Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 5 November 1940.
Date Time Location Damage
05/11/1940 03.15 Langdon 4 – H.Es exploded, 1 in High Road opposite Park
Hills Avenue, 1 at junction of Park Avenue and Nightingale Avenue, 1 in the garden of “Amy” Park Avenue, 1 in the garden of “Homestead” Butles Green. Water and gas mains damaged. 8 houses slightly and 5 seriously damaged. S.L.T. on High Road, B.1007. No casualties.
05/11/1940 04.55 Pilgrims 8 – H.Es, 7 exploded and 1 unexploded in fields
Hatch 800 yards North of Orchard Farm and 800 yards East of Ashwells Farm. The unexploded is on Kings strip of land. No damage or casualties.
05/11/1940 05.08 Potton 2 – H.Es exploded in fields 1 mile North East
Island of Potton Farm, 30 yards apart. No damage or
05/11/1940 05.20 Laindon 5 – H.Es exploded and 1 Oil I.B. burnt out, 4 H.Es
in Wash Lane, 1 H.E. and 1 Oil I.B. near Pipps Hill, 200 yards North of Lee Chapel Lane on footpath. Telephone cables down, water and gas mains damaged. Sewer damaged. Road closed, no casualties.
05/11/1940 05.20 Basildon 1 – H.E. unexploded and 1 Oil I.B. burnt out. The
unexploded is on the West side of Pipps Hill 200 yards South of A.127. The Oil I.B. is opposite. Road blocked from A.127 to Basildon. No damage or casualties.
05/11/1940 05.30 Basildon 3 – H.Es exploded in fields West of “Endersley”
Church Road. No damage or casualties.
05/11/1940 South 1 – A.A. unexploded Shell 100 yards South of Drive
Weald and 100 yards from entrance of Weald Hall. No
damage or casualties.
05/11/1940 15.00 Pitsea 1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in garden of “Warden”
Lillie Avenue. No damage or casualties.
05/11/1940 15.00 Laindon 2 – H.Es exploded, 1 at Ronald Avenue (direct hit
on Anderson shelter) and 1 in a field off Markham Chase. Considerable damage to property. No casualties.
05/11/1940 15.15 Laindon German Messerschmitt 109 crashed and blew up
in a field 400 yards South of Fortune of War crossroads, at rear of Essex Tool Factory. Machine totally wrecked. Pilot Officer Joham Illner bailed out, but injured. Rank Feldwebel. Identity Number B.65176. Born 21.2.11 at Ndufladt Wier. Conveyed to Billericay Hospital with dislocated knee.
05/11/1940 16.59 Laindon 14 – H.Es exploded in vicinity of Dunton Wayletts,
7 North of A.127 West of Dunton Crossing, 4 in field North of A.127, 2 South of Dunton Road, 1 on cycle track South of A.127. Road A.127 blocked, 6 slight casualties. Gas main fired, overhead electric cables down, 2 bungalows demolished, 4 houses and a Cafe slightly damaged (Road open 7/11/40).
05/11/1940 18.15 Ingrave 1 – H.E. exploded in a field at Salmons Farm, 600
yards to rear of School Lane Cottages. No damage or casualties.
05/11/1940 18.50 Ingrave 4 – H.Es exploded, 2 on footpath of allotments
opposite Ingrave Post Office, 1 about 60 yards to rear of row of Red Brick Cottages and 1 in field by Clemoes Farm, Thorndon Park. No damage or casualties.
05/11/1940 19.15 Raweth 5 – H.Es exploded on Marshes 1/2 mile North West
of Highlands Farm. No damage or casualties.
05/11/1940 20.00 Childerditch 1 – H.E. exploded on Childerditch Common near
the forked roads. No damage or casualties.