregular bumps
in net. Pull edges of net out as far as they reach and stake
them to the ground. In sparsely wooded areas, carry props
and stakes with you.
(4) If vehicle is not draped, use cut foliage to break up form of
vehicle and the shadow it casts. If vehicle is draped, use cut
foliage to break up prop bumps and edges of net. Choose
foliage which blends with the surroundings and keep it in
its natural growing position.
(5) If in bivouac or a concealed position, cut foliage only in areas
designated for that purpose.
(6) Don't wash body of vehicle unless ordered to by motor officer.
In some terrains, mud and dust help to blend vehicle with
(7) Maintain blackout discipline at night.