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
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
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.