FLYING BOMB IN GRAVEL PIT

From Hertfordshire Mercury, 8th September 1944.

“Residents in a country town in Southern England on Tuesday morning heard the intermittent throbbing of a flying bomb.  Many people watched it limp across the sky towards them.  It was low, exceptionally low, and after it had barely cleared a row of houses it suddenly dived.

Fortunately the “doodle-bug” picked a gravel pit for its last resting place and the only casualties were a few chickens.  Houses had their windows and doors blown in and roofs were damaged.  One woman, who watched the bomb approach, was blown down a passage but was unhurt.

Some of the houses damaged were knocked about earlier in the war by a mine.  The main grouse that morning was that doors were damaged and could not be shut, and housewives were not inclined to leave their homes to go shopping.”

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