Long-Forgotten WWII Disaster Fund Set Up in 1940 After German Bomber Crashed Onto Residential Essex Street Uncovered With £1,700 Still In The Account

Posted by admin on Jun 7, 2013

On April 30, 1940, Frederick Gill and his wife Dorothy became the first British civilian casualties of WWII when a German bomber loaded with mines slammed onto their home in Calcton, Essex.

The twin-engined Heinkel, which had been circling over the seaside town for about 30 minutes, smashed into the quiet residential Victoria Street, obliterating most of the Gills’ home.

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