Monument record HMY 020 - Three World War II bomb craters.

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Three possible World War II bomb craters at the edge of the River Deben, Hemley parish


Grid reference Centred TM 29194 42135 (141m by 52m)
Map sheet TM24SE


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Full Description

Three possible World War II bomb craters can be seen as depressions at the edge of the River Deben in Hemley parish on photographs taken from the 1940s onwards. Two are located on the salt-marsh at TM 29224212 and TM 29174216 and the other is located in the adjacent field at TM 29084215. (S1) (S2) The bomb crater located in the field appears to have been ploughed out by the end of the 1940s but the other two are still visible in the salt-marsh on aerial photographs taken in 1971. (S3)
See HMY 019 for nearby landing point.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/832 3051-3052 23-SEP-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1635 4005-4006 09-JUL-1946.
  • <S3> Photograph: OS, AP. NMR OS/71156 068-069 02-MAY-1971.

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Record last edited

Aug 5 2013 12:51PM

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