19 July 2014
19th July 1944: one dozen alerts... explosions...
"One exploded violently fairly near... after a very long silent glide"
19 Wed. Rather warm, some pleasant sunshine. Did all the shopping including cycling to Morden during a warning. From 6.7 to 6.25 a.m. no incident. From 7.40 to 8.4 a.m. one distant E, one fairly near in E, one about Wimbledon Prk. From 8.35 to 8.46 a.m. two in SE. From 9.15 a.m. one distant in SE, another distant SE, one NE, all clear 9.37 a.m.
From 10.10 a.m. one in E, one at Coombe Warren, one SE, one S, one distant SW, one SE, two distant in S, all clear at 1.4 p.m. From 1.20 to 2.14 p.m. no incident. From 2.30 to 2.55 p.m. one distant in E. From 3.30 to 3.40 p.m. no incident. From 5.32 to 5.40 pm. one in SE. From 6.20 to 6.40 p.m. no incident. From 7.35 to 7.44 p.m. no incident. From 11.36 p.m. one distant SE, one SE, one came right overhead making a terrible din but went right through to N to explode distantly. Two more went right over to N to explode nearer. One SE, two SE. One exploded violently fairly near in SW after a very long silent glide: one very distant SE, one glided to NE to explode: two in the S. all clear 5.35 a.m. on 20 Thurs.
Posted by Tony