Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 14September 1940.
Date Time Location Damage
14/09/1940 03.10 Canewdon I.Bs (about 40) on Marshes between Norpits and
RaypitsFarm. No damage or casualties.
14/09/1940 03.30 Bowers 1 – H.E. exploded in back garden of 34 Highlands
Gifford Road Pound Lane. Slight damage to property. No casualties.
14/09/1940 05.20 Canvey 5 – H.Es 1 unexploded in Canvey Island Bus Coy
Island Garage. Leigh Beck, Point Road. Road B 1014 closed and 1 in High Beck School grounds. 1 exploded in the mud and 2 on the sea wall near the Casino. Slight damage to property. No casualties. Safe B.D.S. 4.11.40 road & school open.
14/09/1940 06.00 Vange Barrage Balloon grounded near Vange School.
Telephone and electric cables damaged.
14/09/1940 Lee Chapel 1 – H.E. unexploded in a field off Green Lane. No
damage or casualties,
14/09/1940 Basildon 1 – A.A unexploded Shell 200 yards South East of
junction Gardeners Lane and Basildon Road at Irverns Farm. No damage or casualties.
14/09/1940 Vange 1 – A.A unexploded Shell in garden of “Eden
Lodge” Timberlog Lane. No damage or casualties.
14/09/1940 16.15 Rochford British Spitfire crashed and burnt out in a field
adjoining Rochford Aerodrome 100 yards West of Ann Boleyn P.H. Pilot killed.
14/09/1940 22.00 Hadleigh 2 – H.Es unexploded at the end of Rushbottom
Lane. No damage or casualties.
14/09/1940 22.00 Wickford 1 – H.E. exploded on a bungalow in Rectory Road.
Extensive damage. 1 slight casualty.
14/09/1940 22.05 North 6 – H.Es 1 unexploded opposite junction of Old
Benfleet Harrows Road and Arterial Road, 1 unexploded and 1 I.B. burnt out at Bonvilles Farm. No damage or casualties. Dealt with by B.D.S. 6.3.41
14/09/1940 23.00 Rochford 1 – H.E. exploded in the garden of a house in
Shopland. Slight damage to property (Motor cycle blown onto shed roof). No casualties.
14/09/1940 23.50 Hawkwell 2 – H.Es, 1 unexploded 100 yards West of Church
in a field (exploded at 08.20 the 15.9.40), 1 exploded 250 yards West of the Church. 1 slight casualty. Church spire broken off. Damage to a cottage and overhead electric cables.
14/09/1940 23.59 Little Warley 3 – H.Es exploded in a field 1/4 mile East of Hall
Lane and 500 yards South of Arterial Road. 1 cottage slightly damaged. No casualties.