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).