Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service August 1941.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service August 1941.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

02/08/1941                Paglesham    1 – Paramine located in Paglesham Pool and dealt

with by Naval Authorities.  No damage or casualties.  Believed dropped with one found at Canewdon see 10.7.41.

06/08/1941    00.15  Little                I.Bs (a number) burnt out in fields East of Dunton

Burstead        Waylet off Noak Hill Road.  No damage or casualties.

09/08/1941    23.30  Rayleigh        3 – H.Es exploded, 1 15 yards South of

“Bramblecot” Lancaster Road and 2 about 400 yards from junction of Lancaster and Eastwood Roads.  External walls of “Bramblecot” damaged and chimney of 3 Connaught Road.  No casualties.

16/08/1941    18.30  Great              A Naval Barrage balloon grounded in a field 300

Wakering       yards North of Twyford Avenue.  Fabric torn.  Letters in black on side “R.N.” & on the nose “MARY and 5804” RAF Rochford informed.

16/08/1941                Vange            1 – H.E unexploded found in a field 30 yards North

of L.M.S. Railway and 200 yards East of Timberlog Lane.  No damage or casualties.  Date of falling believed to be 15.9.40.

18/08/1941                South Weald 1 – Oil I.B. unburnt found on open ground East of

Weald Brook, opposite 13th hole Maylands Golf Course.  No damage or casualties.  (disposed of BDS 7.9.41).

19/08/1941                Eastwood      1 – H.E. unexploded found on open ground 1/2

mile West of Flemmings Farmhouse.  No damage or casualties.  Date of falling believed 19.8.41.  (disposed of BDS 9.9.41)

22/08/1941    19.15  Wickford        A Tiger Moth aeroplane, No 7229, Piloted by

Flying Officer Gardiner attached to Hornchurch Aerodrome made a forced landing in a meadow at Beauchamps Farm, Southend Road, owing to mechanics defects.  No casualties or damage.  RAF informed at Hornchurch.  Police & Home Guard supplied the Guard.  Removed 23.8.41.

28/08/1941                Ingrave           1 – H.E. unexploded in a corm field 200 yards

North West of Handleys Farmhouse.  No damage or casualties.  Date of falling not known.  Ref E.X.625  (disposed of BDS).

31/08/1941                Great Warley 1 – H.E. unexploded in field at Stoney Hills Farm

near Upminster common.  No damage or casualties.  Date of falling not known.  Disposed of BDS).

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