14 March 1941

Raid No. 30

The air raid alert was sounded at 20.15 hours on the 14th March 1941. The only incident was in the Western Division where a parachute mine dropped and exploded in De-La-Pole Terrace, Bean Street. This is a very populated street and extensive damage was done to household property. Casualties were fairly heavy, 14 people killed, 23 seriously injured and 22 suffering from minor injuries. During this raid an HE bomb fell on the spare ground owned by the London North Eastern Railway adjoining the Premier Oil Mills but did no damage apart from destroying a pig sty. A parachute mine also fell in St Andrews Dock but failed to explode and was detonated by the Admiralty.