Airfield Bombing Decoy Q8A

  • Description

    "A Second World War bombing decoy at Grangetown that was built to deflect enemy bombing from Royal Air Force Thornaby airfield. This site served as both a 'K-type' day decoy and a 'Q-type' night decoy. The 'K-type' decoy consisted of a replica airfield equipped with dummy Blenheim aircraft. It is referenced as being in use from March 1940 to October 1941....."
  • Owner

    English Heritage - Pastscape
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

    What does this mean? Unknown license check permission to reuse
  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 6 months ago
    Viewed: 763 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
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