The Battle of Britain, The Blitz and the Air War over Britain afterwards...
Monday, March 9, 2015
British codename for decoy fires that were ignited during German
air raids in December 1940 to attract enemy bombers from their real
targets in England. In the first attempt, made on 2 December 1940
as the Luftwaffe attacked Bristol, 66 high explosive bombs were
dropped on the STARFISH site, which established the countermeasure.
The Royal Air Force’s 80 Wing supervised 27 sites
and employed 2,000 personnel on STARFISH operations.