Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service July 1941.
Date Time Location Damage
01/07/1941 Found Paglesham 1 – Unexploded Para Mine complete with
parachute found in mud on North side of Paglesham Pool Creek 1/4 mile from junction with River Roach, Wallasea Island (exploded by Naval Authority 4th). Also Tail Cap marked L.D. 682 in cap in red stencil and Parachute complete with shackle and Tail cap marked D.5718 in red over 63 in yellow found at Clements Farm. All believed fell the 23.6.41. No damage or casualties.
02/07/1941 01.10 Foulness 2 – Parachute mines exploded in the sea off
Island Foulness Island, between Eastwick Farm and Fishermans Head. No damage or casualties.
9 – H.Es exploded in fields 300 yards North of Scaldhurst Farm. No damage or casualties.02/07/1941 01.40 Foulness 2 – Parachute mines exploded in the sea off Foulness Island, between Eastwick Farm and Fishermans Head. No damage or casualties.
02/07/1941 Found Thundersley 1 – Unexploded AA Shell found in a field
behind the Utility Poultry Farm, Rayleigh Road. Time of occurrence not known. No damage or casualties.
06/07/1941 02.45 Canvey A Barrage Balloon grounded. Deflated and
Island removed to Canvey Island Fire Station. RAF Hornchurch informed.
07/07/1941 Found South 1 – H.E unexploded in wood 800 yards North of
Weald Colchester Road, Brook Street, East of Putwell Bridge, 500 yards from Brook, 150 yards into wood. Time of falling not known. No damage or casualties. (disposed of BDS 27.7.41).
07/07/1941 Found Hockley A Meteorological balloon found by Leslie Ellis of
Nelson Road Hockley forwarded to HQ 17.7.41.
10/07/1941 16.55 Canewdon Captain Dane, Resident Naval Officer of Burnham
on Crouch reported that at 16-55 hours the 10th, 1st, a mine exploded at the entrance to Lion Creek, Nr Lower Raypits Canewdon and blew up a motor boat, owned by P & N Petticrow Ltd of Eastern Boathouse, Burnham and contained two employees of that firm (names not known). They had been to Bridge Marsh Island and when returning the boat struck a mine. Search has been made of the foreshore of the River Crouch at Wallasea Island and Canewdon, but no trace of the two men or the boat has been found.
13/07/1941 02.45 Wickford 2 – H.Es exploded in a field East of Brock Hill Road
slight damage to a disused farm building. No casualties.
14/07/1941 09.45 Rayleigh Naval Barrage Balloon found in a field 100 yards
West of Doggetts Chase, deflated. Marked in black KB/MK over 1043. Also R.N. removed by RAF 16.7.41.
17/07/1941 Found Great Naval Barrage Balloon found in a ditch 100 yards
Burstead North West of Sewer Works, Barleylands. Seen to fall 21-00 hrs 12.7.41. Marked R.N. Collected by RAF 18.7.41.
18/07/1941 15.45 Great Naval Barrage Balloon found in a field at
Wakering Alexander Road. Deflated and torn from end to end. Marked R.N. and K.B. Mark 6. 4804 on side and EVA on nose. RAF Rochford informed.
19/07/1941 Found Brentwood 2 – H.E unexploded in a field East of Weald Brook,
opposite 13th hole, Mayland Golf Course, Brook Street. No damage or casualties. Time of falling not known.
21/07/1941 Found Canewdon 1 – H.E unexploded in a field 400 yards North of
Wick Farm. No damage or casualties. (disposed of BDS 26.7.41).
24/07/1941 13.00 Hockley A Meteorological balloon with machine attached
found in a field removed to Police Station. Inscribed No B.236 on machine. Label “The Supt, Observatory, Richmond, Surrey. (Forwarded to H.Q.).
25/07/1941 19.00 Haven Gore The body of a German Airman in an advanced
Island state of decomposition found on the foreshore, 100 yards from sea wall at Haven Gore Point. Body removed to Rochford Rural District Mortuary. Name and identity undecipherable. Removed and buried by RAF Southend.
28/07/1941 02.30 Ingrave 8 – H.Es unexploded in fields at rear of Whitby
Avenue. No damage or casualties.
28/07/1941 03.15 Canewdon 9 – H.Es exploded in fields 300 yards North of
Scaldhurst Farm. No damage or casualties.