Permanent Starfish Site, Leamington Hastings

Description of this historic site

The site of a fire based bombing decoy installation known as a 'Starfish' from the Second World War. Night time fires were created to confuse the enemy into dropping their bombs away from their real target.

Notes about this historic site

1 The site of a Permanent Starfish, (‘Starfish’ from ‘Special Fires’). Fire based decoys were set up all over the country in November 1940 (following the bombing of Coventry in November 1940) to protect urban areas, in this case Coventry, or what was left of it.

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