7 November 2013
7th November 1943: gunfire becomes 'hopelessly inaccurate'
Sun 7. Rather cold, sunny day, misty later. Fire duty from 4 to 6 a.m. A great number of children called. Short walk in early evening. Warning at 8.40 p.m. Only one fighter-bomber from the south-east, then to northwards over London. It came under very heavy fire, concentrated at first but then becoming hopelessly inaccurate later. The Wimbledon Common & Raynes Park guns fired. All firing then ceased and it wandered about for 20 minutes at will. It dived and dropped a bomb to northwards passed overhead and dropped a heavy bomb with a swish & a bump to south-east, I think. All clear at 9.25 p.m.
Posted by Tony