Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 16 November 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 16 November 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

16/11/1940    02.54  Shenfield       5 – H.Es exploded in fields opposite Alwyn Avenue

                                                            North of A.12.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    17.30  Foulness       The body of a German Airman found on the

Island             foreshore of Haven Gore.  Name Gefr. Tonny Boschen, born 10.9.19 at Braman.  Body not in water for more than 48 hours.  Neck broken, bullet hole in elbow of right arm.  (During the morning of 15th a German bomber dived into the Thames and the body is believed to be one of the crew).  Moved to Southend Municipal Hospital Rochford.  RAF Rochford took possession of property.

16/11/1940    18.30  Ramsden       1 – A.A. unexploded Shell 1/4 mile West of junction

Heath             Mill Lane and Heath Road.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    19.30  Shenfield       1 – A.A. unexploded Shell on the cricket ground 30

yards from nearest house.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    19.50  Hawkwell       1 – I.B. burnt out in a field 200 yards East of

                                                            Nursery Corner.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    19.50  Hutton            5 – H.Es, 2 exploded in Cooks Nurseries, Rayleigh

Road, 1 unexploded in Flints field and 2 unexploded behind the Infirmary, Hutton Residential Schools.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

16/11/1940    19.55  Rayleigh        2 – I.Bs burnt out in a field 100 yards West of

Beckworth Farm Nelson Road.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    19.55  North              1 – I.B. burnt out near Fantons Hall.  No damage or

                                    Benfleet         casualties.

16/11/1940    20.05  Great Tarpots            3 – H.Es exploded in fields at side of

                                                            Romsey Road.  No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    20.08  Hawkwell       1 – I.B. burnt out in a field near Hawkwell Farm. 

                                                            No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    20.10  Pitsea             3 – H.Es exploded 1, 50 yards West of junction

Pitsea and Station Road, 1 on Parkhurst Road, 15 yards from High Road and 1 in field at rear of Allens Fish shop.  Damage to property.  No casualties.

16/11/1940    20.10  Bowers           2 – H.Es exploded, 1 in field 60 yards South of

Gifford            London Road and 75 yards East of Church Road and 1 in garden of Gifford House 50 yards South of London Road.   No damage or casualties.

16/11/1940    20.45 Billericay        1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field near “Gatwick

                                                            House” near Bell Hill.  No damage or casualties.

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