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23 June 2013

22nd June 1943: terrific explosion

22 Tues. Rather warm, fine sunny day. Warning at 1.20 a.m. One machine from W to N.W. not fired at but a few shots very distant at another machine in S.E.: all clear 1.47 a.m. A few distant shots after all clear. At 2.40 a terrific explosion was heard which lasted some seconds; it must have been a few miles away but extremely heavy; have heard it was at Norwood but no details to hand. A further warning at 2.50 a.m. Three machines went over from S. to N. one of them had three shots at it when it was well to northward; all clear 3.35 a.m. Repaired draining board attached to the sink in scullery. Watered Mother's grave and visited Alf.

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