Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service May 1942.
Date Time Location Damage
02/05/1942 Found Warley 1 – Unexploded bomb believed to have fallen on
the 8.8.40 found in Magpie Wood Warley (near refuse dump). No damage or casualties. Report Centre informed.
21/05/1942 Found Foulness 1 – Yellow Metrological Balloon about 6ft in
Island circumference with a tin can attached containing paraffin found in a tree at Ridge Marsh Farm, Foulness Island. Removed to Rochford Police Station.
25/05/1942 Barling 1 – Deflated Naval Barrage Balloon grounded at
Barling Hall 500 yards N.E. of Barling Hall Dock. Number on Balloon 6162, R.N. (Naval Authorities informed).
27/05/1942 11.40 Rayleigh 1 – Smashed Aircraft at Rayleigh at junction of
Eastwood Rise and Hillside Road. Map Ref. 275096. Machine completely smashed. British Spitfire. Occupant Pilot Officer Woodhead 81st Squadron, Hornchurch killed. Number of plane B.467 RAF Hornchurch informed.