Monument record IPS 742 - WWII anti-aircraft battery site, Ipswich.

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Summary

A WWII anti-aircraft battery site

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1645 4657 (210m by 130m)
Map sheet TM14NE
Civil Parish IPSWICH, IPSWICH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

A WWII anti aircraft battery site. On RAF aerial photographs from March 1944 the air craft battery consists of 4 square emplacements set within earthen banks in a straight line, with some associated structures locate 40m to the west. However, USAF photography from May 1944 shows that the straight emplacement arrangement was replaced with 3 square/rectangular emplacements and a circular emplacement forming a semicircircle around a fifth emplacement, with a further smaller square structure 50m to the west. Helen Saunders (Essex County Council), April 2014. (S1-S3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photography. US/7GR/LOC349/4011, 27-May-44 (EHA).
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF/CPE/UK/2302/5095, 10-Sept-47 (EHA).
  • <S3> Vertical Aerial Photograph: Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF/HLA/686/4174-4175, 2-Mar-44 (EHA).

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Protected Status/Designation

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Record last edited

Dec 13 2016 4:07PM

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