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. 

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