15 October 2010

Sunday 6th October 1940: American Asia warning

Rather heavy (overnight) raid & three bombs fell near, in the station direction, but perhaps beyond. (The 3 bombs heard in the early hours of the 4th were at Worcester Park.) Further warning at 2.50 but little happened save a fire in E. London direction. Then a long wait while nothing whatever happened. All clear at 4.30 a.m. Further warning immediately and all clear at 6.5. a.m. on 6th Sun. Mild, dismal, rain all day, very windy. Warnings from 11.5 a.m. to 12.10 p.m. followed at once by two detonations. Then warning at 1.19 p.m. which lasted on and off till 5.40 p.m. Many bombs were heard three loud enough to shake the windows. Night warning at 8.22 p.m., nothing transpired, all clear at 8.40. Went to bed to sleep at midnight. Woke up by sirens at 5.40 a.m. on 7 Mon but all clear at 6.40 a.m. and nothing untoward.
On this day: American citizens were advised to leave the Far East.

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