Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 11 May 1941.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 11 May 1941.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

11/05/1941    01.32  Foulness       1 – H.E. exploded in the sea 1 mile South East of

                                    Island             Wardens Post “P” 18.  No damage or casualties.

11/05/1941    02.05  Rayleigh        1 – Oil I.B. burnt out at rear of “DeMarie” Downham

                                                            Road.  No damage or casualties.

11/05/1941    02.41  Foulness       2 – Para mines exploded in the sea near Eastwick

Island             Head, 1 mile South East of the Church, 1 200 yards and 1 500 yards from sea wall.  1 parachute recovered.  Tail caps in mud and unlikely to be recovered.  No damage or casualties.

11/05/1941    21.27  Rochford       15 – H.Es exploded during a dive bombing and

machine gun attack by 12 Messerschmitts 109.  1 M.E. 109 crashed and was destroyed the pilot being killed.  4 H.Es near hangers and buildings causing considerable damage.  1 Aircraftsman was killed, 1 badly injured and 4 slightly injured.  2 H.Es exploded in garden on North side of Maltings Villas, 3 in a field adjoining Sumerset Avenue, 3 in fields between Doggetts Chase and Lt Fambridge Hall, 1 in Sandpit on North side of Maltings Villas, 1 near Russel Terrace, 1 in Recreation Ground and extensive machine gunfire.  2 heifers and 1 pig killed and 1 heifer injured on Barling Marshes.

11/05/1941    23.55  Paglesham    10 – I.Bs burnt out in fields.  No damage or

                                                            casualties.

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