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The text below gives a summary of the conflict (i.e. war), event or incident that resulted in deaths in the Borough or abroad. On the right are listed the individual events and incidents, such as battles or air raids. For each conflict the total number of casualties are given, whereas for each event or incident the names of those who died are listed in alphabetical order.

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Details for: Air raids on Saturday 7th September 1940


Historical Data:
Saturday 7th September 1940 - the first and last mass daylight attack on London, costing the Luftwaffe 40 aircraft. Enemy activity was slight during the morning but during the afternoon, attacks increased against the Thames estuary, East, North and South London. Up to 350 aircraft attacked at 1635 hours - which included the famous concerted attack against the London Docks, leaving them ablaze. This was followed, at 2010 hours, by a large series of night time air raids that continued until 0500 the next day. From five to eight raids were taking place at any one time throughout the night. Areas mainly hit include West Ham, Poplar, Stepney, Southwark and Bermondsey, leaving nearly 1,800 Londoners killed and wounded. In Islington, Axminster Road was hit, one person being killed. Frederick Rose of Wray Crescent was the second Islingtonian to be killed but the first fatality in Islington itself.


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1 person killed