Monument record MYO3572 - WW2 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery

Summary

Site of a Second World War heavy anti aircraft battery at Knapton. It was armed with two 3.7-inch mobile guns with GL Mark IA radar in 1942. In 1944 it was manned by 377 Battery of the 119th Royal Artillery Regiment. The battery is recorded as earthworks on air photographs taken in 1945 of the area immediately to the east of Knapton village.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 5627 5262 (53m by 55m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Civil Parish Rufforth and Knapton, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

NMR Information:

Wartime vertical aerial photographs show a heavy anti-aircraft battery to the east of Knapton village. (1)
Documented. (2)

1 Twentieth century fortifications in England, volume 1. Anti-aircraft artillery : England's air defence gunsites, 1914-46 491 C S Dobinson
2 Vertical aerial photograph reference number RAF 106G/UK/723 3136 26-AUG-1945

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Record last edited

Sep 23 2021 3:33PM

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