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From: peter evans <>
Subject: Bomb Targets
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 06:55:58 -0800 (PST)
I used to walk past Allen West every day on my way to
junior school. A lady tenant in our house worked
there, always wearing that kerchief (babushka?) around
her head that tied in the front and was worn to stop
machine-hair entanglement. One time Jerry bombers
dropped three close together but they landed quite
some distance from Allen West. We scavenged for
shrapnel of which thre was plenty. On another
occasion, a bomber was shot down and the big buzz of
the day was that one of the crew who parachuted out
was impaled on one of Allen West's railings although I
never saw it. A stray aicraft bullet came through one
of our school windows once. We also lost a class
member to night bombing.
So often on our way to school we would see the
contrails of high altitude dogfights. It's hard to
believe it all actually happened.
--- Ted Brooke <> wrote:
> Military targets ??
> Allen West, Cox's pill factory in Lewes Road,
> Preston Barracks, Stanmer
> Park, Roedean School, Sussex Square, 2 X 12" guns on
> the sea front between
> Dukes Mound and Black Rock, and prior to D Day there
> were trucks and tanks
> under every bush. If you want a couple more you
> could add every pub that
> had beer or whisky in stock. The gas works at Rifle
> Butt Road was probably
> the target when Whitehawk got hit, tho' with the use
> of Stuka dive bombers,
> as in that raid, they should have been closer.
> ted b
> The nearest
> > > bombs to Stanmer Villas were Dover Road. You
> were nearer Alan West
> > > was just about the only 'military' target in
> > > Jim.
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