18 May 2013

18th May 1943: bomb swished down & exploded

18 Tues. Very mild, the bright sunshine was not able to make itself felt because of the very rough chilly E. wind. Shopping locally in afternoon and along rail path. Uncle Tom & Aunt Nellie called in morning. Alan Spooner called in evening. Warning from 1.0 to 2.00 a.m. from 2.20 to 3.0 a.m. A few machines and moderate gunfire, and a few bombs heard one bomb swish down and explode. From 6.30 to 6.43 p.m. From 11.55 p.m./ to 12.7 a.m. on 19 Wed. Also from 2.25 to 3.36 a.m. Three enemy planes from N. to S. The first one was followed fairly closely by one of our night fighters because it was not fired at. Gunfire was a little more accurate but still not anything like enough of it: one machine was destroyed but not known where.

Note: Fred's entry for '19 Wed (con.)' appears tomorrow.

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