3rd September 1940

Raid No. 9

Sounding of the Air Raid Warning 00.08 hours on 3rd September 1940, All clear sounded 01.49 hours. In his raid all bombs were dropped in the River Humber between Corporation Road and Alexandra Dock and numbered 12 in all. A member of the crew of an R.A.F. barge in the river was seriously injured by a piece of shrapnel in the right lung. 

Injury on Balloon Barge No 34

I have ascertained from Flight Lieutenant Young, Officer in charge, Balloon barrage, King George Dock, that during the Air Raid at about 12.06am Tuesday the 3rd September 1940, 12 Bombs were dropped in the river Humber between Corporation Road and Alexandra Dock lock-pit, approximately 800 yards from the foreshore.

The last of these caused injury to 870872 W. Bryan, 43 years, AC1 Rigger Balloon, of Seaton Street, Hull, who was on duty on site 34 Barge, which is situated opposite Alexandra Dock lock-pit. He was injured by a piece of shrapnel in the right lung, also a superficial wound in the right thigh. He was immediately attended to by the R.A.F. Medical Officer, who ordered his removal in the R.A.F. ambulance to the hull Royal Infirmary. He has since been operated upon and is progressing satisfactorily. Dr Grey is the Doctor in attendance at the Royal Infirmary.

Slight damage was done to the barge, on which four other R.A.F. ratings were stationed at the time the bombs were dropped. There were no other casualties or damage