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Offline medwayboy10

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Re: Bomb Damage in Chatham
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2016, 20:27:13 »
It looks as if it may have been a stick of at least three bombs that were dropped as the three sites are almost in a straight line.... Constitution road, Cobden road and Listmas road.

Offline conan

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Re: Bomb Damage in Chatham
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2016, 19:13:08 »
These screen grabs show the bomb sites in Cobden road



and the rather more extensive damage in Waghorn street

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Offline grandarog

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Re: Bomb Damage in Chatham
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2016, 17:53:46 »
Hopefully no one was killed as I can`t find any reference to civilian deaths from Cobden Road, Chatham.
Unfortunately Charles and Mary Ellender (husband and wife ) died at 33 Listmas Road, on the 4/03/1943.
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Bomb Damage in Chatham
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2016, 10:25:42 »
Does anyone have any information of the bomb damage in Cobden road where three houses were demolished. We used the bomb site for one of our playgrounds as well as for our Guy Fawkes bonfire night,
My mother told me a story of that night when the ARP wardens were knocking on the doors telling people to stay in the front of the house as there was 'an unexploded bomb and it was on the move and pointed in our direction'...?
Was the corner of Waghorn Street and Listmas Road also a bomb site?

 

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