During World War 2, records show that 1613 incendiaries and 64 oil bombs fell in the Borough between September 1940 and June 1944, although only 410 can be substantiated. In addition, 440 High Explosive bombs and 2 Parachute Mines fell in the same period, although only 134 can be substantiated. Of these, 43 failed to explode.
These killed 25 people and injured 168. 106 properties were destroyed.
Between June and October 1944, 29 V1 Flying Bombs, known as 'Doodlebugs', fell. These killed a further 13 people and injured 251.
The following Map shows where these fell in the Borough, and the date where known. It also includes the location of Air Raid Facilities and Defence. Due to the large amount of data it has been necessary to divide the area into six, as follows:
Click on a marker and a pop up information box opens. Use the + and - buttons on the left to zoom in and out, and if you hold the left mouse button down while on the map you can drag (move) the map as desired. There is an alphabetical list of locations alongside and by clicking on an entry the relevant location displayed. If your mouse has a scroll wheel, this can be also be used to zoom in and out; you may find this easier than using the + and - buttons. You may need to select 'View' then 'Refresh' (alternatively 'F5') to see all the icons and controls.
Alternatively, click on the relevant area on the map below: