Raid of 19th/20th June 1940

 

Official War Diary

Wednesday, 19th/Thursday, 20th June 1940  N291

23.13.. Hull.. The first recorded incident. After gunfire, an IB fell in a field at Marfleet. A little later, IBs showered on East Hull, Victor Street and Buckingham Street, the immediate neighbourhood being the target. There were a few HEs, but little damage was done. Fifty fires were reported. One HE and an IB cluster dropped in the area of Chapman Street Railway Bridge, the parapet of which was slightly damaged. No casualties.

Precise from police reports

19/20 June 1940

Raid No 1

On the 19th/20th June 1940 an air raid was in progress between 22.50hrs and 03.56 hrs. Incendiary bombs were dropped from enemy planes near Marfleet Lane School, Barnsley Street, Mersey Street, Jalland Street, Jesmond Gardens, and in the grounds of Holderness House, Holderness Road, Nornabell Street, Buckingham Street, Severn Street, Victor Street, Arundel Street, Alaska Street, and Durham Street. A stable a Telephone kiosk and a house were burnt out whilst damage by fire was also caused by several other houses in the above mentioned streets, but there were no casualties. These incendiary bombs were followed by 3 HE bombs, one of which fell on the Dansom Lane railway crossing, one on the footway near the L.N.E.R. overhead Fordyke Street between Chapman Street and Montrose Street and one in the Yard of Richard Sizer in Cornwall Street.   Damage was done to the railway crossing and to the parapet of the railway bridge. No casualties were caused by either the HE bombs or the incendiaries.

 

Individual incidents

54 Incendiary Bombs and 3 High Explosive, three casualties

An Incendiary Bomb fell in Marfleet Lane near the school No damage was done and no one was injured. The A.F.S. and Police were dispatched and dealt with the incident.

Incendiary Bombs fell in Villa Terrace and Johnson's Coalyard Barnsley Street, and one fell in the road in Barnsley Street. Damage was done to a telephone post, and stables in Johnson‘s yard were burnt. Horses which were in the stables were quickly removed to safety by the Police and civilians and the fires were dealt with by the A.F.S. Residents in the neighbourhood had taken cover in communal shelters, and there were no casualties.

An incendiary bomb fell in Mersey Street on the road about halfway down. This was allowed to burn itself out and no damage was done and there were no casualties.

Incendiary Bombs fell in Jalland Street at the bottom of the street and at 28 Jesmond Gardens. There were no casualties or damage in Jalland Street. At 26 Jesmond Gardens an Incendiary Bomb fell through the roof at the front of the house, through the bedroom floor into the front room bedroom furniture, carpet, bedding and clothing were badly damaged. The three occupants had just left the bedroom to take cover, and where in the kitchen when the bomb exploded. There were no casualties.

An incendiary bomb fell in the grounds of Holderness house. This was quickly extinguished by members of the special Constabulary who were stationed at Laburnum sub Station. There was no damage or casualty.

An incendiary bomb fell through the roof of No. 302 Holderness Road, (Above the National Provincial Bank) and fell onto the floor of the attic. Slight damage was done to furniture and books. The occupant had taken cover on the ground floor when the bomb dropped, there were no casualties.

A H.E. Bomb fell near the railway crossings Dansom Lane. The track was slightly damaged and the parapet of a bridge was damaged. There were no casualties.

An Incendiary Bomb fell through the roof of No 16 Rowlands Terrace, Nornabell Street. The occupants were taking cover in communal shelter at the time. Damage was done to the roof and ceiling and slight damage to furniture. There were no casualties.

Incendiary Bombs fell on Buckingham Street School roof and in Buckingham Street on the road. People in vicinity were taking cover in shelters and no one was injured. The bomb on the road was allowed to burn out and did no damage. The Bomb which fell through the roof of the school caused a small fire, damaging the roof and school furniture Dealt with by the Police and A.F.S.

An incendiary Bomb fell through the roof of 132 Severn Street into the front bedroom, causing a fire which totally destroyed the contents. The roof and ceiling were badly damaged. The occupants, Mr Stevenson and family, were taking cover in a shelter at the time and were removed to the reception Centre Garden Village, and later re-housed on East Hull estate. A woman living next door was treated for shock and conveyed to Barnsley Street 1st. Aid Depot.

 An incendiary Bomb fell through the roof of l28 Severn Street causing slight damage by fire to the Ceiling, skirting boards and canvas of the bedroom. The occupants were taking cover at the time in a domestic shelter and no one was injured.

An incendiary Bomb fell on the road in Barnsley Street about 20 yards from Holderness Road and was allowed to burn out. There was no damage or injury.

An Incendiary Bomb fell through the roof of the unoccupied shop No. 353 Holderness Road, into the attic causing slight damage to wooden skirting boards. There were no injuries.

A High Explosive Bomb fell on the four foot way near the L.N.E.R. overhead bridge, Fordyke Stream between Chapman Street and Montrose Street causing damage to the parapet of the bridge. There was no casualty.

An incendiary bomb fell through the roof of 19 Alpha Terrace, Nornabell Street causing slight damage to furniture ceilings and roof. No one was injured. The occupants were taking cover at the time in public shelters.

An incendiary bomb fell through the roof 97 Barnsley Street causing damage to the roof and ceiling of the bedroom and extensive damage to furniture. The occupants were taking cover at the time and were later accommodated by neighbours. No one was injured.

Several Incendiary Bombs fell in Buckingham Street causing slight damage to roofs, ceilings and furniture at No 2 Edwards Avenue Buckingham Street, No’s 20 and 67 Buckingham Street. At No71 Buckingham Street an Incendiary Bomb fell in the yard at the rear causing damage to an outbuilding and some empty vegetable cases. All occupants were taking cover in communal and domestic shelters at the time and there were no injuries.

An Incendiary Bomb fell at the rear of 9 ‘Fairview’ Nornabell Street, causing damage to a coalhouse. No one was injured.

An incendiary bomb fell on the road in the centre of Nornabell Street and was allowed to burn out. There were no casualties.

An incendiary bomb fell on the road in the yard at the rear of 7 Victor Street and did not explode. There was no damage and the bomb was recovered by the Military Authorities.

Several Incendiary Bombs fell in Mersey Street at No’s, 4, 21, 26, 42, 66, 76, 100, and 113. The roofs and furniture in all these cases were slightly damaged. Civilians and A.F.S. on the spot dealt with all these occurrences. Majority of the residents were in shelters at the time bombs were dropped and there were no casualties.

An Incendiary Bomb fe3ll on the footpath outside 325 Holderness Road and burned itself out, causing no damage or casualties.

Incendiary Bombs fell on No’s 45, 50, 62, 120, and 44 Severn Street causing slight damage to the roofs and furniture in each case. Residents were taking cover in shelters at the time and there was no one injured. The fires were dealt with by civilians and A.F.S. on the spot.

An Incendiary bomb fell in Oakland Avenue, Arundel Street and burnt itself out. No Damage or Injuries.

An Incendiary Bomb fell on the road in Alaska Street, burnt itself out without causing any damage.

An Incendiary fell in the passage at the rear of 111 Durham Street, it was allowed to burn out and no damage was caused.

An Incendiary bomb fell through the roof of 27 Barnsley Street, damaging the attic roof, ceiling and slightly damaging the furniture. The occupants were taking cover in a communal at the time, there were no casualties.

A bedroom window of house No. 103 Tanfield Grove was broken by shrapnel. No other damage was caused and no one was injured.

An Incendiary Bomb fell through the roof of the bedroom at the rear of 35 Mersey Street, onto the bedroom floor but did not explode. The roof and ceiling was damaged, but no one was injured, the residents having taken cover in their Air raid Shelter. The bomb was later recovered by the Military Authorities

An incendiary bomb fell through the roof of the verandah at No. 25 Mersey Street, but did not explode. Damage was done to the canvas roof of the verandah, but there was no injury.

A High Explosive Bomb fell in the yard of Richard Sizers Ltd, Cornwall Street, which caused a crater in the yard, but otherwise did no damage. Residents in the vicinity were taking shelter at the time and there were no casualties.

Incendiary Bomb fell through the roof of No. 12 Harolds Avenue, Buckingham Street, occupied by Charles Ablett, 32 yrs., who was in bed in the back bedroom and struck the wall, and part of the bomb hit Mr Ablett on the head causing slight injuries for which he was treated at Barnsley street 1st. Aid Depot. The bomb did not explode but caused damage to the roof and ceiling of the bedroom.

4 Salisbury Terrace, Nornabell Street, was struck by an incendiary bomb which caused damage to the ceiling and scullery and slight damage to furniture. No one was injured

At 5 Cremona Terrace, Buckingham Street, an incendiary bomb fell in the yard at the rear of this address causing damage to a wringing machine and a carpet. No one was injured.

At 3 Edwards Avenue, Buckingham Street, an incendiary bomb fell in the yard at the rear of this address, slightly damaging a bicycle. No one was injured.

In the Square at the rear of Barnsley Buildings, Nornabell Street, an incendiary bomb dropped in this Square and Samuel Baines, 46 yrs., residing at 73 Barnsley Buildings, received slight burns to the chest whilst assisting to extinguish the bomb. He was treated at the Barnsley Street First Aid Post. No damage was caused.

In incendiary Bomb fell through the roof of 10 Lindell Avenue, Durham Street, and caused damage to the ceiling and roof. The contents of the back bedroom were burnt out. The occupants had taken cover in a public shelter and were later accommodated by friends in the district. There was no injury.

An Incendiary Bomb fell on the roof of 31 Victor Street and badly damaged the roof. The occupants, Mr Lazello and family had taken cover in a public shelter and were later taken in by friends. They have since been re-housed by the Public Assistance committee. This incident was dealt with by the A.F.S. on the spot and was not reported to the Report Centre.

 

 

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