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.

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