Monument record LWT 069 - World War II bomb craters on the beach. (Mod)

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Bomb craters of World War II date on by the beach at Gunton Denes


Grid reference Centred TM 54938 95645 (48m by 138m)
Map sheet TM59NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Two groups of bomb craters are visible close to the beach at Gunton Denes on 1944 aerial photographs (S1). Only the more southerly ones show on photos from March 1944 (S2), while photos from September 1944 (S1) show both sets of craters. These would appear to have been caused either by a small area of minefield or by a plane ditching excess bombs. On the earlier 1944 photo, the craters are quite neat and regular, which suggests that they are more likely to be part of a minefield. The explosions which caused these craters have obliterated a crenellated trench which could be seen in this location on earlier aerial photographs - see record LWT 069 (XS19031).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/LA38 Frm3030 10-Sep-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. HLA/686 Frm3199 2-Mar-1944.

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Record last edited

Aug 19 2013 9:25AM

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