Fighter Attack

My Mother passed on to me the following account a few years ago relating to an incident during WW2 when she was travelling in a bus at a point roughly about half way along Canvey road between Northwick corner and Waterside Farm during 1940.

A German Fighter plane appeared whereupon the bus driver yelled at the passengers to get off the bus and dive into the roadside ditch, the pilot fired at the bus, fortunately no one was hit but the bus was peppered with bullet holes (my Mother was heavily pregnant with me at the time), she had previously been living at No 19 Marine Approach when a bomb dropped in the back garden!

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