Cockpit Mk II Lamp

Cockpit Mk II Lamp

Object ID

HOXE02,2017,01.02.26

Description

Part of a Cockpit Mk II Lamp dial. Excavated from a test pit dug into a USAAF rubbish dump in the parish of Hoxne, Suffolk.

Inscription

'COCKPIT MK II LAMP' 'AM' 'REF No' '5C/366'

Category

Military

Primary Material

Rubber

Object Type

Aeroplane Part

Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

Subsequent Action

WALBEA Archive

Method of Discovery

Excavation

Context

HOXE02,102

Height

16 mm

Width

45 mm

Thickness

3 mm

Weight

14 g

About the Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

After the end of the Second World War, an airfield in the vicinity of Hoxne began clearing the base. One of sites chosen to dispose of the waste was a pond in the parish of Hoxne. In November 2016, Operation WALBEA’s project team excavated two small test pits into this feature.

Site Location:

Hoxne Operation WALBEA dig