LAMP : GROUND : GERMANY

Place Europe: Belgium
Accession Number RELAWM00984
Collection type Technology
Object type Communications equipment
Maker Unknown
Place made Germany
Date made c 1917 - 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

ONE OF THIRTEEN GROUND LAMPS LAID IN 'T' FORMATION AT FLAVION (MORVILLE), BELGIUM, WHERE THE GERMANS HAD ESTABLISHED AN AERODROME.

History / Summary

Morville aerodrome was established by the Germans in mid 1918 as a base for Riesenflugzeugarbteilung 500 (RFA 500). This squadron operated Zeppelin Staaken R planes, which were used to attack targets in England and France. These lamps were used to guide the aircraft in to the airfield at night after a raid.