SE0021 : Starfish bombing decoy control bunker, Slate Delf Hill

near to Cotton Stones, Calderdale, Great Britain

Starfish bombing decoy control bunker, Slate Delf Hill
Starfish bombing decoy control bunker, Slate Delf Hill
This was the operations bunker for a 'Starfish' decoy intended to draw German bombers away from their intended target, in this case the railway station and yard at Greetland. The decoy consisted of a double line of about a dozen flash pans, where oil would be burned to simulate incendiary bombs. There would also have been decoy lights and shadow buildings, possibly constructed using walling stone from alongside some of the enclosure period tracks in the area. The bunker consists of two rooms either side of a central entrance passage, defended by a high blast screen. The room on the right housed the generators. The control room was on the left, with a escape / observation hatch in the roof. The decoy itself was located to the south west in the area leading towards Great Manshead Hill.
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2006
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Sunday, 29 January, 2006   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 29 January, 2006
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Wartime relics   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 008 213 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.2891N 1:59.3618W
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