NS4178 : Bomb crater

taken 8 years ago, near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Bomb crater
Bomb crater
A similar crater is located 100 metres to the south-east: NS4278 : Water-filled bomb crater; see that item for a link to a Canmore article that discusses both craters.

Directly behind the crater, which was only partially filled with water (with a crust of ice) when this photo was taken, Highdykes Farm can be seen in the distance. To the left, a few of the houses in Beechwood Estate can be seen.
Bomb craters near Auchenreoch decoy :: NS4278
There are several Second World War bomb craters in this area, testifying to the success of a Starfish Decoy LinkExternal link (a system of decoy fires) that was located there. See LinkExternal link for a view of all of these bomb crater photographs on a map. See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view that shows the location of some of the craters and the remains of the Starfish Decoy.
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 3 February, 2010
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Auchenreoch Muir 
Crater   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4193 7817 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.2256N 4:32.0615W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4195 7816
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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