24 January 2014

22nd January 1944: many early-morning fire bombs

22 Sat. Cold, cloudy; very rough. Warning at 4.30 a.m. Several more machines came, all being subjected to heavy fire; the local and Wimbledon Common guns firing very rapidly. Incendiaries were dropped some to northwards while great numbers must have been dropped some miles to southward. Saw a queer globe of green light in the northern sky. Cannot glean much news so there cannot be any local damage. Ten machines were destroyed eventually. All clear at 5.50 a.m. Bought cat's food in Morden in afternoon; Len's Doris stayed the night. Lily and Mrs. Jones* called.

*Fred's sister-in-law - and her mother, I believe.

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