4 August 2014

4th August 1944: flying bomb power-diving streaming fire

4 Fri. Very mild, fine sunny day, slight showers. Warning at 11.35 p.m. last night (3rd) to 6.0.a.m. to-day (4th): no incident. To the butchers, bakers, newsagents and to buy fish in Wimbledon in morning. To Tolworth in afternoon: Anthony in his sun-suit was charming. Warning at 3.50. One in E, two in SE, all clear at 4.10 p.m. While cycling home from Tolworth sirens went at 4.30 p.m. one down in E, one in SE, all clear at 4.50 p.m. From 6.2 to 6.40 p.m. one in SE, two in S. From 7.15 to 7.45 p.m. one in S, one in SE and one very near in W which I saw power-diving down with its tail streaming fire. From 7.52 to 8.50 p.m. one down in Mitcham, saw the plume of smoke rising. The flying bomb I saw diving in the W in the 7.15 p.m. raid, fell at Motspur Park end of Claremont Av.

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