EPW060409 ENGLAND (1939). Captive balloon over Coplewood End Farm and surrounding countryside, Cople, 1939

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Pennawd [EPW060409] Captive balloon over Coplewood End Farm and surrounding countryside, Cople, 1939
Cyfeirnod EPW060409
Dyddiad 6-February-1939
Dolen
Enw lle COPLE
Plwyf COPLE
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 510838, 246640
Hydred / Lledred -0.38142168801368, 52.106557050636
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol TL108466

Pinnau

Railway line from Bedford to Hitchin.

melgibbs
Friday 14th of February 2014 12:45:04 PM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

My guess is that this barrage balloon was part of the AIr Raid Precautions for Cardington; the aerodrome and airship sheds. February 1939; best to be prepared!

Katy Whitaker
Sunday 25th of August 2013 09:01:42 PM
Being a single balloon, more likely to have been a training exercise for the winch crew. For defence against low flying aircraft a large number would be deployed, hence the name barrage balloon.

clippedwings
Sunday 25th of August 2013 09:01:42 PM