Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 8 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 8 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

08/09/1940    00.05  East                2 – H.Es exploded in a field 500 yards West of East

Horndon        Horndon Crossroads and 150 yards North of the

Arterial Road.  No damage or casualties.

08/09/1940    00.40  South Weald I.Bs a number in fields between Spital Lane and

Vicarage Lane.  In the vicinity of The Tower Arms P.H.  No damage or casualties.

08/09/1940    00.40  Brentwood     I.Bs a number near St Faiths Poultry Farm.  No

damage or casualties.

08/09/1940    00.43  South             I.Bs a number, 200 yards North of the junction of

Weald             Hillside Walk and Weald Road.  No damage or casualties.

08/09/1940    00.45  Pitsea             3 – H.Es exploded on Marsh Land.  No damage or

casualties.

08/09/1940    00.45  Crays Hill       I.Bs a number at Crays Hall.  No damage or

casualties.

08/09/1940    00.50  Crays Hill       3 – H.Es unexploded in Friends Field Church Lane.

No damage or casualties.

08/09/1940    01.15  Billericay        2 – H.Es 1 is unexploded at Randall’s Nurseries,

Cox Farm Road, 2 casualties (slight).  Gas main and road damaged.  Cox Farm Road closed ( road open 9.9.40)

08/09/1940    01.15  Bowers           I.Bs about 100 on South Staines Farm.  No

Gifford            damage or casualties.

08/09/1940   01.25  South             3 – H.Es 2 exploded in a wood between Benfleet

Benfleet         Road and Kiln Road 300 to 500 yards North East of Water Lane.  Also 1 unexploded in middle of the road at the top of Vicarage Hill ( road closed).  Electric cable damaged.  No casualties.

08/09/1940    02.05  Billericay        I.Bs about 600 between Billericay and Crays Hill in

six fields.  Two stacks of clover fired at Gurnards Farm, South Green.  400 yards North of Billericay to Wickford Road.  No casualties.

08/09/1940    02.37  Coxtie Green 1 – I.B. at Ensworth Randalls field.  Stack fired.  No

casualties.

08/09/1940    03.30  Canvey          2 – H.Es 1 is unexploded in the centre of Canvey

Island             Road between Northwick Corner and Canvey Bridge.  Road closed.  Telephone wires down.  No casualties.

08/09/1940    06.30  Canvey          Barrage Balloon grounded at Waterside Farm.

Island             Secured to a telegraph pole.

08/09/1940                Canvey          1 – A.A. unexploded Shell at rear of garage at

Island             Russets House, Canvey Road.  No damage or casualties.

08/09/1940                South             2 – H.Es unexploded in a field by the side of Essex

Benfleet         Way.  Road B.1014 closed.   H.Es 3 feet from the road and 300yards from the Water Tower.  No casualties.

08/09/1940    11.00  Doddinghurst   1 – Canon Shell unexploded.  No damage or

casualties.

08/09/1940    12.09  Coxtie Green 1 – I.B. and 7 Cannon Shells unexploded in fields

near Canterbury Tye.  No damage or casualties

08/09/1940                Great Warley 1 – A.A. unexploded Shell near New Cottage by

side of road at Hole Farm.  No damage or casualties.

08/09/1940    16.15  Great Warley Body of a German Airman found on Goodchilds

Farm.  Captain Kuet Mescheder, 20 years.  Parachute failed to open.

08/09/1940    21.18  Great              20 – I.Bs between Crays Hill and Barleylands

Burstead        Farm.  No damage or casualties.

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