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Starfish Bombing Decoy SF66B, Broomfield
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 23:12:48 »

A Second World War bombing decoy site at Broomfield. It was built in May 1942 in response to the Baedeker Raids as a 'Temporary Starfish' site to deflect enemy bombing from Maidstone. The 'Starfish' decoy operated by lighting a series of controlled fires during an air raid to replicate an urban area targeted by bombs. In use from May 1942. Aerial photos from 1963 shows that the site has been given over to agricultural use and no features of the decoy survive. A further 'Temporary Starfish' site for Maidstone was located at Lenham, Starfish Bombing Decoy SF66A.
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