Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 7 September 1940.
Date Time Location Damage
07/09/1940 01.00 South 1 – H.E. or A.A. unexploded Shell in the centre of
Benfleet Brook Road. Brook Road closed. Damage to the road. No casualties.
07/09/1940 Hutton 2 – H.Es unexploded in Brook Meadow behind
stack yard at Cresseys Farm. No damage or casualties.
07/09/1940 17.10 Laindon German Twin Engine Bomber crashed 300 yards
West of Noak Hill Road. Machine burnt out. 2 of crew baled out and are safe.
07/09/1940 17.15 Laindon German Bomber crashed at Calvers Farm Dunton
Road. Machine burnt out. 2 of crew killed 1 safe.
07/09/1940 17.15 Downham German Dornier crashed and burnt out between
De Beavoir Chase and Railway Bridge. 1 of crew dead and 1 safe.
07/09/1940 17.30 Barling I.Bs number unknown. At Robers Farm and
Sewerage Works. No damage or casualties.
07/09/1940 18.00 Rayleigh British Spitfire burnt out at Louis Drive Wickford
Road. Pilot safe
07/09/1940 18.00 Great British Spitfire made a forced landing in Kimberly
Wakering Field Star Lane. Under carriage damaged. Pilot safe.
07/09/1940 19.30 Pilgrims 1 – Cannon Shell unexploded at Wainsfords Crow
Hatch Green Lane. No damage or casualties
07/09/1940 20.30 Great Barrage Balloon grounded at Alexander Road. No
Wakering damage or casualties.
07/09/1940 23.15 Pitsea 1 – H.E. exploded between “Lyrette” & “Glencre”
bungalows Junction Road. Slight damage to property. No casualties.