Record Details

NHER Number:29538
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War Two bombing decoy

Summary

A World War Two decoy airfield, designed to divert enemy bombers away from the real airfield at Marham. It was a 'Q' type decoy, for night-time use, and had mock runway lights.The site's bunker still remains.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7973 1258
Map Sheet:TF71SE
Parish:SOUTHACRE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Decoy site, type Q (lights only). World War Two. Bunker remains.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 3 March 1993.

Parent field was Marham.
D. Gurney (NLA), 28 January 1997.

Monument Types

  • BOMBING DECOY (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Serial: Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum. 1992. Airfields of Norfolk and Suffolk.. Vol 7, p 16.
<S2>Serial: Dobinson, C.S.. 1996. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England Volume III: Bombing Decoys of WWII.. Vol III. p 92.

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