Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service June 1940.
Date Time Location Damage
18/06/1940 23.40 Hadleigh 1 – H.E. exploded at side of Florence Gardens in a
field. Slight damage to property. No casualties.
18/06/1940 23.50 Pitsea Failure of electric light and supply due to H.E. on
Road B.1015 in Southend Borough.
19/06/1940 00.45 Canvey 2 – H.E.s & I.B.s on Coastal Wharves. Main pipe
Island line hit, extensive damage to Oil Wharves by fire. 2 casualties. 1-H.E. 100 yards from Northwick. Water main burst. Telephone wires down. Gas main damaged at Winter Gardens. 1 – H.E. unexploded on Hadleigh Marshes
19/06/1940 00.55 South 5 – H.Es and 15-20 I.Bs (1 – H.E. exploded near
Benfleet St. Marys Drive. Damage to bungalow. 2 – H.Es exploded at Lawrence Gardens. 11 houses badly damaged. 1 – H.E. exploded at Larwood Drive Essex Way. Damage to a bungalow. 1 – H.E. unexploded in garden of 347 Appleton Road. I.Bx on Benfleet Marshes and 1 at Salvation Citadel, damaged by fire.
19/06/1940 01.16 Foulness Enemy aircraft fell in flames in North Sea off
Island Foulness Island. No survivors. No sign of plane.
19/06/1940 01.17 Canewdon 3 – H.Es 2 exploded and 1 unexploded in a field at
Sealdhurst Farm near RAF Camp. No casualties or damage.
22/06/1940 00.03 Foulness 11 – H.Es at side of road between Lodge Farm and
Island New-Wick. 5 are unexploded. No damage or casualties.
22/06/1940 00.50 South 4 – H.Es exploded on marshes. No casualties or
22/06/1940 01.32 Canvey 7 – H.Es exploded in mid-air. 3 unexploded in a
Island field between Scars Elbow Point and The London Coastal Wharf and 3 unexploded in a field beside Haven Road. No damage or casualties.
22/06/1940 01.33 Canvey 1 – H.E. exploded near huts at Furtherwick Gun
Island Site. Damage to property. 1 soldier suffering slight shock.
22/06/1940 06.15 Canvey 1 – H.E. unexploded in Senior Schools Playground,
Island Long Road. No damage or casualties.
22/06/1940 10.55 South 3 – H.Es exploded on Smokey Farm. 12-20
Benfleet houses damaged, 1 badly. Slight damage to Police property. No casualties.
24/06/1940 Thundersley 1 – H.E. unexploded 200 yards North of London
Road, opposite Hazlemere House.