Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 15 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 15 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

15/09/1940    14.30  Vange            7 – H.Es unexploded, 1 side of road Claremont

Road, 50 yards South of Clay Hill, 1 in front of “Tolange” Collingwood Road, 1 in garden of “Oaklands” Bull Road, 1 in back garden of “William Cottage” Pitseaville Grove, 1 in orchard at Ravenscourt Drive, 50 yards South of Bull Road, 1 in road outside “St Ives” Rushleigh Drive and 1 in a field off Milemay Road.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 14.10.40

15/09/1940    14.30  Pitsea             5 – H.Es unexploded, 1 in back garden of

“Kamarhate” Stanley Road, 1 in garden of “Kathleen Villa” Pitsea Road, 1 in garden of “Strathlene” The Avenue (safe 1.10.40) 1 in garden of “Herongate” Northlands Drive.  No casualties.  (Area declared safe by B.D.S. 26.9.40 Bull Road, Church Road and Clay Hill open)  No damage.

15/09/1940                Fambridge     1 – H.E. exploded on the sea wall 1/2 mile to the

rear of Fambridge Hall.  No casualties or damage.

15/09/1940    14.30  Pitsea             British Hurricane crashed and burnt out at Majolica

Drive.  Polish Pilot 302 Squadron from Duxford safe.

15/09/1940    14.36  Langdon        German Dornier Bomber crashed and burnt

Hills                out at Gladstone Road.  Crew 3 dead, 1 baled out and captured at Cory Works Thames Haven.

15/09/1940    14.45  Raweth          Flight Lieut. Chopik.  No 76691 A Polish

Pilot from Leckonfield killed at Forty Acres.  Removed to Southend Municipal Hospital Rochford.  No trace of aircraft in this Division.

15/09/1940    14.45  Billericay        British Hurricane crashed and burnt out in Smith’s

meadow, 300 yards West of “Archers Hall”.  Pilot Officer Hessee bailed out safe.

15/09/1940   14.50  Foulness       German Bomber crashed on the mud at Asplins

Island             Head.  Plane 500 yards from sea wall.  Crew 3 injured and 2 uninjured (prisoners),

15/09/1940    14.50  Pitsea             1 – H.E. unexploded on L.M.S. Railway

embankment, 100 yards East of Timberlog Lane Bridge.  No damage or casualties.

15/09/1940    15.30  Herongate     British Hurricane made a forced landing at the rear

of “The Willows Farm”.  Machine and Pilot safe.  Short of petrol.  Took off at 19-40.

15/09/1940    16.50  Basildon        1 – H.E. unexploded in the garden of “Alicia” Clay

Hill.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 5.4.41.

15/09/1940    20.25  Basildon        1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in a field opposite

Basildon Hall near “Beresford”.  No damage or casualties.  (safe 16.12.40).

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