Monument record BUC 073 - Bucklesham QL decoy
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 24178 41538 (141m by 109m)|
|Civil Parish||BUCKLESHAM, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
A bombing decoy of Second World War date is visible as structures on aerial photographs circa 300 metres to the south of Bucklesham village centred on circa TM241415, Bucklesham parish. The decoy appears to be a QL site, a type of decoy which employed electrical lighting to draw enemy bombers away from their intended target (see S1 fore further information). QL decoys were often paired with Special Fire (or SF) decoys, as here with BUC 061 circa 500 metres to the south. (S2, S3)
Site of Second World War permanent Starfish bombing decoy site at Bucklesham. It was one of two decoys for Ipswich (S4).
- <S1> SXS50101 Monograph: Dobinson, C.. 2000. Fields of Deception: Britain's Bombing Decoys of World War II.
- <S2> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/15 4030-1 18-MAY-1944.
- <S3> SSF50005 Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/LA/22 4056-7 06-JUL-1944.
- <S4> SSF53735 Index: English Heritage. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1412161.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Sep 17 2013 10:49AM