"In giving new information about the flying bomb
attack on Southern England, Mr Sandys revealed that in 80 days the Germans launched 8,000 missiles, of which 2,300 reached the London region.
He said: "We had to find out how near we could get to the flying bomb
to shoot without the risk of being blown up by it and some brave men died before the answer could be obtained.
July 1 Warning and flying bombs
since 2am all clear about 2pm!!
Thomas is a noted historian and Senior Information Officer for the UK Ministry of Defense, and he documents the British response to 10,000 German "flying bombs
" such as the V-1 that were fired toward London during the early years of World War II.
As British intelligence was to learn, this was a prototype for the fearsome V-1 flying bomb
that was soon to terrorize Londoners with its warhead of TNT mixed with ammonium nitrate.
Prof Willmore even calculated the height they would have to fly to battle against the V1 flying bomb
menace which was causing severe damage and carnage in the south of England.
Perhaps, at a railway line near to me, some young friends and I might have sat on a hill at a safe distance and watched a succession of flying bombs
come thundering towards us, then suddenly tumble from the sky, hit the ground and detonate with satisfying bangs.
RAF hero Joseph Berry was a pilot with an unusual skill - he was an expert at shooting down Hitler's feared VI "Doodlebug" flying bombs
I lived in Battersea, South London during the Second World War and was 14 or 15 when the Germans started dropping the flying bombs
known as "doodlebugs" on the capital.
1944 - The first German V2 flying bombs
fell in Britain.
It accounted for the destruction of many enemy aircraft and in the latter part of the last war this included 181 V1 flying bombs
Webroughtdown 80 percentofthe flying bombs
at Hellfire Corner in Kent.