London in the Blitz. Fred French, 66 Chestnut Road, Raynes Park, Wimbledon, London SW20 kept this diary, blogged 69 years later, during WWII and peacetime. He loves music, model aircraft, radios, railways, roses. His sister Theresa (Ciss) goes out to work - Fred does the shopping, etc.
'On this day' and other notes by Tony French.
By the same editor Poems Please Me
9 March 2013
8th Mar 1943: aircraft down, bought herrings
Dornier 217 used for reconnaissance and as a night fighter and bomber. (Wikipedia)
8 Mon. Rather cold, bright, clear sunny day; chilly wind. Warning at 12.30 a.m. Enemy aircraft came from S.W. continued northwards where it came under slight dispersed shell fire, turned south over here, local guns fired many rounds, then steered towards centre of London but ran into a storm of shells which made it made it turn back and make off S.E. for home, but it was hit and came down in flames at Addiscombe. It was a Dornier 217. All clear at 1.17 a.m. To Morden to buy herrings also other shopping locally.