Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 16 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 16 September 1940.

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

16/09/1940    02.40  South Weald 1 – H.E. unexploded in a field adjoining Spital Lane

1/4 mile from A 12.  No damage or casualties.  Lane open disposed of B.D.S. 30.3.41.

16/09/1940                Herongate     1 – A.A. unexploded Shell 14 yards from Billericay

Road opposite Mount Thrift Farm.  No damage or casualties

16/09/1940   11.55  Foulness       8 – H.Es exploded and about 1000 I.Bs burnt out

Island             near Small Gains Farm.  No damage or casualties.

16/09/1940    21.30  Canvey          5 – H.Es exploded near No 8 Gun Site of

Island             167th R.A. Battery at Northwick.  Slight damage to property, 1 slight casualty (a soldier).

16/09/1940    22.35  Brentwood     1 – A.A. Shell exploded by side of Priests Lane.

Slight damage to property.  1 fatal casualty (Mr Burges)

16/09/1940   23.30  Thundersley 1 – H.E. unexploded in a field at rear of “The

Rookery” Church End.  No damage or casualties.

16/09/1940    23.35  Brentwood     5 – H.Es exploded in Mascalls fields.  2 South of

L.N.E.R. and 3 20 yards North of L.N.E.R. 300 yards West of Mascalls Bridge.  Telephone wires down on Railway.  Damage to property.  4 horses wounded one had to be destroyed.

16/09/1940    23.35  Thundersley 1 – H.E. exploded near Nortons Depository, Bread

& Cheese Hill.  Gas main, overhead telephone and electric cables damaged.  London Road partly blocked.  Depository completely wrecked and a bungalow badly damaged.  1 slight casualty (a female)

16/09/1940    23.40  Thundersley 1 – H.E. unexploded in a field East of “Acacia

Lodge” Mount Road (exploded 08-09 the 17th)  No damage or casualties.

16/09/1940    23.45  South             3 – H.Es exploded in a field near Water Tower.  No

Benfleet         damage or casualties.

16/09/1940    23.55  Thundersley 1 – H.E. unexploded between 2nd & 3rd bungalow

Downer Road, South side of Bread & Cheese Hill.  Damage to property and gas main.  No casualties.

16/09/1940    23.55  Brentwood     1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in back garden of

Carlton Mansion Warley Hill.  No damage or casualties.

16/09/1940    Pitsea                         1 – H.E. exploded on Marshes 600 yards North of

Land Reclamation Works.  No damage or casualties.

The Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain has been described as the first major military campaign fought entirely in the air. The Royal Air Force (RAF) defended Britain against large scale attacks by the Luftwaffe, Germany’s air force. The battle’s duration lasted from 10th July 1940 until the 30th October 1940 which was overlapped by the period of The Blitz. Lasting from the 7th September 1940 until the 11th May 1941 the Blitz was an attack of continued night-time bombing operations on Britain when daylight attacks proved to be unsustainable. The Battle of Britain and the Blitz marked the first major defeat of Germany’ military forces when their operations failed to give Germany air superiority over Britain. The planned land invasion of Britain, code-named Operation Sea Lion, was cancelled on 17th September 1940 and was never put into action.

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With the fall of France in June 1940, German dictator Adolf Hitler wanted to humiliate France by having them sign the surrender document in the same carriage and the same siding that Germany had signed the Armistice in 1918. Hitler then turned his attention to Britain where he believed he could attain a swift victory to concentrate on territories to the east. He ordered the occupation of the Channel Islands. On the 28th June 1940 the Germans bombed the islands and full occupation was completed by the 4th July 1940. The Channel Islands were the only part of Britain to be occupied.

On the 2nd July 1940 Hitler ordered the German “High Command of the Armed Forces” to begin preliminary planning for the invasion of Britain code-named Operation Sea Lion. The Luftwaffe bombed the Welsh city of Cardiff on the 3rd, 10th and 12th July 1940 with the dock areas primarily the target as they were the largest coal-port in the world. Cardiff was confirmed as the capital of Wales in 1955.

Further bombing by the Luftwaffe targeting mainly coastal-shipping convoys and ports began on the 10th July1940. The Royal Air Force (RAF) defended the attacks on the south coast. The forthcoming battle took its name from Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s speech to the House of Commons on the 18th June 1940. Churchill’s speech was – “What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over. I expect the Battle of Britain is about to begin”.

Failure to achieve air superiority and bad weather over the Channel resulted in the postponement, on the 5th August 1940, of the invasion of Britain. The Battle of Britain began on the 13th August 1940 when the Luftwaffe began a two week assault which focussed their bombing raids on British airfields and radar stations in preparation for an invasion. German bombers, even though they had fighter escorts, took massive losses when British fighters were waiting for them owing to the information received from their radar stations. Downed RAF pilots on home soil could fight again while German pilots became prisoners of war. By the 15th August 1940 the Luftwaffe abandoned the air attacks on the radar stations to concentrate on RAF bases. They were hampered by poor aircraft range and the British extensive use of radar.

In a speech to the House of Commons on the 20th August 1940 Churchill gave his famous speech about “The Few” referring to the RAF crews who were fighting the Battle of Britain.

On the 25th August 1940 the Luftwaffe bombed St. Giles Cripplegate Church located in the City of London at Moorgate. Whether the bombing was deliberate or not will never be known but the target was well away from any industrial sites. On the 25th August 1940 Churchill ordered the bombing of Berlin as retaliation and on the 26th August 1940 British bombers flew over for the first time. Only superficial damage was done but the raid was a success. Inefficient use of searchlights and anti-aircraft guns enabled the British bombers to return

On the 3rd September 1940 having failed to gain control of the skies over Britain Hitler ordered a postponement of the invasion of Britain. By the 10th September 1940 Hitler agreed the invasion should begin on the 14th September 1940. The navy proposed a revised date of the 24th September 1940 as they did not have sufficient landing craft ready and were waiting for the correct tides in the Channel and hoping for decent weather. In the meantime, the Luftwaffe was instructed to intensify the air raids on Britain. By the 17th September 1940 Hitler was convinced Operation Sea Lion was not viable and therefore postponed the invasion of Britain indefinitely.

On the 10th September 1940 the Corpa Aereo Itataliano (CAI) was formed after Italian dictator Benito Mussolini insisted an element of the Italian Air Force should assist his German ally during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz.

On the night of the 24th /25th October 1940 the Italian Air Force conducted their first raid on Britain when they attacked Harwich and Felixstowe. Their next major operations on the 29th October 1940 when Italian bombers escorted by fighter aircraft bombed Ramsgate.

The Battle of Britain ended on the 31st October 1940 when just 3000 RAF pilots broke the will of the Luftwaffe. The bombing raids were changed from day-light to night-time attacks against London on the 7th September 1940 known as the Blitz.

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN DAY

Battle of Britain Day is given to the day of the large-scale aerial battle that took place on the 15th September 1940. The climax of the Battle of Britain was when the Luftwaffe embarked on a large all-out attack against London where 1,500 aircraft took part in the air battles, which lasted until dusk. The designated annual commemoration of BATTLE OF BRITAIN DAY is therefore the 15th September.

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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).

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 14September 1940.

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.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 13 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 13 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

13/09/1940    11.30  Laindon         I.Bs (about 100) at Laindon, Langden Hills and Lee

Chapel.  11 houses slightly damaged and 2 seriously.  No casualties

13/09/1940    12.45  East                I.Bs (about 50) in a field at the junction of Tilbury

Horndon        Road and East Horndon round-a-bout.  No damage or casualties.

13/09/1940    12.45  East                5 – H.Es exploded to the rear of a bungalow called

Horndon        “Joslyn” Cadogan Avenue.  No damage or casualties.

13/09/1940                Basildon        1 – H.E. or A.A. unexploded Shell at Canes Farm.

10 yards from bungalow.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 6.3.41

13/09/1940    23.25  Hadleigh        1 – H.E. exploded on path at the Post Office at the

junction of Broughton & London Roads.  Overhead telephone wires down.  Damage to property.  Footpath blocked.  No casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 12 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 12 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

12/09/1940    03.15  Dunton          12 – I.Bs burnt out in fields adjoining Lower Avenue

and Marylands Chase.  No damage or casualties.

12/09/1940   03.15  Nevendon     2 – H.Es unexploded 200 and 250 yards North of

the Arterial Road opposite the Police houses.  No damage or casualties.

12/09/1940                Ramsden       1 – H.E. unexploded near De Beavois Chase.  No

damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 6.3.41

12/09/1940    03.15  North              1 – H.E. unexploded at Brickfields Farm Burnt Mills

Benfleet         Road 150 yards from road.  No damage or casualties.

12/09/1940                Ramsden       1 – H.E. or A.A. unexploded Shell in back garden

of “Rose Lodge”.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 6.3.41

12/09/1940    03.48  Rochford       I.Bs (a number) in a field at the bottom of Oak

Road 200 yards from Railway.  No damage or casualties.

12/09/1940                Rochford       1 – H.E. unexploded 400 yards West of Mucking

Hall Wood.  No damage or casualties.

12/09/1940    04.45  Brentwood     1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in the back garden of

Hills Cottage, Warley Mount.  No damage or casualties.

12/09/1940                Ingrave           1 – H.E. unexploded in a clover field at Thorndon

Park.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 11September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 11September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

11/09/1940    00.10  Brentwood     I.Bs ( a number) Baptist Chapel, extensive

damage.  Shenfield Common, no damage.  120 & 125 High Street, slight damage and 2 unexploded I.Bx Running Water Corner.  No damage.  Police property, slight damage.  London Co-operative Stores, Brandons, Woolworths and Ursuline Convent, serious and extensive damage.  Gas Company’s Sports Ground.  No damage.  Also in fields at Coxtie Green.

11/09/1940    00.10  Coxtie Green 10 – H.Es 2 exploded in fields adjoining Coxtie

Green Road Navestock end.  7 unexploded in the vicinity opposite Oakhurst Farm, 1 unexploded 100 yards from the entrance of Giffords Poultry Farm, slight damage to property.  No casualties.  Road closed from the White Horse to Wheelers Corner (road open 14.9.40) 5 of the unexploded H.Es exploded B.D.S. 16.10.41.

11/09/1940    00.30  Canvey          6 – H.Es exploded at Hole Haven Creek.

Island             No damage or casualties

11/09/1940    01.15  Herongate     4 – H.Es exploded and 1 Oil I.B. burnt out in fields

at Fouchers Farm near Reservoir.  No damage or casualties.

11/09/1940    01.30  Dunton          20 – I.Bs burnt out in fields North and South of the

Arterial Road near the Union Jack Café.  No damage or casualties.

11/09/1940    02.00  Great Warley 2 – H.Es exploded in a field 1/4 mile West of the

junction Warley Lane and Codham Hall Lane.  No damage or casualties.

11/09/1940    16.15  Great              British Spitfire crashed and burnt out 200 yards

Burstead        South of Will Farm Church Street.  Pilot baled out safe at Pipps Hill Basildon.

11/09/1940    16.20  Shenfield       British Spitfire crashed.  Machine badly damaged

in field 1/2 mile South West of Palmers Farm.  Pilot safe.

crashed 5.9.40, found in a field at Nevendon.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 10 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 10 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

10/09/1940     00.45  East                1 – H.E. exploded in a field 20 yards East of Tilbury

Horndon        Road and 400 yards South of the Arterial Road.  Telephone wires down.  1 cow killed.

10/09/1940     03.25   Basildon        2 – H.Es exploded, 1 in pond South of the Arterial

Road at Brook Mount Estate between Arterial Road and Basildon Road and 1 exploded on the North side of the Arterial Road at junction of Ladysmith Avenue.  Slight damage to cycle track and gas main.  No casualties.

10/09/1940     03.30  Billericay        1 – H.E. exploded 20 yards from “Grassland”, The

Risings.  Part of house blown down.  Overhead electric cable damaged.  No casualties.

10/09/1940    05.00  Vange            1 – H.E. exploded in a field at the rear of “Thames

View” Bell Hill Road.  Slight damage to house.  No casualties.

10/09/1940    09.30  Pitsea             1 – H.E. exploded 1/2 mile South of Railway line at

Blue House Farm  Pitsea Marshes.  No damage or casualties.

10/09/1940                Hadleigh        1 A.A. unexploded Shell in the front garden of

“Pinecot” Benfleet Road.  No damage or casualties.

10/09/1940    10.00  Foulness       Body of a German Airman found on the foreshore

Island             of Potton Island.  Parachute attached.  Been in water a few days.  No Identity Card.  Moved to Southend Municipal Hospital Rochford.  Name Horst Klaff.

10/09/1940    16.30  Little Warley  1 – H.E. unexploded in a field opposite Rectory

Chase 300 yards East of the road.  No damage or casualties.

10/09/1940    22.50  Hutton            2 – H.Es exploded in a field 1/4 mile West of

Hutton Rectory.  No damage or casualties.

10/09/1940    23.00  Downham     2 – H.Es exploded, 1 at The Elms, Brook Hill and 1

150 yards West of Brook Hill.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

10/09/1940    23.10  Great Warley 50 – I.Bs in the vicinity of Headley Common.  North

Lodge Warley Place set on fire.  No casualties.

10/09/1940    23.30  Great Warley 1 – H.E. exploded and 1 Oil I.B. burnt out on a

footpath between Holt Farm and Cranham Road.  No damage or casualties.

10/09/1940    23.40  Mountnessing          10 – H.Es, 1 is unexploded in Hare Spring

Wood and 1 Oil I.B. burnt out at Lawness Farm.  No damage or casualties.

10/09/1940    23.45  Mountnessing          1 – H.E. exploded in stack yard at

Mountnessing Hall Farm.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

10/09/1940                Great  1 – A.A. unexploded Shell near a haystack

Burstead        at Granite Chase.  No damage or casualties.

10/09/1940                North              1 – A.A. unexploded Shell 300 yards East of

Benfleet         Fentons Hall.  No damage or casualties.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 9 September 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 9 September 1940.

 

 

Date                Time   Location         Damage

 

09/09/1940    00.05  Laindon         1 – A.A. unexploded Shell fell in “Springfield”,

Basildon Rise.  No damage or casualties.

09/09/1940    02.15  Doddinghurst   1 – H.E. exploded near Wacketts Farm.  2

cottages demolished.  Chickens and animals buried.

09/09/1940    15.00  Pitsea 3 – H.Es 1 exploded and 2 unexploded found at Blue

House Farm Pitsea Marshes.  No damage or casualties.

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.