Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service June 1940.

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

Benfleet         damage.

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.


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