The London SE5 Area, Camberwell was to be struck by 15 V1's and 2 V2's causing major damage to the district. 86 people
were killed as a results and numerous injured.
V1 & V2 logs SE5 Camberwell
Next area : SE6 Catford
| The worst incident in SE5 was on the 28th June 1944 when 19 people were killed when a block of flats called.
Bentley House was hit on the corner of Peckham and St Giles Road's
There was a further serious attack on the 17th December when a V2 hit
Bagshot street killing 17.
The area which today forms Burgess park was visited by 3 V1's and the Bagshot street V2, causing extensive damage.
Bentley House
28th Jun
e 1944
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Type PostCode Oldborough Area Positioning Date Time Publish_text Deaths
V1 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Camberwell Around junction with Walworth Road

This V1 is clearly shown on the bomb damage maps but I have been unable to find a corresponding Fire Brigade or ARP record. 0
V1 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Camberwell Medlar st
by Railway
17/06/1944 03:21 Numbers 1-21 Medlar Street Suffered severe damage. The Railway bridge was badly damaged and collapsed. 0
V1 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Camberwell Crawford Road/Lowth Road 23/06/1944 17:22 12 houses were demolished and 20 badly damaged. 0
V1 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Camberwell Hillingdon st between Farmers and Warham Road 25/06/1944 04:05 50houses,4 shops and a pub were destroyed. 100 houses and an area of 500 yards square consisting of 5 streets severely damaged. For a graphic description of this attack see the recollections of Barbara Mcnally. 23
V1 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Camberwell Wyndham road /Elfin Road 26/06/1944 01:30 18 houses were demolished and 60 badly damaged. 3
V1 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Camberwell Corner Peckham Road./St Giles Road NW Quadrant 28/06/1944 17:34 A serious incident that occurred when a V1 hit a block of flats, Bentley House, on the corner of Peckham Road and St Giles Road. The flats were partly demolished. St Giles hospitaly was also damaged. Bentlley house has been re-built but the differing brick work of the pre and post war portions can clearly be seen 19
V1 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Camberwell Camberwell Station Road 03/07/1944 03:02 A gas main was fractured and 30 houses badly damaged. 5
V1 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Camberwell Jardine Street and Scarsdale rd 08/07/1944 23:21 The area today is totally transformed as it forms part of Burges Park 1
V1 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Walworth Between Albany road and Neate St 29/07/1944 14:32 A shop was demolished and surrounding property badly damaged. Today the area is totally transformed as it has been cleared and forms part of Burges Park 3
V1 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Camberwell Camberwell Grove right over LBSCR Railway West Side 29/07/1944 00:15 12 houses were demolished and 30 damaged. 2
V1 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Camberwell Jardin Street & Coburg Road 03/08/1944 03:40 4 Houses demolished in Jardin st.Propert over and area of 100 yards sqaure damaged by blast.The area today is transformed as it forms part of Burgess Park 3
V1 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Camberwell Lomand Grove/Elmington Road 03/08/1944 01:04 6 houses were demolished and 30 damaged in Elmington Road. A brick and iron building partly demolished/ 0
V1 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Denmark Hill Sunset Road/Denmark Hill 06/08/1944 06:01 40 houses were damaged. 0
V1 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Camberwell Parkhouse Street 08/08/1944 06:25 A garage,bottle washing and pie making factory were demolished and 30 houses badly damaged 0
V2 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Camberwell Grove Park 28/10/1944 18:20 This V2 has been identified in the Blitz then and now and also the Dulwich ARP records and was an airburst over Grove park. 0
V2 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Camberwell Albany Road Bagshot Street NW Quadrant 17/12/1944 18:54 A detailed report is held in the public records office which states :
"It fell on open ground on the West side of Bagshot street behind the buildings occupied by mssr White mineral. This factory was damaged beyond repair. The V2 caused a crater 30 foot across and 10 foot deep. 25 2 floor terrace cottages 9about 100 years old at the time) were demolished. 12-15 other houses damaged beyond repair. Blast was widespread and caused damage to shop premises and dwelling houses within a radius of 400 yards. All Anderson Shelters in the area of the creater were badly damaged. The LRR fell on the border of Camberwell and Southwark, it isI noted that very little co-operation existed between the two IO (incident officers ?) The buildings in the Southwark area had been previously bombed and many were empty. The initial death toll was 12. 60 injured taken to Kings and St Giles and 3 of these died. 20 slight injuries. 2 persons missing,presumed trap (but were dead)"
The area today is totally transformed as it forms part of Burgess Park
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V1 SE5 Dulwich/Camberwell Camberwell Horsman St 14/01/1945 02:02 30 houses demolished and 60 damaged in Horsman st
20 houses damged in Goschen st
40 houses damaged in Urlwin st
Probably a V1 air launched from a Heinknel 111
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