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CIVIL BOMBING DECOY C2D

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A Second World War bombing decoy site at Greenabella. It was built as part of the 'C-series' of civil decoys to deflect enemy bombing from Middlesbrough. This was a 'QF' decoy, which consisted of a series of controlled fires lit during an air raid to replicate a target struck by bombs. It is referenced as being in use during 1943. Aerial photography from 1984 shows two buildings associated with the decoy extant at the site (see HOB UID 956726). Further civil bombing decoy sites for Middlesbrough were located at Grangetown, Bran Sands, Grangetown, Cowpen Bewley, Newton Bewley, Wolviston, Elton, Middleton and Kirkleatham.
The two buildings were still extant in 2012 and appear to be the control bunker and possibly a generator building.

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