Research on German bombing of Hull

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Research on German bombing of Hull
Air raids on Hull both World Wars

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Four documents. First a title page. Second a newspaper article summarising Hull's bombing experience in number of raids, people killed, houses destroyed or damaged, damage incidents, people rendered homeless and number of alerts. Notes that only 5938 houses escaped unscathed and gives casualties for seven raids in May 1941. Third a list of dates and street or areas where bombs fell from June 1940 to July 1943. Fourth a list of dates from May 1915 until August 1918 with call, dismiss and remarks. Nine remarks state 'Raid' and one states 'Zepps in vicinity and bombs dropped across the Humber and at Heden'.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Robin Christian
David Bloomfield

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One title page, one newspaper cutting, one two page typewritten document and one single page typewritten document.

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AIR RAIDS ON HULL [underline] BOTH WORLD WARS [/underline]

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Our Losses.- For the sake of those who have been abroad, and have never seen in print a summary of Hull experiences during the war, I reproduce them:-

Actual raids, during which bombs were dropped - 82, People killed, about - 1,200, Treated for injuries, about - 3,000, Houses destroyed or damaged - 86,722, Total damage incidents - 146,568, People rendered homeless, permanently or temporarily - 152,000, Number of alerts, 815, Only 5,938 houses in the city escaped unscathed.

In the seven raids of May, 1941, 423 people were killed, and 787 injured, 331 of them seriously; there were 845 fires in the city, not including those put out at the start and not reported officially. In that month alone some 30,000 signed on for duty in one branch or other of the Defence or Welfare services.

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[underline] AIR RAIDS. [/underline]

20/6/40. Barnsley, Buckingham, & Mersey Streets. – 20/6/40. Summergangs Road, Kelvin & Lodge Streets. – 30/7/40. Porter & Great Passage Streets. – 25/8/40. Carlton, Rustenburg, Holland and Morrill Streets. – 26/8/40. Alexandra and Victoria Docks. – 28/8/40. Maternity Home Lodge, A.F.S. Station, Hedon Road. – 30/8/40. Williamson, Bellamy Streets, Victoria Dock. – 3/9/40. In River East of King George Dock. – 5/9/40. Dalton and Tower Streets. (Incendiary only) – 6/9/40. James Reckitt Avenue, Chamberlain and Lambwath Roads. (Incendiary only) – 11/9/40. Telford, Kelvin, Steynburg, Margaret Streets, Woodgate Road. (incendiary only) – 24/9/40 Sutton Annex, Maybury Road, Belfield Avenue. (Incendiary only) – 13/10/40. Stoneferry, Kathleen Road, Maxwell and Woodhall Streets. – 22/10/40. Strathmore Avenue, Sutton and Silverdale Roads. – 1/11/40. Carlton Avenue, Delhi, Frodsham Streets, Pancreel Works. – 7/11/40. Flinton Grove, Preston Road, Marfleet Lane. (Incendiary only) – 8/11/40. Salmon Grove, Fairfax, Cranbrook and Ancaster Avenues. – 11/11/40. Marfleet Lane, Balloon Site, Maybury Road. – 12/12/40. Bankside, Air Street. (incendiary only) – 12/12/40. Hedon Road, Alfred Gelder and Paragon Streets. (Incendiary only) – 17/12/40. Greek Street, Woodlands Road. (Incendiary only) – 4/2/41. Goddard Avenue and Rear of. – 11/2/41. Jalldn [sic] Street. – 14/2/41. Glasshouse Row, Central Street. – 16/2/41 King George Dock. – 22/2/41. L.N.E.R. Line, Rowlston & Ellerby Groves. – 23/2/41. De La Pole Avenue, Clough and Hedon Roads. – 25/2/41. Kirby Street. – 26/2/41. Alexandra Dock. – 1/3/41. James Reckitt Avenue, Summergangs Road. – 4/3/41. Wincolmlee. – 13/3/41. Wyndham Street, Cottingham Road, Desmond and Chanterlands Avenue. – 14/3/41. Bean Street. – 18/3/41 Walker, Coltman Streets, Stepney Crossing, Fountain Road, Wincolmlee, etc. – 31/3/41. Ferensway, Prospect Street, Freedhold Street, Boulevard. – 3/4/41. Savery Street, Southcoates Lane, Inglemire Lane. – 8/4/41. 820, Spring Bank West, Kirklands Road. – 10/4/41. Victoria Avenue, Ella Street, Franklin, Abbey and Kent Streets. (Incendiary only) – 15/4/41. Hedon Road, Mainly East Hull. (I. Bombs in other areas) – 23/4/41. Glasgow Street, St. George’s Road. – 26/4/41. Lakeside Grove, Council Avenue & Rokeby – 27/4/41. Lynton Avenue, Anlaby Park Road South. – 3/5/41. “Fenners”, Marfleet – Alexandra Dock, Frodsham Street. – 7/8/5/41. Blitz. – 8/8/5/41. Blitz. – 12/5/41. Freehold Street, Clifton Street, Albert, Trafalger and Lister Streets. – 29/5/41. Hessle Road, Essex and Hampshire Streets (I. Bomb) – 2/6/41. Blenheim, Margaret Streets, Marlborough Avenue, Park Grove. – 23/6/41. Goddard Avenue, Lee Smith Street. – 29/6/41. Barnsley Street, James Reckitt Avenue, Endymion and Ceylon Streets. – [insert] 10/7/41 East Hull (Incendiary only) [/insert] – 11/7/41. Fenchurch, Folkestone, cave and Terry Streets, Francis Askew School. – 15/7/41. Ellerburn Avenue, Sidmouth and De Grey Streets. – 18/7/41. G.P.O. Alfred Gelder Street, George Street, Southcoates Lane, New Bridge Road. Mainly East Hull. – 23/7/41 Mainly East Hull. – 18/8/41. Holborn Mount, Little Great Thornton Street, Beech Avenue. – 31/8/41. Wellington Lane, Harlet, Ella Streets, Goddard Avenue. – [insert] 21/9/41 Priory Sidings, Hessle Road. [/insert] – 13/10/41. Edward’s Place, Humber Dock Street. – 8/11/41. Bean Street, St. Matthew and Queensgate Streets.

22nd November, 1941.

RAW/MKS.2.

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13/14/4/42 Willerby Rd., Woodlands Road, Springhead Avenue. – 1/5/42 Bank St., Victoria St., Railway South of Botanic Crossing. – 19/20/5/42 Scarborough St., Westbourne Ave., Sutton, Southcoates Lane, Alexandra Dock. – 1/8/42 Grindell Street, Victoria Dock. 9/8/42 Chanterlands Avenue. – 25/10/42 Anlaby Road. 20/12/42 Tunis St., Holderness High Road, Carden Avenue. – 3/1/43 Stoneferry. – 15/16/1/43 Marfleet Lane to Stanhope Avenue. – 24/6/43 Providence Row, Victor Street, Brunswick Ave., Newland Park. – 13/14/7/43 Ceylon Street, Rudston Grove, Trinity St., Leonard St. – 50 am 24/12/44 Flying Bombs

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[key to list: DAY – MONTH – DATE – CALL – DISMISS – REMARKS]

[underline]1915.[/underline]

Tuesday. May. 11th 8-10. 1-20. – Wednesday. May. 12th. 8-0. 1-45. – Friday. June. 4th. 11-15. 2-15. – Sunday. June. 6th. 11-20. 2-15. Raid. – Tuesday. June. 8th. 9-45. 1-0. – Tuesday. June. 15th. 9-20. 1-45. – Monday June .21st. 11-10. 2-20. – Sunday. July. 4th. 12-10. 3-10. – Tuesday. July. 13th. 11-30. 1-0. – Monday. August. 9th. 8-45. 3-30. – Tuesday. August. 10th. 11-50. 2-40. – Thursday. August. 12th. 8-20. 2-45. – Sunday. August. 15th. 11-45. 1-0. – Tuesday. Wednesd August. 17th. 8-40. 2-0. – Wednesday. September. 8th. 7-40. 2-20. – Saturday. September. 11th. 9-20. 11-35. – Monday. September. 13th. 8-20. 2-30. – Wednesday. October. 13th. 7-30. 4-45. – Wednesday. October. 27th. 8-40. 10-0. – Friday. November. 26th. 12-0. 1-15.

[underline]1916.[/underline]

Monday. January. 31st. 7-55. 2-18. – Thursday. February. 10th. 6-10. 9-0. – Sunday. February. 13th. 7-55. 9-5. – Sunday. March. 5th. 8-30. 2-45. Raid. – Sunday. March. 19th. 6-50. 12-50. – Friday. March. 31st. 8-55. 4-25. – Saturday. April. 1st. 8-15. 1-45. – Sunday. April. 2nd. No Call. [space] Over Hull. – Monday. April. 3rd. 8-0. 2-40. – Tuesday. April. 4th. 8-0. 10-5. – Wednesday. 5th. 8-35. 1-55. Raid. – Monday. April. 24th. 9-40. 4-15. – Tuesday. May. 2nd. 8-40. 3-30. – Friday. July. 28th. 12-0. 2-50. – Monday. July. 31st. 10-10. 3-40. – Wednesday. August. 2nd. 2-0. 3-15. – Tuesday. August. 8th. 10-40. 3-40. Raid. – Saturday. September. 2nd. 10-40. 2-40. Raid. – Saturday. September. 23rd. 8-30. 2-40. – Monday. September. 25th. 8-15. 3-30. Raid. – Sunday. October. 1st. 7-45. 2-40. – Monday. November. 27th. 8-45. 3-20. Reports heard.

[underline]1917.[/underline]

Tuesday. August. 21st. 1035. 3-35. Zepps. [Zeppelins] in vicinity at 1-20 and bombs dropped across the Humber and at Hedon. – Monday. September. 24th. 11-0. 5-10. Raid. – Friday. October. 19th. 6-50. 1-35.

[underline]1918[/underline]

Tuesday March 12th. 7-15 12-45. Raid. – Friday April 12th 9-15 3-30 Raid – Monday Aug. 5th. 9-45 2-0 Firing heard, 1 Zep destroyed.

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“Research on German bombing of Hull,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 21, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/8277.

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