Record Details

NHER Number:12416
Type of record:Monument
Name:World War One airfield and World War Two bombing decoy

Summary

This World War One night landing ground was in use in 1918. It may have been reused in World War Two as a bombing decoy and also a bombing range. Two guidance towers and a hangar like building were reported at the site in 1984.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 795 015
Map Sheet:TF70SE
Parish:GOODERSTONE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Site of Gooderstone Warren 2nd class night landing ground (in use 1918).
Information from Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum via [1].

Reused as decoy site, World War Two, and also bombing range. Two guidance towers and a hangar like building said to remain. This was slightly to south.
See (S1).
Information from Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum 1984.
E. Rose (NAU), 19 July 1984.

(S2) questions whether the information is correct, as he states there is no official documentation of a decoy in this area.
E. Rose (NLA), 8 May 1998.

Monument Types

  • MILITARY AIRFIELD (World War One - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)
  • AIRCRAFT HANGAR (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • BOMBING DECOY (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
  • BOMBING RANGE (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. RAF AP 5177.
<S2>Monograph: Dobinson, C.. 1996. Bombing decoys of World War II.. p 84.

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