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London SW11 was hit by 24  V1 Flying Bombs and 2 V2 Rockets.which killed 110
V1 & V2 logs SW11 Battersea
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The death toll,whilst tragic, is somewhat lower than that normally encountered in inner London
Areas. One of the reasons for this would lie in the fact that 7 of the missiles recorded in the log fell
either in the river of Battersea Park causing some damage but no fatalities. If these incidents are
excluded then the death rate per missile becomes 6.47 much more typical of this type of suburb.
The worst incident in SW11 was on 17th August 1944 at 15.30 when a V1 struck Lavender Hill
badly damaging a passing bus and killing 28 people.
SW11 suffered 2 V2 Rockets explosions both of which caused fatalities. On the 21st November 5
died at
Battersea Park Road, then on 27th January 1945 17 died in Usk Road, the last V weapon to
hit the district.
PostCode

PostCode

Borough

Type

Area

Position

Deaths

Date

Time

Notes

 

SW11

battersea

V1

Battersea

St Johns Hill by Plough way

1

17/06/1944

16:00

This was the first V1in Battersea and it demolished 2 shops and houses at 84-86 StJohns Hill.

SW11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

The junction of the High St and Gwynne Road (around 110 High St)

3

18/06/1944

05:42

V1 Destroyed 110 High St and also damaged a van and some timber

SW11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

Petworth Street East side junction with Bolan Street

9

21/06/1944

01:03

The V1 demolished 6 houses and damaged 20 others

SW11

Wandsworth

V1

wandsworth

Wandsworth Road

0

21/06/1944

02:29

This V1 was reported by the Fire Brigade in the Wandsworth Road. It hit a barrage ballon and the back bedrooms of flats at bradfield House were damage.The location of these are yet to be established.

SW11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

Honeywell Road Between Honeywell and Broomwood Road : Norhcross road junction

6

23/06/1944

18:55

V1 destroyed 8 houses and badly damaged a further 20

SW11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

Battersea Park Opposite Prince of Wales Drive, to West of Alexandra Avenue

0

27/06/1944

00:11

V1 fell in the park on open ground but caused slight damage to a block of flats

SW11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

Howie Street at junction with Radstock Street

2

30/06/1944

18:16

V1 demolished 10 houses and badly damaged a further 40

SW11

battersea

V1

Battersea

Belmont Wharf

0

01/07/1944

06:35

A range of buildings covering 11 acres damaged by blast and fire. 400 gallons of oil destroyed by fire or flowed into river

SW11

Battersea

V1

battersea

Salcott Road,West end ,at Bolinbroke Road junction

1

01/07/1944

23:26

V1 demolished 10 houses and badly damaged a further 40.Bolinbroke Hospital also damaged.

SW11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

Battersea Park Sw Corner

0

03/07/1944

06:30

V1 in Battersea Park fell on open ground but damaged 12 army flats

SW11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

Chatfield Road To North of Road right by Thames

0

04/07/1944

01:05

V1 destroyed a petrol store

SW11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

Battersea Square

0

05/07/1944

05:05

20 houses damaged by blast.

SW11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

Devereux Road south end at junction with Thurleigh Road

2

10/07/1944

02:42

8 houses demolished and 20 seriously damaged. Slight damage to surrounding property.

SW11

Battersea

V1

Clapham

Sisters Avenue,half way up

4

11/07/1944

19:38

8 houses demolished and 20 seriously damaged. Slight damage to surrounding property. Site can clearly be seen as the line of Victorian housing is filled with '60s replacement.

SW11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

York Road by thames,near Lombard Road

2

13/07/1944

10:15

Works hit. 60 tons of oil and 200 gallons of turps destroyed and a range of buildings severely damaged. 7 barges on the Thames laden with paraffin wax damaged.

SW11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

Batten st Between Batten and Lubbock St

16

16/07/1944

10:25

Serous V1 incident .12 houses demolished and 30 seriously damaged.

SW11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

Newtown St by Railway

4

16/07/1944

19:26

20 houses demolished and 40 seriously damaged.

SW11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

Brassey Square East side by Morrison st

4

17/07/1944

06:30

V1 demolished 20 houses and caused severe damage to 40 others

SW11

Wandsworth

V1

Wandsworth

Eslspeth Road Lavender Hill: Between north ends of Espeth road and lavender gardens

6

19/07/1944

07:58

V1 demolished 6 houses and badly damaged 20 more.2 3 floor office buildings damaged by explosion and fire

SW11

Wandsworth

V1

Wandsworth

Battersea Park

0

19/07/1944

17:37

No damage recorded

SW11

Wandsworth

V1

Wandsworth

Battersea Park

0

21/07/1944

01:42

V1 hit gun site in park.Paint store destroyed. 5 nissen huts demolished. Severe damage to officers mess and canteen.

sw11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

Battersea Reach

0

29/07/1944

00:16

Factories,wharves and NFS premises suffered slight damage. Barge holed and sunk

SW11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

Battersea Reach

0

01/08/1944

14:14

Derelict sailing barge holed and sunk.Wharves surrounding property and pipe lines slight damage.

SW11

Battersea

V1

Battersea

Lavender Hill East Side Mossbury Road junction

28

17/08/1944

15:30

Very serious V1 incident. 17 shops and dwellings demolishe,20 shops and dwellings damaged.Small fire in Debris.Gas and Water mains fractured.

SW11

battersea

V2

Battersea

Battersea Park Road at junction with Cabul Road

5

21/11/1944

23:14

No Fire Brigade records are available for this period so there are no damage details recorded.The date of the incident was found in the V2 log in the Blitz Then and now volume 3, and also confirmed by casualty records on the CWG web site

SW11

Battersea

V2

Battersea

Usk Road NW end of Usk road ,york rd junction

17

27/01/1945

16:04

Serious V2 Rocket attack 20 houses demolished, 50 badly damaged.