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20 October 2013

19th October 1943: bombs & flare

19 Tues. Mild for season; cloudy, deluge commencing in late afternoon. Warning at 10.50 p.m. A few machines came and circled about for about half an hour, some of them being subjected to moderate shell fire, the local guns fired almost 50 rounds. All clear at 11.30 p.m. Shopping locally in afternoon also along rail path saw one of the big new goods loco. No. G (C?) 39. - very ugly. Warning from 10.20 to 10.55 p.m. One machine cruising round somewhat east of here, it was hardly fired at at all, in spite of the fact that it circled for 1/4 hour in one place; dropped 3 bombs also saw flare in the sky as if incendiaries had been dropped.

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