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Author Topic: V1 and V2 hits on Kent (general)  (Read 35279 times)

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Offline Paul

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Re: V1 and V2 hits on Kent (general)
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011, 20:45:16 »
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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Re: V1 and V2 hits on Kent (general)
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2011, 18:18:31 »
I've never seen one of V2 hits?
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Re: V1 and V2 hits on Kent (general)
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011, 17:14:25 »
A friend of mine loaned me an original copy of this map to photograph. Obviously after 60 plus years it was in a poor state for copying. This image is far superior.

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Re: V1 and V2 hits on Kent (general)
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011, 14:16:38 »
I am not sure if this has appeared before: Flying bomb touchdowns in Kent & the English Channel

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Re: V1 and V2 hits on Kent (general)
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 03:45:06 »
The first V2 to fall in Kent was on September 10th 1944 in a field at Crouch Farm, Crockenhill, near Swanley. It caused no casualties or damage but brought down thousands of apples from a nearby orchard and gave the farmer his quickest apple picking season ever!

Field Crouch Farm, Crockenhill, September 1944
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V1 and V2 hits on Kent (general)
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 18:27:42 »
There were about 2400 Doodlebugs that came down in Kent, but their main areas of impact were south and west of Medway, with less than 10 hitting the Medway area.  The Doodlebug Map mentioned earlier (see below) clearly shows 'Doodlebug Alley'


Larger version here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22124479@N03/4987338972/
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