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15 September 2013

15 Sept 1943: gunfire, red glare, crash

15 Wed. Very mild, cloudy, rather rough. Did shopping locally in morning. A Rutlish boy named Peter called re model aeroplanes: he is an enthusiast. Warning from 9.52 to 10.53 p.m. A few machines approach London: only slight gunfire. While watching a cone of searchlights to northwards I saw a red glare suddenly light the sky, followed by lesser but similar flashes. After the lapse of some seconds I heard a drawn out crash: I got the impression a machine was down; gunfire ceased almost at once. Heard one bomb to northwards.

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