Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 15 November 1940.
Date Time Location Damage
15/11/1940 03.15 Mountnessing 19 – H.Es exploded in the vicinity of
Lawness Farm, in line South West from point 300 yards North East of junction of Mountnessing Road with Buckwins Lane to Little Cowbridge Grange Farm at junction with road to Chelmsford S.L.T. on Mountnessing Road. No casualties. Road open 15.30 hrs the 15th inst.
15/11/1940 14.10 Laindon German bailed out and landed at Laindon.
The plane a ME109 crashed at Horndon-on-the-Hill Grays Division. Name Feldwell Otto Yaros 29 years. Taken to Billericay Station.
15/11/1940 18.50 Rochford British Bolton and Paul Defiant two seater fighter
crashed on the Golf Course 500 yards South of Rochford Church when attempting to land. Machine completely burnt out. Pilot safe. Gunner received slight burns.
15/11/1940 19.53 North 2 – Parachute mines. 1 exploded 200 yards from
Benfleet junction A.127 and East end of Old Harrows Road and 1 unexploded in a field 150 yards South of Twiggs Garage 400 yards East of Harrows P.H. on South side of A.127. Road closed between Rayleigh Wier and Nevendon Cricketers P.H. 12 houses, a school and garage damaged. No casualties (Unexploded destroyed by Admiralty by burning) Pound Lane open 10.12.40.
15/11/1940 20.15 Billericay 12 – H.Es 11 exploded in fields in line 250 yards
West of New Lodge Tye Common Road North West to London Road A.129. 5 houses a garage in London Road. Outbuildings at Blunts Wall Farm damaged. 7 cows killed and 3 injured. Telephone wires down, 1 unexploded in a field at Gt Cowbridge Grange North of London Road and 200 yards West of track to the Grange.
15/11/1940 20.55 South Weald 6 – H.Es exploded in a field opposite the 12th hole.
Maylands Golf Course at side of Oak Wood. No damage or casualties.
15/11/1940 South Weald 1 – H.E. unexploded in the Ride between Oak and
Fir Woods 1 1/2 miles South of Keepers Lodge at rear of Vicarage. No damage or casualties. B.D.S. 23.5.41.
15/11/1940 21.55 South Weald I.Bs (a number) near Oak Wood Vicarage Lane.
No damage or casualties.