Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 5 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 5 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

05/09/1940    11.52  Rochford       1 – H.E. unexploded 50 yards West of Stacks at

Samuels Field, Landwick.  No damage or casualties.

05/09/1940    11.53  Rayleigh        Shed burnt out at Dorothy’s Farm.  Cause

unknown.

05/09/1940    15.00  Rochford       2 – H.Es unexploded 400 yards North East of the

Rectory Hall Road.  No damage or casualties.

05/09/1940    15.07  North              British Spitfire burnt out at Bonvilles Farm.  Pilot

Benfleet         Robert Durham Number 42574 injured.

05/09/1940    15.07  Nevendon     British Spitfire crashed and blew up 1/4 mile South

East of Nevendon Hall.  Pilot Officer Webster killed.  Parachute failed to open.

05/09/1940    15.20  Canvey          Aeroplane crashed at speed in the centre of the

Island             River Thames 1000 yards South East of Scars Elbow Fort

05/09/1940    15.20  Bowers           German Messerschmitt 109 crashed and burnt out

Gifford            at Little Chalvedons Hall 1/2 mile West of Ilfracombe Avenue, Pilot dead.

05/09/1940    15.20  South             British Spitfire burnt out at Kimberly Road.  Pilot

Benfleet         Officer Lovell of Hornchurch safe.  Electric cables damaged.

05/09/1940    15.20  Canvey          H.Es number unknown exploded in the River

Island             Thames 400yards South East of Scar Elbow Fort.  No damage or casualties.

05/09/1940    15.20  Raweth          Grass fire at Dollymans Farm.  Cause not known

(during an air raid)

05/09/1940    15.27  Rayleigh        1 – Cannon Shell unexploded in High Street.

Taken away by Military.  No damage or casualties

05/09/1940    15.30  Raweth          British Pilot landed safe by parachute at the

Carpenters Arms P.H.

05/09/1940    15.30  Rayleigh        A partly burnt German parachute found in a field at

rear of Fairview Club Arterial Road

05/09/1940    15.30  Laindon         1 – I.B. burnt out on the road opposite “St Cads”

Darnley Avenue.  No damage or casualties.

05/09/1940    15.30  Runwell         2 – I.Bs near the Hospital.  No damage or

casualties

05/09/1940    15.32  Hadleigh        1 – Cannon Shell unexploded in a garden of

“Homesliad” Lynton Road.  No damage or casualties.

05/09/1940    15.45  Hawkwell       A Polish Pilot Lapkonski from North Holt

Aerodrome landed by parachute in the Brickfields Rectory Road.  Received a broken arm.  Conveyed to Southend Municipal Hospital Rochford.

05/09/1940    16.00  Wallasea        British Hurricane crashed near the Yacht Club.

Island             Plane slightly damaged.  Pilot Officer Robinson safe.

05/09/1940    17.00  Great Warley 1 – Cannon Shell unexploded in the garden of 63

Mount Crescent.  No damage or casualties.

05/09/1940    17.05  Laindon         British Hurricane crashed and badly smashed in a

field North of Markham Chase.  Pilot Officer Robert Barton of North Weald safe.

05/09/1940    21.30  Raweth          2 – H.Es exploded 1 at Box Farm Water Lane.

Slight damage to Farm and 1 in Water Lane.  Single Line Traffic 1/4 mile from the junction of Hullbridge Road.  Telegraph pole broken.  No casualties.

05/09/1940    22.20  Shenfield       6 – I.Bs 5 unexploded and 1 exploded and burnt

out in Hall Lane a mile North of the Chelmsford Road.  No damage or casualties.

05/09/1940                Mountnessing          50 – I.Bx burnt out in fields at Swallows

Cross Farm.  2 Pig sties and a haystack fired.  No casualties.

05/09/1940    22.30  Doddinghurst            1 – H.E. unexploded in a field behind

Batey’s bungalow.  Harpers Lane Peartree Green.  No damage or casualties.

05/09/1940                Billericay        1 – H.E. unexploded in a field 350 yards South

East of Salmons Farm (exploded the 14.9.40)  No damage or casualties.

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