SE17 was hit by  6  V1 Flying Bombs but no V2 Rockets. These killed about 43 people.
V1 & V2 logs SE17 Walworth
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Although the numerical total of missiles is low the death rate per missile at 7.17 was higher than average and was one of
the highest in South London. 6 of the 7 incidents resulted in fatalities..
This pattern was due to the densely packed nature of the Victorian terraces in the area and is a vindication of the policy of
encouraging the Nazis to reduce the range of the V1 through false intelligence. This policy left the inner south suburbs
much better of in terms of missile strikes but the outer suburbs such as Croydon far worse off. The lower housing density
in the outer suburbs resulted in a much lower death rate per bomb. The worst tragedy in SE17 in terms of fatalities was on
the 17th July 1944 when 17 people died as a result of a V1 on
Suffield Road (which is now gone but was off Manor Place)
Much of SE17 was badly damaged by both the Blitz and V1's. This has resulted in massive post war re-development most
of it in a brutalist style.
PostCode

PostCode

Borough

Type

Area

Position

Deaths

Date

Time

Notes

SE17

Southwark

V1

Walworth

Carter st (nr Sutherland Sq) by Railway

10

23/06/1944

02:28

This V1was the first to fall in SE17. It demolished 5 houses and caused severe blast damage to surrounding property.

SE17

Southwark

V1

Walworth

Around 42 East St

5

26/06/1944

13:32

The V1 demolished 2 shops and houses and damaged property across and area of 300 yards square

SE17

Southwark

V1

Walworth

Manor Place by Railway

9

27/06/1944

22:45

The V1 demolished 6houses in Crampton Street and 4 in Manor Place.Public wash house and stores damaged in Manor Place.Railway Bridge and 2 arches damaged.300 houses and buildings damaged in Manor Place and surrounding streets

SE17

Southwark

V1

Walworth

Penrose Street

0

30/06/1944

01:12

V1 badly damaged a 3 storey building and also Penros Street Power Station.Opposite another 3 storey building badly damaged

SE17

Southwark

V1

Walworth

Suffield Road was to NW of Manor placet now gone

17

17/07/1944

05:13

V1 demolished 40 houses and damaged 150.

SE17

Southwark

V1

Walworth

Dawes st/Westmoreland St

2

20/08/1944

15:33

V1 demolished 14houses and badly damaged 50 others. LCC institute damaged in Westmoreland St.