|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
|| 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.
28th June 1944
|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|
|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
|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