5 November 2013

5th November 1943: Jerry's latest idea - flares and tracer

5 Fri. Cool, dull, calm. Did the usual Friday morning shopping, also to Morden on foot in afternoon. Warning at 9.25 p.m. A plane came from the south and came overhead; was under heavy fire, the shrapnel falling about. It dropped a bomb a little way to the south also a number of red & green parachute flares. There were two other groups of similar flares dropped by other planes. When these flares died down they each fired a red tracer bullet; Jerry's latest idea for our benefit I presume. All clear at 10.10 p.m.

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